Construction Licensing Compliance Guide

Construction Licensing Compliance

Washington Construction Licensing

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Licenses are typically required for individuals and businesses that provide construction industry services. This guide contains information about construction industry licensing in Washington.

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Washington Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Washington Asbestos Contractor Registration

More Information:

https://www.lni.wa.gov/tradeslicensing/licensingreq/asbestos/Default.asp?#4

Agency:Washington State Department of Labor & Industries - Asbestos Removal Program
Fact Checked:9/18/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Contractor - New Application for Certification

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$1050 and The prorated fee would be: $87.50 x no of months

Notes:

See the instructions on the back of this form to determine your pro-rated fee for this initial application. The annual fee for this certificate is $1,050. The fee is due on the same month and day as your Contractor Registration. Prorating your annual fee If your certification will be granted for less than a full year, the $1,050 annual fee can be prorated to $87.50 for each month or partial month that will be covered by the certificate

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Contractor Application for Certification - Renewal

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$1050 and The prorated fee would be: $87.50 x no of months

Due:

Annually

Notes:

The annual fee for this certificate is $1,050.00. The fee is due on the same month and day as your Washington Contractor Registration.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Washington Construction Contractor Registration

Agency:Washington Department of Labor and Industries - Contractor Section
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Insurance Requirements:

General liability insurance coverage with $50,000 of property damage coverage and $200,000 public liability coverage or $250,000 of combined coverage.

Bond Requirements:

$6,000 for specialty contractors and $12,000 for general contractors.

Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Construction Contractor Registration

Agency Fee:

$113.40

Fact Checked:2/4/16

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$113.40

Due:

Biennially

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Fact Checked:2/4/16

Washington Electrical Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.lni.wa.gov/FormPub/Detail.asp?DocID=1787

Agency:Washington State Department of Labor & Industries - Electrical Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Electrical Contractors License

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$319.20

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor's License Renewal Notice

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$277.60 by mail or $240.10 online.

Due:

Biennially

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Washington Elevator Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Elevators/Licensing/Contractor/default.asp

Agency:Washington Department of Labor and Industries - Contractor Section
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Washington Elevator Contractor License

Agency Fee:

$193

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Washington Elevator Contractor License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$129

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Washington Telecommunications Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.lni.wa.gov/FormPub/Detail.asp?DocID=1812

Agency:Washington Department of Labor and Industries - Contractor Section
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Washington Telecommunications Contractor License

Agency Fee:

$277.60 license fee + $41.60 assignment of assignment administrator fee

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Washington Telecommunications Contractor License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$278

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Individual Licenses

Washington Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

Washington Asbestos Supervisor Certification

More Information:

https://www.lni.wa.gov/tradeslicensing/licensingreq/asbestos/Default.asp?#4

Agency:Washington State Department of Labor & Industries - Asbestos Removal Program
Fact Checked:9/18/18

Initial Registration

Agency Fee:

$750 for week-long class; site locations listed at https://lni.wa.gov/licensing-permits/other-licenses-permits/asbestos-certification

Notes:

To become certified: You must attend a 40-hour Asbestos Supervisor training course, complete 1600 hours of work in one or more of L&I?s five qualifying work categories, have your employer(s) complete an Affidavit of Experience (F413-078-000) to attach to your application. Upon completion of training and verification of hours, you will be issued an Asbestos Supervisor Certification. Information at: https://lni.wa.gov/licensing-permits/other-licenses-permits/asbestos-certification

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Information

Agency Fee:

$280 refresher course; site locations listed at https://lni.wa.gov/licensing-permits/other-licenses-permits/asbestos-certification

Due:

Certification expires 1 year from the course completion.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Washington Asbestos Worker Certification

More Information:

https://www.lni.wa.gov/tradeslicensing/licensingreq/asbestos/Default.asp?#4

Agency:Washington State Department of Labor & Industries - Asbestos Removal Program
Fact Checked:9/18/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Certification Information

Agency Fee:

$550 for week-long class; site locations listed at https://lni.wa.gov/licensing-permits/other-licenses-permits/asbestos-certification

Notes:

To become certified: You must attend a 32-hour Asbestos Worker training course. Upon completion of training and verification of hours, you will be issued an Asbestos Supervisor Certification.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Information

Agency Fee:

$250 refresher course; site locations listed at https://lni.wa.gov/licensing-permits/other-licenses-permits/asbestos-certification

Due:

Certification expires 1 year from the course completion.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Washington Elevator Mechanic License

More Information:

https://www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Elevators/Licensing/Mechanic/

Agency:Washington Department of Labor and Industries - Contractor Section
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Licensure as an Elevator Mechanic

Agency Fee:

$134

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal of Elevator Mechanic License

Agency Fee:

$134

Due:

Biennially by the licensee's date of birth.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Washington General Journey Electrician Certification

More Information:

https://www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Electrical/LicenseExamEd/LicenseCert/Electrician/

Agency:Washington State Department of Labor & Industries - Electrical Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

In-State Application for Electrical Examination

Agency Fee:

$90 plus examination fee ? this fee varies by specialty and is paid directly to the testing agency (PSI)

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Administrator/Electrician/Master Electrician Certificate Renewal

Agency Fee:

$84

Due:

Electrician?s certificates must be renewed every 3 years and expire on the licensee's birthdate.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Washington Journey Level Plumber Certification

More Information:

https://www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Plumbing/Certification/PlumberReq/

Agency:Washington Department of Labor & Industries - Plumber Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Plumber Certification Application

Agency Fee:

$151.90 examination fee; upon successful completion of the exam, a $121.60 invoice for the certification fee will be mailed.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Plumber, Medical Gas, or Trainee Renewal

Agency Fee:

$122

Due:

Plumber certification renews on licensee's birthdate every 2 years.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Washington Master Electrician License

More Information:

https://www.lni.wa.gov/FormPub/Detail.asp?DocID=1807

Agency:Washington State Department of Labor & Industries - Electrical Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Master Electrician Certification Examination

Agency Fee:

$160.60 plus examination fee which varies by specialty and is paid directly to the testing agency (PSI)

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Administrator/Electrician/Master Electrician Certificate Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$159

Due:

Triennially by the licensee's date of birth.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Washington Plumber Trainee Certification

More Information:

https://www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Plumbing/Certification/PlumberTrainReq/

Agency:Washington Department of Labor & Industries - Plumber Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Plumber Trainee Certificate

Agency Fee:

$45

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Plumber, Medical Gas, or Trainee Renewal

Agency Fee:

$45

Due:

Annually by the licensee's date of birth.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Washington Specialty Electrician Certification

More Information:

https://www.lni.wa.gov/FormPub/Detail.asp?DocID=2048

Agency:Washington State Department of Labor & Industries - Electrical Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

In-State Application for Electrical Examination

Agency Fee:

$90 plus examination fee which varies by specialty and is paid directly to the testing agency (PSI)

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Administrator/Electrician/Master Electrician Certificate Renewal

Agency Fee:

$84

Due:

Triennially by the licensee's date of birth.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Washington Specialty Plumber Certification

More Information:

https://www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Plumbing/Certification/PlumberReq/

Agency:Washington Department of Labor & Industries - Plumber Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Plumber Certification Application

Agency Fee:

$151.90 examination fee; upon successful completion of the exam, a $121.60 invoice for the certification fee will be mailed.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Plumber, Medical Gas, or Trainee Renewal

Agency Fee:

$84

Due:

Plumber certification renews on licensee's birthdate every 2 years.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Washington Telecommunications Administrator Certification

More Information:

https://www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Electrical/LicenseExamEd/LicenseCert/TelecommAdmin/

Agency:Washington Department of Labor and Industries - Contractor Section
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Exam Information

Agency Fee:

$84

Notes:

To become a telecommunications administrator you must take and pass the telecommunications administrator exam. Exams are admistered throu PSI. They will provide score report which serves as your application.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Application

Agency Fee:

$91

Due:

Biennially by the licensee's date of birth.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Explore Licensing in Other States

Associated General Contractors of America
Professional association providing advocacy and organization for construction firms and workers.

National Association of Home Builders
National association for the promotion of the housing industry.

National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies
National organization that represents and promotes the interests of state level contractor licensing agencies.

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