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Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania.

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Pennsylvania Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Pennsylvania Asbestos Contractor Certification

Agency:Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry - Bureau of Occupational & Industrial Safety
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Contractor Certification Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$176.40

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Contractor Certification Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$176.40

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Pennsylvania Electrical Contractor License

Not required



Electrical Contracting Company licensure is not required on the State level in Pennsylvania.

Electrical contractors are licensed at the local level in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania General Contractor License

Not required



General Contractor Company licensure is not required on the State level in Pennsylvania.

General Contractors are licensed at the county or city level.

Pennsylvania Home Improvement Contractor Registration

Agency:Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General - Bureau of Consumer Protection
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Form:

Pennsylvania Home Improvement Contractor Renewal

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Pennsylvania Lead Contractor Certification

Agency:Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry - Lead Occupations
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Pennsylvania Lead Contractor Certification

Agency Fee:

$518

Registration Renewal

Form:

Pennsylvania Lead Contractor Certification Renewal

Agency Fee:

$518

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Pennsylvania Mechanical Contractor License

Not required



Mechanical/HVAC Contractor Company licensure is not required on the State level in Pennsylvania.

Mechanical contractors are licensed at the local level in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Plumbing Contractor License

Not required



Plumbing Contractor Company licensure is not required on the State level in Pennsylvania.

Plumbing contractors are licensed at the local level in Pennsylvania.

Local Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Borough of Bristol Contractor Registration

Agency:Borough of Bristol - Code Enforcement (PA)
Law:

Borough of Bristol, Pa., Municipal Code § 13-501 — § 13-515.

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • Insurance is required in amounts not less than:
    • $50,000 per occurrence Public Liability
    • $50,000 per occurrence Products Liability
    • $50,000 per occurrence Property Damage
    • $50,000 per occurrence Worker's Compensation
  • Blasting and Demolition Insurance is required for blasting and demolition contractors with reasonable limits of such insurance to be determined by Inspector at the time of application
  • Insurance Carriers must be licensed to do business in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Notes:

A Contractor's Registration is not required for residential work in the Borough of Bristol. Residential Contractors must show a current Certificate of Insurance when going to pull a permit. 

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$100

Required Attachments:

Certificate of Insurance

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by December 31

Required Attachments:

Certificate of Insurance

Borough of Conshohocken Commercial Contractor License

Agency:Borough of Conshohocken Licenses and Inspections Department (PA)
Law:

Borough Code of Ordinances

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:


The applicant must provide certificate of insurance, maintained at the expense of the applicant, as follows: no less than $100,000 to $300,000 for bodily injury; no less than $100,000 for property damage, public liability, and products liability; and at least $50,000 for completed operations, each of which shall have a single occurrence limit. Borough of Conshohocken must be noted as HOLDER. 

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Commercial Contractor License Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$75

Registration Renewal

Form:

Commercial Contractor License Renewal Application

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by date of issuance. 

Borough of Dunmore Contractor License

Agency:Borough of Dunmore - Code & Zoning Department (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • General Liability Insurance in an amount not less than $500,000
  • The certificate holder must be listed as the Borough of Dunmore 400 S. Blakely Street Dunmore, PA 18512
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Contractor License

Filing Method:

Mail or fax

Agency Fee:

$100 application fee

Required Attachments:

Certificate of Insurance

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Contractor License (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or fax

Agency Fee:

$100 renewal fee

Due:

Annually by December 1

Required Attachments:

Certificate of Insurance

Borough of Moosic Contractor License

Agency:Borough of Moosic - Zoning Office (PA)
Law:

Borough of Moosic, Pa., Municipal Code § 124.

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • Public Liability and Property Damage Insurance in an amount not less than $100,000 per person and $300,000 per occurrence
  • Worker's Compensation as required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$75

Notarize:Required
Notes:

The Judgement Statement (2nd page in application) MUST be notarized.

Required Attachments:
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Proof of Technical School Training
  • Proof of Practical Experience

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by date of issuance

Notes:

There is no application form to renew a contractor registration in the Borough of Moosic. Provide the Zoning Office with an updated Certificate of Insurance and pay the required fee. 

Required Attachments:

Certificate of Insurance

City of Williamsport Contractor Registration - Building

Agency:Williamsport City Hall - Bureau of Codes (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$80 for a one-year registration, $120 for a two-year registration, or $175 for a three-year registration.

Registration Renewal

Form:

General Contractor License Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$80 for a one-year registration, $120 for a two-year registration, or $175 for a three-year registration.

Due:

Annually, biennially, or triennially by December 31 depending on the renewal cycle selected by the registrant.

Eddystone Borough Contractor License

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Attach a certificate insurance

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Contractor license are valid from the date of issuance to the end of the calendar year. 

Lower Gwynedd Contractor License

Agency:Lower Gwynedd Township Building and Zoning Department (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Certificate of insurance listing Lower Gwynedd Township 

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$125

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$125

Due:

Annually by August 31. 

Philadelphia Contractor License

Agency:City of Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Instructions:

A Contractor License is required for any business doing work that:

  • Involves construction, demolition, or repair.
  • Does not require a specialized company license.

Some work requires a specialized license, including:

  • Complete demolition.
  • Electrical.
  • Fire suppression.
  • Plumbing.

You don’t need this license if your business only does work on existing one-or-two-family dwellings and does not do work that requires a special trade license. In that case, the company must instead register as a Home Improvement Contractor with the State.

Filing Method:

Online
Use the eCLIPSE system.

In person
Permit and License Center
1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
MSB, Public Service Concourse
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Office hours: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Office closes at noon on the last Wednesday of each month.

Before you Apply:
  • Business Income and Receipts Tax ID (BIRT)
  • Commercial Activity License
  • Insurance
  • You must provide a Certificate of Insurance that includes these minimum amounts:
    • General liability: $500,000 per occurrence
    • Automobile liability insurance: $300,000
    • Worker’s compensation:
      • $100,000 per accident
      • $100,000 per employee
      • $500,000 policy limit
  • Safety training
    • You must identify the supervisors responsible for construction projects. A supervisor can only be employed by one company. They must also show proof of completion of an approved OSHA 30 safety training course taken within five years of application date
  • Tax compliance
    • The contractor must be current on all City of Philadelphia taxes.
  • Operating requirements
    • The contractor must follow the contractor requirements laid out in the Contractor Operational Requirements.
How to Apply:

Online
1 Upload all required documents. Applications are reviewed within five business days.
2 If the application is approved, you will receive a notice to pay the balance. If the application isn’t approved, you will receive an email stating what is missing or required.

 


In-person
1 Visit the Permit and License Center. L&I can review most applications while you wait.
2 L&I will either issue your license or request more information.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online
Use the eCLIPSE system.

In person
Permit and License Center
1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
MSB, Public Service Concourse
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Office hours: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Office closes at noon on the last Wednesday of each month.

Due:

Renewals are due annually

Before you Apply:

To renew your license, you must:

  • Be current on all City of Philadelphia taxes.
  • Have proof of an active insurance policy.
  • Have eligible supervisor information on file with L&I.

Philadelphia Demolition Contractor License

Agency:City of Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Philadelphia Electrical Contractor License

Agency:City of Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Electrical Contractor License

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$60 application fee + $160 license fee which is due upon application approval.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Electrical Contractor License (renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$160

Due:

Annually

Philadelphia Plumber (Master) License

Agency:City of Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Plumber (Master) License

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$150 application fee + $200 license fee which is due upon application approval.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Plumber (Master) License (renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Annually

Pittsburgh General Contractor License

Agency:City of Pittsburgh Department of Permits, Licenses, & Inspections (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$90

Before you Apply:
  • Valid government-issued ID
  • City of Pittsburgh Tax Compliance Letter
  • Certificate of General Liability Insurance with blanket coverage+
    • A Certificate of Insurance showing general liability coverage for the applicant at the location where licensed activity will take place, and listing the City of Pittsburgh as the certificate holder and additionally insured. The insurance expiration date must be at least 30-days after the date of licensed activity start date. If not, please provide a documentation from your insurer showing intent to extend coverage and list the expiration date as thirty-one (31)days after the licensed activity start date. 
  • Certificate of Worker’s Compensation Insurance or Affidavit of Exemption
    • A Certificate of Insurance showing Worker's Compensation coverage for the applicant business and listing the City of Pittsburgh as the certificate holder. If the business does not have any employees, then upload a notarized statement attesting that there are no employees.  
      Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections Workers' Compensation Exemption Affidavit.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$90

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Penalties:

A 60 day grace period begins when your license expires. A late fee will be charged the day after your license expires. If your license is not renewed within 60 days of expiration, it is considered lapsed and closed. All contractor and trade licenses expire a year from the date of issuance.

Before you Apply:
  • Valid government-issued ID
  • City of Pittsburgh Tax Compliance Letter
  • Certificate of General Liability Insurance with blanket coverage
    • A Certificate of Insurance showing general liability coverage for the applicant at the location where licensed activity will take place, and listing the City of Pittsburgh as the certificate holder and additionally insured. The insurance expiration date must be at least 30-days after the date of licensed activity start date. If not, please provide a documentation from your insurer showing intent to extend coverage and list the expiration date as thirty-one (31)days after the licensed activity start date. 
  • Certificate of Worker’s Compensation Insurance or Affidavit of Exemption
    • A Certificate of Insurance showing Worker's Compensation coverage for the applicant business and listing the City of Pittsburgh as the certificate holder. If the business does not have any employees, then upload a notarized statement attesting that there are no employees.  
      Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections Workers' Compensation Exemption Affidavit.

Pittsburgh Sign Contractor License

Agency:City of Pittsburgh Department of Permits, Licenses, & Inspections (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Radnor Township Contractor License

Agency:Township of Radnor Community Development Department (PA)
Law:

Ord. No. 2020-24

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Current Certificate of Insurance with $500,000 minimum each occurrence on the generalliability and a thirty (30) day cancellation notice. Radnor Township must be listed as the “Certificate Holder”.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Requirement Notes:

General and Mechanical Contractors: copy of State License or license from another township


Electricians and Plumbers: must submit proof of “Master” certification. A license from another township stating “Master” will be accepted. By Ordinance, Radnor Township requires a“Master” license

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by date of issuance. 

Township of Bristol Contractor Registration

Agency:Township of Bristol - Building, Planning & Development Department (PA)
Law:

Township of Bristol, Pa., Municipal Code § 85-1. — § 85-16.

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • Insurance in amounts not less than:
    • $100,000 per occurrence Public Liability
    • $100,000 per occurrence Property Damage
    • $100,000 per occurrence Products Liability
  • Blasting and Demolition Insurance is required for blasting and demolition contractors and the reasonable amounts shall be determined by the Director at the time of application
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Contractors Registration

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$125

Required Attachments:

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Contractor Registration (Renewal)

Renewal applications can omit the last page in the packet.

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$125

Due:

Annually by December 31

Required Attachments:
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • State License, if applicable

Township of Marple Contractor License

Agency:Township of Marple (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • Certificate of Insurance with Township named as certificate holder
  • Certificate of Self Insurance 
  • Affidavity of exemption from providing Workers' Compensation Insurance
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Registraton Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Annually by December 31. 

Township of Springfield Plumber Contractor License

Agency:Township of Springfield Code Enforcement Department (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Insurance requirements are separated in sections on application. 

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Township of Springfield Plumbing Contractor's License

Agency:Township of Springfield Code Enforcement Department (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Plumber Contractor License Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Form:

Plumber Contractor License Registratino Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by September 31. 

Law:

[Amended 12-9-1975 by Ord. No. 931]

Tredyffrin Township Contractor Registration

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

A $75.00 registration fee is required for new home builders and all Commercial contractors.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Registration (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

A $75.00 registration fee is required for new home builders and all Commercial contractors.

Due:

Annually by December 31. 

Upper Darby Township Contractor License

Agency:Upper Darby Township (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

A certificate of insurance with a minimum liability policy of 500K per occurrence must be faxed to (610)-734-7638 listing Upper Darby Township as a certificate holder in order to complete this application.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

Residential Compnay $0, but provide state license number. 

Commericial Compnay Registration $100

Master Electrician or Plumber $50 

Apprentice or Journeyman $15

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Renewal Application 

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

Residential Compnay registration $0, but provide state license number. 

Commercial Company registration $100

Master Electrician or Plumber $50 

Apprentice or Journeyman $15

Due:

Annually by March 30. 

Whitemarsh Township Contractor Registration

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Insurance Requirements:

Contractors must be able to show proof of workers' compensation insurance, designating Whitemarsh Township as a certificate holder. Contractors who are self-employed or meet the criteria outlined in the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Law for exemption from providing Workers' Compensation should fill out the Workers Compensation Exemption Form.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Agency Fee:

There are no fees to register except for plumbers, who have a $50 registration fee.

Required Attachments:

License of Master Plumber if applicable.

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

There are no fees to register except for plumbers, who have a $50 registration fee.

Due:

Annually by date of issuance. 

Required Attachments:

License of Master Plumber if applicable.

Individual Licenses

Pennsylvania Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

Pennsylvania Asbestos Building Inspector and Management Planner Certification

Agency:Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry - Bureau of Occupational & Industrial Safety
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Application For Asbestos Occupation Certification

Agency Fee:

Less than 6 months left on training certificate: $205.79; 6 months or more left on training certificate: $411.59

Notes:

All but the contractor certification application forms require the applicant to include her/his latest training information and the certificate for this training.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application For Asbestos Occupation Certification (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

Less than 6 months left on training certificate: $205.79; 6 months or more left on training certificate: $411.59

Due:

Annually by the date of training completion.

Notes:

All but the contractor certification application forms require the applicant to include her/his latest training information and the certificate for this training.

Pennsylvania Asbestos Building Inspector Certification

Agency:Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry - Bureau of Occupational & Industrial Safety
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Application For Asbestos Occupation Certification

Agency Fee:

Less than 6 months left on training certificate: $205.79; 6 months or more left on training certificate: $411.59

Notes:

All but the contractor certification application forms require the applicant to include her/his latest training information and the certificate for this training.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application For Asbestos Occupation Certification (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

Less than 6 months left on training certificate: $205.79; 6 months or more left on training certificate: $411.59

Due:

Annually by the date of training completion.

Notes:

All but the contractor certification application forms require the applicant to include her/his latest training information and the certificate for this training.

Pennsylvania Asbestos Contractor Certification (Individual)

Agency:Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry - Bureau of Occupational & Industrial Safety
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Application For Asbestos Occupation Certification

Agency Fee:

Less than 6 months left on training certificate: $341.01; 6 months or more left on training certificate: $682.06

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application For Asbestos Occupation Certification (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

Less than 6 months left on training certificate: $341.01; 6 months or more left on training certificate: $682.06

Due:

Annually by the date of training completion.

Pennsylvania Asbestos Management Planner Certification

Agency:Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry - Bureau of Occupational & Industrial Safety
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Application For Asbestos Occupation Certification

Agency Fee:

Less than 6 months left on training certificate: $205.79; 6 months or more left on training certificate: $411.59

Notes:

All but the contractor certification application forms require the applicant to include her/his latest training information and the certificate for this training.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application For Asbestos Occupation Certification (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

Less than 6 months left on training certificate: $205.79; 6 months or more left on training certificate: $411.59

Due:

Annually by the date of training completion.

Notes:

All but the contractor certification application forms require the applicant to include her/his latest training information and the certificate for this training.

Pennsylvania Asbestos Project Designer Certification

Agency:Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry - Bureau of Occupational & Industrial Safety
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Application For Asbestos Occupation Certification

Agency Fee:

Less than 6 months left on training certificate: $205.79; 6 months or more left on training certificate: $411.59

Notes:

All but the contractor certification application forms require the applicant to include her/his latest training information and the certificate for this training.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application For Asbestos Occupation Certification (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

Less than 6 months left on training certificate: $205.79; 6 months or more left on training certificate: $411.59

Due:

Annually by the date of training completion.

Notes:

All but the contractor certification application forms require the applicant to include her/his latest training information and the certificate for this training.

Pennsylvania Asbestos Supervisor and Contractor Certification (Individual)

Agency:Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry - Bureau of Occupational & Industrial Safety
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Application For Asbestos Occupation Certification

Agency Fee:

Less than 6 months left on training certificate: $341.04; 6 months or more left on training certificate: $682.06

Notes:

All but the contractor certification application forms require the applicant to include her/his latest training information and the certificate for this training.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application For Asbestos Occupation Certification (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

Less than 6 months left on training certificate: $341.04; 6 months or more left on training certificate: $682.06

Due:

Annually by the date of training completion.

Notes:

All but the contractor certification application forms require the applicant to include her/his latest training information and the certificate for this training.

Pennsylvania Asbestos Supervisor Certification

Agency:Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry - Bureau of Occupational & Industrial Safety
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Application For Asbestos Occupation Certification

Agency Fee:

Less than 6 months left on training certificate: $68.21; 6 months or more left on training certificate: $136.41

Notes:

All but the contractor certification application forms require the applicant to include her/his latest training information and the certificate for this training.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application For Asbestos Occupation Certification (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

Less than 6 months left on training certificate: $68.21; 6 months or more left on training certificate: $136.41

Due:

Annually by the date of training completion.

Notes:

All but the contractor certification application forms require the applicant to include her/his latest training information and the certificate for this training.

Pennsylvania Asbestos Worker Certification

Agency:Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry - Bureau of Occupational & Industrial Safety
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Application For Asbestos Occupation Certification

Agency Fee:

Less than 6 months left on training certificate: $35.28; 6 months or more left on training certificate: $70.56

Notes:

All but the contractor certification application forms require the applicant to include her/his latest training information and the certificate for this training.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application For Asbestos Occupation Certification (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

Less than 6 months left on training certificate: $35.28; 6 months or more left on training certificate: $70.56

Due:

Annually by the date of training completion.

Notes:

All but the contractor certification application forms require the applicant to include her/his latest training information and the certificate for this training.

Pennsylvania Crane Operator License

Agency:Pennsylvania Board of Crane Operators
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Notes:

Must pass exam before applying for license. Must also submit a copy of physician's certification of examination

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$130

Due:

By October 31 of even-numbered years.

Pennsylvania Crane Operator Trainee License

Agency:Pennsylvania Board of Crane Operators
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Notes:

Must pass exam before applying for license. Must also submit a copy of physician's certification of examination

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$130

Due:

By October 31 of even-numbered years.

Pennsylvania Lead Building Inspector and Risk Assessor Certification

Agency:Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry - Lead Occupations
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Lead Building Inspector and Risk Assessor Certification

Agency Fee:

Less than 6 months left on training certificate: $181.35; 6 months or more left on training certicate: $362.71

Notes:

Must complete training course before applying

Registration Renewal

Form:

Lead Building Inspector and Risk Assessor Certification Renewal

Agency Fee:

Less than 6 months left on training certificate: $181.35; 6 months or more left on training certicate: $362.71

Due:

Annually by the date of last training completed.

Pennsylvania Lead Building Inspector Certification

Agency:Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry - Lead Occupations
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Lead Building Inspector Certification

Agency Fee:

Less than 6 months left on training certificate: $181.35; 6 months or more left on training certicate: $362.71

Notes:

Must complete training course before applying

Registration Renewal

Form:

Lead Building Inspector Certification Renewal

Agency Fee:

Less than 6 months left on training certificate: $181.35; 6 months or more left on training certicate: $362.71

Due:

Annually by the date of last training completed.

Pennsylvania Lead Project Designer Certification

Agency:Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry - Lead Occupations
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Lead Project Designer Certification

Agency Fee:

Less than 6 months left on training certificate: $181.35; 6 months or more left on training certicate: $362.71

Registration Renewal

Form:

Lead Project Designer Certification Renewal

Agency Fee:

Less than 6 months left on training certificate: $181.35; 6 months or more left on training certicate: $362.71

Due:

Annually by the date of last training completed.

Pennsylvania Lead Risk Assessor Certification

Agency:Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry - Lead Occupations
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Lead Risk Assessor Certification

Agency Fee:

Less than 6 months left on training certificate: $181.35; 6 months or more left on training certicate: $362.71

Registration Renewal

Form:

Lead Risk Assessor Certification Renewal

Agency Fee:

Less than 6 months left on training certificate: $181.35; 6 months or more left on training certicate: $362.71

Due:

Annually by the date of last training completed.

Pennsylvania Lead Supervisor Certification

Agency:Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry - Lead Occupations
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Lead Supervisor Certification

Agency Fee:

Less than 6 months left on training certificate: $60.11; 6 months or more left on training certicate: $120.21

Registration Renewal

Form:

Lead Supervisor Certification Renewal

Agency Fee:

Less than 6 months left on training certificate: $60.11; 6 months or more left on training certicate: $120.21

Due:

Annually by the date of last training completed.

Pennsylvania Lead Worker Certification

Agency:Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry - Lead Occupations
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Lead Worker Certification

Agency Fee:

Less than 6 months left on training certificate: $31.09; 6 months or more left on training certicate: $62.18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Lead Worker Certification Renewal

Agency Fee:

Less than 6 months left on training certificate: $31.09; 6 months or more left on training certicate: $62.18

Due:

Annually by the date of last training completed.

Local Construction and Contracting Individual Licenses

Allegheny County Master Plumber License

Agency:Allegheny County Health Department - Plumbing Program (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Instructions:

Journeymen wanting to take the Master Plumber Examination must complete two full years of work experience as a journeyman and make an application to the Plumbing Program. Once their application is accepted, candidates can take the exam. The exam is administered twice a year (spring and fall).

Agency Fee:

$250

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$375

Due:

Annually on the plumber's date of birth.

Allentown Installer/Special Electrician License

Agency:Allentown Building Standards & Safety (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Allentown Journeyman Electrician License

Agency:Allentown Building Standards & Safety (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Allentown Journeyman Plumber License

Agency:Allentown Building Standards & Safety (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Allentown Master Electrician License

Agency:Allentown Building Standards & Safety (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Allentown Master Plumber License

Agency:Allentown Building Standards & Safety (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Allentown Residential Electrician License

Agency:Allentown Building Standards & Safety (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Allentown Sheet Metal Systems Apprentice Permit

Agency:Allentown Building Standards & Safety (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Allentown Sheet Metal Systems Technician License

Agency:Allentown Building Standards & Safety (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Allentown Telecommunication Electrician License

Agency:Allentown Building Standards & Safety (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

City of Harrisburg Master Electrician License

Agency:City of Harrisburg Bureau of Codes (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

General Liability Insurance (no minimum) 

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Electrical License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$125 license fee

Required Attachments:
  • Certificate of Liability Insurance

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$125 license renewal fee

Due:

Annually by January 1

Penalties:

$30 late fee + reexamination if renewed more than 30 days after expiration of license

Notes:

Renewal notices and instructions will be mailed prior to the expiration of the license

Required Attachments:
  • Certificate of Liability Insurance

City of Pittsburgh Electrical Trade License

Agency:City of Pittsburgh Department of Permits, Licenses, & Inspections (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$90

Required Attachments:
  • Valid Government-issued photo ID
  • Certificate of proof of passing the certified standardized test
  • A resume or document establishing a minimum of 6 years of a combination of experience and education
    • Education includes a degree or certification of attainment in electrical wiring or a related field from an accredited school or apprenticeship program
    • Experience must be accompanied by a statement from an employer or licensed electrician attesting to such experience. For those who are self-employed a notarized statement must be  provided attesting to such experience

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$90

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Required Attachments:
  • Proof of completing 8 hours of continuing education within the previous 12 months from the license renewal date
    • Proof must consist of documentation including the names of the training activities, the date(s) of the training, who provided the training, and the number of contact hours for each training activity

Pittsburgh Mechanical/HVAC Trade License

Agency:City of Pittsburgh Department of Permits, Licenses, & Inspections (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$90

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$90

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

City of Washington Master Plumber License

Agency:Washington City Clerk's Office (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Master Plumber License Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$120

Law:

City of Washington, PA Plumbing Code 

Bond Amount:

$5,000

Registration Renewal

Form:

Master Plumber License Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Eddystone Borough Contractor License

Agency:Eddystone Borough Code and Zoning Department (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Attach a certificate insurance

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by date of issuance. 

Lancaster Apprentice Plumber License

Agency:City of Lancaster Board of Plumber Examiners (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Lancaster Journeyman Plumber License

Agency:City of Lancaster Board of Plumber Examiners (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Lancaster Master Plumber License

Agency:City of Lancaster Board of Plumber Examiners (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Philadelphia Master Plumber License

Agency:City of Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Insurance Requirements:

You must provide a Certificate of Insurance that includes these minimum amounts:

  • General Liability: $500,000 per occurrence
  • Automobile Liability Insurance: $300,000
  • Worker’s Compensation:
    • $100,000 per accident
    • $100,000 per employee
    • $500,000 policy limit
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set
Qualifying Individual Requirements:
  • To qualify, you must be registered as a Philadelphia Journeyman Plumber for a minimum of one year.
  • Alternatively, you may submit proof of a similar authorization granted by any other state or local jurisdiction with equal or greater qualification requirements. This is subject to approval by the Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I).

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$357

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$207

Due:

Annually by date of issuance. 

Philadelphia Plumber (Apprentice) License

Agency:City of Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Philadelphia Sheet Metal (Apprentice) License

Agency:City of Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Philadelphia Sheet Metal (Technician) License

Agency:City of Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Plymouth Township Master Plumber License

Agency:Plymouth Township Code Enforcement Department (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Requirement Notes:

Applicant must supply proof of liability workman comp. insurance along with
proof of examining board certification.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Master Plumber License Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by December 31. 

Reading ACP Plumber License

Agency:Reading Plumbing Board of Examiners (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Reading AIE Electrician License

Agency:Reading Electricians' Examining Board (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Reading AIP Plumber License

Agency:Reading Plumbing Board of Examiners (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Reading Journeyman Electrician License

Agency:Reading Electricians' Examining Board (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Reading Journeyman Mechanical License

Agency:Reading Building & Trades Division (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Reading Journeyman Plumber License

Agency:Reading Plumbing Board of Examiners (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Reading Master Electrician License

Agency:Reading Electricians' Examining Board (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Reading Master Plumber License

Agency:Reading Plumbing Board of Examiners (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Reading Mechanical Contractor License

Agency:Reading Building & Trades Division (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Reading Sprinkler Contractor License

Agency:Reading Building & Trades Division (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Reading Sprinkler Installer License

Agency:Reading Building & Trades Division (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Upper Darby Township Contractor License

Agency:Upper Darby Township (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

A certificate of insurance with a minimum liability policy of 500K per occurrence must be faxed to (610)-734-7638 listing Upper Darby Township as a certificate holder in order to complete this application.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

Master Electrician or Plumber $50, Apprentice or Journeyman $15

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Renewal Application 

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

Master Electrician or Plumber $50, Apprentice or Journeyman $15

Due:

Annually by March 30. 

Westtown Township Master Plumber License

Agency:Westtown Township (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Requirement Notes:

All applications for a master plumber license, whether a company or individual must be accompanited by a current registration, in the name of the individual, from a first or second class township, or a third class city and a copy of company state license. 

Initial Registration

Form:

Master Plumber License Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

 Master Plumber $35 

Registration Renewal

Form:

Master Plumber License Renewal Application 

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by December 31. 

Whitpain Township Plumber License

Agency:Whitpain Township (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Plumber License Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$38

Registration Renewal

Form:

Plumber License Registration Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$32

Due:

Six months from datue of issuance. 

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