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State Licensing Requirements for General Contractors, Electrical Contractors, and HVAC Contractors.

GENERAL Contractor State Licenses

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State Licensing Board Phone Number Licensing Board Website State Licensing Exam/Testing Company Pre-licensing or Pre-approval Continuing Education
Alaska (907) 465-3035 www.dced.state.ak.us/occ/pcon.htm No No No
Arizona (602) 542-1525 www.rc.state.az.us/ Yes/thomson Prometric No No
Arkansas (501) 372-4661 www.state.ar.us/clb Yes/ thompson Prometric No No
California (800) 321-2752 www.cslb.ca.gov Yes/ California State Licensing Board Yes/Pre-approval No
Colorado Not Regulated by State/contact city/county No
Connecticut (860) 713-6135 www.dcpaccess.state.ct.us/ No No No
Delaware (302) 577-8656 www.state.de.us No No No
Florida (850)487-1395 www.myflorida.com/dbpr/ Yes/ Professional Testing Inc. No Yes
Georgia (478)207-1416 www.sos.state.ga.us/plb/construct/ Yes/PSI Yes/Pre-approval No
Hawaii (808) 586-2689 www.hawaii.gov/dcca/pvl Yes/thomson Prometric Yes/Pre-approval No
Idaho (208) 334-3233 www.ibol.idaho.gov No No No
Illinois Not Regulated by State/contact city/county No
Indiana Not Regulated by State/contact city/county No
Iowa (515) 281-7995 www.iowaworkforce.org/ No/Register with State; City/County may require testing
Kansas (785) 368-8222
Kentucky Contact City/County No/Register with State; City/County may require testing
Louisiana (225)765-2301 www.lslbc.state.la.us Yes/Louisiana State Licensing Board Yes/Pre-approval No
Maine Not Regulated by State/contact city/county No
Maryland (410) 230-6309 www.dllr.state.md.us Yes/PSI No No
Massachusetts (617) 727-7532 www.state.ma.us/bbrs/hic.htm Yes/ thomson Prometric No
Michigan (517) 241-9254 www.michigan.gov/dleg Yes/PSI No No
Minnesota (Residential) (651) 284-5065 www.doli.state.mn.us Yes/Promissor No No
Mississippi (601) 354-6161 www.msboc.state.ms.us Yes/ PSI Yes/Pre-approval No
Missouri Not Regulated by State/contact city/county No
Montana (406) 444-7734 www.mtcontractor.com No/Register with State
Nebraska (402) 595-3095 No/Register with State
Nevada (702) 486-1100 www.nscb.state.nv.us Yes/PSI Yes/Pre-approval No
New Hampshire Not Regulated by State/contact city/county No
New Jersey (609) 984-7910 www.state.nj.us No/Register with State
New Mexico (505) 452-8311 www.rld.state.nm.us/CID/index.htm Yes/PSI Yes/Pre-approval No
New York Not Regulated by State/contact city/county No
North Carolina (919) 571-4183 /td> Yes/Pre-approval No
North Dakota (800) 352-0867 ext.83665 www.state.nd.us/sec No/Register with State
Ohio Contact Local Building Department No
Oklahoma Not Regulated by State/contact city/county No
Oregon (503) 378-4621 www.ccb.state.or.us Yes/PSI Yes/Pre-licensing No
Pennsylvania Not Regulated by State/contact city/county No/city/county may require testing
Rhode Island (401) 222-1268 www.crb.state.ri.us No/Register with State
South Carolina (803) 896-4686 www.llr.state.sc.us Yes/PSI No No
South Dakota Not Regulated by State/contact city/county No
Tennessee (615) 741-8307 www.state.tn.us/commerce/boards/contractors/ Yes/PSI No No
Texas Not Regulated by State/contact city/county No
Utah (801) 530-6628 www.dopl.utah.gov Yes/thomson Prometric Yes/Pre-approval No
Virginia (804) 367-8511 www.state.va.us/dpor Yes/PSI Yes/Pre-licensing No
Washington (800) 647-0982 www.lni.wa.gov No/Register with State
West Virginia (304) 558-7890 www.labor.state.wv.us/ Yes/thomson Prometric No No
Wisconsin (608) 261-8500 www.commerce.wi.gov No/Register with State
Wyoming Not Regulated by State/contact city/county No



ELECTRICAL Contractor State Licenses

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State Licensing Board Phone Number Licensing Board Website State Licensing Exam/Testing Company Pre-licensing or Pre-approval Continuing Education
Alabama (334) 272-5030 www.aecb.state.al.us/ Yes/PSI Yes/Pre-approval No
Alaska (907) 465-3035 www.dced.state.ak.us/occ/pcon.htm Yes/Thomson Prometric No Yes
Arizona (602) 542-1525 www.rc.state.az.us/ Yes/Thomson Prometric No No
Arkansas (501) 682-4548 www.healthyarkansas.com Yes/ Thompson Prometric Yes/Pre-approval Yes
California (800) 321-2752 www.cslb.ca.gov Yes/ California State Licensing Board Yes/Pre-approval No
Colorado (303) 894-2300 www.dora.state.co.us/ Yes/Promissor Yes/Pre-approval Yes
Connecticut (860) 713-6135 www.state.ct.us/dcp Yes/PSI Yes/Pre-approval Yes
Delaware (302) 744-4504 www.dpr.delaware.gov Yes/Thomson Prometric Yes Yes
Florida (850) 487-1395 www.state.fl.us/dbpr/pro/elboard/elec_index.shtml Yes/Department of Business and Professional Regulation Yes/Preapproval Yes
Georgia (478) 207-1416 www.sos.state.ga.us/plb/construct/ Yes/AMP Yes/Pre-approval Yes
Hawaii (808) 586-2689 www.hawaii.gov/dcca/pvl Yes/Thomson Prometric Yes/Pre-approval Yes
Idaho (208) 334-3233 www2.state.id.us/ Yes/International Code Council Yes/Pre-approval Yes
Illinois Not Regulated by State/contact city/county No
Indiana Not Regulated by State/contact city/county No
Iowa (515) 281-7995 www.iowaworkforce.org/ No/Register with State; City/County may require testing
Kansas Not Regulated by State/contact city/county No
Kentucky (502) 573-0364 www.ohbc.ky.gov Yes/International Code Council No Yes
Louisiana (225) 765-2301 www.lslbc.state.la.us Yes/Louisiana State Licensing Board Yes/Pre-approval No
Maine (207) 624-8603 www.maineprofessionalreg.org Yes/Electricians Examining Board Yes/Pre-approval Yes
Maryland (410) 230-6163 www.dllr.state.md.us Yes/PSI Yes/Pre-approval No
Massachusetts (617) 727-9931 www.state.ma.us/reg/boards/el/default.htm Yes/ Thomson Prometric Yes/Pre-approval Yes
Michigan (517) 241-9320 www.michigan.gov/dleg Yes/State Electrical Board No No
Minnesota (651) 284-5064 www.electricity.state.mn.us Yes/State Electrical Board Yes Yes
Mississippi (601) 354-6161 www.msboc.state.ms.us Yes/ PSI Yes/Pre-approval No
Missouri Not Regulated by State/contact city/county No
Montana (406) 444-7734 www.electrician.mt.gov/ Yes/LaserGrade Yes/Pre-approval No
Nebraska (402) 471-3550 www.electrical.state.ne.us Yes/State Electrical Board Yes/Pre-approval Yes
Nevada (702) 486-1100 www.nscb.state.nv.us Yes/PSI Yes/Pre-approval No
New Hampshire (603) 271-3748 www.state.nh.us/electrician Yes/Bureau of Electrical Safety and Licensing Yes/Pre-approval No
New Jersey (973) 504-6410 www.state.nj.us Yes/Thomson Prometric Yes/Pre-approval Yes
New Mexico (505) 452-8311 http://www.rld.state.nm.us/CID/index.htm Yes/PSI Yes/Pre-approval Yes
New York Not Regulated by State/contact city/county No
North Carolina (919) 733-9042 www.ncbeec.org Yes/Promissor Yes/Pre-approval Yes
North Dakota (701) 328-9522 www.ndseb.com Yes/State Electrical Board Yes/Pre-approval Yes
Ohio (614) 644-3493 www.com.state.oh.us/odoc/dic/diccont.htm Yes/International Code Council Yes/Pre-approval Yes
Oklahoma (405) 271-5217 www.cib.state.ok.us/ Yes/PSI Yes/Pre-approval Yes
Oregon (503) 378-4133 g Yes/PSI Yes/Pre-approval Yes
Pennsylvania Not Regulated by State/contact city/county No/city/county may require testing
Rhode Island (401) 462-8000 www.dlt.state.ri.us Yes/State Electrical Board Yes/Pre-approval Yes
South Carolina (803) 896-4686 www.llr.state.sc.us Yes/PSI No No
South Dakota (800) 233-7765 www.state.sd.us/dcr/electrical Yes/State Electrical Board Yes/Pre-approval Yes
Tennessee (615) 741-8307 www.state.tn.us/commerce/boards/contractors/ Yes/PSI No No
Texas (512) 463-6599 www.license.state.tx.us/ Yes/International Code Council No Yes
Utah (801) 530-6628 www.dopl.utah.gov Yes/Thomson Prometric Yes/Pre-approval Yes
Virginia (804) 367-8511 www.state.va.us/dpor Yes/PSI Yes/Pre-licensing No
Washington (360) 902-5269 www.lni.wa.gov Yes/LaserGrade Yes/Pre-approval Yes
West Virginia (304) 5582191 www.wvfiremarshal.org Yes/Thomson Prometric Yes/Pre-approval for Master Electrician Only No
Wisconsin (608) 261-8500 www.commerce.wi.gov Yes/State Licensing Board Yes/Pre-approval Yes
Wyoming (307) 777-7288 http://wyofire.state.wy.us/ Yes/International Code Council Yes/Prepapproval Yes



HVAC Contractor State Licenses

Free State Licensing Requirements for HVAC Contractors: Download State Licensing Requirements for HVAC Contractors

Licensing Board Phone Number Licensing Board Website State Licensing Exam/Testing Company Pre-licensing or Pre-approval Continuing Education
Alabama (334) 242-5550 www.hvacboard.state.al.us Yes/PSI Yes/Pre-approval Yes
Alaska (907) 465-3035 www.dced.state.ak.us/occ/pcon.htm Yes/Thomson Prometric No Yes
Arizona (602) 542-1525 www.rc.state.az.us/ Yes/Thomson Prometric No No
Arkansas (501) 661-2642 www.healthyarkansas.com Yes/International Code Council Yes/Pre-approval No
California (800) 321-2752 www.cslb.ca.gov Yes/ California State Licensing Board Yes/Pre-approval No
Colorado Not Regulated by State/contact city/county No
Connecticut (860) 713-6135 www.state.ct.us/dcp Yes/PSI Yes/Pre-approval No
Delaware (302) 744-4504 www.dpr.delaware.gov Yes/TBA They're in the process of setting up the exam Yes/Pre-approval No
Florida (850) 487-1395 www.state.fl.us Yes/Professional Testing Inc. No Yes
Georgia (478) 207-1416 www.sos.state.ga.us/plb/construct/ Yes/AMP Yes/Pre-approval Yes
Hawaii (808) 586-2689 www.hawaii.gov/dcca/pvl Yes/Thomson Prometric Yes/Pre-approval No
Idaho (208) 332-7158 dbs.idao.gov/hvac/license.html Yes/International Code Council Yes/Pre-approval No
Illinois Not Regulated by State/contact city/county No
Indiana Not Regulated by State/contact city/county No
Iowa (515) 281-7995 www.iowaworkforce.org/ No/Register with State; City/County may require testing
Kansas Not Regulated by State/contact city/county No
Kentucky (502) 573-0395 www.ohbc.ky.gov Yes/International Code Council Yes/Pre-approval No
Louisiana (504) 826-2382 www.lslbc.state.la.us Yes/State Licensing Board Yes/Pre-approval No
Maine Not Regulated by State/contact city/county No
Maryland (410) 230-6159 www.dllr.state.md.us Yes/PSI Yes No
Massachusetts (617) 727-9931 www.state.ma.us No Yes/Pre-approval no
Michigan (517) 241-9325 www.michigan.gov/dleg Yes/State Mechanical Board Yes/Pre-approval No
Minnesota Not Regulated by State/contact city/county No
Mississippi (601) 354-6161 www.msboc.state.ms.us Yes/ PSI Yes/Pre-approval No
Missouri Not Regulated by State/contact city/county No
Montana Not Regulated by State/contact city/county No
Nebraska Not Regulated by State/contact city/county No
Nevada (702) 486-1100 Yes/PSI Yes/Pre-approval No
New Hampshire Not Regulated by State/contact city/county No
New Jersey Not Regulated by State/contact city/county No
New Mexico (505) 452-8311 www.rld.state.nm.us/CID/index.htm Yes/PSI Yes/Pre-approval No
New York Not Regulated by State/contact city/county No
North Carolina (919) 875-3612 www.nclicensing.org Yes/PSI Yes/Pre-approval No
North Dakota (701) 328-9979 www.legis.nd.gov/information/rules/admincode.html No/Register with State
Ohio (614) 644-3493 www.com.state.oh.us/dic/dicocilb.htm Yes/International Code Council Yes/Pre-approval Yes
Oklahoma (405) 271-5217 www.cib.state.ok.us/ Yes/PSI Yes/Pre-approval Yes
Oregon (503) 378-4133 www.oregonbcd.org Yes/State Plumbing Board Yes/Pre-approval No
Pennsylvania Not Regulated by State/contact city/county No/city/county may require testing
Rhode Island (401) 462-8000 www.dlt.state.ri.us Yes/State Licensing Board Yes/Pre-approval No
South Carolina (803) 896-4686 www.llr.state.sc.us Yes/PSI No No
South Dakota Not Regulated by State/contact city/county No
Tennessee (615) 741-8307 www.state.tn.us/commerce/boards/contractors/ Yes/PSI No No
Texas (512) 458-2145 www.tsbpe.state.tx.us Yes/PSI Yes/Pre-approval Yes
Utah (801) 530-6628 www.dopl.utah.gov Yes/Thomson Prometric Yes/Pre-approval No
Virginia (804) 367-8511 www.state.va.us/dpor Yes/PSI Yes/Pre-licensing No
Washington (360) 902-5207 www.lni.wa.gov Yes/LaserGrade Yes/Pre-approval Yes
West Virginia (304) 558-7890 www.labor.state.wv.us/ Yes/Thomson Prometric No No
Wisconsin (608) 261-8500 www.commerce.wi.gov No Exam/ Apply to board for Credentials No Yes
Wyoming Not Regulated by State/contact city/county No