Contractor License Center provides contractor test preparation, company setup, license application filing and business services for construction contractors in the State of Arizona.

The Steps of Becoming a Licensed Contractor

Throughout the United States, contractors are required by law to be licensed. A contractor license from one state, however, will not exactly translate to other states, because state laws vary and the requirements of one state are not exactly met by the license from another. Therefore, you might not be allowed to do contractor work in the south or northeast if you've been licensed on the west coast


Contractor Licensing Requirements

In most states, those seeking to become licensed for contractor work are required to be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or G.E.D. Candidates must also be citizens or legal residents of the U.S., furnish two photos of I.D., and supply documentation of other state licenses. Furthermore, any infractions pertaining to construction work must be explained when pursuing a license.

Contractor License Categories

There are at least 40 classifications for contractor work in every state, so one of your first steps is to determine which area will best suit you. Some of the general categories for contracting work include engineering and building. Specialty categories for contractors include carpentry, demolition, electrical, fire protection, flooring, insulation, landscaping, plumbing, roofing, security, and substance removal.

Contractor Test Preparation

During the application process, you'll probably have to take a contractor licensing test, which would include a written exam about the laws and skills that relate to your area of contractor work. In all likelihood, you'll also need to furnish proof that you have the capital to run a business, and show that you have prior experience in the field. As a backup, you'll probably also need to provide references from customers, coworkers, banks, and prior employers.

In advance of taking a contractor licensing test, come to the Arizona Contractor License Center to study the applicable materials. Call our Phoenix location at (888) 738-3175 to learn more about how we can help you pass the state's licensing exam.

What You Need to Enroll at a Contractor License Center

If you're thinking of enrolling at a contractor license center in Phoenix, you're probably wondering what you'll need to get started. At Arizona Contractor License Center, we make the process of obtaining your contractor license easy and straightforward. Here is a look at some of the things you'll need to enroll.

The most important thing you need before you enroll is a desire to become a contractor. From there, determine what kind of license you need and enroll in the appropriate contractor test preparation classes. You may be asked to provide proof of past work, depending on the kind of contractor license you're pursuing.

At Arizona Contractor License Center, we can help you with every stage of getting your license, from contractor license testing to contractor's bonds and company set-up. Take the first step towards your future today by calling us at (866) 414-1925.

Understanding How to Become a Licensed Contractor

If you're interested in becoming a licensed contractor, there are a series of steps you need to take. Laws vary from state to state and according to what kind of contractor you hope to become. This video examines the process.

To become a licensed contractor, you may need to take a licensing test, submit proof that you have insurance and a contractor's bond, and paperwork demonstrating that your record is free from any issues that could make you ineligible to become a contractor in your state.

At Arizona Contractor License Center, with our contractor licensing classes, license bond services, and application filing, we can help you get started on your career fast. Learn more about how we can help you by calling (866) 414-1925.

Contractor Test Taking Tips

Are you preparing for a contractor's test? Passing the test will set you up to embark on a new, rewarding career as a contractor, so it makes sense to be as ready for the exam as possible. Don't let test anxiety get the best of you. Get ready to tackle your contractor license test with these tips.

Take a Class

Studying at home for your test is important, but you can significantly increase your readiness by taking contractor licensing classes. During a class, you get the insight of experienced instructors who know what is on the test, and you get an opportunity to get familiar with the test structure. You can also get immediate answers to any questions that come up when you study, instead of trying to make sense of things yourself.

Make Notes

When you sit down in front of the test, your brain will be filled with lots of information – and sometimes that can make it difficult to concentrate on individual questions. Clear your mind by making some notes about important details or things you're worried you'll forget as the test progresses. These notes will help you focus your thoughts, plus, they will be a handy reference for you as answer questions.

Care for Yourself

Resist the urge to spend all of your time preparing instead of looking after yourself. The night before the test, be sure to get a good night of sleep so you wake up refreshed and ready to go. Eat a healthy breakfast with protein to boost your brain power, and be sure to drink plenty of water. If you're allowed, bring bottled water with your to testing center, as dehydration can impact your performance.

With Arizona Contractor License Center on your side, you can approach your contractor's licensing test with confidence. We provide the contractor licensing classes you need before the test and the application filing and license bond help you need after. Call us today at (866) 414-1925 for more information.

A Look at Some Contractor License Classifications

If you're planning on becoming a licensed contractor in Phoenix, the first step is selecting the right license classification for you. The kind of contractor license you need depends on the kind of work you hope to do. Most require that you pass contractor license testing before beginning your business. There are many different types of licenses – here is an overview of some of your options.

General Engineering

A general engineering license allows you to work on a wide variety of public projects, including streets, power and utility plants, dams, and overpasses. As this kind of contractor, you may also be employed to work on public parks, sewage plants, bridges, tunnels, and hydroelectric plants. Obtaining this general license also allows you to do work associated with a range of sublicenses, such as drilling paving, and swimming pools. It does not, however, allow you to work on commercial or residential property.

General Residential

With a general residential license, you can work on any part of a residential building or appurtenance, both new construction and remodeling and repair work. This license also covers a range of sublicense work, including drywall, concrete, carpentry, and elevators. However, work relating to electrical systems, plumbing, air conditioning, boilers, and swimming pool construction must be contracted to licensed contractors in those areas.

Electrical and Transmission Lines

This license is an example of a license for specialized contractor work. With this contractor license, you can install, alter, or repair transmission lines, including street lights, transformers, and primary metering devices. With this license, you may be hired by general contractors to assist in a job.

Arizona Contractor License Center can help you navigate the maze of contractor license options so you get the right one for your career. We also offer contractor license test preparation services, company set-up assistance, and application filing for your contractor's bond. Find out more about what we do by calling (866) 414-1925.

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