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 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.
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.