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How to Get An Arizona Contractor’s License


What does it take to get a contractor’s license in the state of Arizona? It’s actually more involved than you may think. If you’re looking to complete work in Arizona that requires a contractor’s license, there are numerous requirements you must complete.

  • Obtain Necessary Materials. To start, you must get license and exam applications. You can pick these up at the local office of Arizona Registrar of Contractors.
  • Claim a Qualifying Party. A qualifying party is an individual with the required experience, skill and knowledge as defined under A.R.S. § 32-1122(E). This can be a member of a partnership, a corporate officer, a sole proprietorship, a member of an LLC, or an employee of a contracting business.
  • Match Minimum Requirements for Examination with Experience. You must have a minimum of four years of contracting experience to receive a license. In addition, you must pass the Arizona Contractor Statutes and Rules Examination as well as the Trade Examination. However, this may not apply if you are eligible for a waiver. If you are a supervisor, foreman, contractor, or journeyman, you may be eligible for credit. To see if you meet these needs, view the Arizona License Classification Requirements. Congruently, you must pass the exam with a 70 percent or higher rate.
  • Pass a Background Check. The qualifying party and applicant must both pass a criminal background check. You can finish this on the Registrar of Contractor’s website.
  • Build a Legal Business Entity. You must register through Arizona’s Corporation Commission. The website has plenty of resources for creating eligible entities on their website.
  • Obtain a Contractor’s Bond. You must file a contractor’s bond for the amount needed by the Board. The amount of the bond will fluctuate based on the license you are applying for as well as the total gross volume of projects you have completed.
  • Submit Application. Once you have completed the steps above, you can submit all components to the Registrar of Contractor’s address.

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