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Contractor Licensing: How to get started
Published August 8th, 2023

Obtaining your contractor's license is the number one way to differentiate yourself from all the other people out there who call themselves a plumber, electrician, carpenter, etc. In other words, you are letting potential customers know you are the real deal, an actual skilled tradesperson who took the initiative to go the extra mile in your trade to establish yourself as a professional. You took the time to do the work, study, and take the necessary examinations in your state to obtain your license, and you can do the best work for your customers. Once you have your license, you can then, with confidence, bid on the higher-priced jobs in your state that require a permit and perform them with confidence. The Contractor Licensing  process is a bit overwhelming to some, but do not let this stop you from going for you license. Assistance is available!

The requirements for a contractor licence vary by state. As you may already know, there are numerous contractors performing work that should only be performed by a licensed contractor, and this is illegal. For example, in Arizona any building or remodeling project requiring the pulling of a building permit should only be done by a licensed contractor. Likewise, if the cost of the job will exceed $1000, that job should only be done by a licensed contractor. As a licensed contractor, you will be providing your customers with top-quality work done up-to-code, with your customer's safety as your number one concern. 

If you are ready to establish your own business and go after more challenging and lucrative projects, the first step to getting started in the process is to submit your application! You can pick up an application package at any office of the Arizona Registrar of Contractors. You can do this at any of the  three locations , or you can download your application  here

If you are ready to get your contracting business off the ground, we invite you to  contact us  to learn more about our services. We can help you every step of the way in the licensing process with everything from the test prep to registering your company with the State of Arizona. 




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