To continue on our series of what a state requires of a home improvement company before issuing a contractor license, we discover what North Carolina contractors go through.
To obtain a contractor’s license in the state of North Carolina, there are several requirements to be met. There are also three limitations. They are as follows:
1) Unlimited $150,000 no limit
2) Intermediate $75,000 less than $700,000
3) Limited $17,000 less than $350,000
All applicants must submit at least three letters of recommendation. These recommendation letters must be current. No letters older than six months will be accepted.
NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL CONTRACTOR LICENSE
To obtain a general contractor’s license in the state of North Carolina, the Licensing Board requires that each applicant pass an exam that will cover each of the following contracting areas:
Water and sewer lines
Water purification and sewage disposal concrete construction
Boring and tunneling
Grading and excavation
Electrical (ahead of point of delivery) metal erection
PLUMBING/HEATING AND FIRE PROTECTION SPRINKLER CONTRACTOR’S LICENSE
In the state of North Carolina, obtaining a Plumbing/Heating and Fire Protection Sprinkler Contractor’s license requires the approval of the State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating, and Fire Sprinkler Contractors. There are three classifications of this type of contracting license; Class I, Class II, and Fuel Pumping license. There are different requirements for each one. They are as follows:
Class I- To obtain a Class I Plumbing/Heating and Fire Protection Sprinkler Contractor’s license, the applicant must have completed:
A minimum of two years of experience in the plumbing, heating, and fire protection business (having spent half of the 2 years as a student in an accredited technical program)
A Class I license covers the fields of plumbing, heating, and fire sprinkler systems for all types of building structures.
Class II- To obtain a license as a Class II Plumbing/Heating and fire Protection Sprinkler technician, the requirements are as follows:
A minimum of two years of experience in the field (having spent half of that time in an accredited technical program)
A Class II licensed Plumbing/Heating and fire Protection Sprinkler technician is qualified to work on plumbing and heating systems in single family detached residential dwellings.
Fuel Piping License- To obtain a Fuel Piping license, the applicant must have completed the following requirement:
A minimum of one year of experience in that field with half of that time having been spent in an accredited technical program.
A Fuel Piping license covers installation of fuel pipes that extend from an approved fuel source which is at or near the area that supplies fuel to any systems, appliances, or equipment.
North Carolina ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR LICENSE
To obtain an Electrical Contractor’s license, the applicant must meet the requirements of the State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors. The licenses that they issue are as follows:
Swimming pool bonding
Intermediate: A bod of $25,000
Unlimited: A bond of $75,000
Single Family detached residences
Plumbing and heating
The State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors has reciprocal licensing with the states of Virginia, West Virginia, South Carolina, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, and Alabama.
It is advised that all applicants check for additional municipal contractor license requirements. These requirements can sometimes vary from county to county.