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Arizona General Contractor License Requirements

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Examinations: Pass the required examinations by at least a 70%

  • Exam are given through PSI Exams
  • Business Management Exam: All qualifying parties are required to pass a Business Management Examination
    • 80 Questions – 180 minutes
  • Trade ExamsCheck PSI exam content bulletins for current information on the exam you will be taking including costs and number of questions.
  • The trade exam may be waived. Please visit the Registrar of Contractors website for more information and to view the application.

Legal Entity:  If you are going to do business as a legal entity

Employer Identification Number:  Obtain from the Internal Revenue Service


  • Obtain a bond based on the license you are applying for. For more information visit the Registrar of Contractors website by clicking here

Workers Compensation:  If you will have employees

Application Forms

  • Supporting documents – What is required may depend on the type of license you are getting
    • Notarized Experience & Project forms
      • 4 years verifiable required
    • Financial Statement
    • Photo ID
    • Background Checks – Contractors Background Information
    • Solar Warranty – If you are applying for a solar license or have the word solar in your name


  • Fees will vary depending on the type of license they can be found on the registrar of contractors website here.

Who Can Apply For A Contractor's License

A sole proprietorship (individual), a partnership, limited liability company, or a corporation may apply for a contractor’s license if they have a regularly employed person with the necessary experience, knowledge and skills who serves as the qualifying party. All persons listed on the application must be 18 years of age or older.

A corporation or limited liability company must be registered with the Arizona Corporation Commission and in good standing with that agency before submitting an application for a contractor’s license. The corporation or limited liability company must remain in good standing in order to renew their contractor’s license.

Who Must Be Licensed As A Contractor?

Any business which contracts or offers to contract to build, alter, repair, add to, subtract from, improve, move, wreck or demolish any building, highway, road, railroad, excavation or other structure, development or improvement, or to do any part of the work must be a licensed contractor.

Also included in work requiring a license is the erection of scaffolding, connections to utility service lines, metering devices and sewer lines, mechanical or structural service to a structure or improvement and any other work in connection with the project.

“Contractor” includes subcontractors, floor covering contractors, landscape contractors and consultants representing themselves as having the ability to supervise or manage a construction project for the benefit of the property owner.

Supervision or management includes hiring and firing of specialty contractors, scheduling of work on the project, and selection and purchasing of construction material.


State Agency responsible for licensing contractors is:

Arizona Registrar of Contractors

Phoenix: 602-542-1599

Tucson: 52-628-6345

Flagstaff: 877-692-9762


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