There are several steps in acquiring a general contractor license, depending on the state you are in the required credentials may be different. The application process is not to complicate, but it can be overwhelming if you are not prepared ahead of time. In this business, Knowledge is Power. Be prepared to pass a criminal background check, have legal residency and most of all have all of your previous jobs and experience mapped out in a nice looking document. You will need all of these in order before even attempting to get licensed.
For instance, if you want to obtain the certification of being a general contractor Biloxi is proud to put on their docket then first of all contact the state government for an application. Some states you can simply log on and print it off of their website, others you have to go to their office in person. If it is available online then take advantage of that and submit it electronically or even print it off and deliver it in person. However, filling it out online makes it much more clear and concise for the person having to read it.
When it comes to completing the application, there are several steps to it. Many people think that it is necessary to have an active general contractor website, but it really is not. One of the main requirements is age; you must be 18 years old. You must have either a diploma or a GED, proof of your residency and any other licenses you hold for your business. Now not all states, but many do mandate that you have surety insurance and fingerprints on file, along with a criminal background.
Lastly, be prepared to pay for and sit in on the examination process. Many states have exams that include a Q&A portion, laws explanation, and even splitting them up by type of contractor license you are interested in. when attempting to become a general contractor Baton Rouge will readily put on their availability list submit the application along with all fees as soon as your examination is over. This is because most licenses are only good for 2 years, and right now the abundance of work in the Louisiana market is growing quickly!