How to Obtain a Contractor's License in Utah
Trade Exams for a Utah State Contractor's License - Call 801.467.1900
Q: What is a general contractor?
A: A general contractor is responsible for the overall coordination of a project. They are responsible for providing all of the material, labor, equipment, and services necessary for the construction project.
Q: Why does the State of Utah require that I obtain a Utah Contractor's License for plumbing, electrical, or inspecting?
A: The Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (D.O.P.L.) is the state agency that controls and regulates state licensing. D.O.P.L. requires a Utah Contractor's License for electricians, plumbers, inspectors and all other licensed occupations to protect the general public from fraud, misrepresentation, and safety issues for a Utah contractor's license.
A: There are over 50 Utah contractor's license classifications you may apply for. You need to decide which classification is right for you depending on what you have at least 2 years of W-2'ed experience in. Give us a call and we can help you determine which Utah contractor license is best suited to your experience.
Q: What are the experience requirements for each Utah contractor license, according to the Utah Contractor's Board?
A: E100-General Engineering, B100-General Building, R100-Residential & Small Commercial Building:
A minimum of 2 years full-time experience working for a licensed contractor is required, one of which needs to be in a supervisory or management position.
S220-Carpentry, S280-Roofing, S290-Masonry, S320-Steel Erection, S350-HVAC, S360-Refrigeration, S370-Fire Suppression Systems:
A minimum of two years of full-time experience is required.
The experience must be verified on the Affidavit of Experience form provided by D.O.P.L. with an employer's signature.