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Arizona General Commercial B-1/KB-1 Contractors License

get arizona contractors licenseConstruction, alteration, and repair in connection with any structure built, being built, or to be built for the support, shelter, and enclosure of persons, animals, chattels, or movable property of any kind. This scope includes the supervision of all or any part of the above and includes the management, or direct or indirect supervision of any work performed. This scope includes most of the L scopes except as they relate to electrical, plumbing, air conditioning systems, boilers, swimming pools, spas, and roofing (except shingles and shakes) which must be subcontracted to an appropriately licensed contractor.


Arizona General Commercial B-1/KB-1 License Requirements


let us help you get your contractors licenseA contractors license is required in Arizona for any contract that exceeds $1,000 (including labor and materials) or if the work requires a building permit. A business consisting of 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. 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. More info here.


Arizona General Commercial B-1/KB-1 Fees


contractors license feesAfter you pass the exam, you can complete your license application. You'll need a financial statement, proof of Workers' Compensation Insurance if you have employees, and a bond. The amount of the bond depends on the type of license you're getting and the gross amount of business you expect to do in Arizona. For commercial contractor licenses, bonds can be from $5,000 to $90,000 for each license. For residential contractor licenses, they're from $1,000 to $15,000 each. Residential contractors also need to pay into the Arizona Recovery Fund. The amount of the payment may vary from year to year depending on how much the Fund has accumulated over the year. The fees range from: $890 for each commercial construction general or engineering classification, $645 for each commercial specialty construction trade, $445 for each residential construction general or engineering classification, $320 for most residential specialty construction trades, $1,105 for each dual general classification, $815 for each specialty dual classification. One part law or trade examination is $56. Two parts law and trade examinations are $106.


Arizona General Commercial B-1/KB-1 Exam Details


contractor exam detailed informationThere are two parts to the examination. All qualifying parties must pass the business management examination. In addition, the qualifying party must, pass a second exam covering the specific General Commercial B-1 for which you are applying. The exam has 100 questions and a time limit of 4 hours. A 70% is required to pass. The business management test contains questions on state and federal laws and questions on the management of construction projects and business and financial management. More info here.

General Commercial B-1/KB-1 Exam Content


Thermal and Moisture Protection
Doors and Windows
General Building Code
General Plan Reading

Total Number of Test Questions: 100

Time Allowed: 240 minutes


Books That Are Allowed Into The Exam


1. Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926, Revised as of 2013.  


2. International Building Code, 2009, ICC.   


3. ACI 318-08: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary, 2008, ACI.


4. ACI 530-08: Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures, 2008, ACI.


NOTE: If you are not currently a licensed contractor then you are required to take and pass BOTH the standard LAW exam and TRADE specific exam.

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Arizona Contractors License Reciprocity


contractors license reciprocityArizona contractors registrar will let you waive any trade exam you already have a license if you qualify. The Business Management exam cannot be waived because it has reference to Arizona specific statutes and rules. To waive the trade portion of the exam you must: The applicant/qualifier shall have taken and passed an equivalent trade exam that led to the approval of a contractor’s license. The contractor’s license must have been active and in good standing within the preceding five years. The exam content and the license classification must be equivalent to the Arizona exam and license for which the exam waiver is being requested. Additionally, you also must include; A description of the scope of license classification from the jurisdiction where the trade exam was taken. A copy of the passing tests results. A description of the exam content from the exam provider. Proof of the license status and history from the other jurisdiction (e.g. state, county, city). More info here.