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Arkansas Commercial Contractor License

get arkansas contractors license Commercial Contractors License allows any person, firm, or other organization for a price, wage or fee, to attempt to or submit bids to construct, contract, or undertake to contract or manage the construction, erection, alteration, repair any building, apartment, condominium, highway or other structure on private or public property except for single-family residences.Residential contractors license allows any person, firm, or other organization for a price, wage or fee, to attempt to or submit bids to construct, contract, or undertake to contract or manage the construction of a single family residence. The Board requires you to have minimum business related net worth for any classification. For heavy, highway, railroad, airport, municipal & utility and building contracting it's $50,000, for light building, mechanical and electrical it's $20,000. The specialty trades are $5,000. The Board also requires contractors to post a bond for $10,000. More info here.


Arkansas Commercial Contractor License Requirements


let us help you get your contractors licenseThe State of Arkansas requires a contractors license for all commercial and residential construction work of $20,000 or more. Pre-approval is required from the board before sitting for the examination. For Commercial contractors, applicants must have 5 years of experience and submit a CPA or RPA audited financial statement. A surety bond of $10,000 must also be filed.


Arkansas Commercial Contractor Fees


contractors license feesPre-approval from the board is required for testing. This is done my submitting a completed application. After the application is approved the State Licensing Board will notify you of a testing date. The examination fee is $35 for the paper-pencil exam or $75 for the computerized exam. It will cost you $100 nonrefundable to file an application for a commercial license. The commercial license is good for one year.


Arkansas Commercial Contractor Exam Details


contractor exam detailed informationPre-Approval for examinations is required for Electrical, Plumbing and HVAC classifications. General contractors must first pass the required exams before submitting an application to the licensing board. The examination has 50 questions and a time limit of 2 hours. A 70% is required to pass. Topics on the exam include business organization, licensing, estimating and bidding, contract management, project management, insurance and bonding, OSHA record-keeping, personnel regulations, financial management, tax laws, lien laws. More info here.

Business and Law/Commercial Exam Content


Business Organization
Estimating and bidding
Contract management
Project management
Insurance and bonding
OSHA recordkeeping
Personnel regulations
Financial management
Tax laws
Lien laws

Total Number of Test Questions: 50

Time Allowed: 120 minutes


Books That Are Allowed Into The Exam


1. Arkansas Contractor's Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, 5th Edition, NASCLA.



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Arkansas Contractors License Reciprocity


contractors license reciprocityThe State of Arkansas Licensing Board has reciprocity with Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana. You must complete a Request for Verification of License and Affidavit form. The reciprocity is for exam waiver only. More info can be found here.