How to Become a Contractor

Most states will require you to get a contractor license, and each has their own unique requirements to get licensed. However, you can get a general idea of the steps you'll need to take to get your license in most states below.
If you need to determine your state's licensing requirements, take a look at our comprehensive guide further down which offers state specific guides for getting your license. Whether you need a general contractor license or a more specific license type, our guides will explain the exact steps you must take to get licensed.
#1: Determine Your State's Contractor Requirements
Each state/municipality has their own unique requirements in order to get a contractor license (there is often a contractor's license board you can contact). Your best bet is to select your state from our nationwide guide below. If you have any questions, please contact us.
#2: Obtain Your Contractor License Bond
This is one requirement many states have in common. You'll want to ensure you get your bond from a contractor license bond expert to avoid any headaches or delays.
#3: Submit Your Contractor License Application
Your state or local municipality will provide you the necessary applications and paperwork that you'll need to fill out. Simply complete the application, and send it in to the state along with your bond.
#4: Receive Your Contractor License
If everything was submitted properly, your state will send you your license. This may take a few weeks depending on your state/municipality.
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