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Electrical Contractor Licensing in Alabama

Electrical Contractors in the State of Alabama are required to obtain a license from the Alabama Electrical Contractors Board.  State law stipulates that anyone performing electrical work must hold a license.  As part of the licensing process, contractors are required to prove that they have the required work experience to perform electrical work, and pass a qualifying exam.

License Classifications for Electrical Contractors in Alabama

The Alabama Electrical Contractor Board offers the following license classifications to Electrical Contractors:

  • Journeyman Electrician License
  • Electrical Contractor License

Process to Obtain an Electrical Contractor License in Alabama

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Reciprocal General Contractor Licensing in Alabama

The State of Alabama holds reciprocal licensing agreements for General Contractors in the following states:

  • Mississippi
  • Louisiana
  • Arkansas
  • Tennessee

General Contractors who hold a license in one of the above states may easily obtain a license to work on construction projects in Alabama.  Reciprocity between Alabama and the states listed above provides (more…)

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General Contractor Licensing in Alabama

In order to regulate the construction industry, the State of Alabama created the State Licensing Board for General Contractors in 1935.  Before a contractor begins work on any commercial or industrial projects worth $50,000 or more; or any residential project worth more than $10,000, they must hold a license from the state.

The State Licensing Board for General Contractors has licensed more than 10,000 contractors in Alabama.  A team of licensing specialists is always available to assist and answer any questions about the licensing process.  The Board meets once every quarter to review applications and issue licenses to those who meet the requirements.  To be eligible, contractors must complete the application process and pass the qualifying exam.

There are many specialty licensing classifications in the State of Alabama.  However, the two primary license classifications for general contractors include: (more…)