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Electrical Contractor Licensing in Colorado

Electrical Contractors in the State of Colorado are required to hold a license or registration from the Department of Regulatory Agencies.  Licenses are issued by the Department’s Electrical Board.  Licensing and registration is part of Colorado’s Mandatory Practice Act, which states that no person or business entity may perform electrical work within the state without a license.

As part of the licensing process, contractors are required to prove a number of years of work experience and pass a qualifying examination.  Contractors who register with the Board must choose a responsible party to oversee all work performed by their business entity.

License Types and Classification for Electrical Contractors in Colorado

The Board offers the following license/registration types to Electrical Contractors: (more…)

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Reciprocal General Contractor Licensing in Colorado

The State of Colorado does not hold formal reciprocal licensing agreements for General Contractors in other states.  This is because licensing in Colorado is handled at the local-level rather than the state-level.  Licensing requirements are determined by the county, city or municipality in which the contractor chooses to work.

Out-of-state contractors who want to work on construction projects in Colorado must contact their local codes official or building department to determine what is required.

In some cases, licensing may be reciprocal if the contractor has (more…)

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General Contractor Licensing in Colorado

General Contractor licenses are not obtained at the state-level in Colorado.  Instead, licensing is handled on the local level.  Before a contractor begins work on a construction project, they must first check with the local codes official to determine the licensing requirements in their area.  Most cities and counties in the State of Colorado require General Contractors to pass a written examination and hold a license.

Although licensing is handled at the local-level, rather than the state-level in Colorado, there are a few things that are the same across the board.  Most cities in Colorado offer (more…)