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Electrical Contractor Licensing in Connecticut

Electrical Contractors and Journeymen in the State of Connecticut are required to obtain a license from the CT Department of Consumer Protection.  The Department ensures that all electrical work performed within the state is done by licensed professionals who possess the knowledge and experience to work safely.

As part of the licensing process, contractors and journeymen are required to prove that they meet the Department’s requirements for training and work experience, in addition to passing a qualifying exam.

License Classifications for Electrical Contractors in Connecticut

The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection offers the following license classifications to Electrical Contractors and Journeymen: (more…)

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Reciprocal General Contractor Licensing in Connecticut

The State of Connecticut does not hold reciprocal licensing agreements with other states for General Contractors.  This is because Connecticut offers Home Improvement Contractor Registration, rather than General Contractor Licensing.

Out-of-state contractors who want to work on residential construction projects in the State of Connecticut must register with the Department of Consumer Protection.  Registration is needed to contract any residential project over $200,000; or if the contractor earns over $1,000 on a project within a 12-month period.

The Department of Consumer Protection offers the following registration classifications to General Contractors:

  1. Home Improvement Contractor – allowing contractors to work on existing homes and properties
  2. Home Improvement Salesperson – allowing contractors to sell contracted construction work
  3. New Home Construction Contractor – allowing contractors to participate in the construction of new homes and properties

As part of the registration process, contractors are required to:

  • Fill out and submit an application
  • Pay the registration fee
  • Pay into the Home Improvement Guaranty Fund
  • Register their business with the CT Secretary of State, if the business is an LLC, LLP or corporation

For more information about obtaining registration as a General Contractor in the State of Connecticut, please visit:

Home Improvement Contractor Registration in Connecticut

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Home Improvement Contractor Registration in Connecticut

The State of Connecticut regulates their construction industry by requiring anyone performing work on a construction project to register with the Department of Consumer Protection.  The Connecticut Home Improvement Act states that any person or business contracting work on residential properties must hold a Home Improvement Contractor Registration, unless the project they are working on is worth less than $1,000 over a 12 month period or the contract is less than $200,000.

To register as a Home Improvement Contractor in Connecticut, applicants must (more…)