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Electrical Contractor Licensing in Hawaii

In order to perform electrical work in the State of Hawaii, contractors are required to hold an Electrician’s License.  Licenses are issued by the Board for Electricians & Plumbers, of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Professional & Vocational Licensing.

As part of the licensing process, contractors are required to meet the Board’s requirements for work experience and education, and pass a qualifying exam.

Electrical Contractors are also required to (more…)

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Reciprocal General Contractor Licensing in Hawaii

The State of Hawaii does not have reciprocal licensing agreements with other states for General Contractors.  This is due to the specific licensing process that contractors must go through in Hawaii.

Out-of-state contractors who want to work on construction projects in Hawaii must obtain a license from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs if they plan to work on any project of $1,000 or more, including labor and materials.  Licenses are issued by the Department’s Contractor Licensing Board.

As part of the licensing process, contractors are required to: (more…)

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General Contractor Licensing in Hawaii

The State of Hawaii regulates their construction industry by requiring General Contractors engaged in commercial, residential or public works construction to obtain a license.  A license is required to build, construct, alter, repair, improve or remodel any building or structure in Hawaii, if the project is worth $1,000 or more, including labor and materials.  Licenses are issued by the Contractors Licensing Board of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.

Licenses are issued to sole proprietors and businesses entities in the State of Hawaii.  All businesses are required to (more…)