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Electrical Contractor Licensing in Kentucky

Electrical Contractors in the Commonwealth of Kentucky are required to hold a license before performing work on electrical projects.  Licenses are issued by the Electrical Division of the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction.  The Electrical Division protects the safety and well-being of the public in Kentucky by ensuring that all electrical work is provided by licensed, qualified individuals and businesses.

As part of the licensing process, contractors are required to prove a number of years of work experience and/or training, and pass a qualifying exam.

License Classifications for Electrical Contractors in Kentucky

The Electrical Division of the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction offers the following license classifications to electrical contractors: (more…)

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Reciprocal General Contractor Licensing in Kentucky

The Commonwealth of Kentucky does not hold reciprocal licensing agreements for General Contractors licensed in other states.  This is because licensing is handled at the local-level, rather than the state-level in Kentucky.

Out-of-state contractors who want to work on construction projects in Kentucky must check with the local city, county or municipality to determine what is required.  In most cases, contractors are required to obtain a license or registration from the city.

*General Contractors should always notify the local licensing board if they hold a license in another state.

For more information about local ordinances, licensing laws and requirements visit our page for General Contractors in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

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Kentucky General Contractor Regulations

Kentucky does not regulate General Contractors at the state-level.  Instead, the licensing of both commercial and residential General Contractors is handled at the local-level.  Before a contractor may begin work on a construction project in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, they must first check with their local city and county ordinances to determine the requirements.  Some cities require individuals and businesses to become licensed or registered before they can contract or begin work.

Below are the licensing and registration requirements and regulations for (more…)