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Electrical Contractor Licensing in Maryland

Electrical Contractors working in the State of Maryland are required to obtain a license.  Licenses are issued by the Maryland State Board of Master Electricians, which is part of the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, within the Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation (DLLR).

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

Various counties and jurisdictions within the state also require local-licensing in order to perform electrical work.  Therefore, it is important that all contractors also (more…)

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Reciprocal General Contractor Licensing in Maryland

The State of Maryland does not hold reciprocal licensing agreements for general contractors licensed in other states.  This is because the license classification offered and the examination required is specific to laws, standards and regulations in Maryland only.

Out-of-state contractors who want to work on homes and condominiums in the State of Maryland are required to obtain a Home Improvement Contractor License from the Maryland Home Improvement Commission.

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

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Home Improvement Contractor Licensing in Maryland

The Maryland Home Improvement Commission regulates the construction industry by requiring all contractors to obtain a license before they begin work on construction projects.  Before a contractor may build, alter, repair, remodel or replace homes and condominiums in the State of Maryland, they must hold a Home Improvement Contractor license.

Before contractors submit their application to the Commission, they must pass an eligibility exam, prove that they are financially responsible, and prove that they have necessary experience to work as a Home Improvement Contractor.

In addition to licensing contractors, the Maryland Home Improvement Commission (more…)