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Electrical Contractor Licensing in Massachusetts

Electrical Contractors in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are required to obtain a license from the Massachusetts Board of State Examiners of Electricians.  The Board creates standards and requires licensing to ensure that all electrical work performed in the Commonwealth is safe and up to codes and standards.

As part of the licensing process, contractors are required to prove that they meet qualifications for education and work experience, in addition to (more…)

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Reciprocal General Contractor Licensing in Massachusetts

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts does not hold reciprocal licensing agreements for contractors in other states at this time.  Reciprocity is not offered due to the specific requirements Massachusetts contractors must meet.

Any out-of-state contractor wanting to work in Massachusetts must obtain a license or registration from the state to work on projects of $500 or more.

Contractors may choose from the following classifications: (more…)

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Construction Supervisor Licensing in Massachusetts

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts regulates their construction industry by requiring anyone performing work on jobs worth $500 or more to hold a license or registration.  In Massachusetts, contractors have the option of applying for two different license types:

  1. Home Improvement Contractor Registration (HIC) – issued by the Office of Consumer Affairs.  Allows contractors to perform work on existing homes, buildings and structures.
  2. Construction Supervisors License (CSL) – issued by the Board of Building Regulation and Standards.  Allows contractors to supervise or participate in the building and construction of a homes, buildings or structures.
*There are additional license categories that allow CSLs to specialize in things like masonry, roofing, demolition and insulation.  

In addition to state laws, it is also important for contractors to (more…)