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Electrical Contractor Licensing in Nevada

The State of Nevada requires any individual or business that performs the work of an Electrical Contractor to hold a license.  A license is required any time the cost of the project is over $1,000, including labor and materials.  Licenses are issued by the Nevada State Contractors Board.

As part of the licensing process, contractors must meet the Board’s requirements for work experience and pass an exam related to business management, construction law and the trade of electrical contracting.  The contractor must meet the Board’s requirements; or choose someone within their company to act as a qualifying individual and (more…)

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Reciprocal General Contractor Licensing in Nevada

The State of Nevada holds limited reciprocal licensing agreements for General Contractors who are licensed in the following states:

  • California
  • Arizona
  • Utah

Contractors who hold a license in one of the above states may obtain a license to work on construction projects in Nevada without having to take and pass the Trade Examination.  This is due to the similarities in the trade exams offered in the reciprocal states.

*The Trade Examination is not waived for any contractor practicing a trade that includes electrical, fire protection or plumbing. 

Reciprocal License Classifications in Nevada

Out-of-state contractors who want to work on construction projects in Nevada, must (more…)

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General Contractor Licensing in Nevada

Before a General Contractor is allowed to bid on projects, construct or alter any building or structure in the State of Nevada they must go through the proper steps to obtain a license.  Licenses are issued by the Nevada State Contractors Board.  The Contractors Board protects the public in Nevada by making sure that all General Contractors have the skills, knowledge and experience necessary to operate a construction business.  The Board also takes into consideration the contractor’s character/background and financial position.

The Nevada State Contractors Board requires all license applicants to prove their work experience, undergo a background check and pass a qualifying examination.  Contractors are also required to (more…)