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Electrical Contractor Licensing in Washington

In order to perform work or oversee electrical projects in the State of Washington, contractors are required to hold a license or certificate.  Licenses and certificates are issued by the Washington Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) Electrical Program.

As part of the certification process, contractors are required to meet L&I’s requirements for education and work experience, and (more…)

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Reciprocal General Contractor Licensing in Washington

The State of Washington holds reciprocal agreements with the following states:

  • Oregon
  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota
  • Idaho
  • Wyoming


These agreements relate to workers compensation insurance only.  If an out-of-state contractor plans to work on a construction project in the State of Washington, their current worker’s compensation policy may carry over to protect them while working in Washington.

Reciprocity agreements between Washington and the states listed above help to determine which state is responsible for paying workers compensation benefits in the event that (more…)

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General Contractor Licensing in Washington

The State of Washington requires individuals and businesses to register with the Department of Labor & Industries before performing work as a general contractor.  The process of registration in the State of Washington is similar to the licensing process in other states, except, Washington does not require general contractors to take an exam.  The Department of Labor & Industries also does not require applicants to submit proof of education and work experience.

Once registered with their local Department of Labor & Industries, general contractors are allowed to (more…)