The State of Alaska does not have reciprocal licensing agreements with other states for General Contractors. Out-of-state contractors who want to work or bid on construction projects of $10,000 or more in Alaska are required to obtain a license from the Division of Corporations Business and Professional Licensing.
Licenses are issued by the Division’s Contractor Licensing Department. As part of the licensing process, contractors are required to:
- Ensure their business name is unique
- Obtain a State of Alaska Business License
- Post a bond and obtain the proper forms of insurance
- Register with the Corporations section of the Division if their business is a corporation
- Complete and submit a license application to the Division, along with all the required documents and fees
The Division requires all residential contractors working on projects that exceed 25% of the cost of the home/building to obtain a Residential Endorsement License. As part of the Residential Endorsement licensing process, contractors must:
- Attend mandatory prerequisite training courses
- Take and pass the Residential Contractor Endorsement Exam, administered by PSI Services
- Attend continuing education courses upon renewal
*A Residential Endorsement license is not needed if the cost of a residential project is less than 25% of the cost of the home/building.
For more information, visit our page detailing how to obtain a General Contractor License in the State of Alaska.