Those, who want to obtain a North Carolina contractor’s license, can aim for a general, electrician, plumber, or other specialty contractor’s license. In addition, for each type of license, an applicant must apply to the appropriate Board and choose the license type.
The license type plays a huge part as the applicant is to decide on the areas of working, as well as show competency in a certain field of contracting.
Each contractor’s license has its classifications and sub-classifications, which determine the type of work that can be done using the license. Hence, to check the list of North Carolina contractor license classifications and their definitions, see the checklist below.
The North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors handles the licensing process for applicants, who need to have their general contractor’s license. In addition, an applicant can choose one of the following types of licenses:
To clarify, this license covers all the building construction and demolition activities. It includes:
To clarify, this license covers construction and demolition activities relating to the construction of residential units (buildings). It includes:
To clarify, this license covers highway construction activities and includes the following:
To clarify, this license applies to operations, which pertain to water and wastewater systems. Not only does this license include the mentioned work, but it also involves work done under the specialty classifications of S.
To clarify, this license covers all construction operations and the performance of contract work. Furthermore, the specialty license has its sub-classifications as well.
To clarify, this sub-classification includes digging, transporting, and putting materials, which form the surface of the earth. Those activities do not include air and water. Furthermore, hand and power tools, as well as other types of machines are useful for such works and construction. Those machines, in short, are used for these types of work done.
It also includes the use of explosives (ancillary to the above-mentioned activities), as well as cleaning and grubbing, and erosion control actions.
To clarify, this one covers the construction of ways, which are beneath the surface of the ground or water. Digging or drilling are the main means of performing work under the earth’s surface. It also includes the bracing and compacting of such ways.
To clarify, this one covers the installment of all types of pole lines and aerial and underground distribution. Not only does it include the aforementioned categories, but it also refers to telephone system cables, underground conduit and communication cable, microwave systems, and towers.
To clarify, this one covers the destruction, reclamation, reconstruction, and alteration of architectural structures.
To clarify, this one is connected with all swimming pools. In other words, it refers to the building, knocking down, service, and renovation (repair).
To clarify, this one entails constructing/building, as well as fixing railroad lines.
To clarify, this one covers the installments and knocking down of acoustical ceiling systems and panels. Not only does the sub-classification cover the aforementioned categories, but it also includes supporting partitions, and coating.
The North Carolina Board of Electrical Contractors (NCBEEC), in short, handles the licensing process for applicants, who need to have their electrical contractor’s license.
To clarify, this license is for a single-family residence (accommodations), particularly for a garage or carport. It may also be useful for a farm or household equipment storage, a stud, a pump house, an electric wall, or yard lighting.
To clarify, this license is for fire alarms, housebreaker alarms, and low voltage wiring systems.
To clarify, the license allows installing or repairing electrical wiring.
To clarify, this license is for plumbing, heating, and air conditioning systems.
To clarify, this license is for groundwater pumps.
To clarify, this license is for electric signs.
To clarify, this license is for swimming pools.
North Carolina contractor license, in short, is for performing work on drinkable water and channel/drain, garbage, as well as vent piping systems (in any building).
This license, in short, is for operating on drinkable water and channel, garbage, and vent piping systems. It is particularly for single-family houses, which are different from apartments, duplexes, and other types of structures.
This license, in short, is for performing plumbing work on inner/outer building sewer piping, and water filtering structures.
This type of license, in short, is for projects not exceeding $500,000, with working capital of $17,000, a net worth of $80,000, and a surety bond of at least $350,000.
This type of license, in short, is for projects that do not exceed $1,000,000, with a working capital of $75,000 and a surety bond of at least $1,000,000.
This type of license, in short, is for projects of any size, with a working capital of $150,000 and a surety bond of at least $2,000,000.
North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors
5400 Creedmoor Rd., Raleigh, NC 27612
Board of Electrical Contractors
3101 Industrial Drive, Suite 206
Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: (919) 733-9042
Fax: (800) 691-8399