How do I become a general contractor with no experience?
Individuals who are looking to start a business, hire workers, bid on projects, and advertise must become licensed contractors. To get a license, you must prove at least 4 years journey level experience in a trade, pass an exam and hold an active contractor bond.
How much does it cost to become a general contractor?
Contractors must be licensed before submitting bids. How much does a license cost? In addition to the financial requirements that must be met, it costs $250 for an original application fee (nonrefundable) and $150 for the initial license fee for one classification. The license must be renewed every two years.
What does a home improvement license cover?
The Home Improvement license is required by law to perform remodeling to existing residential homes, where the cost is more than $3,000 to less than $25,000 ($25,000 and up require a "Contractor's" license). … Home improvement does not cover electrical, plumbing or *HVAC.