As of January 1, 2020 North Carolina will also require all Contractors to take the North Carolina Business Law and Project Management Exam which costs $79.
Electrical contractor license fees are relatively affordable at a total of $182 and are conducted through PSI.
Residential and Commercial General Contracting and Remolding Licenses may also contract for solar installations. However, all work pertaining to the installation must be subcontracted to a properly licensed solar plumbing, air conditioning, boiler, electrical or swimming pool contractor.
An exception is that the A-General, B-4 General and KA-Dual Engineering Licenses may perform solar installations. Roofing tile that function as solar collectors must be installed by a C-42, L-42 or K-42, roofing contractor.
To qualify as a contract in Arizona, you must pass the required examinations by at least 70% and submit the exam results to the Arizona ROC (Registrar of Contractors)
All license classes which are permitted to install solar also require at least 4 years of experience.
Arizona has one of the best licensing operations of any state in North America. You can often get licensed in one day, granted that you fulfil all of the requirements.
You must be able to show evidence of at least 4 years experience to gain your solar installation contractor license in Arizona. You can check that here.
You will also need to pass a criminal background check.
Although the ROC (Registrar of Contractors) checks criminal backgrounds, it is important to note that not all criminal convictions will cause an application or renewal to be denied. Criminal convictions are reviewed to determine if the crime is substantially related to the duties, qualifications, and/or functions of a contractor.
The ROC also reviews and considers evidence of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation can be shown by counseling, gainful employment, passage of time without repeat violations, or completion of an appropriate rehabilitation program, etc. Applicants who still are on probation after a conviction, particularly a felony conviction, may experience more difficulty in demonstrating rehabilitation, due, in part, to the limited amount of time that has elapsed since the conviction.
In Arizona, a license may be issued to a sole proprietorship (individual), a partnership, limited liability company or a corporation. So you may need to form an LLC.
You will also be required to pay a bond of anything between $2,500 and $100,000 in order to insure your business.
Finally, complete and submit a licensing form!
Arizona currently has no formal reciprocity agreements with other states. However, incoming applicants for a license can fill out a form to request a waiver for the trade portion of the licensing exam. They will be required to note the state and provide company information concerning where they currently possess a similar license, and provide proof that it is genuine and in good standing.
Once you have acquired your solar installation license in Arizona, use our solar lead generation guide to fill your deal flow.
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