Who Needs a License?
Arkansas requires a contractor’s license for all commercial and residential projects which cost $20,000 or more. We work with thousands of people like you each year and help them reach their objective of becoming a licensed contractor.
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How to Acquire Your Arkansas Builders License
The following are the requirements to obtain your Arkansas Residential Builders license:
2. Complete a Contractor’s License application. Applications can be obtained from:
Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board
4100 Richards Road North Little Rock, AR 72117
Phone: (501) 372-4661
Fax: (501) 372-2247
To register for the Arkansas contractors license exam contact:
Attn: AR Contractor Program
1260 Energy Lane
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone: (800) 280-3926 (Paper/Pencil)
Phone: (888) 763-0131 (Computerized)
Fax: (800) 813-6670
Note: Be prepared to provide the Program Name: AR04 and the Exam Code: 100, Business and Law.
Arkansas Builders License examinations are at the following locations:
Taking the Arkansas Contractors License Exam
You have studied diligently and are ready to take the Arkansas builders license exam. You can arrive with confidence knowing that you are prepared for whatever questions may appear on the test. To be successful you must:
Receiving Your Arkansas Contractors License
Once you have successfully passed the Arkansas construction license exam, you will need to mail your test results with your completed application and license fee to the Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board. The Contractor Licensing Board will process your application and notify you by mail that your license has been issued.
Traps to Avoid
It is a common misconception that since the Arkansas builders license exam is open book; it is not difficult to pass. In reality the contractors test is more difficult to pass than closed book exams due to the fact that you have a book available as a resource during the contractor exam. You are permitted to bring certain reference material into the exam.
The reference materials may be:
We recommend purchasing NASCLA Business and Project Management, Arkansas Builder Licensure Board and using it together with our course to give you the greatest chance of passing the builders license test the first time. This book is allowed into the Arkansas construction license exam.
If you forget the answer to a question during the builder’s license exam, having this reference book will allow you to quickly find the answer and complete the Arkansas construction license exam within the time allowed.
In construction the saying, “Do it right the first time” is often heard. We believe it also applies to getting your Residential Builders License.