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Who Needs an Arkansas Contractor License?

If you're considering becoming a contractor in the state of Arkansas you'll want to keep a few things in mind.  You are required to have a commercial license if you are performing $50,000 of work, including, but not limited to, labor and material, on a commercial project. The information provided below will answer your questions and help you on your way to becoming licensed. 

How do I get my contractor license in Arkansas?

You will be required to contact the Contractor Licensing Board for the proper applications and paperwork.  All qualifying parties must pass the Business and Law exam. Applicants are allowed to take the NASCLA Business Law and Project Management Book into the test.  (The Builders License Training Institutes Exam Prep course will walk you through this book.)

Contractor applications and licensing may be obtained from:

Contractors Licensing Board
4100 Richards Road North
Little Rock AR 72117
Phone: 501-372-4661 Fax: 501-372-2247

Are there any education, exam or experience requirements to get my Arkansas Contractor License?

Along with passing the associated exams, you must show that you have 4 years of verifiable experience in the Building industry. This experience can be commercial or residential.

Residential builder:

You need four years of experience and have two verifiable references to qualify. The license will authorize you to do both residential building and residential remodeling work.

Residential remodeler:

You will need proof of two years of experience and two verifiable references to qualify. A contractor holding a commercial license from the Board with either the Building or Light Building classifications is considered to be qualified to perform residential building. However, a Residential Building class must be requested in writing prior to performing the work.

Both commercial and residential classifications require that you pass an exam.   The exam is given by the testing company Prometric.

Arkansas Exam Prep Courses

Builders License Training Institutes Arkansas contractor license online study courses and professional development courses are easy to use and understand.  We combine HD Videos, engaging slides and practice questions as close to the real test as it gets. We walk you through the reference books pointing out what is important. 100% Money Back Guarantee, Pass the Exam on Your First Try! 

How long does it take to complete the exam prep courses?

  • This course takes at least 8-hours, but we move rapidly through the materials.  For a thorough review, you may want to allow twice that amount of time.
  • The NASCLA Accredited Commercial Contractor Course should take at least 24-30 hours.

Once you register, you have up to 6 months before your course is deactivated.  If you need longer, please give us a call so we can arrange an extension.

Is the NASCLA Accredited Commercial Contractor license accepted in Arkansas?

Yes, when you pass the NASCLA Accredited Examination for Commercial General Building Contractors, you will be listed in the NASCLA National Examination Database. You will then have this information available for the following states which accept the NASCLA Accredited Examination: AL, AR, GA, LA, MS, NV, NC, OR, SC, TN, UT, US Virgin Islands, VA, and WV. You may also need to take each states’ specific business/law/project management exam in addition to the NASCLA exam.



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