General Requirements To Become A Concrete Contractor In Nevada
To receive the proper licensing from the contractors’ board, you don’t have to be a resident of Nevada. The board will also waive certifications if you are already licensed in other states. However, you may otherwise need to take the exams even if you have received certifications and proper licensing elsewhere. If you proceed to provide contracting services without the approval of the state of Nevada, you will potentially face a misdemeanor charge and a $1,000 fine (for your first offense). Contracting in Nevada without a license is a crime under state law.
Nevada issues three different classifications for licenses as a professional contractor. They include:
- Class A – This is for general engineering contractors. It authorizes individuals to provide services that require specialized engineering knowledge and skills.
- Class B – This is for general building contractors. This enables individuals to undergo remodeling and renovation services for buildings or structures that support and shelter people and animals.
- Class C – This is for specialty contractors. This authorizes individuals to undergo projects that entail the use of specialized building trades or crafts. Class C certifications are usually for contractors that provide services that involve on-site construction, alteration, or repair.
We always recommend that you apply for the licensing that suits your qualifications. However, you can also obtain a license in all three classifications.
A good way to learn if you need to take your exams is by contacting the office of the NSCB. They can send you an Eligibility Letter and Candidate Information Bulletin, which will help you determine if you meet the requirements to bypass the licensing exams. Verifying your experience will require you to submit a copy of your résumé detailing your work history as well as several professional references. The in-person exams are administered at testing centers in Reno, Elko and Las Vegas.
Individuals must pass the Business and Law examinations in addition to a trade exam covering the specific trade for which they are applying. These exams consist of multiple-choice questions and answers. The Candidate Information Bulletin will properly prepare you for the topics covered in the exams.
When you show up to the examination, you will need to bring a form of government-issued identification and a second ID that contains your name and signature. Each exam has different time limits, and you have three attempts to pass each of them. Upon passing the exam, you will be issued a license. However, licenses are also provided for general partnerships and major corporations.