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Arkansas Contractors License

Arkansas Contractors License

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State License Overview


  • Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board regulates Commercial and Residential construction work of $20,000.00 or more. Electrical, Plumbing and HVAC work is regulated by each respective Board.
  • Pre-Approval for examinations is required for Electrical, Plumbing and HVAC classifications. General Contractors must first pass the required exams before submitting an application to the Board.
  • Applications and information regarding exam details, reference materials, experience requirements and financial requirements are available by selecting the individual courses below.

Arkansas Business & Law


The Business and Law exam allows for work over $20,000 in any trade.

Arkansas Electrical


Master – The ability to plan, layout, supervise, and conduct the installation, maintenance, and extension of electrical conductors and equipment.
Journeyman – The ability to install, maintain, or extend electrical conductors and equipment. All work must be done under the supervision of a Master Electrician.
Any person or business that is a Master Electrician or employs a Master Electrician as its superintendent or manager may become an Electrical Contractor by making application with the Licensing Board and paying the $100.00 licensing fee. No further testing is necessary unless you are bidding jobs over $20,000.
BUSINESS AND LAW: The Business Law exam is needed if you are doing projects above $20,000. This additional exam makes you eligible for an Electrical Contractor’s license. For jobs less than $20,000 applicants only need to pass the trade exam.

Master – The ability to plan, layout, supervise, and conduct the installation, maintenance, and extension of electrical conductors and equipment.
Journeyman – The ability to install, maintain, or extend electrical conductors and equipment. All work must be done under the supervision of a Master Electrician.
Any person or business that is a Master Electrician or employs a Master Electrician as its superintendent or manager may become an Electrical Contractor by making application with the Licensing Board and paying the $100.00 licensing fee. No further testing is necessary unless you are bidding jobs over $20,000.
BUSINESS AND LAW: The Business Law exam is needed if you are doing projects above $20,000. This additional exam makes you eligible for an Electrical Contractor’s license. For jobs less than $20,000 applicants only need to pass the trade exam.

Arkansas HVAC & Mechanical


HVAC Trade License: There are 5 separate classifications that cover HVAC/R work.

Class A entitles the licensee to perform HVACR work without limitation to BTUH or HP capacities.Class B entitles the licensee to perform HVACR work on A/C systems that do not exceed a 15-ton cooling capacity or one million BTUH heating input per unit and refrigeration systems of 15 HP or less.Class C – Entitles the licensee, to service and repair heating, ventilation, air conditioning or refrigeration equipment. To service, repair or replace components of HVACR equipment and to perform HVACR work on air conditioning systems of not more than 15 tons cooling capacity per unit or 1 million BTUH heating input per unit and refrigeration systems of 15 horse power or less per unit. A Class C license holder shall not install any original HVACR equipment or replace any existing HVACR equipment.Class D – Entitles the licensee to perform “Sheet metal” work as it relates to ductwork for HVACR system. There is no limitation of horse power of the system to which the duct connects. The license holder in this category is prohibited from the sale, installation and service of HVACR equipment and systems.Class E – Entitles the licensee to perform “Refrigeration” work as defined in Ark. Code 17-33-101 without limitation of horsepower. The license holder in this category is prohibited from the sale, installation and service of heating and air conditioning equipment used for the treatment of air for human comfort requirements.

Arkansas Plumbing


A Journeyman Plumber is anyone other than a Master Plumber that is engaged in the practical installation and repair of plumbing.

The Arkansas Master Plumber allows for Unlimited plumbing work, including water, sewer, and natural gas installation and repair.

Arkansas Continuing Education


HVAC Only