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Ohio Contractors License

Ohio Contractors License

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State License Overview


  • The Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board regulates through exams the licensing of Plumbing, Electrical, Hydronics, and HVAC Contractors. The actual licensing is done at the local level.
  • Applicants must pass a Business and Law examination in addition to the Trade exam and Pre-Approval before testing is required.
  • For additional licensing requirements including experience, financial requirements, exam information, reference books needed, reciprocity and Continuing Education Requirements, please select the appropriate License link below.

Ohio Business & Law


The Ohio Business and Law exam is required to be passed in order to obtain a Contractors License.

This Business and Law course coordinates with the Ohio Electrical Contractor seminar and should be done concurrently.

The Ohio Business and Law exam is required to be passed in order to obtain a Contractors License.

This Business and Law course coordinates with the Ohio HVAC Contractor seminar and should be done concurrently.

The Ohio Business and Law exam is required to be passed in order to obtain a Contractors License.

This Business and Law course coordinates with the Ohio Plumbing Contractor seminar and should be done concurrently.

Ohio Electrical


Individuals wishing to become Electrical Contractors must be qualified to sit for the exam by being at least 18 years of age and a US citizen, having 5 years documentable experience in the classification desired or have been an engineer with 3 years of business experience in the construction industry, not have been convicted of or pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude or of any felony and  Pass the applicable examinations.

Ohio HVAC & Mechanical


Individuals wishing to become HVAC Contractors must be qualified to sit for the exam by being at least 18 years of age and a US citizen, having 5 years documentable experience in the classification desired or have been an engineer with 3 years of business experience in the construction industry, not have been convicted of or pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude or of any felony and  Pass the applicable examinations.

Individuals wishing to become Refrigeration Contractors must be qualified to sit for the exam by being at least 18 years of age and a US citizen, having 5 years documentable experience in the classification desired or have been an engineer with 3 years of business experience in the construction industry, not have been convicted of or pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude or of any felony and  Pass the applicable examinations.

Ohio Plumbing


Individuals wishing to become Plumbing Contractors must be qualified to sit for the exam by being at least 18 years of age and a US citizen, having 5 years documentable experience in the classification desired or have been an engineer with 3 years of business experience in the construction industry, not have been convicted of or pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude or of any felony and  Pass the applicable examinations.

Ohio Specialty Trades


Individuals wishing to become Hydronics Contractors must be qualified to sit for the exam by being at least 18 years of age and a US citizen, having 5 years documentable experience in the classification desired or have been an engineer with 3 years of business experience in the construction industry, not have been convicted of or pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude or of any felony and  Pass the applicable examinations.

Ohio Continuing Education


Ohio requires 10 hours of Continuing Education be completed before a License can be renewed.

Ohio requires 10 hours of Continuing Education be completed before a License can be renewed.

Ohio requires 10 hours of Continuing Education be completed before a License can be renewed.

Ohio Continuing Education for Electrical: The 2005 National Electrical Code. This course offers 10 Continuing Education hours to state requirements

Ohio requires 10 hours of Continuing Education be completed before a License can be renewed.

Ohio Continuing Education: 1 & 2 Family Dwellings. This course provides ten (10) continuing education hours toward state requirements.

Ohio Continuing Education : Transformers – Single Phase & Three Phase. This course meets the ten (10) hours of continuing education required for the state of Ohio.