In order for an individual to start constructing roads, buildings, highways, houses and other structure they first must be licensed. In order for contractors and sub contractors to start submitting bids, they first need to be licensed. License can also be given to corporations, partnerships and joint ventures. Contractors will get their license if they take the contractors examination.
Here are the steps to take before taking the contractors examination:
Completing the application is the first step to take.
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The next thing that they need to do is to confirm the level of work experience, they can do this by using the Certification of Work Experience form 13A-11. When you submit this form, you are not allowed to submit other forms of experience verification.
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You should complete and pass the application form and other additional forms. You must not use pencil to complete all of these forms.
The forms must be signed and dated. Double check all of the forms and be sure that it is complete, because the board returns incomplete forms.
The board provides an address where to submit the form and the processing fee of these forms cost about $300. You need to make sure that you put the return address on the enveloped.
The processing time is not definite because there are factors that can affect the application process. You can use your application fee number and PIN to check the status of your application. The information is weekly updated, so you can check when your application will be processed.
If your application is accepted you will receive a fingerprinting live scan packet with instructions then you will have a set date when you need to appear for your examination. Most of the time the examination notice will be received by the applicant at least three weeks before examination date.
For those applicants with a disability and requires a special testing accommodation are required to fill out the Special Accommodation Request For Examination form 13E-77. If you are having a hard time in understanding and reading english, then you can ask a translator to translate the exam for you.
The board provided testing centers all over the country so that the applicants does not have a hard time.
Here are the things that you need to bring in the testing center: The applicant must bring their notice to appear for examination in order for them to be allowed to enter the testing center. You should bring a valid identification card. The test center will provide a calculator, extra paper, pencil, scale rulers and more.
Once you pass the examination you can receive your license.