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About This License

This license allows for alteration, remodeling, repair or replacement of a building or part of a building used as a residence. Home Improvement also includes work done on individual condominium units. It does not includes work done on apartment buildings that contain four or more single family units or work done on commonly owned areas of condominiums.

Requirements to Obtaining Your License


  • Any applicant who has had a conviction of a misdemeanor relating to a home improvement transaction or a felony must provide the Commission with copies of conviction records.
  • All applicants must take and pass the licensing exam before they can apply for a license.
  • Applicants for a contractor’s license must provide proof of at least two years of experience in home improvement work, construction and/or related education.
  • Applicants must provide proof of financial solvency based on the scope and size of their business in relation to total assets, liabilities, a full credit report and net worth. Any applicant who does not meet the financial solvency guidelines may purchase a surety bond or obtain an indemnitor.
  • If a contractor represents a corporation, articles of incorporation and a Certificate of Good Standing from the Department of Assessments and Taxation must be submitted.
  • A contractor using a trade name must first check with the Commission to make sure the name is available for use with the Commission and then register the name with the Department of Assessments and Taxation.
  • A certificate of trade name registration must be submitted with the license application.
    Proof of current $50,000 liability insurance must be filed with the application for licensure.

Applying For Your License

To apply for a license, contact the Maryland Home Improvement Commission at 1-410-230-6309.

The application/license fees are as follows:

  • $250 Application Fee
  • $250 Per Each Additional Company Location
  • $100 Guaranty Fund Assessment
  • $ 20 Processing Fee
  • Application processing time is usually 1 month.

Exam Details

  • The Maryland Home Improvement Contractor exam has 55 questions and a time limit of 150 minutes.
  • The contractor exam requires a 71% to pass.
  • Topics include home improvement law; door-to-door sales act; labor laws; safety regulations; payroll taxes; business and financial; estimating.
  • The fee for the exam is $63 and pre-approval is required. To schedule your exams, contact PSI at 1-800-733-9267.

Books and References for the Exam

The following references are permitted to be taken into the examination. These references may be tabbed (with a permanent index tab) and highlighted. They are available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-952-0910.

MD Contractor and Subcontractor

  • Maryland, Business and Project Management for Contractors

Exam Review Education

We offer a practice tests in order to prepare you for the Maryland Home Improvement examination.

Continuing Education

There are no requirements for continuing education as of this time.

Reciprocity Agreement

There are no reciprocal agreements for this license as of this time.

How It Works


Obtain pre-approval from the state (if applicable).


Purchase Exam Prep materials.


Schedule and pass your state exams.


Submit to the state your application, licensing fee, and proof of insurance.