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Pursuing a career in the Construction field? Study at home for your Arizona Construction license exam with our fully online, user-friendly, and self-paced course.

  • State Licensed Contractor Application Processing

    Arizona Application Processing

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    @HomePrep Application Processing is here to ensure your application to become a state licensed contractor gets filled out correctly and promptly. We provide a professional service ensuring your privacy and comfort throughout the entire process. Following your purchase of the Arizona Application Processing our AP Coordinator will contact you to discuss the next steps. If you have any questions please call us at 800-952-0910. We look forward to working with you.

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  • Arizona General Residential – General Small Commercial Contractor License (B, B-2)

    $164.99

    The Arizona General Residential/Small Commercial Contractor Exam Review Online includes:

    • Highlighting Guides
    • Practice Exams
    • Math and Plans Analysis
    • Study Tips
    • Licensing Information
    • Instructor Support

    *The Arizona Statutes and Rules Exam is also required to be passed to become a licensed contractor.

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Requirements To Complete

About This License

  • GENERAL SMALL COMMERCIAL CONTRACTOR (B-2)
    Small commercial construction in connection with any new structure or addition built, being built, or to be built for the support, shelter and enclosure of persons, animals, chattels or movable property of any kind. This scope includes the supervision of all or any part of the above and includes the management or direct or indirect supervision of any work performed.
    This scope includes most of the L scopes except as they relate to electrical, plumbing, air conditioning systems, boilers, swimming pools, spas, and roofing (except shingles and shakes) which must be subcontracted to an appropriately licensed contractor.
  • GENERAL RESIDENTIAL CONTRACTOR (B)
    Construction of all or any part of a residential structure or appurtenance, except for electrical, plumbing, air conditioning systems, boilers, swimming pools, spas, and roofing (except shingles and shakes) which must be subcontracted to an appropriately licensed contractor. Also included are the scopes of work in B-3 and most of the C scopes except as restricted above.
  • DUAL RESIDENTIAL AND SMALL COMMERCIAL (KB-2)
    This classification allows the scope of work permitted by the B-2 General Small Commercial and the B- General Residential Contractor licenses.

Requirements to Obtaining Your License

  • Four years of experience is required.
  • Please note that the Arizona Statutes and Rules Exam is also required to be passed to obtain your contractor’s license.
  • Workers compensation insurance is required if you employ at least 1 person.
  • If you are doing residential work, you must participate in the Recovery Fund or post a consumer protection bond in the amount of $200,000.

Must carry a Bond (Commercial)

  • If your Estimated Annual Volume (Per License Category) is less than $150,000 your current bond will need to be $2,500
  • If your Estimated Annual Volume (Per License Category) is $150,000 or more but less than $500,000 your bond as of July 1st 2014 will be $7,000
  • If your Estimated Annual Volume (Per License Category) is $500,000 or more  but less than $1,000,000 your bond as of July 1st 2014 will be $17,500
  • If your Estimated Annual Volume (Per License Category) is $1,000,000 or more but less than $5,000,000 your bond as of July 1st 2014 will be $25,000
  • If your Estimated Annual Volume (Per License Category) is $5,000,000 or more but less than $1,000,000 your bond as of July 1st 2014 will be $37,500

Must carry a Bond (Residential)

  • If your Estimated Annual Volume (Per License Category) is less than $100,000 your bond as of July 1st 2014 will be $4,250
  • If your Estimated Annual Volume (Per License Category) is $100,000 or more but less than $375,000 your bond as of July 1st 2014 will be $4,250
  • If your Estimated Annual Volume (Per License Category) is $375,000 or more your bond as of July 1st 2014 will be $25,000

Applying For Your License

To apply, contact the Arizona Registrar of Contractors at 1-602-542-1525. Licenses are good for 2 years. Licenses are generally granted within 40-60 days.

  • Commercial Contractor application fee is $890
  • Residential Contractor application fee is $445
  • Dual License Contractor application fee is $1,105

If you need assistance with the application process, @ Home Prep- a division of Stautzenberger College can help you by saving you time and money. With our years of experience, we can quickly and accurately submit your application to your state.

Exam Details

  • The fee for the exam is $66 when taking 1 portion or $116 when taking 2 portions (business management and the trade).
  • The exam has 100 questions and a time limit of 4 hours.
  • A 70% is required to pass.
  • Topics on the exam include sitework, concrete and concrete reinforcement; masonry; carpentry; metal framing; roofing; thermal and moisture protection; doors and windows finishes; plan reading and estimating equipment and tools, general building code.
  • Examinations can be scheduled through PSI by calling 1-800-733-9267.

Books and References for the Exam

The following references are recommended to study for the examination. They are available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-952-0910.

The following references ARE PERMITTED to be used during the exam.

  • 2018 International Building Code
  • 2018 International Residential Code
  • ACI 318-14
  • ACI 530-13
  • OSHA Part 1926

The following references ARE NOT PERMITTED to be used during the exam.

  • Carpentry and Building Construction
  • Complete and Illustrated Guide to Furniture and Cabinet Construction
  • Contractors Guide to Quality Concrete
  • Gypsum Construction Handbook
  • Modern Masonry
  • Painting and Decorating
  • Pipe and Excavation Contracting
  • NRCA Roofing Manual: Membrane Roof Systems
  • NRCA Roofing Manual: Steep-slope Roof Systems
  • Finish Carpenter's Manual

Exam Review Education

The program takes you through each one of the reference books allowed into the exam, showing you exactly what to highlight. After your highlighting is completed with each book, you have the option take an online practice test to reinforce concepts presented. Also, there is an extensive math and plans analysis portion.

Continuing Education

None

Reciprocity Agreement

Limited reciprocal agreements exist with California, Nevada, and Utah.

How It Works

1

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

2

Purchase Exam Prep materials.

3

Schedule and pass your state exams.

4

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