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Alaska General Contractor with Residential Endorsement

License Requirements

Requirements to Obtaining your License

  • Licensees must possess a valid state of Alaska business license which is issued separately for $50 per year.
  • Requirement to show proof of insurance: Property damage- $20,000, Injury/Death to one- $50,000, Injury/Death to more than one- $100,000
  • $20,000 Surety Bond
  • Worker's Comp Insurance
Work Under this License

Work that can be Done Under this License

A general contractor may not undertake the construction or alteration, or submit a bid to undertake the construction or alteration, of a privately owned residential structure of one to four units or advertise or publicly represent that the general contractor may undertake work of this type in the state without a residential contractor endorsement.

Applications for a License

Applying to get your License

Department of Community and Economic Development Division of Occupational Licensing Contractor Registration Section
PO Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811
(907) 465-2550

Application fee- $300

Registration fee- $235


Reciprocity Agreements


Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Applicants are required to complete 16 hours of continuing education.


Exam Details

  • 100 questions, 240 minutes
  • A score of 70% to pass
  • Exam fee is $150
  • Topics include: Carpentry, finishes, concrete, thermal and moisture protection, masonry, safety, doors and windows, equipment and tools, metals, sitework, building code and inspection, general plan reading
  • The exam is given by PSI, 800-733-9267

Books and References for the Exam

The following references are used on the examination. These references may be purchased from our online contractor's bookstore. Your references are permitted to be tabbed and highlighted.

  • Alaska Centralized Statutes and Regulations
  • Alaska Construction Contractor Statutes and Regulations
  • OSHA Part 1926
  • 2009 International Residential Code
  • ANSI/AWC NDS-2012 Wood Design Standards
  • ANSI/AF&PA SDPWS-2008 Special Design Provisions for Wind
  • Northern Comfort: Advanced Cold Climate Home Building Techniques
  • Alaska Residential Building Manual

The following reference are NOT allowed in the exam

  • Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete
  • Roofing Construction and Estimating
  • BCSI: Guide to Good Practice for Handling and Installing, Restraining, and Bracing of Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses
  • Carpentry and Building Construction
  • Modern Masonry
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Exam Review, Training, Education

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