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Alaska Residential Contractor Endorsement

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License Requirements

Requirements to Obtaining your License.

  • Pre qualification is NOT required
  • A valid contractor registration is required before bidding on a project
  • Licenses must possess a valid state of Alaska business license which is issued separately for $200
  • Required to show proof of insurance: Property damage - $20,000, Injury/Death to one - $50,000, Injury/Death to more than one - $100,000

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


Reciprocity Agreements

No agreements at this time. However, Alaska may recognize the exams given by Thompson Prometric/Experior or other testing firms on a case by case basis.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education

When renewing, 16 contact hours of acceptable continuing competency activities are required.


Exam Details

  • 100 questions and a time limit of 4 hours
  • A score of 70% is needed to pass.
  • Exam fee is $75
  • Topics include: Carpentry, finishes, conrete, 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 Thomson Prometric. at 1-(800)899-4089.


Books and References for the Exam

The following references are permitted to be taken into 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 NOT permitted to be taken into the examination.

  • Specifications for the Application and Finishing of Gypsum Board, 2000 Ed.
  • Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, 14th Ed
  • Excavation and Grading Handbook, 2nd Ed
  • Northern Comfort: Advanced Cold Climate Home Building Techniques, 1995 Ed.
  • Modern Carpentry, 2003 Ed.
  • Carpentry and Building Construction, 6th Ed.

Exam Review and Education

Exam Review, Training, Education

We currently offer 2 options to help you pass your electrical exam Our complete exam review includes practice tests, highlighting guides, calculations, test taking tips and instructor support. The practice tests only option includes practice tests, test taking tips and instructor support.

Our electrical practice includes over 400 real NEC questions. Each time you take the practice test, the questions are randomly generated from our database. Therefore, you will never see the same test twice, guaranteeing you the best review possible for your examination.

Online Practice Tests: $99
Online Exam Prep: $199

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Reference Books

Our online store offers hundreds of books at the best pricing possible.

To find books for your exam, click here and then click "State Exam".


Application Processing Assistance

@ Home Prep- a division of Stautzenberger College can assist you by saving you time and money. With our years of experience, we can quickly and accurately submit your application to your state.

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