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Arkansas Commercial/Residential Contractor License and Exam

License Requirements

Requirements to Obtaining your License

  • Pre-approval is required from the board before sitting for the exam
Work Under this License

Work that can be Done Under this License

  • Commercial Contractors License allows any person, firm, or other organization for a price, wage or fee, to attempt to or submit bids to construct, contract, or undertake to contract or manage the construction, erection, alteration, repair any building, apartment, condominium, highway or other structure on private or public property except for single-family residences.
  • Residential Contractors License allows any person, firm, or other organization for a price, wage or fee, to attempt to or submit bids to construct, contract, or undertake to contract or manage the construction of a single family residence.

Applications for a License

Applying to get your License

Applications for licensure can be obtained by contacting the Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board at 1-501-372-4661. Applications are normally processed shortly.

The license fee is $100.00.


Reciprocity Agreements

Reciprocity is considered on a case by case basis.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education

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


Exam Details

  • The examination fee is $35 for the paper-pencil exam or $75 for the computerized exam
  • The examination has 50 questions and a time limit of 2 hours.
  • A 70% is required to pass.
  • Topics on the exam include business organization, licensing, estimating and bidding, contract management, project management, insurance and bonding, OSHA record-keeping, personnel regulations, financial management, tax laws, lien laws.
  • To schedule your exams, contact Prometric at 1-800-462-8669.

Books and References for the Exam

The following references are permitted to be taken into the Arkansas examinations. These references may be purchased from our online contractor's bookstore or by calling 1-800-952-0910.

  • Arkansas Guide to Business Law and Project Management
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