Tennessee Contractors License

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  • Virtually every aspect of construction is regulated at the State level.
  • The Board for Licensing Contractors requires a contractor license for any project exceeding $25,000.00 and must be obtained prior to offering to engage, bid, or contract. This includes Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Environmental, Electrical and Mechanical.
  • For additional licensing requirements including experience, financial and bonding requirements, exam information, reference books needed and reciprocity, please select the License link below.
  • The NASCLA Accredited Commercial Exam is acceptable by Tennessee for the BC-B classification.
  • *WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INSURANCE EXEMPTIONS- EFFECTIVE MARCH 1, 2011*- owners, officers of a corporation, partners or members of an LLC may register with the Tennessee Secretary of State’s office to obtain an exemption from covering themselves from Workers’ Compensation insurance. More information is available from the law or see their website at: Construction Services Provider
  • Roofing Subcontractors PC 355: Roofing subcontractors required to be licensed as a contractor. (Eff. 1/1/2014)
  • Tennessee Guide to Getting your Contractor License
    This 4 hour class will cover the steps to getting your Tennessee Contractor’s license. Our Senior Application Processor will cover experience needed, financial qualifications, insurance, etc. In just a few hours you will have a clear understanding of what is required by the state to get your license.
  • EPA Certification Course
    Type I – Persons who maintain, service or repair small appliances must be certified as Type I. Type II – Persons who maintain, service, repair or dispose of high or very high pressure appliances, except for small appliances or motor vehicle air conditioning systems, must be certified as Type II . Type III – Persons who service, maintain, repair, or dispose of low pressure appliance must be certified as Type III. UNIVERSAL – Persons who maintain, service, repair, or dispose of small appliances as well as high and low pressure equipment, must be certified as Universal.
  • Tennessee Business and Law
    All Contractors are required by the state to pass this exam in addition to their trade exam in order to obtain a license.Some smaller, specialty licenses may be obtained by passing only the Business and Law contractor license exam. These smaller licenses do not have an exam of their own. Up to five (5) Specialty Licenses can be held under this license. Click here for more information.
  • Tennessee Residential Contractor (BC-A)
    This contractor license covers the construction, remodeling, repair, or improvement of 1, 2, 3, or 4 family unit residences not exceeding 3 stores in height and accessory use structures in connection therewith. A license is required for jobs over $25,000.
  • Tennessee Residential/Small Commercial Contractor (BC-A,b)
    This license allows the holder to construct, remodel, repair, or improve 1, 2, 3, or 4 family unit residences not exceeding 3 stories in height and accessory use structures, as well as commercial construction up to $500,000 total cost per job. A license is required for jobs over $25,000.
  • Tennessee Commercial and Industrial Contractor
    This license is authorized to construct, erect, alter, repair or demolish any building or structure for use and occupancy by the general public, including residential construction with more than four units or greater than three stories in height. They are also authorized to erect, alter, repair and demolish buildings or structures used for industrial production and services, such as manufacturing plants. A license is required for jobs over $25,000.
  • Tennessee Commercial Contractor
    This license is authorized to bid on and contract for the construction, erection, alteration, repair or demolition of any building or structure for use and occupancy by the general public including residential construction with more than four units or greater than three stories in height. A license is required for jobs over $25,000.
  • Tennessee Industrial Contractor
    This license allows the holder to erect, alter, repair, and demolish buildings or structures used for industrial production and service, such as manufacturing plants. A license is required for jobs over $25,000.
  • Tennessee Residential, Commercial and lndustrial Building Contractor (BC)
    Contractors holding this license may erect, alter, repair or demolish any residential home, commercial building for use by the general public, and buildings or structures used for industrial production and service, such as manufacturing plants. A license is required for jobs over $25,000.
  • Tennessee Residential/Commercial Contractor (BC-A, B)
    This license allows the holder to erect, remodel, repair, alter, or demolish any residential structure regardless of the number of units or number of stories. It also allows the erection, construction, alteration, repair, or demolition of any building or structure for use and occupancy by the general public. A license is required for jobs over $25,000.
  • Tennessee Small Commercial Contractor
    This license allows the holder to construct, erect, alter, repair, or demolish any building or structure for use and occupancy by the general public the total cost of which does not exceed $500,000.
  • Tennessee Electrical Contractor (CE)
    This license allows the candidate to pull electrical permits and subcontract components of the project when the electrical portion constitutes at least 60% of the total project cost.The Electrical Contractor may perform electrical work for buildings and structures, all types of low voltage work, electrical sings, burglar and security systems, fire detection, electrical temperature controls, roadway lighting, attenuators and signalization. This license does not allow high voltage electrical work; a separate license is need for high voltage work.
  • Tennessee High Voltage Contractor
    This license allows high voltage (over 600 volts) electrical work including but not limited to transmission lines and substations.
  • Tennessee Limited License Electrician (LLE)
    This license covers electrical work under $25,000 per job. The LLE is not accepted in counties having a codes office, which performs their own inspections (such as Davidson, Hamilton, Knox, Shelby, etc), licensing, and testing. Please contact your local codes office for their requirements.
  • Tennessee General Mechanical Contractor (CMC)
    This is a broad license that covers HVAC, Refrigeration, Gas Piping, Plumbing, Solar HVAC, Process Piping, Sprinklers and Fire Protection, Insulation of HVAC Systems, Pollution Control, Pneumatic Tube Systems, Pneumatic Temperature Control, and Boiler Construction and Repair.***NOTE***: The state of Tennessee recognizes this license to allow the contractor to hook-up to the Electrical Disconnect, however many jurisdictions within the state do not. Check with your City/County Codes Official for complete code requirements.
  • Tennessee HVAC/Refrigeration Contractor (CMC-C)
    This license allows the holder to install and perform maintenance on heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, gas piping, and geothermal HVAC equipment. The CMC-C license is required for candidates who need to pull permits for projects limited to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.
  • Tennessee Mechanical Plumbing (CMC-A)
    This license permits the installation, alteration, remodeling or repair of any plumbing or non-medical gas piping. A license is needed for jobs where the total cost is in excess of $25,000.