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Arizona Electrical Contractors License

get arizona contractors licenseInstallation, alteration, and repair of any wiring, related electrical material and equipment used in the generating, transmitting, or utilization of electrical energy less than 600 volts, inlcuding all overhead electrical wiring on public right-of-ways for signs and street decorations, and all underground electrical distrubution systems of less than 600 volts serving private properties. Installation, alteration, and repair on other than public right-of-ways of all outside, overhead, and underground electrical construction and all wiring in or on any building of less than 600 volts.

 

Arizona Electrical Contractors License Requirements

 

let us help you get your contractors licenseApplicants are required to have 4 verifiable years experience and pass the Arizona Business Management Exam in addition to the electrical exam. A contractors license is required in Arizona for any contract that exceeds $1,000 (including labor and materials) or if the work requires a building permit. A business consisting of a sole proprietorship (individual), a partnership, limited liability company, or a corporation may apply for a contractor's license if they have a regularly employed person with the necessary experience, knowledge and skills who serves as the qualifying party. All persons listed on the application must be 18 years of age or older. A corporation or limited liability company must be registered with the Arizona Corporation Commission and in good standing with that agency before submitting an application for a contractor's license. The corporation or limited liability company must remain in good standing in order to renew their contractor's license. Any business which contracts or offers to contract to build, alter, repair, add to, subtract from, improve, move, wreck or demolish any building, highway, road, railroad, excavation or other structure, development or improvement, or to do any part of the work must be a licensed contractor. Also included in work requiring a license is the erection of scaffolding, connections to utility service lines, metering devices and sewer lines, mechanical or structural service to a structure or improvement and any other work in connection with the project. More info here.

 

Arizona Electrical Contractors Fees

 

contractors license feesAfter you pass the exam, you can complete your license application. You'll need a financial statement, proof of Workers' Compensation Insurance if you have employees, and a bond. The amount of the bond depends on the type of license you're getting and the gross amount of business you expect to do in Arizona. For commercial contractor licenses, bonds can be from $5,000 to $90,000 for each license. For residential contractor licenses, they're from $1,000 to $15,000 each. Residential contractors also need to pay into the Arizona Recovery Fund. The amount of the payment may vary from year to year depending on how much the Fund has accumulated over the year. One part law or trade examination is $56. Two parts law and trade examinations are $106. New license fees range from: $580 for each specialty classification, $780 for each general commercial classification, and $870 for each residential construction classification.

 

Arizona Electrical Contractors Exam Details

 

contractor exam detailed informationAll candidates are required to take and pass a Business Management Examination. Applicants are required to have 4 verifiable years experience and pass the Arizona Business Management Exam in addition to the electrical exam. The business management test contains questions on state and federal laws and questions on the management of construction projects and business and financial management. The application instructions and test instructions should assist you in making a decision as to your need to take the exam. If you are still unsure after reading those instructions, you may call the Licensing department at (602) 542-1525 for assistance. More info here.

Electrical Exam Content

 

General Electrical Knowledge
Services Feeders and Branch Circuits
Grounding and Bonding
Conductors and Cables
Raceways and Boxes
Special Occupancies and Equipment
Electrical Devices
Motors
Low Voltage
Lighting
Fire Detection and Alarm Systems
Safety
Overcurrent Protection
Photovoltaics


Total Number of Test Questions: 110


Time Allowed: 240 minutes

 

Books That Are Allowed Into The Exam

 

1. Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926, Revised as of 2008 or later (OSHA) - OR - Selections as of 2008 by PSI.   

 

2. National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), 2008, NFPA.         

 

3. NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm Code, 2007, NFPA.

 

NOTE: If you are not currently a licensed contractor then you are required to take and pass BOTH the standard LAW exam and TRADE specific exam.

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Arizona Electrical Contractors Exam Home Study Kit $249

 

complete home study kit saleOur home study materials are available in either books with CD-ROMs version or online downloadable version. Our CD-ROM software is developed using the computer-assisted testing software, which means that no internet or prior computer experience is required. Both CD-ROM and instant online download versions are identical and cover everything you need to study and pass your contractors exam. The complete home study kit includes: both Business Management & Electrical study manuals with over 200 pages of electrical formulas, terminology, math examples, estimating, wiring, and more. Plus, over a thousand of practice exam questions with detailed explanations to all Business Management and Electrical exam questions. All orders also receive a complete contractors application review, 30-day online exam support, and 24/7 online applicant support.

 

Arizona Contractors License Reciprocity

 

contractors license reciprocityArizona contractors registrar will let you waive any trade exam you already have a license if you qualify. The Business Management exam cannot be waived because it has reference to Arizona specific statutes and rules. To waive the trade portion of the exam you must: The applicant/qualifier shall have taken and passed an equivalent trade exam that led to the approval of a contractor’s license. The contractor’s license must have been active and in good standing within the preceding five years. The exam content and the license classification must be equivalent to the Arizona exam and license for which the exam waiver is being requested. Additionally, you also must include; A description of the scope of license classification from the jurisdiction where the trade exam was taken. A copy of the passing tests results. A description of the exam content from the exam provider. Proof of the license status and history from the other jurisdiction (e.g. state, county, city). More info here.