Overview & Benefits
Obtaining a Contractors License in Alaska
Obtaining your contractor's license in the state of Alaska means you're opening doors that go beyond simple handyman projects. The process of applying for a contractor's license can be intimidating. We are here to help make sense of all the requirements, forms, and applications that you must fill out before obtaining your license.
At Contractor Training Center, we'll teach you everything you need to know to obtain your license successfully. We offer a consulting session before you submit to make sure you apply to the right license and fill out the correct forms. The steps you take depend on the type of contracting work you'll be doing.
We will work with you from start to finish and review your application before you submit it to the state licensing agency. If your application gets rejected, we will go over your appeal/reapplying options. Unlike other agencies, we don't want you waiting for weeks or months to get your license. We are here to make this process as quick, simple, and stress-free as possible.
As you may be aware, the process of obtaining a license requires several steps. We are here to walk you through this process and help you pass the contractors exam your first time around.
Alaska State Law requires that every general contractor is licensed. Any individual who mainly performs residential remodels work and commercial projects less than 25% of the value of the structure needs to obtain a general contractor license without residential contractor endorsement. This option doesn't require an exam (more on this later).
For any individual who plans on building new commercial work, new home construction, or performs residential work that includes more than 25% of structure value, you will need to have a general contractor license with residential contractor endorsement. This type of license requires you to take an exam.
The Benefits of Having a Contractor's License in Alaska
There are two main benefits to obtaining a contractor's license in the state of Alaska:
Gives You Credibility
The first one is credibility. Potential clients are most likely to hire a contractor that is licensed as opposed to a handyman with no license or permit. Having a contractor's license makes you more reputable and helps build trust with clients.
Gives You a Higher Earning Potential
The second benefit of having a license is it gives you a higher earning potential. You're a contractor because you enjoy working within this industry, but you probably also love the income it brings. Without a license, you're preventing yourself from taking on larger projects that pay more. Not having a license means you'd have to turn down certain projects that would be good for your business.
Nine times out of ten, a client will pay a higher price to a contractor who's licensed as opposed to an unlicensed handyman. So, why limit yourself to more jobs and a higher earning potential? Get in touch with us today to learn how you can start the process of obtaining an Alaska license today.