Overview & Benefits
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The International Code Council’s Contractor/Trades examination program is an independent testing program designed to provide licensing agencies with information regarding qualified contractors and trades professionals. Participating in the Code Council examination program does not guarantee that a licensing agency will award you a license. However, the Code Council examination program serves as an independent appraisal of your competency in the construction field, and your test results may be used by licensing agencies to satisfy the requirements for testing.
The Benefits of Taking an ICC Examination
Gives You Credibility
Passing an ICC National Standard Contractor Licensing Exam communicates to your clients and colleagues that you take your work seriously and are dedicated to becoming a professional in your industry. Once you pass an exam and meet other local jurisdiction requirements, you will be able to take on larger projects. Your clients will also trust your services when they see that you are a licensed professional. Earning a license will create more opportunities for career advancement and provide you with professional recognition by validating your technical expertise. This will make you and your business more marketable.
Gives You A Higher Earning Potential
The ability to complete large projects will exponentially increase your income. Your expertise in the construction of buildings and the various codes will increase the value you bring to a project.
Clients are also willing to pay a higher price for a licensed contractor instead of an unlicensed contractor. Getting your license will make your business more valuable and provide you with a higher earning potential.