Overview & Benefits
Obtaining a Contractor’s License in the State of New Jersey
Becoming a licensed contractor is a big career milestone. Luckily for those who want to work in New Jersey, the requirements to get a general contractor license are less taxing than in other states. There is no state licensing board for general contractors. This means no exam or education requirements. Licensing for general contractors is handled at the local (city/county) level. There is no state licensing board for General Contractors in New Jersey. Licensing for General Contractors is handled at the local (city/county) level.
However, in order to obtain a local license, contractors must first be registered with the State of New Jersey.
While there are no exam requirements for a general contractor license in New Jersey, it is important to keep in mind that there are exam requirements for electrical, HVAC, plumbing, or alarm system licenses. All of these licenses require you to pass the New Jersey Business and Law examination. You’ll definitely need a license to perform work legally.
The New Jersey general contractor license registration process might seem intimidating at first. However, we are here to help.
At the Contractor Training Center, we can help you navigate your way through the process. We offer exam prep materials. Our courses will prepare you for the Business and Law exam, should you need an HVAC, electrical, plumbing, or alarm system license.
The Benefits of Having a Contractors License in New Jersey
In New Jersey, having a license will open many doors for you and your business. Not only will it mean you are able to work legally, but it will also increase your credibility and your earning potential.
Licenses are meant to protect customers by ensuring uniform standards. Customers know that having a license means they can trust the quality of your work – once you have one, you’ll find yourself taking on more and bigger jobs than ever before.
Gives You Credibility
Having a license increases your credibility, allowing you to build trust with your clients. There are other ways you can gain their trust, but this is a big part of establishing yourself and your business, especially if you're working with new customers.
Gives You A Higher Earning Potential
Consequently, there are larger projects that you can't perform without a contractor's license. With one, you can take on big assignments, get more jobs, and increase your profit. More times than not, clients will pay a higher price to a licensed contractor as opposed to unlicensed handymen.