Overview & Benefits
Obtaining a contractor’s license in North Dakota
Nothing worthwhile in life comes without planning, discipline, and hard work. Getting your contractor business up and running in North Dakota is no exception.
You have the skills and a killer concept for your company. While it may be tempting to hit the ground running and jump right into projects, there are necessary steps you'll need to take before you can break ground on any construction site. North Dakota, like most states, has a series of unique requirements you'll need to meet before you can begin working. From education to licensure, you'll have to invest time and energy upfront to build the foundation for success as a contractor long-term.
If you're ready to get started towards your dream career of being one of North Dakota's finest contractors, there's a good chance you'll take on amazing projects that earn your company over $4,000. If that's the case, you will be legally obligated to get a license in order to work.
Don't panic! While it can be daunting to take the first step, The Contractor Training Center is here to help. With a responsive team and resources specific to the licensing process and examinations in North Dakota, you can rest easy knowing your contractor license is in the bag.
The Benefits of Having a Contractor's License in North Dakota
All states, even different cities or local jurisdictions, have specific benchmarks and requirements for folks seeking contractor licenses. Frustrating as it may feel, these standards are in place to protect both businesses and clients in the unique places they work and live.
In North Dakota, a contractor's license is required for anyone who intends to do construction work amounting to over $4,000 for materials and labor.
If you attempt to cheat the system and work without one, you could get hit with massive fines and jeopardize your ability to work in the future. It's better to play it safe from the get-go and start your journey towards licensure sooner than later.
In addition to the legal obligation, there are many reasons having a license is a good idea.
Having a license gives your company credibility with clients. It can help earn the allegiance of those you serve and gives your business prestige and trustworthiness.
Having the proper licensure, while it will cost you money upfront, will pay off tenfold financially. Your earning potential is exponentially higher with correct licensing.
The requirements that go into licensure, such as holding a business insurance policy, help protect your company from damaging and expensive lawsuits.