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CONTRACTOR EXAM PREP

Wyoming Contractor License Courses, Classes & Exam Prep

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OVERVIEW

Obtaining a Contractor's License in Wyoming

If you’ve landed on this page, chances are you’re in the process of launching your own contracting business—and we want to congratulate you! Like any other state, Wyoming has requirements that you must meet before you can legally perform work. The most important one is having a valid WY contractor’s license.

General Contractors get licensed at the jurisdictional level in Wyoming and not the state level. If you need to get licensed in more than one jurisdiction then you will still have to fill out the application for that jurisdiction but they will accept the exam that you have already taken if it is appropriate for your license. You still will have to register your business at the state level with the Wyoming Secretary of State and go to the Wyoming Department of Revenue for Wyoming Tax ID number. 

At Contractor Training Center, we understand that you may not be fully aware of the laws, rules, and regulations. If this happens to be the case, don’t worry. It’s why we are here – to help and support you through this tedious but rewarding process.

You won’t get very far without a Wyoming Contractor’s license. Performing work without one can be illegal. Think about it, if anyone could build houses, what would the quality of these homes be like? With our guidance, you will have this license in no time.

Our team of specialists is knowledgeable, experienced, and passionate about the construction industry. We help contractors start their business the right way. We understand this process from top to bottom and hold the best tools, resources, and practice exams to prepare you. So, do you absolutely need a contractor’s license before you can start building homes in WY? The answer is, YES.

What You Can Expect From Us

Everything you could need to embark on this learning journey can be found here on this page. We have a collection of high-quality resources, tools, and information. These are the minimum of what you can expect from this experience. Our services will help you in many ways, including:

  • Discuss the various types of exams that you will encounter
  • Guide you through the different steps for certification
  • Provide you with additional study resources and helpful tools
  • Minimize the hassle involved with the exam-taking process and make it simple
  • Provide you with the necessary materials and books to take the OPEN BOOK exam
  • Provide you with Tabbing and Highlighting instructions so that answers can be found quickly
  • We also offer additional services where we will tab and highlight the books for you
  • Provide you with hundreds of practice questions
  • Application fulfillment services that guide you through the application process
  • Offer support with a friendly customer service team. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have.
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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

Why You Should Get a Contractor's License in Wyoming

Clients in this business will often ask to see a physical copy of your contractor’s license before they buy your services. This is because it will prove your credibility to them as a professional. A license shows them you have met all of the requirements and WY regulations and rules. 

With a license, your clients can trust that you have the knowledge and skills to do what they need. It’s an assurance that you’ll follow all applicable laws and regulations. You can build a relationship with your customers and establish trust in other ways, of course. However, a licensed contractor will stand out far more and attract customers easier.

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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.

Getting a contractor's license isn't done overnight, and the process of obtaining a license can be considered a significant investment. Customers often feel at ease knowing a contractor has invested their own time and money working to back up their skills with a license to prove it.

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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.

In Alabama, general construction projects over $50,000 in labor and materials cost require a licensed general contractor. Anyone working on projects over $50k in Alabama without a proper license may be subject to civil fines or even criminal charges (a Class A misdemeanor).

With a license, your clients can trust that you have the knowledge and skills to do what they need. It’s an assurance that you’ll follow all applicable laws and regulations. You can build a relationship with your customers and establish trust in other ways, of course. However, a licensed contractor will stand out far more and attract customers easier.

Additionally, many states legally require businesses to hold a contractor's license to work on projects over a certain financial threshold. If you take the initiative and earn your license now, you can get more business, increase profits, and take on more significant assignments right away. Clients will typically pay a higher fee for licensed contractors because they can trust that the contractor knows what to do and how to do it well.

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

How to Get a Contractor's License in Wyoming

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General contractors do not need to hold a state license to work in Wyoming. Licensing is done at the local level so check with your city or county before you begin work. Many of the local jurisdictions have similar requirements and testing.

Here are a few of the main jurisdictions:

The City of Gillette accepts the National Standard examinations on information provided by the International Code Council (ICC). There are 3 different levels of Contractor licenses for General Contractors where you will have to take an exam. You can find the Gillette Contractor License Application linked here.

Cheyenne, Wyoming; Cody, Wyoming; Jackson, Wyoming; and Lander, Wyoming also accept National Standard ICC contractor exams. There are three main exams for building, or general, contractors:

  • Class A contractors can do work on all structures up to and including high rise buildings. W11 National Standard General Building Contractor (A) 90 multiple-choice questions Exam fee: $110 (CBT) Open book—4-hour time limit 
  • Class B contractors can do work on all structures up to and including four stories in height. W12 National Standard Building Contractor (B) 80 multiple-choice questions Exam fee: $110 (CBT) Open book—4-hour time limit
  • Class C contractors are home and duplex builders.W13 National Standard Residential Building Contractor (C) 80 multiple-choice questions Exam fee: $110 (CBT) Open book—4-hour time limit

We offer exam prep courses and materials for all three of these licensing exams.

 

 

Note: This information has been provided as a service. It is correct and up-to-date to the best of our knowledge; however, it is in no way intended to offer legal advice and you must always consult with local authorities before you make any business decisions. Regulations and requirements may change at any time.

Preparing for the Exam

At Contractor Training Center, we offer Exam Prep Classes, books, and tabs needed for you to pass the many contractor examinations in Wyoming. 

It isn’t necessary to study and memorize all the material contained in the reference books, as that would likely take you many months of study. The trick to passing these exams is to be able to find answers quickly. This is where our techniques really work for you. We also provide you with many practice questions. This will help you absorb much of the material and also help you learn your way around the various books. We teach you keyword techniques and time-saving techniques and prepare you for the tricky ways that questions are sometimes worded.  We can have you ready and confident to take your test in less than a week. We see our best results when people take the exam within a week of taking the Prep course.

We also keep working with you if you don’t pass the exam on the first attempt. We will ask you to send us your pass/fail report. This will show us the areas in the exam where you struggled. Now we will know how best to prepare you for taking the exam again. Then we will put you in another prep class for free. We are very good at getting our contractors to pass the exams and determined to get you the license you seek.

 

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?

Frequently Asked Questions

The ICC National Standard Building Contractor exams are administered by Pearson VUE.

You can find more information about scheduling and taking the exam on their site, linked here.