With over 17 years of experience in trade licensing, Contractor School Online (CSO) is your primary resource to help you pass your State Contractor License Exam! We offer Online Practice Tests, study materials, books and more.
To become a certified contractor in Alabama, depending on the trade you are interested in, you may be required to pass a trade exam and Business, Law and Management. Use our Information Request Form to find out more.
Contractor School Online (CSO) will assist you with their professional consultants and provide study materials, also practice tests for the Business, Law, and Management and your trade if available. If purchases are made elsewhere make sure the correct author, title and year are appropriate for the trade.
CSO Business, Law and Management Practice Test coincides with the required State Contractor’s Manual.
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Highway contracts require pre qualification with the Department of Transportation on all contracts.
Non resident contractors and subcontractors must register contracts exceeding $10,000 with the Department of Revenue.
An out of state corporation authorized to do business in the state shall not be required to register the contract.
Contractors must provide experience information and financial statements. For prequalification limits over $500,000 audited financial statements are required. There were 401 prequalified contractors as of October 1996.
A bond in the amount of 5 percent of the total contract is required from contractors on all contracts.
For contracts that are required to be registered, a bond in the amount of 8% of the contract amount (minimum $1,000) must be filed with the Department of Taxation. For sales tax exempt projects a 4% bond is required ($1,000 minimum).
Many cities and counties have examination and licensing requirements for contractors. In lieu of the local examination, code exams given by the International Congress of Building Officials and Block & Associates are recognized by the local licensing authorities. The examinations recognized are the ICBO's General Contractor exam (4 hours open book) and Block's Kansas LJBC exam (6 hours open book).
Reciprocal agreements may exist for highway pre qualification requirements on highway work.
There are no trades or classifications currently specified on the state level for the state of Kansas.