Arizona Registrar of Contractors

   Wednesday November 25, 2015 05:17 PM Contact FAQ Site Map  

Attention ROC Customers

AZ ROC Offices Closed on Thursday, November 26, 2015 – In Observance of Thanksgiving Day, the Flagstaff, Phoenix and Tucson Offices of the Arizona Registrar of Contractors will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26th. We will reopen to again serve the public on Friday, Nov. 27th at 8:00 am. Thank you.

ATTENTION LICENSE APPLICANTS: Enterprise Advantage, the company the Arizona Registrar of Contractors uses to complete background checks, will undergo system maintenance between Thurs., Dec. 10 at 8:00pm ET – Mon., Dec. 14 at 6:00am ET. Due to this, neither AZ ROC nor applicants will be able to submit new background check orders, check existing orders or review candidate information during this time. If you are planning to apply for a license, please understand any possible delay this may cause in the processing of your background check and application, in general. If you have any questions, please call 1-877-692-9762 (1-877-MY-AZROC).

The Registrar of Contractors is accepting public comment on a proposed rule change increasing the permitted work allowed for the B-2 General Small Commercial Contractor license classification to not exceed $2,000,000. Please submit written comments to: ATTN: Jim Knupp, Arizona Registrar of Contractors, 1700 W Washington Street, Suite 105, Phoenix, AZ 85007-2812. To read the proposed rule amendment, please click here.

Need to reach AZ ROC in general? Send all correspondence to: Arizona Registrar of Contractors, 1700 W Washington Street, Suite 105, Phoenix, AZ 85007-2812. If you have any questions, please call 1-877-692-9762 (1-877-MY-AZROC).

Experience Requirements

Experience Requirements FAQ

  1. What kind of experience is required for a contractor's license?

    Credit is given for experience as a journeyman, foreman, supervising employee or contractor.
    • A journeyman is a person who has completed an apprenticeship program or is an experienced worker, not a trainee, and is fully qualified and able to perform the trade without supervision.
    • A foreman or supervisor is a person who has the knowledge and skill of a journeyman and directly supervises physical construction.
    • A contractor is a person who manages the daily activities of a construction business, including field supervision.

    Contracting experience will also be considered from currently licensed Arizona contractors, formerly licensed Arizona contractors and the official personnel listed in our records for an Arizona contractor's license.

    All experience claims must be verifiable by a qualified and responsible person, such as a homeowner, an employer, a fellow employee, other journeymen, a contractor, a union representative, a building inspector, an architect or an engineer.

    The person verifying your claim must have first-hand knowledge of your experience, that is, he or she must have observed the work that you have done.
  2. How much experience is required?

    Refer to form License Classification Requirements RC-L-206B to determine License Classification experience requirements.
  3. Are there education requirements for a license?

    No. You do not have to meet any educational requirements in order to qualify for a contractor's license.
  4. May I substitute any education, technical training, or apprenticeship training for the required experience?

    You may receive credit for technical training, apprenticeship training, or education which may be substituted for a portion of the required four years of practical experience.

    You must provide written documentation of any training or education claimed in place of experience. Acceptable documentation includes copies of apprenticeship certificates and college transcripts.

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