Notice: Arizona Solar Contractors
Solar Energy Device WarrantiesMost contractors are aware that pursuant to A.R.S. § 32-1170.01 it is unlawful to install, alter, or repair a solar device without first qualifying as a solar contractor. Contractors should also be aware that A.R.S. § 44-1762 requires those who manufacture, furnish for installation, or install a solar energy device to provide consumers a written statement of (1) warranty, (2) responsibilities assumed or disclaimed and (3) performance data of the solar energy device and its components?
The form of this statement is subject to approval by the Registrar of Contractors and a copy of the approved statement is to be kept on public file with the agency.
Questions regarding these written statements or their filing with the Registrar of Contractors should be directed to the licensing department at 602-542-1525.
Page Contents Download our Rules, Regulations and Statutes BooksWith over 300 annual days of sunshine, Arizona is establishing itself as a leader in the solar industry. With such an abundance of this great natural resource, it is no surprise that Arizona is fast becoming a key player in the growth of this important industry. Many local, state, and federal government entities are incentivizing homeowners to utilize new solar technologies.
The Arizona Registrar of Contractor plays a vitally important role in ensuring that contractors who conduct business in this growing industry are properly licensed and meet all regulatory, experience and training requirements necessary to protect the public from poor workmanship and unscrupulous activities.
Proper licensure is the first step. The table below reflects the current classifications and requirements necessary for solar licensure as defined by the Registrar of Contractors. In order to perform solar installation in the state of Arizona, contractors must hold at least one of the following licenses:
|Arizona Registrar of Contractors|
Solar Licensing Requirements
|License Classification||Description||Experience Requirements|
|R-4, C-74, CR-74||Boilers, Including Solar||4 Years Journeyman|
|R-37, C-77, CR-77||Plumbing, Including Solar||4 Years Journeyman|
|R-37R, C-78, CR-78||Solar Plumbing Liquid Systems Only||6 Months Journeyman|
|R-39, C-79, CR-79||Air Conditioning And Refrigeration Including Solar||4 Years Journeyman|
|A-19, B-6, KA-6||Swimming Pools, Including Solar||4 Years Management of General Swimming Pool Contracting.|
|A-17, R-11, C-11, CR-11||Electrical (including solar electric)||4 Years Journeyman|
|A-General, B-4 General, KA-General||General Engineering (including solar electric)||4 Years Management of General Engineering|
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Residential and Commercial General Contracting and Remodeling Licenses may contract for solar installations. However, all work pertaining to the installation must be subcontracted to a properly licensed solar plumbing, air conditioning, boiler, electrical or swimming pool contractor. An exception is that the A-General, B-4 General and KA-Dual Engineering Licenses may perform solar installations.
Roofing tile that function as solar collectors must be installed by a CR-42, roofing contractor. However, connection of these tiles to the electrical system can only be performed by a licensed electrical contractor.
Additionally, any devices (solar or otherwise) mounted on the roof that significantly impacts, may compromise the roof components or may void the existing roof warranty, may require inspection and/or installation by a licensed roofing contractor.
Always ensure that the contractor you hire to perform solar related projects is licensed through the Arizona Registrar of Contractor. Check the status of a Contractor with the Registrar of Contractors.
If you have additional questions you may contact the ROC at 1-877-692-9762.
Testing RequirementsContractors Business Management Exam and Trade Exam
Statute/ Rule ReferenceR4-9-102, R4-9-103, R4-9-104.
Article 4. Qualification of Solar Contractors.