The Rhode Island Contractors’ Registration and Licensing Board handles the licensing process for general contractors. It is an umbrella term, which refers to contractors, who perform work connected with alterations, remodeling, repair, and commercial and home construction. In reality, there is no statewide license, as contractors have to complete registration instead. There is also a requirement of completing certain hours of pre-licensing education before registering with the Board.
Despite that fact, the state still offers some licenses at the state level, which require special training, examinations, and continuing education. In addition, the Department of Labor and Training issues contractor licenses to electricians, installers, plumbers, etc.
Completing Rhode Island contractor registration may be exciting, but a little overwhelming at the same time. To understand which license you need and which licensing body is in charge of the process, continue reading.
As it was mentioned above, the Contractors’ Registration and Licensing Board does not authorize state licenses to persons, who engage in the work of commercial construction, home construction, alterations, and remodeling. Instead, they are required to complete registration, as well as complete pre-registration education.
To complete contractor registration, a person must:
Every contractor must complete 5 hours of pre-registration education before applying for the registration. It is preferable to contact the Board in advance and check the list of state-approved course providers.
To clarify, the license entitles the licensee to install, maintain, and repair electrical systems, including electronic controls.
To apply for the license, an electrician must apply to the Department of Labor and Training and comply with some requirements.
This license, in short, allows the license holder to install, alter, repair, and replace underground utilities, sewer, and storm drainage lines (water lines). The scope of work also includes services, which apply to the outside of the building and structures, as well as making connections.
Under the term “underground utility contractor”, we can understand LLCs, partnerships, business organizations, corporations, including licensed individuals.
There is an exam requirement, which consists of 40 questions, and an applicant must score at least 70% to succeed.
This license, in short, allows the license holder to construct, repair, and perform contracting work, which pertains to roofing (for example, sealing, sheet metal, waterproofing, etc.). Under the term “roofing contractor”, we can understand licensed individuals or organizations, which become involved in the business of commercial, as well as industrial roofing.
There is an exam requirement, which consists of 50 questions, and an applicant must score at least 70% to succeed. In addition, the exam covers general knowledge, safety, moisture, energy control, and many other topics.
This license, in short, allows the license holder to place and get the operation of pumps and pumping equipment ready. The scope of work also includes connecting wells and pumping parts in water supply systems.
To become a pump installer, a person will need to take an exam, which contains 40 questions. Those questions cover piping, water chemistry, installations, repair, electrical subjects, and tanks.
This license, in short, allows the license holder to alter, build, and install water-supply wells with the help of drilling. The scope of work also includes excavation, which is drilled and cored.
Before you can officially call yourself a well driller, you must take the required exam and score at least 70%. The exam has 50 questions, and you will have 120 minutes to answer general knowledge, safety, drilling, and other questions.
The Contractors’ Registration and Licensing Board issues this license to persons, who place and get the operation of residential water-filtration and water treatment systems ready. The scope of work also includes working with equipment, necessary materials, and repairing any existing installation
To obtain this license, a contractor must pass the exam, which consists of 35 questions and covers state rules and regulations, wastewater topics, piping, water conditioning, and so on.
An installer is an individual, who is licensed by the Contractors’ Registration and Licensing Board and performs work under the supervision of a licensed water-filtration contractor.
To obtain this license, a person must pass the exam, which consists of 30 questions and covers state rules and regulations, wastewater topics, piping, water conditioning, and so on.
Contractors’ Registration and Licensing Board
560 Jefferson Blvd
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: (401) 921-1590