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Arkansas Contractor License Classifications

Arkansas State requires a special license for all the people who want to work as a contractor, builder or handyman. Let’s have a look at Arkansas Contractor License Classification while obtaining a license.

There are various sorts of licenses available, as well as a Sub Contractor Registration Certificate․

Subcontractor Registration Certificate

Subcontractors of DULY LICENSED contractors can work with a REGISTRATION certificate rather than a complete license. A subcontractor is someone who works under a contract with a legally licensed contractor. If there is a contract with the owner (formal or verbal, it makes no difference), that person is regarded as a PRIME contractor, not a subcontractor. If the PRIME contractor does not have a proper Commercial Contractors license, the subcontractor will be required to obtain one.

Commercial License

A commercial license is required whenever a contractor does work on a commercial project worth $50,000 or more, including but not limited to labor and supplies. A commercial project is any project that is not a single-family dwelling.

Residential Builders License

If the cost of the project exceeds $2,000, including but not limited to labor and materials, a home builders license is required, unless an exception exists. A Residential Builders License also permits you to renovate a single-family home.

Residential Remodelers License

If the job costs more than $2,000, including labor and materials, a residential remodelers license is required.

Home Improvement License

A home improvement license is required to perform specialist work on a single-family property if the project costs more than $2,000, including labor and materials. This license is for a contractor who exclusively does specific sorts of work (painting, roofing, flooring, etc.). This license does not enable you to construct or renovate a house.

Commercial Contractor Licenses are governed by the following laws:

Classification(s) / specialty(s) denoted with a “*” need an Arkansas Trade License or Certification:

  1. Heavy Construction
  2. Municipal & Utility
  3. Highway, Railroad & Airport
  4. Building (Commercial & Residential)
  5. Light Building (Commercial & Residential)
  6. Mechanical*
  7. Electrical*

Contractor License Specialties:

Base & Paving HRA Miscellaneous & Specialty Items

  • Traffic Safety
  • Hot & Cold Mixes
  • Pavement Markers
  • Surface Treatment
  • Signaling
  • Asphalt 3. Guardrails & Fencing
  • Concrete Paving
  • Attenuators Signalization & Roadway Lighting
  1. Above Ground Tanks Grain Bins
  2. ** Asbestos Greenhouses
  3. Awnings, Canopies & Gutters ** Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration
  4. Base & Paving HRA Miscellaneous & Specialty Items
  5. Blinds, Curtains, Draperies, Theatrical b. Landscaping
  6. Boat Docks 1. Seeding
  7. Boiler Construction & Repair** / Soddin
  8. Bulk Storage Facilities/Plantin
  9. Cable Television Lines (Above & Below Ground) 4. Chemical weed & brush control
  10. Car Washes c. Pavement Rehabilitation
  11. Carpentry, Framing, Millwork, Cabinets /Pressure grouting
  12. Ceilings, Wall Systems, Acoustical Treatments/ Grinding & grooving
  13. Chemical Resistant Tile & Brick/ Concrete joints
  14. Chimneys, Fireplaces/ Underdrains
  15. Cofferdams, Dikes, Levees, Canals/ Miscellaneous Concrete
  16. Communication, Computer or Sound Systems, Cabling/
  17. Sidewalks /Concrete
  18. Driveways
  19. Control Systems & Instrumentation
  20. Curb & gutter
  21. Conveyors, Material Handling Systems, Cranes, Hoists
  22. Box culverts
  23. Cooling Towers Hydraulics
  24. Demolition, Blasting Incinerator & Stack Construction
  25. Dredging Indoor/Outdoor Advertising
  26. Institutional & Kitchen Equipment Institutional & Kitchen Equipment
  27. Drywall Insulation
  28. Electrical Transmission Lines Interior Work
  29. Elevators, Escalators, Dumbwaiters, Chairlifts Kilns, Drying Systems*
  30. Energy & Chemical Pipelines Landfills
  31. Energy Management, Retrofit Systems Landscaping, Irrigation, Lawn Sprinkler Systems, Streams
  32. Environmental General
  33. Landscaping with Planting*
  34. Erosion Control Lathe, Plaster, Stucco, Dryvit, EIFS
  35. Factory Trained Medical Equipment Technician *
  36. Lead Abatement*
  37. Lift Stations, Pumps
  38. Fencing, Gates Lightning Protection
  39. Fiberglass Liners
  40. Fireproofing Marine Docks
  41. Floors, Floor Covering Masonry
  42. Foundation Construction or Drilling, Pile Driving, Stabilization Mausoleums
  43. Furnaces, Fuel Burning or Heat Transfer Equipment, Medical Shielded Enclosures
  44. Stokers, Refractories Metal Buildings, Detached Structures, Storage Buildings
  45. Furniture, Recreational and/or Playground Equipment, Metal Studs, Walls
  46. Bleachers, Seating, Partitions Meter Installation & Service
  47. Gas Fitter Microwave Systems, Towers, Satellite Dishes*
  48. Generators, Turbines Millwright
  49. Glass, Glazing, Doors, Windows, Hardware, Storefront Oil & Gas Field Construction, Rigging
  50. Golf Cart & Foot Bridges & Paths Overhead Doors & Dock Equipment
  51. Golf Courses Paint Booths
  52. Grading & Drainage (Includes Pipe & Structures, Culverts, Painting, Wallcovering
  53. Clearing, Grubbing & Rip Rap, Excavation) Passenger Boarding Bridges
  54. Piping, Process Piping, Valve Repair
  55. Sheet Metal, Ducts, Ventilation*
  56. Plant Maintenance Siding, Soffit, Facia, Gutters
  57. Plating & Waste Treatment Systems
  58. Signal or Burglar Alarms, Fire Detection*
  59. Plumbing & Monitoring Systems*
  60. Pneumatic Tube Systems Skylights
  61. Pollution, Air & Dust Control, Blower & Exhaust Systems Solar Systems
  62. Poultry & Swine Electrical Special Coatings or Applications, Caulking, Waterproofing
  63. Poultry & Swine Houses Sport & Recreational Surfaces
  64. Poultry (HVACR) Sprinklers, Fire Protection*
  65. Precipitators Steel, Alloy, Ornamental, Metal Fabrication, Welding
  66. Railroad Construction & Related Items Storm Shelters
  67. Rebar Substations
  68. Refrigeration, Cold Storage Swimming Pools, Spas*
  69. Remediation Temperature Controls (Electric)
  70. Remodeling, Renovations, Restoration, Alterations Temperature Controls (Pneumatic)
  71. Retaining Walls Testing & Balancing
  72. Right of Way Clearing Tile, Terrazzo, Marble, Countertops
  73. Roofs, Roof Decks, Roofing Sheet Metal Tuckpointing
  74. Sandblasting, Hydroblasting, Dry Ice Blasting Tunnels, Shafts
  75. Scaffolding Underground Piping, Cable, Trenching, Boring
  76. Scales/ Underground Storage Tanks*
  77. Septic Tank Installation & Repair Water and Sewer Lines*
  78. Security, Banking, Detention Equipment Water Lines Associated with Fire Protection
  79. Water Wells* (no certificate needed for Bars & safety )
  80. Service Station Equipment Wind Turbines

Residential Building Contractor License:

  1. Additions
  2. Awnings, Canopies
  3. Base & Paving
  4. a. Base Construction
  5. b. Hot & Cold Mixes
  6. c. Surface Treatment
  7. d. Asphalt
  8. e. Concrete Paving
  9. Boat Docks
  10. Carpentry, Framing, Millwork, Cabinets
  11. Ceilings, Wall Systems, Acoustical Treatments
  12. Central Vacuum Systems
  13. Chimneys, Fireplaces
  14. Concrete
  15. Countertops
  16. Demolition
  17. Detached Garage, Storage Building, Detached
  18. Structures
  19. Drywall
  20. Erosion Control
  21. Erosion Control
  22. Excavation
  23. Fencing, Gates
  24. Floors, Floor Coverings
  25. Foundation Construction or Drilling, Pile
  26. Driving, Stabilization
  27. Glass, Glazing, Doors, Windows
  28. Grading & Drainage (Includes Grading,
  29. Drainage, Pipe & Structures,
  30. Culverts, Clearing, Grubbing & Rip
    Rap)
  31. Greenhouses and Sunrooms
  32. Insulation
  33. Interior Work
  34. Kitchen and Bathroom Renovations
  35. Landscaping, Irrigation, Lawn Sprinklers,
  36. Streams
  37. Lathe, Plaster, Stucco, Dryvit, EIFS
  38. Masonry
  39. Metal Building Erection
  40. Metal Studs, Walls
  41. Overhead Doors
  42. Painting, Wall Covering
  43. Remodeling, Renovations, Restoration,
  44. Alterations
  45. Retaining Walls
  46. Roofs, Roof Decks
  47. Siding, Soffit, Facia & Gutters
  48. Skylights, Solar Systems
  49. Special Coatings or Applications, Caulking,
  50. Waterproofing
  51. Steel, Alloy, Ornamental, Metal Fabrication,
  52. Welding
  53. Swimming Pools, Spas
  54. Tile, Terrazzo, Marble

SPECIALTIES (Specific)

A contractor may earn one or more of the Specialty Classifications by demonstrating the necessary qualifications.

The Specialty Classifications are the following:

SPECIALTIES:

  • Awnings & Canopies
  • Base & Paving
    • Base Construction
    • Hot & Cold Mixes
    • Surface Treatment
    • Asphalt
    • Concrete Paving
  • Boat Docks
  • Carpentry, Framing, Millwork, Cabinets
  • Ceilings, Wall Systems, Acoustical Treatments
  • Central Vacuum Systems
  • Chimneys, Fireplaces
  • Communication, Computer or Sound Systems,
  • Cabling
  • Concrete
  • Countertops
  • Demolition
  • Detached Garage, Storage Building, Detached
  • Structures
  • Drywall
  • Excavation
  • Fencing, Gates
  • Floors, Floor Covering
  • Foundation Construction or Drilling, Pile
  • Driving, Stabilization
  • Glass, Glazing, Doors, Windows
  • Grading & Drainage (Includes Grading,
  • Drainage, Pipe & Structures,
  • Culverts, Clearing, Grubbing & Rip Rap)
  • Greenhouses and Sunrooms
  • Insulation
  • Kitchen and Bathroom Renovations
  • Landscaping, Irrigation, Lawn Sprinklers,
  • Streams
  • Lathe, Plaster, Stucco, Dryvit, EIFS
  • Masonry
  • Metal Studs, Walls
  • Overhead Doors
  • Painting, Wallcovering
  • Rebar
  • Retaining Walls
  • Roofing, Roof Decks
  • Siding, Soffit, Facia, Gutters
  • Skylights, Solar Systems
  • Special Coatings or Applications, Caulking,
  • Waterproofing
  • Steel, Alloy, Ornamental, Metal Fabrication,
  • Welding
  • Swimming Pools, Spas
  • Tile, Terrazzo, Marble

Residential Remodeler Contractor License:

  • Additions
  • Awnings, Canopies
  • Base & Paving
      • Base Construction
      • Hot & Cold Mixes
      • Surface Treatment
      • Asphalt
      • Concrete Paving
  • Boat Docks
  • Carpentry, Framing, Millwork, Cabinets
  • Ceilings, Wall Systems, Acoustical Treatments
  • Central Vacuum Systems
  • Chimneys, Fireplaces
  • Concrete
  • Countertops
  • Demolition
  • Detached Garage, Storage Building, Detached
  • Structures
  • Drywall
Home Improvement Contractor License Specialties:
  1. Awnings, Canopies
  2. Base & Paving, Excavating (Includes): Base Construction Surface Treatment/ Asphalt
Concrete Paving
  • Boat Docks
  • Carpentry, Framing, Millwork, Cabinets Caulking, Waterproofing
  • Ceilings, Wall Systems, Acoustical Treatments
  • Central Vacuum Systems Fabrication, Welding
  • Chimneys, Fireplaces
  • Communication, Computer or Sound Systems, Cabling
  • Concrete
  • Countertops
  1. Demolition
  2. Detached Garage, Storage Building, Detached Structures,
  3. Metal Building Erection
  4. Drywall
  5. Fencing, Gates
  6. Floors, Floor Covering
  7. Foundation Construction or Drilling, Pile Driving, Stabilization
  8. Glass, Glazing, Doors, Windows, Hardware
  9. Grading & Drainage, Excavating (Includes):
  10. Pipe & Structures
  11. Culverts, Clearing
  12. Grubbing & Rip Rap
  13. Greenhouses, Sunrooms
  14. Insulation
  15. Kitchen, Bathroom Renovations
  16. Landscaping, Irrigation, Lawn Sprinkler
  17. Systems, Streams
  18. Lathe, Plaster, Stucco, Dryvit, EIFS
  19. Masonry
  20. Metal Studs, Walls
  21. Overhead Doors
  22. Painting, Wallcovering
  23. Rebar
  24. Retaining Walls
  25. Roofing, Roof Decks, Roofing Sheet Hot & Cold Mixes Metal
  26. Siding, Soffit, Facia, Gutters
  27. Skylights
  28. Solar Systems
  29. Special Coatings or Applications
  30. Steel, Alloy, Ornamental, Metal
  31. Storm Shelters
  32. Swimming Pools, Spas

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