How Do You Become A Licensed Contractor In Ohio?
If you want to offer electrical, plumbing, HVAC, refrigeration and hydronics services in the state of Ohio, you need to hold a contractor’s license through the Ohio Department of Commerce. To obtain a license, you must apply and pass an examination. Specialized licenses may be required in addition to the general license. Step 1 Complete the License Qualification application. Contact the Ohio Department of Commerce’s Ohio Construction Industry Examining Board (OCIEB) to obtain a formal application. You can download the applicatoin from the OCIEB’s website (see Additional Resources). Attach your union card, W-2s, invoices, letters of recommendation, and verification of employment on company letterhead to this document. Step 2 Have your application notarized. Step 3 Fill out the Department of Homeland Security Declaration page. This page is an addendum to the application and approves the background check that will be conducted as part of your application process. Step 4 Remit fees for you