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Where can you find requirements of the contractor state license board?

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The website for the National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies, or NASCLA, has information about each state?s contractor license requirements, plus links to the state?s contractors license board. In addition, NASCLA offers a test that 11 states accept in lieu of the individual state trade examination, as of 2015.

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The NASCLA website contains detailed information about the NASCLA test, including the test specifications and which states accept it. Individual state license board websites contain detailed information about the steps a contractor must take to receive his license in that state. For example, a contractor in California needs to pass two tests for his license: Law and Business, and Trade. Minnesota requires the business entity, not an individual, to obtain a residential builder/remodeler license. Each business much designate one person who then serves as ?qualifying person,? regardless of the type of business, whether a sole proprietor, partnership, corporation or limited liability corporation.

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