Alabama Licensing Overview for a General Contractor

Licensing for a general contractor in Alabama is controlled by the Alabama Licensing Board for General Contractors.

General Guidelines for a General Contractor in Alabama

Specific requirements to perform general contractor services can generally be used as a guideline, but make sure to check with your local governing rules and regulations.

Who’s allowed to perform these services?


General requirements for a general contractor license?

It is a requirement for General Contractors in Alabama to obtain a state license for maintenance, repair, demolition, construction, or alteration projects that exceed $50,000 for commercial projects. For residential projects, you need a license if the costs exceed $10,000. In addition:

• Licensing candidates must pass business, trade, and law exams.
• Proof of industry experience and net worth upon application.
• Proof of General Liability insurance.

What’s the state licensing site for a general contractor?

Alabama Licensing Board for General Contractors

What are some training programs available for a general contractor?

See training programs

How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?

Check with local governing body for updated details.

What are fees associated with licensing?