Arkansas Licensing Overview for a General Contractor

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

General Guidelines for a General Contractor in Arkansas

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?

General contractors working in the state of Arkansas are required to have a contractor license issued by the state if the project exceeds $2,000. There are several classifications issued by the Contractors Licensing Board:

• Commercial License: Projects which are worth more than $50,000
• Restricted Commercial License: Commercial projects up to $750,000
• Residential Builders License: Single-family residences worth more than $2,500
• Residential Remodeler Limited License: Home improvement work worth less than $50,000 per project
• Residential Remodeler Unlimited License: No restrictions on size or cost

Proof of relevant work experience is needed:

• Commercial contractors: 5 years minimum
• Residential builders: 4 years minimum
• Residential remodelers: 2 years minimum

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

Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board

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?

Licenses renew annually

What are fees associated with licensing?

$25 – $50