Illinois Licensing Overview for a Carpenter

Licensing for a carpenter in Illinois is controlled by the Illinois Business Department.

General Guidelines for a Carpenter in Illinois

Specific requirements to perform carpenter 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 carpenter license required?

You do not require a state license to work as a carpenter (or any general contractor) in Illinois. Make sure to check all local carpenter license requirements before starting work.

What’s the state licensing site for carpenter?

Illinois Business Department

What are some training programs available for carpenter?

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?

Check with local governing body for updated details.