Massachusetts Licensing Overview for a General Contractor

Licensing for a general contractor in Massachusetts is controlled by the Massachusetts Construction Supervisor Licensing.

General Guidelines for a General Contractor in Massachusetts

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?

You’ll need a license from the state if you plan to work as a contractor in Massachusetts. Some requirements you need to meet include:

• Proof of Home Improvement Contractor (HIC) registration to perform basic general contractor tasks on existing properties.
• For bigger projects on pending properties, you need to hold a Construction Supervisor License.
• Show at least three years of experience in construction and design
• Pass an exam.

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

Massachusetts Construction Supervisor Licensing

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?

Renews every 2 years

What are fees associated with licensing?