Washington Licensing Overview for a General Contractor

Licensing for a general contractor in Washington is controlled by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries.

General Guidelines for a General Contractor in Washington

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?

Contractors

General requirements for a general contractor license?

While there aren’t any state licensing requirements in Washington, you’ll need to enroll with the Washington State Department of Labor. To register you’ll need:

•Show proof of a Surety Bond of at least $12,000
•Show proof of insurance
•Pass board, trade, and business exams

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

Washington State Department of Labor & Industries

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?

Check with local governing body for updated details.

Location(s):

Washington