Arizona General Commercial (B-1) Contractor License

The Arizona General Commercial (B-1) Contractor License allows you to do the following work:

  • Build and modify any structure intended for support and shelter of persons, animals or movable property of any kind
  • The following trades must be sub-contracted to licensed professionals in those fields:
    • Electrical
    • Plumbing
    • Air conditioning
    • Boilers
    • Swimming pool/spa
    • Water wells

This license does NOT include the scope of work of A-, B-, and B-3.

The NASCLA© Commercial General Building exam could be taken in lieu of the B-1 exam.

How to get the General Commercial (B-1) contractor’s license in Arizona?

  1. Identifying a Qualifying Party - A sole proprietorship (individual), a partnership, limited liability company, or a corporation may apply for a General Commercial (B-1) contractor's license if they have a regularly employed person with the necessary experience, knowledge, and skills who serves as the qualifying party. All persons listed on the application must be 18 years of age or older.
  2. Experience Requirements - The license classifications requirements must be met or exceeded when applying for an Arizona General Commercial (B-1) contractor license. This license requires a minimum of 4 Years in the trade.
  3. Examination Requirements - The applicant must pass the SRE and General Commercial (B-1) trade exam. The minimum passing score is 70%. Once completed, the results must be submitted to the ROC.
  4. Background Checks - The applicant and qualifying party must submit copies of the payment transaction receipt from their background checks.
  5. Form a Legal Entity - Partnerships must register with the Arizona Secretary of State. LLC’s and corporations are required to register with the Arizona Corporation Commission.
  6. Bond - The applicant must obtain and submit proof of a license bond. They must also include all required fees and assessments with the license application. The required bond amounts are as follows:
    Gross Volume | Bond Amount
    $150,000 or less | $5,000
    In excess of $150,000 but not more than $500,000 | $15,000
    In excess of $500,000 but not more than one million | $25,000
    In excess of one million but not more than five million | $50,000
    In excess of five million but not more than ten million | $75,000
    Over ten million | $100,000
    The bond can be obtained from an Arizona-Licensed Surety Products Provider.
  7. Identification Forms - Both the Applicant and the Qualifying Party must submit a copy of their government-issued identification with the application. Driver Licenses and passports are acceptable forms of identification.
  8. Submit Application - Complete and submit a License Application Form to the Registrar by going to their physical location or by mailing the application to the Registrar of Contractors.

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Before getting your Arizona General Commercial (B-1) Contractor License you will need to complete the Arizona Statutes and Rules Training Course and Exam (SRE).

Arizona General Commercial (B-1) Contractor License Exam

Below is all the information related to the exam including the content outline and the official reference list.

  • Optional: No
  • Testing Method: Computer-based testing
  • Type of Exam: Semi-open book
  • Testing Company: PSI©
  • Number of Questions: 100
  • Time Allowed: 240 Minutes
  • Minimum Passing Score: 70%
  • Subjects Involved (number of questions):
    • Sitework (12)
    • Concrete (13)
    • Masonry (10)
    • Metals (11)
    • Carpentry (8)
    • Thermal and Moisture Protection (8)
    • Doors and Windows (6)
    • Finishes (5)
    • Safety (11)
    • General Building Code (8)
    • General Plan Reading (8)
  • PSI© General Commercial (B-1) Official Content Outline

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