Hawaii General Engineering (A) Contractor License

The General Engineering (A) Contractor License allows you to do the following work:

  • Irrigation
  • Drainage
  • Water power
  • Water supply
  • Flood control
  • Inland waterways
  • Harbors
  • Docks
  • Wharves
  • Shipywards
  • Ports
  • Dams
  • Hydroelectric projects
  • Levees
  • River control
  • Reclamation works
  • Railroads
  • Highways
  • Streets
  • Roads
  • Tunnels
  • Airports
  • Airways
  • Sewers
  • Sewage disposal plants and systems
  • Waste reduction plants
  • Bridges
  • Overpasses
  • Underpasses
  • Pipelines
  • Transmission of petroleum
  • Parkes
  • Playgrounds
  • Recartional works
  • Refineries
  • Chemical plants
  • Industrial plants
  • Powerhouses
  • Power plants
  • Mines
  • Metalurgical plants
  • Land leveling
  • Earth-moving projects
  • Excavating
  • Grading
  • Trenching
  • Paving
  • Surfacing
  • Cement
  • Concrete

Contractors who hold the General Engineering (A) license classification automatically hold the following specialty classification without further examination or paying additional fees:

How to get the General Engineering (A) Contractor’s License in Hawaii?

  1. Register with the Business Registration Division.
  2. Have a good reputation for honesty, truthfulness, financial integrity and fair dealing.
  3. Obtain liability and workers' compensation insurance.
  4. Have in your employ a licensed individual who is designated Responsible Managing Employee (RME).
  5. Attach the application fee (non-refundable) to your application.
  6. Fill & Submit your Application to the Honolulu office on or before the first Tuesday of the month two months prior to the scheduled meeting date.
  7. Submit a current (not more than a year old) financial statement accompanied by an independent accountant's report.
  8. Submit a current and complete credit report for each officer, partner, manager, or member, (from a credit reporting agency issued not more than 6 months ago) covering at least the previous 5 years.
  9. Submit a current Hawaii State Tax Clearance (issued not more than 6 months old) with an original State Department of Taxation stamp.
  10. If you are planning to use a trade name, submit a filed-stamped copy of current trade name registration approved by the Business Registration Division of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.
  11. Once approved by the board, schedule your exam with the testing provider.
  12. Once you pass the examination, the Board will reach out to you to satisfy all license requirements such as Workers' Compensation Insurance, Liability & Property Damage Insurance, place of business, and any other fees. Once those requirements are met, the board will issue you a license.
  13. Experience Requirements: Applicant must be not less than 18 years of age, have 4 years of supervisory experience within the past 10 years, and be employed by a licensed contracting entity.

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Hawaii General Engineering (A) Contractor License Exams

Below is all the information related to the trade and business exams, including the official reference list.

Hawaii General Engineering (A) Contractor Trade Exam

  • Testing Method: Computer-based testing
  • Testing Company: Prometric©
  • Number of Questions: 100
  • Types of Questions: Multiple Choice
  • Time Allowed: 240 Minutes
  • Minimum Passing Score: 75%
  • Subjects Involved (Percentage):
    • Bridges/Miscellaneous Structures (15%)
    • Planning/Surveying (14%)
    • Earthwork (15%)
    • Utilities (13%)
    • Heavy Equipment (9%)
    • Canals, Reservoirs and Flood Control (10%)
    • Asphalt Pavement (6%)
    • Concrete Pavement (6%)
    • Estimating/Basis of Payment (5%)
    • Metal Barriers, Striping, Signs and Fences (3%)
    • Safety - OSHA (4%)
  • Prometric© General Engineering (A) Official Content Outline

Hawaii General Engineering (A) Contractor Business Exam

  • Testing Method: Computer-based testing
  • Testing Company: Prometric©
  • Number of Questions: 80
  • Types of Questions: Multiple Choice
  • Time Allowed: 180 Minutes
  • Minimum Passing Score: 75%
  • Subjects Involved (Percentage):
    • Business Organization (3%)
    • Licensing (10%)
    • Estimating and Bidding (12%)
    • Contract Management (18%)
    • Project Management (9%)
    • Public Works Laws (5%)
    • Risk Management (10%)
    • Safety (7%)
    • Labor Laws (7%)
    • Financial Management (9%)
    • Tax Laws (6%)
    • Lien Law (4%)
  • Prometric© Business and Law Official Content Outline

Hawaii General Engineering (A) Contractor Book Set

This set of books includes all required references for the General Engineering (A) and business exams. Orders placed before 2 PM are shipped the same day via UPS and a tracking number is emailed before 3 PM.

  • HAWAII GENERAL ENGINEERING (A) - BOOK SET WITHOUT TABS INCLUDES ALL BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS EXAMS

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