Ohio State Licensing Requirements
General construction contractors are not regulated by the state but may be regulated on the local level through counties, or city municipalities. A license is required for electrical, HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing and hydronics work.
How do I get my contractor license in Ohio?
Contractor licensing in Ohio is not required at the state level. Check with local county/city for regulations. Information on obtaining an electrical, HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing and hydronics license may be obtained from:
Construction Industry Licensing Board
6606 Tussing Rd.
Reynoldsbury, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 644-3493
Fax: (614) 728-1200
Are there any Education, Exam or Experience requirements to get my Ohio Contractor License?
No, not at the state level. Check with local city/county regulations for General Contractors. However, Experience and an Exam is required to obtain an electrical, plumbing, HVAC, hydronics or refrigeration license.
Is contractor Continued Education required in Ohio?
No, not for General Contractor. All other contractors listed above require continued education.
Is the NASCLA Accredited Commercial Contractor license accepted in Ohio?
Does Ohio require a General contractor (commercial contractor) license?
Check with local city/county for regulations
Reciprocity with other states?
Check with local city/county for reciprocity. (Ohio has agreements with West Virginia and Kentucky for Electrical only)
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