Kentucky Contractor FAQ

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Q: Which Kentucky contractors are licensed at the state level?

  • Electrical Contractors
  • Elevator Contractors/Mechanics
  • Fire Prevention Contractors
  • Fire Prevention Inspectors
  • HVAC Contractors
  • Plumbing Contractors*
  • Boiler Contractors
  • Manufactured Housing Installers

Electricians must be certified by the state and licensed locally.

General Contractors licensing is regulated at the city/county level.

*Kentucky approved continuing education for plumbers may be found on our sister school’s website: Plumbers Training Institute.

Q: Where are your courses approved for Kentucky contractor continuing education credit?

Our courses are currently approved in Jefferson County (Louisville). If you are licensed elsewhere in Kentucky, check with your local city or municipality for continuing education requirements.

Q: Is the NASCLA Accredited Commercial Contractor license accepted in Kentucky?

No.

Q: I have other questions, what should I do?

Requirements for general contractor licensing vary in Kentucky. Your next steps to getting licensed will be to contact your local municipality to find out their requirements.

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Our courses are available online 24/7 and you are able to log in and log out at any time during the course. If you are going to be away from your computer for more than 10-15 minutes, simply log out. When you log back in, you will be able to re-enter the lesson you were last in.

Continuing education requirements vary by state. Each course lists a minimum number of credit hours required to complete the course.

Each course lists the total amount of hours for the course. However, we cover materials quickly and many contractors like to re-watch materials. In other words, this question really depends on your learning style. We recommend that you go through the course as many times as you need to be comfortable with the material and any applicable reference books. The more familiar you are with the materials, the better you will do on your exam!

We allow up to 6 months for you to complete the courses. During the six months you have unlimited, 24/7 access. If you need additional time, please contact our offices to arrange an extension (please note: a fee may apply).

This varies depending on whether the course is continuing education or exam prep.

There are no quizzes for continuing education courses in Michigan. All other states with continuing education require quizzes to check completion progress.

In exam prep courses there will be a short quiz at the end of each lesson and there is also a longer practice test at the end of each course. These quizzes and tests will help you practice taking an exam and identify areas you may wish to study more.

Practice tests are just that: for practice. You will have the opportunity to retake the practice tests until you do pass. The practice tests are there to help you get used to the process of using your reference materials and finding the correct answers during an exam. If you don’t pass on the first try, take the time to note what sections of the material you need to review.

You are able to review the lessons and quizzes at any time during the six months you’ll have access to the courses.

Louisville Construction Review Board
444 S. 5th Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 574-3321
https://louisvilleky.gov/government/construction-review/

Licensing, Permits and Development
101 East Vine Street, 2nd Floor
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 258-3770
https://www.lexingtonky.gov/

Contractor’s Licensing Board
1141 State Street, Suite 200
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1268
Bowling Green, KY 42101
(270) 781-3530
http://www.warrencountyky.gov/clb#

Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction
500 Metro Street, First Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
Licensing: (502) 573-2002
Building Code Enforcement: (502) 573-0373
http://dhbc.ky.gov/

We have a tutoring program designed to help you get one-on-one time with a licensed instructor. With this program you will get answers to questions you are still struggling with and advice on how to study for and pass your exams. Visit our Career Plus Services page to get more information.

We have a licensing application consultant who can help you navigate the ins and outs of state licensing regulations. Visit our Career Plus Services page to get more information.

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