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Utah Contractor License Courses

Utah Contractor Continuing Education Online Courses, Utah Contractor Exam Prep Online Courses

This is the fastest and easiest method to prepare for your Contractor licensing exams or complete continuing education.  Our courses are easy to use, informative and engaging.  You have immediate access from any computer or mobile device and can come and go as you please. The courses are not timed and will not let you fail.

 

CONTRACTOR LICENSE COURSES 

Business and Law Online Course

Every building construction license requires you to pass this exam, along with the exam for the specific license you are seeking.

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Price: $69.00
General Building (B100) Contractor Online Course

This license is for those contractors performing or superintending the construction of structures for the support, shelter, and enclosure of people, animals or movable property of any kind. This includes residential, industrial, institutional and commercial building.

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This course is under review for code updates.
Residential/Small Commercial (R100) Contractor Course

This license is for building single-family homes, multi-family homes up to four units or commercial construction of not more than three stories above ground and not more than 20,000 square feet, you must have this license.

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This course is under review for code updates.

NASCLA-Accredited (Commercial) General Contractor Exam Prep Course

The Instructor walks you through the essential parts of the PSI-Approved reference books, allowing you to highlight the important points. Sample quizzes and integrated slides are included throughout.

When you pass the NASCLA Accredited Examination for Commercial General Building Contractors, you will be listed in the NASCLA National Examination Database. You will then have this information available for the following states which accept the NASCLA Accredited Examination: AL, AR, GA, LA, MS, NV, NC, OR, SC, TN, UT, US Virgin Islands, VA, and WV. You may also need to take each states’ specific business/law/project management exam in addition to the NASCLA exam.

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Price: $229.00

Note:  The exam prep courses do NOT meet the 20-hour prelicensure requirement. They are a very useful study tool and will prepare you for the State Exams. 

COURSE PACKAGES

General Building (B100) Contractor Dual Course Package

This package is designed for those who wish to take only the General Building Contractor Course for Utah. The courses are a combination of text, HD video, and practice questions to ease the learning experience and help you retain all the information you will need to pass that test. ($168.00 Value)

Included Courses:

  • Business and Law Course
  • General Building (B100) Contractor Course

Note: The books listed below are recommended references for the exam. While we no longer sell the books, you are able to purchase the books from other retailers such Amazon.

  • NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, Utah 3rd Edition
  • International Building Code 2012
  • International Residential Code for One and Two-Family Dwellings, 2012
This course is under review for code updates.
Residential and Small Commercial Contractor Dual Course Package

This package is designed for those who wish to take the Residential and Small Commercial Course for Utah. The course is a combination of text, HD video, and practice questions to ease the learning experience and help you retain all the information you will need to pass that test.

($168 Value)

Included Courses:

  • Business and Law Course
  • Residential/Small Commercial Contractor Course

Note: The books listed below are recommended references for the exam. While we no longer sell the books, you are able to purchase the books from other retailers such Amazon.

  • NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, Utah 3rd Edition
  • International Building Code 2012
  • International Residential Code for One and Two-Family Dwellings, 2012
This course is under review for code updates.

 

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Student Testimonials

“I’m 78 years old and not used to doing things on the computer. I took your class online.  It was very affordable, and I liked it! 
I will be taking my next
continuing education class
with you online too!” 

Stanley Johnson – Utah
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“Take it from me, don’t spend any more time on those hard seats in a classroom.  The course through this school made it super easy.” 
George Nesbitt – Utah

How do I get my Utah contractor license?

STEP ONE – Complete a State approved 20-hour pre-licensure education program. The program must include the following topics:

  • 10 hours on financial responsibility
  • 6 hours of construction business practices
  • 2 hours of regulatory requirements
  • 2 hours of mechanic lien fundamentals

The 20-hour program must be taken in live lectures or training sessions.

 

STEP TWO –  Pass the Business Law exam and the exam for the type of license you are seeking.  You must pass the required exams prior to submitting your application to the State of Utah.  The exams can be taken through PSI Examination Services at any of these testing locations:   Hurricane, North Orem, North Salt Lake City, or Sunset.

 

STEP THREE – Once you’ve passed the exam,  send your passing
score
, license application, and work experience documentation
to the State of Utah.  The license application packet and instructions for
completing the application are included with our course.  The application
will need to be mailed to:

Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL)
P.O. Box 146741
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
(801) 530-6628
Or visit their website at:
dopl.utah.gov/licensing/contracting.html

You can also submit the application in person to their office at 160 East 300 South, 1st Floor, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

 

Where do I go to take the 20-Hour Utah Contractor Pre-Licensure Course:

There are only a handful of providers approved to provide the 20-hour Utah Contractor Prelicense program.  Here is a link to those providers:

http://dopl.utah.gov/forms/Contractor_Approved_Pre_Lic.pdf

 

What are the requirements prior to getting licensed in Utah?

You must take the Utah Business and Law Examination. The Utah Business and Law Examination requirement will only be waived if the qualifying individual has passed the test previously.

Experience Requirements

Rules for licensure require an applicant to meet certain experience requirements.

In the past 10 years, a minimum of two years of full-time related experience, one year of which shall be in a supervisory or managerial position for applicants of the following contractor classifications:
E100-General Engineering
B100-General Building
R100-Residential and Small Commercial

In the past 10 years, a minimum of two years of full-time related experience for applicants of the following contractor  classifications:
S220-Carpentry
S290-General Masonry
S320-Steel Erection
S350-Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning
S360-Refrigeration
S370-Fire Suppression

In the past 10 years, a minimum of two years of full-time related experience for applicants of all other contractor classifications not  listed above, excluding electrical and plumbing.

Liability Insurance Coverage

All contractors must carry continuous liability insurance. You must report your insurance provider, policy number, expiration date and aggregate coverage in excess of $300,000 on your renewal form.

Workers Compensation

Contractors must carry workers’ compensation insurance for all employees and certain owner-workers. You must report the name of your provider, the policy number and the expiration on your renewal form.

Owner-Worker Classification

Utah law now requires that certain contractors provide additional information when applying for a license. Entities other than corporations or publicly traded companies that have owners who (1) own less than eight percent of the licensed entity; and who (2) actively engage in the construction activities on behalf of the licensed contractor entity; must provide additional reporting to DOPL and must assure that such owner-workers are covered by workers’ compensation insurance and unemployment insurance.

For further licensing requirement information, please refer to the Utah website or R156-55a-302b. Qualifications for Licensure – Experience Requirements.

 

Is work experience required in order to get licensed?

Yes.  In the past 10 years, a minimum of two years of full-time related experience is required. If you are seeking a license for general, residential or small commercial building, one of the two years of the full-time related experience must be in a supervisory or managerial position.

For more information, please visit the Utah website regarding R156-55a-302b. Qualifications for Licensure – Experience Requirements.

Does the Utah DOPL make any special concessions for military personnel?

Yes, Utah has a set of Laws and Rules Concerning Military Personnel.  Here is the link to those special requirements:

http://dopl.utah.gov/laws-and-rules-concerning-military-personnel.pdf

Is the NASCLA Accredited Commercial Contractor license accepted in Utah?

Yes! 

When you pass the NASCLA Accredited Examination for Commercial General Building Contractors, you will be listed in the NASCLA National Examination Database. You will then have this information available for the following states which accept the NASCLA Accredited Examination: AL, AR, GA, LA, MS, NV, NC, OR, SC, TN, UT, US Virgin Islands, VA, and WV.

You may also need to take each states’ specific business/law/project management exam in addition to the NASCLA exam.

Is Utah contractor continuing education required?

Yes

Contractors: Six hours each licensing cycle, three of which must be “Core” courses and the other three may be either “Professional” or “Core”. Licensing Cycle ends November 30 of odd years (2011, 2013, 2015…)

Plumbers: Twelve hours of Continuing Education each licensing period. Eight hours must be “Core” education and the remaining four can be “Professional” or “Core” related. Licensing Cycle ends November 30th of even years (2012, 2014, 2016)

Electricians: Sixteen hours of Continuing Education each licensing period. Twelve hours must be “Core” education and the remaining four can be “Professional” or “Core” related Licensing Cycle ends November 30th of even years (2012, 2014, 2016…)

Renewal will be not be permitted until Continuing Education is completed and uploaded to the Utah State registry. To check your completed Continuing Education hours, go to http://www.utah.gov/ce-public.

You must select CE courses that are approved by the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL)

* The State of Utah has changed the rules for building contractor education providers effective December 1st and is no longer allowing out of State providers.

Will your course apply credit to mechanical or HVAC contractor licenses?

Yes, our courses apply credit to any contractor or HVAC licenses ending in 5501 or 5551.

The plumber last four numbers are 5518, 5508, 5509, 5519 and 5510.

 

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