General contractors (GCs) take on the responsibility of coordinating construction projects and overseeing the totality of their completion. They play several roles throughout the building process, from performing administrative, financial, and scheduling tasks to working hands-on with builders during construction.
While the role of a general contractor is largely the same throughout the U.S., each state has unique requirements for GCs seeking a license to work.
To make sure you are operating in the proper guidelines and regulations, you’ll need to make sure you have all your documents, verification and paperwork in order. Though each state is different in what they require for general contractors to operate, you still need to make sure you follow all rules and procedures set by your state of residence.
If you’re interested in becoming a general contractor, click on our interactive map to see licensing requirements for your state .
Note: These guides are for informational purposes only. We are not licensed or knowledgeable in how to about getting your license. Please check with your state board on the most up to date information and processes.