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Building Contractor Licence

Building Contractors are business entities which construct commercial, industrial, institutional, residential or other buildings, including their ancillary buildings, none of which exceed three storeys or 25,000 square feet.  

Minimum Insurance Coverage -> $1000.00

Application Fee -> $75.00

Exam Criteria -> National Trade Contractor A

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    Registration Requirements

    1. The applicant for qualification must be at least 18 years of age, of good character and possess the required skill knowledge and experience in the Category in which the application is made. As a minimum, it is required to have five years of proven experience in the trade or a combination of experience and education. The following shall be considered the minimum evidence necessary to satisfy the Board that the applicant is qualified to make an application or to sit the certification exam.
    2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited university in the field of Civil Engineering, building construction (with a satisfactory structural content) or Architecture and three full years (2,000 man-hours = one year) proven experience in the category in which the person seeks to qualify or
    3. At least five years proven active experience at a supervisory level as a general foreman, superintendent or equivalent on projects in the Category in which the person seeks to qualify.
    4. A combination of not less than four years of active and relevant experience at a supervisory level as a general foreman, superintendent or equivalent and an Associate Degree or equal from an accredited college degree in Civil Engineering, Building Construction or Architecture.


    When qualifying in any of these classifications, the definition of experience refers to structurally related areas of construction inclusive of site work, excavation, foundations, piling, pile caps, concrete walls, floor, beams and columns, masonry walls, wood structures and structural steel frames.


    In qualifying for the Building Contractors Classification under the provisions 1 (i) (ii) (iii) and (iv) an applicant shall possess a minimum of five years of structurally-related experience in the construction of commercial or Industrial Buildings or multiple-dwelling residential buildings of four or more connected units of one, two or three storeys in height.

    Insurance Requirements

    1. Public Liability Insurance Requirements
    2. Workers’ Compensation in accordance with the requirements of the Workmen’s Compensation Law
    To apply for a Builder’s Board Licence, please visit the Builders’ Board section of our website.


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