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Register as a Home Improvement Contractor in MA
In Massachusetts, the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulations (OCABR) is cracking down on unregistered Home Improvement Contractors (HIC).
The HIC Act says that any contractor who contracts with a homeowner for work exceeding $1000 to an existing 1-4 family, owner-occupied, primary residence is required to be registered. A Construction Supervisor License (CSL) does not automatically mean that a contractor is registered. The HIC registration lasts for 2 years.
In order to register for the first time, contractors must fill out the application below. In addition to the application form, contractors must include two separate payments. $150 for the Registration Fee, and another payment to the Guaranty Fund based on the number of employees in the company.
- 0-3 employees = $100
- 4-10 employees = $200
- 11-30 employees = $300
- More than 30 employees = $500
Only one application is necessary for any business, however only the individual named on the HIC Registration will be able to pull permits. Supplemental Cards can be issued to registered businesses who want additional employees to be able to pull permits. They cost $10 per employee.
The HIC registration lasts for 2 years. Contractors that file a renewal application more than 60 days before the expiration of their HIC registration must pay a fee of $100. Contractors who fail to renew more than 60 days before expiration must file a new application with all of the other associated fees.
The HIC Registration application is located HERE.
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Licensure Continuing Ed Requirements
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From August 17th to September 5th, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is promoting safe and sober driving. Initiatives like this have been hugely successful. Since 1973, drunk driving has declined by 80%! However, over the last 10 years there has been a spike in drug impairment of night weekend drivers. In that time, positive drug tests increased from 16.3% of drivers to 20%. (more…)
Energy Report with Bright News for Solar Industry
July 15, 2016
According to an analysis by the International Renewables Energy Agency (IRENA), the United States increased green energy jobs by 6% in 2015 to reach 769,000 jobs. While this is a good trend in the US, it represents a small fraction of global renewable energy employment which is at 8.1 million jobs. (more…)
OSHA Warning on Heat Related Illnesses
June 24, 2016
Thousands become sick every year and many die due to heat-related illnesses. With temperatures rising, prepare your employees for working outdoors in excessive heat. They must know the signs of heat-related illness— Heat Stroke is the most serious and requires immediate medical attention. Symptoms include: confusion, fainting, seizures, and hot, dry skin. CALL 911 at any sign of