The RI Contractors’ Registration and Licensing Board has announced that as of January 1, 2020, it will begin issuing new professional licenses, mandated by the General Assembly years ago, for the building and construction industries.
The new disciplines which must become licensed include commercial roofing contractors, building inspectors, and other trades. Contractors have until April 1, 2020 to become licensed.
The Application Process for Commercial Roofing Contractors requires:
- $400 licensing fee
- Proof of $1,500,000 in liability insurance
- Proof of Worker’s Compensation Insurance
- (For Out of State Contractors) A registered agent who maintains an office or residence in state
- Has registered as a contractor before July 1, 2015 or taken the new roofing contractors exam available 2/1/2020
For more information please see the Board’s website at www.crb.ri.gov.
Or see the application below:
Commercial Roofing Contractor New Application v2
UPDATE: For those who need a list of Continuing Education Courses and Providers,
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The Association was notified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, that the Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS) approved certain changes to construction supervisor license continuing education requirements. These changes will become effective on January 1, 2018.
The current continuing education requirement is to complete the following amount of hours over a two year period.
- Construction Supervisors License (CS) – 12 Hours
- Construction Supervisors License (1-2 Family Dwellings) (CSFA) – 10 Hours
- Construction Supervisor Specialty License (CSSL) – 6 Hours
Now there are requirements for these licenses regarding the amount of hours that must be spent on specific topical categories such as:
- Code Review – 4 hours for CS and CSFA; 2 hours for CSSL
- Workplace Safety – 1 hour for all
- Business Practices – 1 hour for all
- Energy – 1 hour for all
- Lead Safe Practices – 1 hour for 1st renewal
In addition, there are new restrictions on the amount of training that each license category may take online. Now CS and CSFA licensees may only take a maximum of 6 hours of online continuing education for credit. CSSL may complete all 6 hours of their training online if they wish. However, online courses are also required to administer pop quizzes every 30 minutes and a final exam to ensure that attendees are paying attention and active on the seminar.
For more information on MA CSL and continuing education credits, please contact the Association office, or visit the Mass.gov webpage here.
Proper licensure is part of what separates us from a public perception of distrust. Therefore, we have to ensure our licenses are up to date. Massachusetts and Rhode Island are cracking down on unlicensed contractors and soon, many licenses will be expiring. Continue reading “Licensure Continuing Ed Requirements”