Contractor and/or Trade License Requirements

License Application Information


Licenses and applications for contractors, tradesmen and apprentices are available through Code Services. To apply online or download an application, see all available licenses and permits.

General Contractor License Requirements


General contractor license requirements are established by city ordinance.
  • The City of Manhattan accepts the following licenses: Commercial (A), Combination (B), Residential (C).
  • The applicant must provide proof of a minimum score of 75% on the Prometric or International Code Council.
  • The applicant must also provide proof of a commercial general liability insurance policy with minimum limits of $500,000 for each occurrence and $500,000 general aggregate.
  • Apply for a general contractor's license

Trade License/Apprentice Requirements


Testing Information

For information about testing through Prometric, go to www.prometric.com or call 800-280-3926.

General contractors may also test with the International Code Council (ICC). To schedule with them, please call 877-234-6082 or go to www.iccsafe.org/contractor.

Continuing Education

Twelve (12) hours of approved continuing education is required to renew plumbing, gas, mechanical and electrical licenses. The hours shall be submitted at time of renewal and must have been acquired during the two years prior to renewal; six of the hours are to be code book related. Good websites to view classes are www.kphcc.org and www.wichita.gov.