Contractor and/or Trade License Requirements
licenses and permits.
License Application Information
General Contractor License RequirementsGeneral 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
- Trade license applicants must provide proof of a minimum exam score of 75%.
- Test applicants for Journeyman must have 2 years practical experience.
- Test applicants for Master must have 4 years practical experience. Master Electricians must first be a Journeyman Electrician for 2 of the 4 years.
- Apply for an individual trade license
- Apply for an apprentice registration
Testing InformationAs of August 31, 2021, Prometric will no longer be offering testing for individual or contractor construction licensing. As a result, there are currently no tests available for new drainlayers and irrigation sprinkler installers.
For all other tests, please go to one of the sites (below) to see what types of exams are offered and to sign up. Sponsorship is not required.
For information about testing through the International Code Council (ICC), visit the ICC website
or call 877-234-6082.
For information about testing through IAPMO, visit IAPMO Certification and Testing
For information about testing through PSI, visit PSI online and search for the nearest testing site.