Reciprocity for Contractor State License

Reciprocity agreements exist between many states for a Contractor License

The reciprocity agreements allow contractors licensed in certain states to obtain a license in another state without having to take the state trade exam. Sometimes the business and law is also waived. However, most of the time it is not.

The most important aspect is that an exam is required in the state you are licensed in. Except in Mississippi, State jumping is not allowed. This means you cannot obtain a license by reciprocity then turn around and get reciprocity into another state using that license.

Reciprocity Agreements

Electrical Reciprocity Agreements Map

HVAC Reciprocity Agreements Map

Mississippi Contractors Boards

Louisiana State Contractors Board

Alabama Electrical Board

California State License Board

Nevada State Contractors Board

North Carolina Electrical Board