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. 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.

Electrical Reciprocity Agreements

  • Alabama Electrical Board
    • AR, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA
  • Arizona R.O.C.
    • Open Endorsement, Business and Law Required
  • Arkansas- Department of Labor
    • Oregon
  • Alaska
    • Reciprocity only for Journeyman
  • California CSLB (must be licensed for five years)
    • Arizona
  • Colorado- Endorsement for anyone that has taken an exam based on the latest edition of the NEC
  • Connecticut- None
  • Delaware
    • Substantially similar to Michigan and Wyoming
    • Open Endorsement for others states if licensed master for five years
  • Florida
    • NC
    • CA
    • GA (if you hold both the Low Voltage License and the Non-restricted License)
  • Georgia
    • AL, NC, SC, TN, LA
  • Hawaii
    • Journeyman only
  • Idaho
    • WY
    • UT
  • Indiana (Not regulated at state level).
  • Iowa
    • SD, MN, NE
  • Kentucky
    • OH, VA, WV, LA
  • Louisiana
    • TN, UT, NC, AL, AR, MS, SC, TX, OH, KY,GA
  • Maine
    • NH, VT
  • Maryland
    • DE, VA, WV
  •  Massachusetts
    • NH
  •  Michigan- None
  •  Minnesota
    • ND, SD, NE
  • Mississippi
    • TN, SC, AL, NC, TN
  • Montana (Journeyman)
  • Nebraska
    • SD, MN
  • New Hampshire
    • MA, ME, VT
  • New Jersey- None
  • New Mexico (Journeyman only)
  • North Carolina
    • SC, GA, AL, MS, OH, VA, WV, FL, LA, TX
  • North Dakota
    • MN, SD
  • Nevada (Does not allow Electrical Reciprocity)
  • Ohio
    • KY, LA, NC, WV, TN, SC
  • Oklahoma- JOURNEYMAN ONLY
    • ID, TX, MT, CO, NM, AR, NE, AK, SD
  • Rhode Island- None
  • South Carolina
    • AL, NC, TN, MS, GA, UT
  • South Dakota
    • MN, NE, ND, WY
  • Tennessee
    • SC, MS, LA, AL, OH, GA
  • Texas- Must be licensed for 1 year
    • NC, LA
  • Utah
    • ID, OR, WY
  • Vermont
    • NH, ME
  • Virginia
    • WV, NC, LA, KY, AL, MD
  • Washington
    • No reciprocity
  • West Virginia State Fire Marshal
    • NC, VA, OH, KY, WV, MD
  • Wisconsin
    • Iowa
  • Wyoming
    • ID, SD, UT

Mechanical Reciprocity Agreements

CONSTRUCTION RECIPROCITY