Whether you want to become an electrician, plumber, or home improvement contractor, there is a need to obtain a contractor’s license. Each license category has its classifications and sub-classifications. The latter determines the type of work you are allowed to do.
To clarify, a particular license has different scopes of work and a contractor cannot perform them all. Given these points, Maine has classified them, making the process of specializing in a type of work much easier.
Getting a Maine contractor’s license is the beginning of the journey as it will give authorization to practice in the state. If you are interested in learning more about the contractor license classifications in the state of Maine, we have a step-by-step guide to help you.
An electrician license demonstrates that the licensee has completed appropriate education and training. In Maine, you may pursue the following types of electrician contractor licenses:
To clarify, this license allows the licensee to make electrical installments. It is done in the profession of a limited electrician, master electrician, or electrical company. It also requires completing and performing work under the direction of a licensed journeyman electrician, limited electrician, or master electrician.
To clarify, the license allows the licensee to engage in the work of conduits, apparatus, fixtures, and other electrical machinery. It also allows installing electrical wires and completing electrical work within the “circles” of the license.
To clarify, this license allows the licensee to make electrical installments. It is best suitable for working in an electrical company and performing the duties and responsibilities of a journeyman electrician.
This license, in short, allows the licensee to install and service the electrical work, which pertains to a particular kind of electrically operated equipment/machinery. It also allows making electrical installations specific only to this license.
This license, in short, allows the licensee to make electrical installments for the profession of an electrician (for example, limited electrician, master electrician, or electrical company). It also requires the license holder to perform work through the leadership of a licensed limited electrician, journeyman electrician, or master electrician.
This one, in short, is for persons engaged in a written agreement to complete an educational and work program. The program, as a rule, consists of four or five years and its main objective is to learn the details of the work of an electrician. An apprentice electrician must operate under the direct supervision of a licensed master, journeyman, or limited electrician.
If you need to get a contractor’s license in the field of plumbing, you may obtain one of the following types of contractor licenses:
To clarify, this license allows the licensee only to show assistance in plumbing installations. It also requires working under the direct supervision of a licensed journeyman or a licensed master plumber.
A “plumber trainee” is the same thing as a “plumbing apprentice”. It applies to persons, who seek full professional licensure, showing assistance and making plumbing installations. In addition, this license is for individuals eager to learn the job of a plumber. It also requires performing work under the direct supervision of a licensed journeyman or a licensed master plumber.
To clarify, this license is for completing all plumbing duties, being supervised by a licensed master plumber.
To clarify, this license allows the licensee to complete any plumbing work.
The state of Maine does not handle the licensing process for general contractors. On the contrary, the general contractor license is offered on the local level (for example, cities, counties, or municipalities). Thus, if you need to get the license, you will have to contact a local town office for specific information.
Even though a person is not required to obtain a general contractor’s license, it is still necessary to obtain a business license. Furthermore, if there is a home improvement project, which costs more than $3.000, then a written contract is more than essential.