Contractor Licensing


Contractor Licensing

For residential contractors, receiving and maintaining your contractor license is an ongoing and highly regulated process. In order to continue working in residential construction, you need to ensure you and your business comply with the state’s regulations. MNCLS understands how important it is to obtain and maintain your license for construction work; therefore, we provide numerous services that help safeguard your business and livelihood.

Since residential contractors are required to complete 14 hours of continuing education (CE) before renewing their license every two years, we offer relevant and engaging CE courses to fulfill these requirements. Visit our events page for upcoming courses. In addition, we provide representation during a DOLI investigation. Visit our Department of Labor & Industry Actions page for more information.


What is our process?

Contractor Licensing

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A license is the key to a residential contractor’s livelihood; without a valid license, you’re unable to work or run your business. To the Department of Labor & Industry, a license is a privilege, not a right; therefore, contractors do not automatically receive a license. Instead, they must prove that they deserve it and comply with all the rules to keep it. We help contractors navigate the rules and regulations of obtaining and retaining their licenses for residential construction work.

We can review and analyze your current contracts and make updates as needed, from minor tweaks to complete rewrites. We will help you understand what makes a good contract, so you are more comfortable when customers ask questions or want changes to your document.

We understand the rules and procedures licensed contractors need to follow both on a federal and state level. We will work through this process with you to understand what you do and why to do it, whether improvements are needed or recommended, , and then help you develop a plan for implementing compliant business practices.

There are numerous rules, laws, and requirements licensed contractors need to follow to be compliant, avoid DOLI investigations, and ensure license renewals. We help you create a strategy for your business so you can become or maintain compliance within your timeline and budget.


There are too many rules. We don't enforce, we just inform.