Rhode Island Contractor License

Rhode Island State Contractor Licensing

Contractor Registration, Home Inspectors, Commercial Roofers, and Residential Contractor, Plumbing, Telecom, Burglar Alarm, Electrical and Mechanical Licenses

Certain construction licenses are regulated by the Contractor Registration and Licensing Board. Electrical and Mechanical licenses are regulated by the Department of Labor and Training.

NCL can assist you with the following licensing classifications:

  • Contraction Registration
  • Home Inspectors
  • Commercial Roofers
  • Residential Contractors

Contractors Licensing and Registration Board

Rhode Island law requires anyone who is in the business of commercial construction, residential home construction, alterations, or remodeling, to be registered with the State of Rhode Island Contractors’ Registration and Licensing Board. If a Residential Contractor, there is a mandatory 5-hour pre-registration class.

Department of Labor and Training Licenses:

  • Burglar Alarm
  • Electricians
  • Plumbing
  • Mechanical
  • Telecommunications

Burglar Alarms

“Alarm business” means and includes any business, both resident and non-resident, engaged in the installation, maintenance, alteration, repair, replacement, or servicing of alarm systems or which responds to or causes others to respond to those alarm systems at a protected premises within this state.

Fire alarm systems and alarm systems which monitor temperature, humidity or any other condition and closed circuit television systems are excluded from the provisions of this chapter. For these types of systems, an electrical or telecommunication will be required.


Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers string and repair telephone and television cable, including fiber optics and other equipment for transmitting messages or television programming.

Audio and Video Equipment Technicians set up or set up and operate audio and video equipment including microphones, sound speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, recording equipment, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards, and related electronic equipment for concerts, sports events, meetings and conventions, presentations and news conferences. May also set up and operate associated spotlights and other custom lighting systems.

Communication Equipment Mechanics, Installers and Repairers install, maintain, test, and repair communication cables and equipment. Telephone Station Installers and Repairers install and repair telephone station equipment, such as telephones, coin collectors, telephone booths, and switching-key equipment.

Sound Engineering Technicians operate machines and equipment to record, synchronize, mix, or reproduce music, voices, or sound effects in sporting arenas, theater productions, recording studios, or movie and video productions


Occupations under the Mechanicals group include Pipefitters, Welders, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics, Fire Protection and Sprinkler Installers.

Pipe Fitters lay out, assemble, install, and maintain pipe systems, pipe supports, and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment for steam, hot water, heating, cooling, lubricating, sprinkling, and industrial production and processing systems.

Welders use hand welding and flame-cutting equipment to weld together metal components and parts or to cut, trim, or scarf metal objects to dimensions, as specified by layouts, work orders, or blueprints.

Refrigeration Mechanics install and repair industrial and commercial refrigerating systems. Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics install, service, and repair heating and air conditioning systems in residences and commercial establishments.


Licensing Boards
Department of Transportation – Contracts and Specifications Section
Department of Administration, Division of Capital Projects and Property Management – Contractors Registration and Licensing Board

Professional Regulation

Call Nationwide Contractor Licensing at (954) 233-0222