Because General Contractors oversee all aspects of residential or commercial construction projects, incuding managing people and materials, they must meet certain legal requirements before earning a general contractor's license.

  • Apply for a license with the appropriate state contractor board;
  • Pass the appropriate licensing examination
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Massachusetts requires general contractors to be properly bonded and insured, including:
    • general liability insurance and
    • workers’ compensation insurance,
    • before beginning work.
    • a certificate of insurance as part of the license application.

In Massachusetts, to hold a home improvement contractor or construction supervisor license (or both) issued by the Massachusetts State Board of Building Regulations and Standards, three years of work experience in building construction and a passing score on the licensing exam are required before applying.

See Massachusetts Construction Supervisor Licensing

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88 Falmouth Road Rt 28
Hyannis, MA 02601
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485 Route 134, PO Box 1497
So. Dennis MA 02660
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