RULE 033.00.11-002 - License Expiration and Renewal, License Applications, Classification and Experience, Outline of Classifications, Financial Requirements

RULE 033.00.11-002. License Expiration and Renewal, License Applications, Classification and Experience, Outline of Classifications, Financial Requirements

224-25-2 LICENSE EXPIRATION & RENEWAL

(a) Expiration. All licenses to engage in the business of contracting in the State of Arkansas shall expire at midnight of the date of its expiration.

(b) Renewal.

(1) Renewal notices will be mailed approximately 60 days prior to the expiration of a license. However, it shall be the responsibility of the holder of the Contractors License to renew said license. Failure to receive a renewal notice shall not excuse the failure to timely renew. A renewal application will be considered timely filed if received by the Board by the expiration date.

(2) Renewal applications received by the Board prior to the expiration date of the license shall be accompanied by a renewal fee of $50.00 and the licensee may continue to use the license until the next meeting of the Board following the expiration date of the license.

(3) Renewal applications received within thirty (30) days of the expiration of the license shall be accompanied by a $100.00 renewal fee. UPON THE RECEIPT OF THE APPLICATION the license shall be deemed to be reinstated until the Board has met and acted upon the renewal. The reinstatement of a license does not reinstate the license for the time period between the expiration of the license and the receipt of the application by the Board.

(4) Any renewal application received more than thirty (30) days after the expiration of the license shall be accompanied by a $100.00 fee and may be reviewed by the Board at its next available meeting. The applicant shall not have a valid license until said application is approved by the Board. A license may be renewed up until two (2) years after its expiration date. Any license expired two (2) years or more shall be considered a new application.

(5) Any renewal application not meeting the requirements of the Board at its' initial review, but being placed in an "improve status" will constitute an extension of the existing license until the next available board meeting, at which time the license will expire if a new license is not issued.

224-25-3 LICENSE APPLICATIONS

Any application not complete within ninety (90) days after original receipt in our office will become invalid. Any application not passing the Board's review will be considered invalid after ninety (90) days from the date of its original review. During the ninety (90) day period the applicant may have the opportunity to make corrections or improvements needed in the application in order to warrant the issuance of a license. After an application becomes invalid a new application and fee must be submitted for consideration to obtain a Contractors License.

224-25-5 CLASSIFICATION & EXPERIENCE

(a) A contractor may be licensed in any or all classifications. A contractor licensed as: Heavy Construction (HC), Highway, Railroad & Airport Construction (HRA), Municipal & Utility Construction (MU), Building (B), Light Building (LB), Mechanical (M) or Electrical (E) is authorized to perform any of the "specialties" associated with the classification in question. A contractor licensed as a Specialty (S) is authorized to only perform the functions of the specific specialty for which a license is held. It is the responsibility of the applicant for a classification or a specific specialty to show appropriate experience and qualifications in each classification requested and demonstrate the ability to perform said classification.

(b) All applications for new and renewal of license must show a minimum of five (5) years experience in the type of work they wish to perform in Arkansas.

Note:Past work experience and ability to perform work in the classification requested must be shown

(c) A contractor holding the classification(s) of Heavy Construction (HC), Highway, Railroad & Airport Construction (HRA), Municipal & Utility Construction (MU), Building (B) or Light Building (LB) is considered to be a General Contractor in its respective market. A General Contractor may perform Construction Management in its respective market. All other classifications are considered to be subcontractors. A contractor considered to be a General Contractor shall maintain proper personnel, financial ability and facility to perform for the owner coordination, development and management expertise for the entire project.

(d) A contractor holding an Electrical classification must maintain expertise, proper facility, financial ability and at least 1 full time employee holding a Master Electrician's license (issued by the Arkansas Board of Electrical Examiners) to assure proper skills in performing and maintaining electrical projects.

(e) A contractor holding a Mechanical classification must maintain expertise, proper facility, financial ability and at least 1 full time employee holding a Master Plumbers license (issued by the Bureau of Environmental Health Service -Plumbing Section) and at least 1 full time employee holding a class A or B HVACR license issued by the Arkansas HVACR Board to assure proper skills in performing and maintaining mechanical projects.

(f) A contractor holding a Specialty plumbing classification must maintain expertise, proper facility, financial ability and at least 1 full time employee holding a Master Plumbers license (issued by the Bureau of Environmental Health Service - Plumbing Section) to assure proper skills in performing and maintaining plumbing projects.

(g) A contractor holding a HVACR classification must maintain expertise, proper facility, financial ability and at least 1 full time employee holding a class A or B HVACR license issued by the Arkansas HVACR Board to assure proper skills in performing and maintaining HVACR projects.

(h) Any contractor holding a specialty classification for which a license or permit is required by another licensing or permitting authority, must hold the necessary license or permit in order to receive a license from the Board.

(i) CLASSIFICATIONS AND SPECIALTIES - A contractor holding a classification may perform any of the functions listed under that classification. Performing work not listed under that classification may constitute a violation.

OUTLINE OF CLASSIFICATIONS

HEAVY CONSTRUCTION

This Classification Includes All Of The Specialty Classes Below:

Boring

Cofferdams, Dikes, Levees, & Canals

Dams

Marine (Includes Wharves, Docks, Harbor Improvements, Terminals)

Mining (Includes Surface & Underground Mining)

Oil & Gas Field Construction

Oil Refinery, Power & Energy Plant Construction

a. Steel, Alloy, Ornamental, Metal Fabrication, Welding

b. Tower & Stack Construction

c. Foundation Construction or Drilling, Pile Driving, Stabilization

d. Concrete

e. Conveyors, Material Handling Systems, Cranes, Hoists

f. Base & Paving

1. Base Construction

2. Hot & Cold Mixes

3. Surface Treatment

4. Asphalt

5. Concrete Paving

g Grading & Drainage (Includes Grading, Drainage, Pipe & Structures, Clearing, Grubbing & Rip Rap) Tunnels, Shafts

HIGHWAY, RAILROAD, AIRPORT CONSTRUCTION

This Classification Includes All Of The Specialty Classes Below:

Base & Paving

a. Base Construction

b. Hot & Cold Mixes

c. Surface Treatment

d. Asphalt e Concrete Paving

Bridges & Culverts

a. Painting

b. Repair

c. Bridge Deck Overlay (Sealant)

Cofferdams, Dikes, Levees, Canals

Erosion Control

Foundation Construction or Drilling, Pile Driving, Stabilization

Grading & Drainage (Includes Grading, Drainage, Pipe & Structures,

Clearing, Grubbing & Rip Rap)

Gunite

HRA Miscellaneous & Specialty Items

a. Traffic Safety

1. Pavement Markers

2. Signaling

3. Guardrail & Fending

4. Attentuators, Signalization & Roadway Lighting

b Landscaping

1. Seeding

2. Sodding

3. Planting

4. Chemical Weed & Brush Control

c Miscellaneous Concrete

1. Sidewalks

2. Driveways

3. Curb & Gutter

4. Box Culverts

d Pavement Rehabilitation

1. Pressure Grouting

2. Grinding & Grooving

3. Concrete Joints

4. Underdrains

Railroad Construction & Related Items

Concrete

Steel, Alloy, Ornamental, Metal Fabrication, Welding

Tower & Stack Construction

MUNICIPAL AND UTILITY CONSTRUCTION

This Classification Includes All of The Specialty Classes Below

Base & Paving

a. Base Construction

b. Hot & Cold Mixes

c. Surface Treatment

d. Asphalt

e. Concrete Paving

Grading & Drainage (Includes Grading, Drainage, Pipe & Structures, Clearing, Grubbing & Rip Rap)

HRA Miscellaneous & Specialty Items

a. Traffic Safety

1. Pavement Markers

2. Signaling

3. Guardrail & Fencing

4. Attenuators, Signalization & Roadway Lighting

b. Landscaping

1. Seeding

2. Sodding

3. Planting

4. Chemical Weed & Brush Control

c. Pavement Rehabilitation

1. Pressure Grouting

2. Grinding & Grooving

3. Concrete Joints

4. Underdrains

d. Miscellaneous Concrete

1. Sidewalks

2. Driveways

3. Curb & Gutter

4. Box Culverts

Underground Piping, Cable, Trenching, Boring

a. Gas Distribution & Transmission Lines

b. Sewer Lines

c. Storm Drains

d. Rehabilitation & Structures

e. Waterlines

f. Underground Conduit, Cable

Water & Sewer Plants & Sewer Disposal

a. Steel, Alloy, Ornamental, Metal Fabrication, Welding

b. Tower & Stack Construction

c. Foundation Construction or Drilling, Pile Driving, Stabilization

d. Concrete

e. Conveyors, Material Handling Systems, Cranes, Hoists

f. Erosion Control

g. Painting

h. Carpentry, Framing, Millwork, Cabinets

i. Lift Stations, Pumps

j. Above Ground Tanks

k. Roofing & Roof Decks

l. Pipes, Process Piping, Valve Repair

m. Insulation

n. Dredging

o. Masonry

Waterwells

BUILDING

This Classification Includes All Of The Specialty Classes Below:

Awnings, Canopies

Base & Paving

a. Base Construction

b. Hot & Cold Mixes

c. Surface Treatment

d. Asphalt

e. Concrete Paving

Blinds, Curtains, Draperies, Theatrical

Bulk Storage Facilities

Carpentry, Framing, Millwork, Cabinets

Car Washes

Ceilings, Wall Systems, Acoustical Treatments

Chimneys, Fireplaces

Concrete

Control Towers

Conveyors, Material Handling Systems, Cranes, Hoists

Demolition, Blasting

Drywall

Elevators, Escalators, Dumbwaiters, Chairlifts

Erosion Control

Excavation

Fencing, Gates

Floors, Floor Coverings

Foundation Construction or Drilling, Pile Driving, Stabilization

Furniture, Recreational and/or Playground Equipment, Bleachers,

Seating, Partitions

Glass, Glazing, Doors, Windows, Hardware, Storefronts

Golf Cart & Foot Bridges & Paths

Golf Courses

Grading & Drainage (Includes Grading, Drainage, Pipe & Structures,

Clearing, Grubbing & Rip Rap)

Greenhouses

HRA Miscellaneous & Specialty Items

a. Traffic Safety

1. Pavement Markers

2. Signaling

3. Guardrail & Fencing

4. Attenuators, Signalization & Roadway Lighting

b. Landscaping

1. Seeding

2. Sodding

3. Planting

4. Chemical Weed & Brush control

c. Pavement Rehabilitation

1. Pressure Grouting

2. Grinding & Grooving

3. Concrete Joints

4. Underdrains

d. Miscellaneous Concrete

1. Sidewalks

2. Driveways

3. Curb & Gutter

4. Box Culverts

Indoor/Outdoor Advertising

Institutional & Kitchen Equipment

Insulation

Interior Work

Landscaping, Irrigation, Lawn Sprinkler Systems, Streams

Landscaping with Planting

Lathe, Plaster, Stucco, Dryvit, EIFS

Lightning Protection

Masonry

Mausoleums

Medical Shielded Enclosures

Metal Building Erection

Metal Studs, Walls

Microwave Systems, Towers, Satellite Dishes

Overhead Doors & Dock Equipment

Paint Booths

Painting, Wall Covering

Passenger Boarding Bridges

Poultry & Swine Houses

Remodeling, Renovations, Restoration, Alterations

Retaining Walls

Roofs, Roof Decks

Sandblasting, Hydroblasting, Dry Ice Blasting

Sheet Metal, Ducts

Siding, Soffit, Facia, Gutters

Skylights, Solar Systems

Special Coatings or Applications, Caulking, Waterproofing

Sport & Recreational Surfaces

Stack Construction

Steel, Alloy, Ornamental, Metal Fabrication, Welding

Substations

Swimming Pools, Spas

Tile, Terrazzo, Marble

LIGHT BUILDING

This Classification Includes All Of The Specialty Classes That Are Listed Under The Building Classification. However, Contractors Holding A Light Building Classification Are Limited As Follows:

Light Building construction is construction, alternations or repairs of commercial projects for which the cost of materials and labor does not exceed Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00) in any project and the structure does not exceed two stories in height. Nonstructural alterations and repairs of existing buildings exceeding two stories in height are considered to be Light Building construction if the overall cost of the project does not exceed Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00) including materials and Labor.

MECHANICAL CONTRACTING

This Classification Includes All Of The Specialty Classes Below:

NOTE: Trade Licenses required to obtain this classification are:

a. Arkansas Master Plumber

b. Arkansas Class A or B HVACR.

Boiler Construction & Repair (Trade License Needed)

Sprinklers, Fire Protection (Trade Certificate Needed)

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration

Plumbing

Pneumatic Tube Systems

Pollution, Air or Dust Control, Blower or Exhaust Systems

Piping, Process Piping, Valve Repair

Sheet Metal, Duct

Control Systems & Instrumentation Temperature Controls (Pneumatic)

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING

This Classification Includes All Of The Specialty Classes Below:

NOTE: Trade License required to obtain this classification is:

a. Arkansas Master Electrician.

Cable Television Lines (Above and Below Ground)

Communication, Computer or Sound Systems, Cabling

Electrical Signs

Electrical Temperature Controls Systems

Electrical Transmission Lines

Electrical Work for Buildings & Structures

Signal or Burglar Alarms, Fire Detection & Monitoring Systems

Control Systems & Instrumentation

Substations

Communication Lines & Ducts Underground Conduit Installation

SPECIALTIES (Specific)

A Contractor May Obtain Any Sub-Classification As A Specialty By Request And Proper Qualifications Shown. (Example: Base & Paving, Plumbing, Drywall, Insulation, etc.) The List Of Sub-Classifications Is:

SPECIALTIES

Above Ground Tanks

Asbestos (Trade Certificate Needed)

Awnings, Canopies & Gutters

Base & Paving

a. Base Construction

b. Hot & Cold Mixes

c. Surface Treatment

d. Asphalt

e. Concrete Paving

Blinds, Curtains, Draperies, Theatrical

Boiler Construction & Repair (Trade License Needed)

Bulk Storage Facilities

Cable Television Lines (Above & Below Ground)

Car Washes

Carpentry, Framing, Millwork, Cabinets

Ceilings, Wall Systems, Acoustical Treatments

Chemical Resistant Tile & Brick

Chimneys, Fireplaces

Cofferdams, Dikes, Levees, Canals

Communication, Computer or Sound Systems, Cabling

Concrete

Control Systems & Instrumentation

Conveyors, Material Handling Systems, Cranes, Hoists

Cooling Towers

Demolition, Blasting

Dredging

Drywall

Electrical Transmission Lines

Elevators, Escalators, Dumbwaiters, Chairlifts (Trade Certificate Needed)

Energy & Chemical Pipelines

Energy Management, Retrofit Systems

Environmental General

Erosion Control

Excavation

Factory Trained Medical Equipment Technician (exemption from Electrical Board required)

Fencing, Gates

Fiberglass

Fireproofing

Floors, Floor Covering

Foundation Construction or Drilling, Pile Driving, Stabilization

Furnaces, Fuel Burning or Heat Transfer Equipment, Stokers, Refractories

Furniture, Recreational and/or Playground Equipment, Bleachers, Seating, Partitions

Gas Fitter (Trade License needed)

Generators, Turbines

Glass, Glazing, Doors, Windows, Hardware, Storefront

Golf Cart & Foot Bridges & Paths

Golf Courses

Grading & Drainage (Includes Grading, Drainage, Pipe & Structures, Culverts, Clearing, Grubbing & Rip Rap)

Grain Bins

Greenhouses

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration (Arkansas HVACR class A or B Trade License Required)

HRA Miscellaneous & Specialty Items

a. Traffic Safety

1. Pavement Markers

2. Signaling

3. Guardrails & Fencing

4. Attenuators, Signalization & Roadway Lighting

b. Landscaping

1. Seeding

2. Sodding

3. Planting

4. Chemical weed & brush control

c. Pavement Rehabilitation

1. Pressure grouting

2. Grinding & grooving

3. Concrete joints

4. Underdrains

d. Miscellaneous Concrete

1. Sidewalks

2. Driveways

3. Curb & gutter

4. Box culverts

Hydraulics

Incinerator & Stack Construction

Indoor/Outdoor Advertising

Institutional & Kitchen Equipment

Insulation

Interior Work

Kilns, Drying Systems

Landfills

Landscaping, Irrigation, Lawn Sprinkler Systems, Streams

Landscaping with Planting (Trade License Needed)

Lathe, Plaster, Stucco, Dryvit, EIFS

Lead Abatement (Trade Certificate Needed)

Lift Stations, Pumps

Lightning Protection

Liners

Marine Docks

Masonry

Mausoleums

Medical Shielded Enclosures

Metal Building Erection

Metal Studs, Walls

Meter Installation & Service

Microwave Systems, Towers, Satellite Dishes

Millwright

Oil & Gas Field Construction, Rigging

Overhead Doors & Dock Equipment

Paint Booths

Painting, Wallcovering

Passenger Boarding Bridges

Piping, Process Piping, Valve Repair

Plant Maintenance

Plating & Waste Treatment Systems

Plumbing (Trade License Needed)

Pneumatic Tube Systems

Pollution, Air & Dust Control, Blower & Exhaust Systems

Poultry & Swine Houses

Poultry HVACR

Precipitators

Railroad Construction & Related Items

Rebar

Refrigeration, Cold Storage (Trade Certificate Needed)

Remediation

Remodeling, Renovations, Restoration, Alterations

Retaining Walls

Right of Way Clearing

Roofing, Roof Decks

Sandblasting, Hydroblasting, Dry Ice Blasting

Scaffolding

Scales

Security, Banking, Detention Equipment (Bars & safety no certificate needed)

Service Station Equipment

Sheet Metal, Ducts (Trade License Required)

Siding, Soffit, Facia, Gutters

Signal or Burglar Alarms, Fire Detection & Monitoring Systems (Trade Certificates Needed)

Skylights, Solar Systems

Special Coatings or Applications, Caulking, Waterproofing

Sport & Recreational Surfaces

Sprinklers, Fire Protection (Trade Certificate Needed)

Steel, Alloy, Ornamental, Metal Fabrication, Welding

Substations

Swimming Pools, Spas

Temperature Controls (Electric)

Temperature Controls (Pneumatic)

Testing & Balancing

Tile, Terrazzo, Marble

Tuckpointing

Tunnels, Shafts

Underground Piping, Cable, Trenching, Boring

Underground Storage Tanks (Certificate Needed)

Water and Sewer Lines

Water Lines Associated with Fire Protection

Water Wells (Water well License required)

Wind Turbines

224-25-6 FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS

(a) All applications must contain an audited or reviewed financial statement of the applicant's year end or more current, and prepared in accordance with GAAP guidelines, of the company, and an audited Opinion Letter or Review Report from an Independent CPA or RPA.

(b) Minimum Business Related Net Worth (new and renewal applications). Minimum Business Related Net Worth for Classification(s) Requested: (Property not used for Business purposes is not acceptable.) New applicants must have one half (1/2) of the minimum Net Worth requirement in cash.

HEAVY

$50,000

HIGHWAY, RAILROAD, AIRPORT

50,000

MUNICIPAL & UTILITY

50,000

BUILDING

50,000

LIGHT BUILDING

20,000

MECHANICAL

20,000

ELECTRICAL

20,000

SPECIALTY

5,000

(c) Working Capital will also be reviewed and considered in determining whether to issue a new or renewal license. New applicants are required to show a positive working capital .

(d) If the Board determines that the financial information provided by an applicant for a renewal license does not satisfy the financial requirements, the Board may, at its option, deny the application or place the application in Improve status. An applicant who is placed in Improve status will have its license extended thirty (30) days, pending further information being provided and/or changes being made by the applicant to resolve any difficulties. The license is effective only until the next regular meeting of the Board and will expire at the next regular meeting unless further action is taken by the Board.

(12/2/2011)

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