In fact, in Wyoming all contractors get their licenses on a city level. The only exception is the electrical contractor license.
Therefore, if you want to get your Wyoming contractor license you should consider the local state requirements. It is important if you want to become a licensed contractor.
In Wyoming each contractor license has its set of classifications and sub-classifications. They vary from county to county. However, they will give you general information about each of them.
As most things are done on a local level, it won’t be easy for you to do any search, lookup or verification of a contractor license in Wyoming.
There are three main contractor classifications; General contractors, Individual contractors and Electrical contractors. Each one has its own contractor sub-classifications.
There are five sub-classifications of General contractors. Each of the classifications has its scope of work. Make sure you are getting the right one, when you are applying for a general contractor’s license.
If you want to construct, repair or alter any type of structure, you need this license class. As you can see it will give you many opportunities. That’s to say, your only limit as a general class I contractor will be the sky.
This license is for contractors who want to do repair or alteration of residential structures with eight or more units. It also enables to do remodeling of commercial structures up to a quarter of the estimated value of the structure.
This license gives a contractor the authority to repair, model, or alter single-family dwellings only up to 25% of the estimated cost.
The only duty demolition contractors will have is to demolish and remove structures. For obtaining your demolition license you don’t have to take a written test. To clarify, you need about $230 for paying the application and renewal fees.
Any contractor who wants to repair, build or install any roofing materials or just roofs needs to get a roofing license. They will need to take a written test on the roofing section of the International Building Code. For application, the fee is $150 and for renewal, it is $75.
The state’s licensing system defines these contractors, as those who deal with more specialized trades. Mechanical and plumbing, pressure boiler and utilities trade jurisdictions belong to the individual contractor licenses.
There is a huge difference between Journeyman level and Master level licenses. If contractors want to apply for the first one they must have a proof of four years of experience. For the second one, the experience should be of five years or more.
Those who apply for a plumbing or a mechanical contractor’s license must have another experience. They must be qualified as a full-time individual master.
Here also you will see the difference between a low-pressure boiler and high-pressure boiler contractors. If you want to be the first type, you must have just 3 months experience in the trade. However, for the second type, you must have at least 2 years of experience.
To apply for a utility installer license you need to have 1 year. However, if you want to work on a wider of utilities you may need at least 4 years of experience.
The State of Wyoming gives state licenses only to qualified electricians. The electricians must have many years of experience. If you want to get your license in a legal way and without any problems, you need:
The licensee can construct, repair or destroy any structures. However, he must do it only after the permission from a city’s adopted codes.
This license is for the contractors who want to do any repair or demolition work on 1, 2, 3, or 4 family dwelling 3 storied units. They can also do the same work on commercial structures of up to 5,000 square feet in size.
This license is for repair or demolition of 1 and 2 family dwellings of up to 3 stories above grade. However, it can also be used to do the same with townhouses of up to 3 stories above grade.
If contractors want to obtain Class C licenses, they must know that their actions will be limited. They will be able to perform the type of work for which they have got the license. However, they can also get multiple Class C Specialty Contractor licenses.
Trade license has the following classifications:
The work of electricians is recorded in the 2017 NEC. To apply for a city license, contractors need to provide a copy of a Wyoming valid license.
The contractor’s job is presented in the 2015 IFGC, with a few changes. Installing gas piping and propane tanks inside structures are the duties of gas pipefitters.
The duties of an HVAC technician are present in the 2015 IMC. The HVAC technicians who also want to do Gas Pipefitter jobs, must get an additional license.
The plumber’s works are described in the 2015 IPC.
The refrigeration technician’s work is in the 2015 IMC either. The contractor may also want to be qualified as refrigeration technician. In this case, they must present an ESCO Refrigeration Certificate.