New York Practice Exams
Pick your Home Improvement Contractor trade from the list below
A person or business must have a Home Improvement Contractor license if engaged in the construction, repair, remodeling, or addition to any land or building used as a residence. This includes, but is not limited to, the construction, replacement, or improvement of basements, driveways, fences, garages, landscaping, patios, porches, sidewalks, swimming pools, terraces, and other improvements to structures or upon land that is next to a home or apartment building.
This description is only a general explanation of which businesses need to have a Home Improvement Contractor license. You may not begin work as a Home Improvement Contractor until you have received your license document.
The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) empowers consumers and businesses to ensure a fair and vibrant marketplace.
ADDITIONAL DCA LICENSE YOU MAY NEED:
- If you solicit, negotiate, or offer to negotiate a home improvement contract with a property owner, you must also obtain a Home Improvement Salesperson license.
HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR (100)
DCA Licensing Center
42 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
For more information, call 311 (or 212-NEW-YORK outside of New York City).
The Contractors Board will give you two tests, one being the Business Management / Law exam and the other being your particular Trade. You have to pass both exams before you can obtain your contractors license.