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Kansas

Contractor Licensing, Education & Exam Prep

If you wish to engage in construction work in the State of Kansas, you must first obtain a license. However, contractors are not required to obtain a license from the state. Instead, you are required to obtain a license through your local city, county, or jurisdiction. The information on this page is based on the requirements for Johnson County, Sedgwick County, Shawnee County, and Douglas County licenses.

At RocketCert, we offer industry leading exam prep to help you pass your exam on the first try. In addition, we stock the references that you need and can use during the exam. All of our training is available online to help you achieve your goal of obtaining a Kansas Building Contractor License.

  • $279
    Class A/ B/ C Building Contractor
    Exam Prep
  • $591 $539
    Prep, Book, Tabs
    Bundle
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Scope of work

What type of work can be done with this license?

Licensed Contractor in Kansas
  • Class A General Contractor License

    Class A licensees may construct, remodel, repair, and demolish any structure. Licensees and their full-time employees may perform framing, roofing, swimming pool construction, non-structural remodeling, tenant finish, or repairs of all structures. Class A licensees may not perform HVAC, plumbing, electrical, or fire protection work.

  • Class B Building Contractor License

    Class B licensees may construct, remodel, repair, and demolish all structures under 3 stories in height. Licensees and their full-time employees may perform framing, roofing, swimming pool construction, non-structural remodeling, tenant finish, or repairs of all structures under the height limit.

  • Class C Residential Contractor License

    Class C licensees may construct, remodel, repair, and demolish single-family or duplex residences. Licensees and their full-time employees may perform framing, roofing, swimming pool construction, and non-structural remodeling or repairs on single family or two-family dwellings.

Requirements & steps

What are the requirements for getting a license in my county?

  • Submit application.
  • Pay the application fee and the license fee.
  • Provide proof of General Liability and Worker's Compensation insurance.
  • Possess one of the two following qualifications:
    • A Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Science, or Construction Management from an ABET or ACCE accredited program.
    • or

    • A score of at least 75% on the ICC Kansas Standard General Building Contractor (A, B, or C) exam.
  • Complete the front and back of the contractor license application, and make sure everyone signs the application (Qualified person, owner/ sole proprietor/ all partners).
  • Provide test results proving a passing score of at least 75% on the ICC Kansas Standard General Building Contractor (A, B, or C) exam.
  • Certificate of liability insurance with at least $300,000 in General Liability.
  • Workers Compensation certificate of insurance.
  • Submit a General Contractors license application.
  • General Liability Certificate of Insurance.
  • Worker's Compensation Certificate of Insurance.
  • Provide proof of one of the following:
    • At least 30 hours of coursework from an accredited school in Construction Science, Engineering, or Architectural Degrees.
    • or

    • A passing score of 75% or higher on the ICC Kansas Standard General Building Contractor (A, B, or C) exam.
  • Qualifying party must have at least six years’ Class A building experience, or hold a Class B, Building Contractor license with at least ten years of experience working as a Building Contractor.
  • A policy of commercial general liability insurance written with an insurance company licensed as an admitted insurance company in the State of Kansas.
  • General liability coverage in an amount not less than $1,000,000 per occurrence.
  • Provide Proof of one of the following:
    • A degree in architecture, engineering, or construction science.
    • or

    • A passing score of at least 75% on the Kansas Standard General Building Contractor (A, B, or C) exam.

How do I obtain a license?

To apply for your license, contact the licensing agency for your local city, county, or jurisdiction. You will need to submit a completed application to your local licensing agency to initiate the licensing process.

In some counties, class A, B, and C contractors are required to complete 8 hours of continuing education to renew their license. For the most accurate renewal information, contact your local licensing authority.

With RocketCert, our education is written by a combination of professional educators and industry professionals. We pride ourselves on providing industry leading customer service. Also, if you find a better original price on any online course that we offer, we will beat it by 10%.


RocketCert customer studying to pass their State exam through the RocketCert website or on the mobile app.
PURCHASE EXAM PREP, BOOKS, & STUDY!

Preparing to pass the General Building Contractor exam is a critical part of the licensing process. Failing the exam can result in substantial delays before you are able to work under your license. We offer industry leading exam prep and all of the required books, at an unbeatable price.

PASS THE EXAM

After studying with RocketCert, you will be on your way to passing the required State exam(s) (see below). Contact Pearson at 877-234-6082 to begin this process. Testing centers are setup throughout the State in larger cities.

Legal items

Next you will need to obtain all required insurance and contact a CPA or PA to prepare financial statements.

APPLY FOR YOUR LICENSE

After completing all the steps above, it will be time to apply through your local city, county, or jurisdiction's licensing agency to obtain your Kansas Contractors License. If a corporation or limited liability company, visit the Kansas Secretary of State website for information on business filings. Have questions or concerns with this process (or just a lack of time)? Learn more about how we can assist with our Application Processing Program.

Exam

Which exam do I need to take?

To schedule your Standard General Building Contractor exam, visit PearsonVUE.com or call 877-234-6082.

Kansas Contractors must pass the corresponding Kansas Standard General Building Contractor exam.

Exam details Kansas Standard General Building Contractor (A) Exam

  • Number of questions: 90
  • Passing Score: 75%
  • Time allowed: 4 hours
  • OPEN BOOK
  • Topics Include: Permits and General Regulations; Building Planning and Life Safety; Structural Systems; Building Envelope
Exam details Kansas Standard General Building Contractor (B) Exam

  • Number of questions: 80
  • Passing Score: 75%
  • Time allowed: 4 hours
  • OPEN BOOK
  • Topics Include: Permits and General Regulations; Building Planning and Life Safety; Structural Systems; Building Envelope
Exam details Kansas Standard Residential Building Contractor (C) Exam

  • Number of questions: 80
  • Passing Score: 75%
  • Time allowed: 4 hours
  • OPEN BOOK
  • Topics Include: Permits and General Regulations; Building Planning and Life Safety; Structural Systems; Building Envelope
Exam Prep, & Books

How do I pass the exam?

The Kansas exams are open book. The references below are permitted to be tabbed, highlighted, and used during your test! Unfortunately, our online course is NOT permitted to be accessed during the State exam.

The exam prep includes math, accounting, highlighting guides covering the topics your exam is based on, practice questions for each references, and unlimited attempts on our "test simulation".

Online Exam Prep Includes:

  • Math & Plans Lessons - Here, we teach you math concepts and how to solve calculations on test day.
  • Highlighting Guides - Introduce the critical information in your book(s). This will familiarize you with each book’s content and its layout.
  • Quizzes - These practice quizzes are based on each individual book/reference. They reinforce key concepts.
  • Test Simulation / Practice Exam - Comprehensive exams randomly generated from our database of questions. Test simulations are restricted by time, and hints are disabled. Test simulations are as close to the real exam as you can get.
  • Guide to Tabbing - This section includes tabbing books and other test taking strategies to keep calm and focused during the exam.

Kansas Class A General Contractor Bundle

Lifetime Online Access to:

  • Kansas Class A General Contractor Online Exam Prep
Plus:
  • All books and references you can use during the exam
  • Custom Permanent/Pre-Printed Tabs
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$591 $539

Kansas Class B General Contractor Bundle

Lifetime Online Access to:

  • Kansas Class B General Contractor Online Exam Prep
Plus:
  • All books and references you can use during the exam
  • Custom Permanent/Pre-Printed Tabs
  • Free Shipping!

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$785 $719

Kansas Class C Residential Contractor Bundle

Lifetime Online Access to:

  • Kansas Class C Residential Contractor Online Exam Prep
Plus:
  • All books and references you can use during the exam
  • Custom Permanent/Pre-Printed Tabs
  • Free Shipping!

Backed by:

$581 $529


Class A General Building Contractor References:

Kansas Class A General Building Contractor Online Exam Prep

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$279

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2018 International Building Code

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$189

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Concrete Manual: Concrete Quality and Field Practices 2021 IBC and ACI 318-19

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$99

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Pre-Printed Tab Pack:

2 Book Tab Bundle

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$24

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Class B General Building Contractor References:

Kansas Class B General Building Contractor Online Exam Prep

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$279

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2018 International Building Code

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$189

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2018 International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings

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$179

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Concrete Manual: Concrete Quality and Field Practices 2021 IBC and ACI 318-19

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$99

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Pre-Printed Tab Pack:

3-4 Book Tab Bundle

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$39

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Class C Residential Building Contractor References:

Kansas Class C Residential Building Contractor Online Exam Prep

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$279

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2018 International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings

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$179

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Concrete Manual: Concrete Quality and Field Practices 2021 IBC and ACI 318-19

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$99

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Pre-Printed Tab Pack:

2 Book Tab Bundle

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$24

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Blank tabs are also available.

Permanent Blank Tabs - 375 Pack

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$45

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