Often, contractors who build in several areas must pass an exam in each jurisdiction. With the successful passage of an ICC Contractor Exam, contractors can be secure in the knowledge that their results will be honored by the many agencies that participate in the program. Building departments will benefit from such commonality as well, having a solid foundation upon which to issue licenses to practice.
The examination measures the level of knowledge of building codes and establishes a basis for the issuance of licenses to practice–and results in a test that is acceptable from one jurisdiction to another.
Finally, contractors, building departments and their customers can benefit from the standardization of criteria determining contractor proficiency.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Passing an ICC Contractor Exam is NOT a license to practice and does not guarantee that a local government will grant a license. Contact the applicable building department for specific licensing requirements. To acquire a license to practice, contractors must apply to the specific building department and meet all of the local governments licensing requirements.