Requirements for those seeking a contractor’s registration for the first time*:

  1. Documentation of completion of an approved, 5-hour, preregistration course. Click here for approved pre-registration courses.
    • Exceptions to the 5-hour preregistration course:
      • Applicants who will be working exclusively on commercial structures.
      • Applicants who have graduated from an accredited, technical or vocational high school or college within the prior twenty-four (24) months may be exempt. Please submit official transcripts to the CRLB for a determination.
  2. $500,000 Certificate of Liability Insurance, indicating CRLB as the certificate holder.
  3. Certificate of Worker’s Compensation Insurance, indicating CRLB as the certificate holder, must be submitted by applicants with employees.
  4. Business ID# and date of incorporation for Corporations and Limited Liability Companies. Search a Rhode Island Secretary of State Business ID #.
  5. $150 registration fee.

The fee can be paid online.  Additionally, checks (please include Viewpoint Application # on check ) made payable to RICRLB may be mailed to:

         State Building Office


         560 Jefferson Boulevard Ste. 100

         Warwick, RI 02886

Please note: RICRLB does not accept cash.

Out of State Applicant Information

Reciprocity is unavailable for a Contractors' Registration.

*Contractors renewing their existing registration must follow the directions for registration renewal.