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Construction Work Regulated?

Electrical, plumbing, asbestos abatement and lead abatement work is regulated at the
state level.

Prequalification is required for public works and highway work.

Who Regulates Construction?

Prequalification applications may be obtained from:

New Hampshire Department of Transportation
Attn: Prequalification Administrator
John 0. Morton Building, Room 131
7 Hazen Drive
Post Office Box 483
Concord, NH 03302-0483
(603) 271-3402/Fax (603) 271-1558
www.nhdot.com

Asbestos abatement contractors may obtain licensing information from:
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Air Resources Division
Asbestos Management and Control Program
Attn: Asbestos Licensing
29 Hazen Drive
Post Office Box 95
Concord, NH 03302-0095
(603) 271-4609ffax (603) 271-1381
www.des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/air/cb/ceps/ams/index.htm

Lead abatement contractors may obtain licensing information from:

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Public Health Services
Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
29 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301-6504
(603) 271-4507/Fax (603) 271-3991
www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/bchs/clpp

Plumbing and Gas contractors may obtain licensing information from:

New Hampshire Mechanical Licensing and Safety Board
33 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305
(603) 223-4289/Fax (603) 223-4295
www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/firesafety

Electrical contractors may obtain licensing information from:

New Hampshire Electricians Board
NH Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
121 South Fruit Street, Suite 201
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-0145/Fax (603) 271-7928
www.oplc.nh.gcw/efectricians/

Requirements?

Highway and Public Works Prequalification:
For prequalification, contractors must
submit experience documentation, list of completed projects, equipment listing,
bonding capacity and financial statements. Financial statements must be compiled for projects to $1,00,000, reviewed for projects to $5,000,000 and audited for projects above $5,000,000. The prequalification expires 15 months after the date of the financial statements.

Processing time on applications takes 2 to 4 weeks. There is no fee for filing
prequalification papers.

In order to open to the bidding process to a broader field of bidders and to assure
competitive bidding, the prequalification process shall not apply in instances where
the project is simple in scope and common to the industry including, but not limited to, simple carpentry or painting.

Plumbers:
Applicants must pass a trade examination with a score of 70% for
Journeyman and 75% for Master, and submit documentation on their experience. For a master's license, the applicant must have held a journeyman's license for 6 months. The journeyman license requires 576 hours of schooling and 4 years experience as an apprentice. Licenses are renewed every 2 years and continuing education is required.

License Type / License and Renewal Fee
Master / $300
Journeyman / $180

Electricians:
Applicants for journeyman and master must pass an open code book
trade examination with a minimum score of 70%.

The master's license requires 2,000 hours of experience as a journeyman working for a master. The journeyman license requires 600 hours of electrical schooling and 8,000 hours of experience as an apprentice.

15 hours of continuing education on each new code edition is required the first year
of each 3 year code cycle for the master and journeyman licensees. The high-medium voltage license requires completion of a board approved state, federal or employer certification program.

License Type / Exam Fee / Application Fee / License Fees / Renewal Fee

Journeyman / N/A / $50 / $150 / $150*
Master / N/A / $50 / $270 / $270*
Apprentice ID / N/A / N/A / $30 / $30****
Corporation/Partnership / N/A / $50 / $120 / $125***
High-Medium Voltage Trainee / N/A / N/A / $30 / $30**
High-Medium Voltage Electrician / N/A / $50 / $270 / $270*

Please note: License Fees are pro-rated according to the birth month.

*Renewed every 3rd year of the last day of the birth month.
**Renewed every year by the last day of the birth month.
***Renewed every year by the last day of the month of May.
****Renewed every year by the last day of the ID expiration month.

Asbestos Abatement Contractors:
Applicants must submit documentation of
completion of an approved asbestos abatement contractor/supervisor training course and a list of completed projects within the last year. Applicants must be registered and in good standing to do business as required by the New Hampshire Secretary of State.

Asbestos Abatement Supervisors:
Applicants must submit documentation of
completion of an approved asbestos abatement contractor/supervisor training course and at least 1 year of asbestos abatement work experience.

Asbestos Abatement Worker:
Applicants must submit documentation of completion
of an approved asbestos abatement worker course or the asbestos abatement
contractor/supervisor training course.

Asbestos Disposal Site Contractor:
Applicants must submit an application. At least 1 responsible person for the company must be certified as an Asbestos Disposal Site Worker or ADS-Worker-in-Training. Company must be registered and in good standing to do business as required by the New Hampshire Secretary of State.

Asbestos Disposal Site Worker/Worker-In-Training:
Applicants must Submit an
application and pass the state Asbestos Disposal Site Examination. An individual that submits at least 40 hours of ADS work experience may apply for certification as an experienced ADS Worker or upgrade to same. Contact the Asbestos Control Program to arrange to take the examination.

License Type / License Fee / Renewal Fee
Contractor / $1,000 / $750
Supervisor / $200 / $200
Worker / $50 / $50
ADS Contractor / $250 / $250
ADS Worker / $50 / $50

Lead Abatement Worker:
To be certified as a lead abatement worker, an individual
shall be 18 years of age or older, successfully complete, with a grade of 70% or better, a 24 hour worker educational program certified in accordance with the He-P 1611, and submit an annual application. An 8 hour refresher course is required every 3 years.

Lead Abatement Supervisor:
To be certified as a lead abatement supervisor, an
individual shall be 18 years of age or older and meet the follow requirements:

a. Successful completion, defined as 70% or greater, a 32 hour lead abatement
supervisor educational program certified in accordance with He-P 1611;

b. Successful completion, defined as 70% or greater, a 100 question EPA
examination that covers the requirements of 40 CFR 745 and the standards set
forth in Appendix 14 of the HUD Guidelines for the Evaluation and Control of
Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Housing as well as a 25 question New Hampshire
proficiency examination that covers the requirements of RSA-130A and He-P
1600;

c. At least 12 months of work experience as a certified lead abatement worker; and

d. At least 12 months of additional work experience in environmental remediation
or the building trades.

e. Applications with required documentation shall be submitted annually.

f. Every 3 years applicants are required to pass an 8 hour refresher course and the
EPA and NH exams as described above.

Lead Abatement Contractors: To be licensed as a lead abatement contractor, an
individua l shall be 18 years of age or older and meet the following requirements:

a. Successful completion, defined as 70% or greater, a 32 hour lead abatement
contractor educational program certified in accordance with He-P 1611;

b. Successful completion, defined as 70% or greater, a 100 question EPA
examination that covers the requirements of 40 CFR 745 and the standards set
forth in Appendix 14 of the HUD Guidelines for the Evaluation and Control of
Lead -Based Paint Hazards in Housing as well as a 25 question New Hampshire
proficiency examination that covers the requirements of RSA-130A and He -P
1600;

c. At least 2 years of work experience in asbestos, lead, environmental
remediation, or in the building trades.

d. Application with required documentation shall be submitted annually.

e. Every 3 years applicants are required to pass an 8 hour refresher course and the
EPA and NH exams as described above.

f. Annually attend a licensed lead professionals' meeting offered by the
department.
Lead Abatement Inspector: To be licensed as a lead abatement inspector, an individua l
shall be 18 years of age or older and meet the following requirements:

a. Successful completion of a lead abatement inspector educational program
certified in accordance with He-P 1611;

b. Successful completion of the proficiency examinations described above;

c. One of the following combinations of work and education required:

1. A bachelor's degree in any discipline; no experience required;

2. An associate 's degree in any discipline and a minimum of 1 year of
experience by the individua I in a related field of lead, asbestos, housing
repair or inspection, or environmental remediation work; or

3. A high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 2 years of
experience by the individua I in a related field of lead, asbestos, housing
repair or inspection, or environmental remediation work;

d. The individua I shall have performed all aspects of at least 15 full inspections on
15 dwellings and 10 clearance inspections on 10 dwellings; and

e. The inspections required above shall:

1. Be conducted after the successful completion of the lead inspector lead
educational program;

2. Be conducted in New Hampshire over a period of at least 60 days;

3. Be conducted in accordance with the He-P 1608.02 and 1608.12;

4. Be conducted under the supervision of a New Hampshire licensed risk
assessor who has been licensed for at least 1 year as a New Hampshire
licensed risk assessor;

5. Has completed a minimum of 50 full inspections in New Hampshire;
and

6. Be documented to include:

• The date and property address of the inspection;

• If the inspection was a full inspection or a clearance inspection;
and

• The printed name, license number and signature of the
supervisory risk assessor.

f. Applications with required documentation shall be submitted annually.

g. Every 3 years applicants are required to pass an 8 hour refresher course and the
EPA and NH exams as described above.
h. Annually attend a licensed lead professionals' meeting offered by the
department.

Lead Abatement Risk Assessor:
To be licensed as lead abatement risk inspector, an
individual shall be 18 years of age or older and meet the following requirements:
a. Successful completion of a risk assessor educational program certified in
accordance with He-P 1611;

b. Successful comp let ion of the proficiency examinations described in He-P
1612.04;
c. One of the following combinations of work and education required;

1. A bachelor's degree in environmental science, environmental
engineering, environmental remediation, or environmental health; or

2. A bachelor's degree in any discipline and 1 year of experience by the individual in a related field of lead, asbestos, environmental remediation work, or construction; or

3. An associate's degree in any discipline and a minimum of 2 years
of experience by the individual in a related field of lead, asbestos,
environmental remediation work, or construction; or

4. A high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 3 years
of experience by the individual in a related field of lead, asbestos,
environmental remediation work, or construction; or

5. Be licensed as an industrial hygienist; as a civil, environmental,
or structural engineer; as an architect; or environmental health
practitioner;

d. The individual shall have performed all a spec ts of lead inspections as detailed
in the lead inspector license requirements and all aspects of at least 5 risk
assessments on 5 dwellings; and

e. The risk assessments required above shall :

1. Be conducted after the successful completion of the risk assessor lead
educational program;

2. Be conducted in New Hampshire over a period of at least 60 days;

3. Be conducted in accordance with the He-P 1608;

4. Be conducted under the supervision of a New Hampshire licensed risk
assessor who:

• Has been licensed for at least 1 year as a New Hampshire
licensed risk assessor; and

• Has completed a minimum of 50 full inspections in New
Hampshire.

5. Be documented to include:

• The date and property address of each risk assessment; and

• The printed name, license number and signature of the
supervisory risk assessor; and

6. Be submitted to the department in a report with the application for
licensure.

f. Applications with required documentation shall be submitted annually.

g. Every 3 years applicants are required to pass an 8 hour refresher course and the
EPA and NH exams as described above.

h. Annually attend a licensed lead professionals' meeting offered by the
department.

License Type / Application and Renewal Fee
Lead Abatement Worker / $75
Lead Abatement Supervisor / $125
Lead Abatement Contractor / $300
Lead Abatement Inspector / $100
Lead Abatement Risk Assessor / $250

Other: Public works contracts require a 100% performance payment and bond, as well as 5% bid guaranty.

RECPROCALAGREEMENTS
There is an electrical reciprocity agreement for master and journeyman licenses with
the states of Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont.

There is an electrical reciprocity agreement for only the journeyman license with the
states of Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota,
Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming

Any lead contractor who is currently licensed or certified in another state can apply for reciprocity by submitting a completed application along with a copy of their current license, a refresher course completion certificate and documentation the applicant has passed one of the proficiency exams as required by the state of New Hampshire.