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Residential Continuing Education (RCE) - FAQ's [pdf]
Public Chapter 186 – Residential Continuing Education
A new provision in the law requires Residential contractors, only those licensed
after January 1, 2009, with a residential license classification of BC-A, BC-A/r, Spec
Homebuilders, or BC-A,b(sm), will be required to obtain eight (8) hours of Board-approved Residential Continuing Education (RCE) as a prerequisite to renew.
Read the 2014 Legislative Update for the Board for Licensing Contractors here. [pdf]
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A Tennessee contractor's license is required first prior to bidding, contracting or offering a price to perform work! (...more info)
A Contractor's license is required for projects $25,000 or more, when acting as one of the following:
- Prime Contractor - Bidding or contracting directly with the “owner” of the project for all types of classifications;
- Subcontractors – Contracting directly with any contractor (not to the owner) to perform the following:
- Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, HVAC, and *Roofing;
- Masonry subs for projects $100,000 and up (includes all materials, equipment, and labor).
- Construction Management – When the value of the project is $25,000 or more.
See "Licensee/Applicant Resources" section for other license requirements, including those for projects less than $25,000 for Home Improvement; Electrical; HVAC and Plumbing or FAQs.
*Roofing subcontractors must be licensed as a contractor, effective January 1, 2014, in addition to performing work currently as a prime.
- 2014 Updates
- Roofing Subcontractors - Effective January 1, 2014, roofing "subcontractors" must be licensed as a contractor for projects $25,000 or more.
- Bidding Procedures - Effective July 1, 2014
- License Name - Effective February 24, 2014 - Cannot obtain a license in a similar name of another licensee.
- Rules - Revised (Eff. 2/20/2014)
- 2013 Updates
- 2013 Legislation - Important changes relative to roofing subcontractors; exceeding monetary limit violations affects liens; and subs payment; six month hold; employee misclassification penalties and proposed rules.
- 2012 Updates
- Guaranty Agreements Considered Part of Financial Statement and Confidential (Eff. 9/25/12)
- Amended Rules - Eff. 12/27/12
- Online Renewals (Available for LLE, LLP and Home Improvement)
- 2012 - Legislation
- July 1, 2012 - Public Chapter 821 - Consumer Protection with Roofing Contracts - Consumers will have the right to cancel a roofing contract within three (3) days after a claim is denied by the insurance company. Roofing contractors whose work is covered by insurance will need to include specific language in their contracts to this effect. A roofer would not need a separate license with the Insurance Division unless they want to also do business as a “Public Adjuster” as defined by T.C.A. § 56-6-902.
- TDOT Highway Contractors (Eff. August 3, 2012)
- Employee Misclassification Tip Form (Report Fraud)
- Effective October 1, 2011 - Homeowner Residential Permits