The Department of Buildings issues and administers 12 trade license and registration types for more than 29,000 licensees, including, but not limited to, Mason Contractor, Supervising Electrician, Journeyman Plumber, Plumbing Contractor, Plumber's Apprentice, Stationary Engineer, Crane Operator, Apprentice Crane Operator, Supervising Elevator Mechanic, Elevator Mechanic, General Contractor and Steam Boiler Erector.
The Department of Buildings performed a strategic analysis of the Department's trade licensing functions, and the results showed we could create operating efficiencies by hiring an outside party to administer both the testing and licensing functions. Effective August 1, 2014, all applications for exams and licenses are now submitted through the Department's trade license partner, Continental Testing Services. From this point forward, please direct any inquiries from your members to their website www.continentaltesting.net for exams, first time licenses, license renewals and plumbing contractor bond continuation certificates. Continental Testing Services can be also reached at (800) 359-1313.
License renewal for Mason Contractor, Supervising Electrician, Journeyman Plumber, Plumbing Contractor, Plumber's Apprentice will continue to be performed online at the Department of Buildings' website. Please click on Access Online Trade License Renewal link below.