Contractor and/or Trade License Requirements

License Application Information


Licenses and applications for contractors, tradesmen and apprentices are available through Risk Reduction. To apply online or download an application, see all available licenses and permits.

General Contractor License Requirements


General contractor license requirements are established by city ordinance.
  • The City of Manhattan accepts the following licenses: Commercial (A), Combination (B), Residential (C).
  • The applicant must provide proof of a minimum score of 75% on the Prometric or International Code Council.
  • The applicant must also provide proof of a commercial general liability insurance policy with minimum limits of $500,000 for each occurrence and $500,000 general aggregate.
  • Apply for a general contractor's license

Trade License/Apprentice Requirements


Testing Information

As of August 31, 2021, Prometric will no longer be offering testing for individual or contractor construction licensing. 

Please go to ICC (below) to sign up for an exam.  Sponsorship is not required.  

For information about testing through the International Code Council (ICC), visit the ICC website
or call 877-234-6082.