Arkansas

Licensing (General)
Arkansas requires a commercial or residential contractor’s license.

Licensing (PV)
An electricians license is required and a state license is required to do any electrical work in Arkansas, including PV. Must be a master electrician or a journeyman electrician under direct supervision of a master electrician.

Licensing (solar thermal)

  • A Plumbers license is required.  A restricted specialty classification is offered
  • Arkansas offers limited licenses for solar thermal installations
    • Restricted solar mechanic license:  May perform installation and/or maintenance for the purpose of heating domestic hot water
    • Supervising solar mechanic license:  any person skilled in the planning superintending and practical installation and/or maintenance for the particular phase of solar and hydronic heating and for the purpose of solar heating of domestic hot water
    • Solar mechanic trainee means any person who is engaged in learning, acquiring experience and assisting the solar mechanics in order to become a solar mechanic
    • Persons holding a restricted solar mechanic plumber’s license for the particular phase of restricted solar mechanic plumbing shall not perform any plumbing service other than the restricted phase for which he is licensed
    • Persons holding a restricted solar mechanic plumber’s license shall not be eligible to use experience gained under such license to obtain credit toward other forms of licenses issued by the Department
    • Persons holding a restricted solar mechanic plumber’s license shall not transfer a license from one phase of plumbing to any other phase or move from one restricted area to another without first resubmitting a new application to the department

Education/experience requirements

  • The applicant for a restricted solar mechanic plumber’s license shall produce evidence of his training and experience in the phase of plumbing for which he is requesting a license
  • Applicants for a restricted supervisor solar mechanic plumber’s license shall have a minimum of five (5) years solar mechanic plumbing experience or its equivalent, with a least one (1) year as a licensed restricted solar mechanic plumber
  • Applicants for a restricted solar mechanic plumber’s license shall have served four (4) years as a registered restricted solar mechanic apprentice
  • Restricted solar mechanic trainees shall register with the department in order to record the training and experience gained under the restricted supervising solar mechanic plumber’s license

Electric code: NEC 2008 edition

Licensing body

Plumbing – Arkansas Department of Health
Electrical – Arkansas Board of Electrical Examiners

Reciprocity: Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana

Resources

  1. Contractors Licensing Board
  2. Arkansas Department of Health/Protective Health Codes
  3. Arkansas Board of Electrical Examiners
 

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