Contractor Education, Testing & Licensing

Introduction

The intent of this page is to provide you with all the necessary information for contractor and skilled trade testing, licensing and continuing education. Below you will find direct links to sections on this page or feel free to scroll down to browse. The information on this page is supported by Salina Municipal Code Chapter 8.

Testing Information

The table below provides information on the scope of work allowed for each license type, the test available, continuing education requirements and prerequisites.

License Type

Scope of Work Allowed for License

Testing

Continuing Education Requirements

Prerequisite

 

 

Class A – General Contractor

Complete Definition Here

ICC – Kansas Standard General Building Contractor (A)

6 hrs/year, or 18 hrs/3 years

 

Class B – General Contractor

Complete Definition Here

ICC – Kansas Standard Building Contractor (B)

6 hrs/year, or 18 hrs/3 years

 

Class C – General Contractor

Complete Definition Here

ICC – Kansas Standard Residential Building Contractor (C)

6 hrs/year, or 18 hrs/3 years

 

Electrical Contractor

Complete Definition Here

 

 

Licensed master

Electrical Apprentice

Complete Definition Here

 

 

Working under a qualifying journeyman or master

Electrical Journeyman

Complete Definition Here

ICC - Kansas Standard Journeyman Electrician (2011 or 2015 NEC)

6 hrs per year, or 18 hrs/3years

Two years field experience or 1 year field experience and 1 year trade school

Electrical Master

Complete Definition Here

ICC - Kansas Standard Master Electrician (2011 OR 2015 NEC)

6 hrs per year, or 18 hrs/3years

Holder of Journeyman certificate for 2 years

 

Mechanical contractor

Complete Definition Here

 

 

Licensed master

Mechanical Apprentice

Complete Definition Here

 

 

Working under a qualifying journeyman or master

Mechanical Journeyman

 

Complete Definition Here

ICC - Kansas Standard Journeyman Mechanical (2012 or 2015 IMC)

 

IAPMO – 2015 UMC

6 hrs per year, or 18 hrs/3years

Two years field experience or 1 year field experience and 1 year trade school

Mechanical Master

Complete Definition Here

ICC - Kansas Standard Master Mechanical 2012 or 2015 IMC)

IAPMO – 2015 UMC

 

6 hrs per year, or 18 hrs/3years

Holder of Journeyman certificate for 2 years or 4 years field experience

Mobile Home Contractor

Complete Definition Here

Note: City license is not required for initial set of mobile home but contractor will need to supply a copy of state licensure when applying for permits. City and State licensure required for work performed on existing mobile homes.

 

 

Licensed master

Mobile Home Apprentice

Complete Definition Here

 

 

Working under a qualifying journeyman or master

Mobile Home Journeyman

 

Complete Definition Here

City of Salina In-House Test

6 hrs per year, or 18 hrs/3years

Three years of practical experience in the field of mobile home repair

Mobile Home Master

Complete Definition Here

City of Salina In-House Test

6 hrs per year, or 18 hrs/3years

Five years of practical experience in the field of mobile home repair

 

Plumbing Contractor

Complete Definition Here

 

 

Licensed master

Plumbing Apprentice

Complete Definition Here

 

 

Working under a qualifying journeyman or master

Plumbing Journeyman

Complete Definition Here

ICC – Kansas Standard Journeyman Plumbing with Gas (2012 OR 2015 IPC)

 

IAPMO - 2015 UPC

6 hrs per year, or 18 hrs/3 years

 

 

Two years field experience or 1 year field experience and 1 year trade school

 

Plumbing Master

Complete Definition Here

ICC – Kansas Standard Master Plumbing with Gas (2012 OR 2015 IPC)

 

IAPMO – 2015 UPC

6 hrs per year, or 18 hrs/3 years

 

Holder of Journeyman certificate for 2 years or 4 years field experience

Sheetmetal Journeyman

Complete Definition Here

 

6 hrs per year, or 18 hrs/3 years

Two years field experience under the direct supervision of a person holding a valid sheetmetal journeyman, mechanical journeyman or mechanical master certificate

Solid Fuel Appliance Contractor

Complete Definition Here

 

 

Licensed installer

Solid Fuel Apprentice

Complete Definition Here

 

 

Working under a qualifying journeyman or master

Solid Fuel Installer

Complete Definition Here

National Fireplace Institute Woodburning Specialist & Pellet Specialist or other approved fireplace hearth certification test

6 hrs per year, or 18 hrs/3 years

 

 

 

Specialty Concrete Contractor

Complete Definition Here

ICC – Kansas Standard Concrete Contractor (2015 IBC)

 

 

Specialty Framer or Erector Contractor

Complete Definition Here

ICC – Kansas Standard Framing Contractor (2012 or 2015 IRC)

 

 

Specialty Roofing Contractor

Complete Definition Here

ICC – Kansas Standard Roofing Contractor/Subcontractor (2012 or 2015 IBC & IPC)

 

 

Specialty Masonry Contractor

Complete Definition Here

ICC – Kansas Standard General Building Contractor (A)

ICC – Kansas Standard Building Contractor (B)

ICC – Kansas Standard Residential Building Contractor (C)

 

 

Specialty Fire Sprinkler Contractor

Complete Definition Here

NICET – Level II, III or IV

 

 

Specialty Fire Alarm & Communication Contractor

Complete Definition Here

 

NICET -Level II, III or IV

 

 

Specialty Demolition Contractor

Complete Definition Here

ICC – Kansas Standard General Building Contractor (A)

ICC – Kansas Standard Building Contractor (B)

ICC – Kansas Standard Residential Building Contractor (C)

 

 

Specialty Sign Contractor

Complete Definition Here

ICC – Kansas Standard General Building Contractor (A)

ICC – Kansas Standard Building Contractor (B)

ICC – Kansas Standard Residential Building Contractor (C)

 

 

Specialty Right-of-Way Concrete Contractor

Complete Definition Here

ICC – Kansas Standard General Building Contractor (A)

ICC – Kansas Standard Building Contractor (B)

ICC – Kansas Standard Residential Building Contractor (C)



Specialty Swimming Pool Contractor

Complete Definition Here

ICC – Kansas Standard General Building Contractor (A)

ICC – Kansas Standard Building Contractor (B)

ICC – Kansas Standard Residential Building Contractor (C)

 

 

Specialty Lawn/Landscape Contractor

Complete Definition Here

ICC – Kansas Standard General Building Contractor (A)

ICC – Kansas Standard Building Contractor (B)

ICC – Kansas Standard Residential Building Contractor (C)

 

 

Specialty Hood Suppression/Spray Booth Suppression Contractor

Complete Definition Here

Class RA Registration issued by the State Fire Marshall’s Office

 

 

Summary of Test Options - Provides additional step by step information on testing.

Skilled Trades (Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing) Sponsorship Form- A sponsorship application is required to be completed and submitted for skilled trades exams or testing. Once completed the application can be emailed to buildingservices@salina.org or hand delivered to the Community & Development Services Department at the City-County Building, 300 West Ash, Room 201. The Building Official will review the sponsorship application, if approved staff will email you the complete form along with the test information.

Licensing

Memo regarding amendments to contractor licensing. The City Commission made amendments to Chapter 8 of the Salina Code pertaining to contractor licensing due to some testing options no longer being available. 

Licensing Application Forms
for building contractors, plumbing, mechanical, electrical contractors & Craftsman. Please submit your licensing application to the City Clerk's Office, 300 W. Ash, Room 206 or via email at cityclerkoffice@salina.org.  All license applications are subject to review by the building official.

Contractor Licensing Grid - Provides a summary of Building Contractor, Specialty Contractor, Skilled Trade Contractor and Skilled Trade Licensing Requirements and Test Information)

To find out if a particular contractor is licensed or if a license is in good standing, please check the Licensed Contractors report (updated monthly). If the contractor is not listed, please contact the City Clerk's office at 785-309-5735 or via email at cityclerkoffice@salina.org.

Continuing Education Opportunities

There are many opportunities available for continuing education, the City of Salina staff will not be aware of all of them.  If you find a particular class (not listed below) and want to be certain it is approved for City of Salina licensed contractors or master/journeyman skilled trades, check with the building official before submitting your registration and money. The qualified individual, as declared on a Class A, B, C, D building contractor license, is required to obtain six hours per year (18 hours over a 3 year licensing cycle) of continuing education, half of which must be code education (IBC, IRC, IFC, NEC, UPC, UMC).

If you are a licensed skilled tradesman (master or journeyman) the requirement is to obtain six hours per year, (18 hours over the 3 year licensing cycle), half of which are required to be code classes in the trade that you practice and are licensed.

To receive notifications about continuing education classes, you must sign up for the mailing list for Contractor Continuing Education. We will use this email notification system to inform you about classes that the City will present or sponsor.

Sources for Continuing Education

General information about contractor education can be found by clicking here for additional sources for continuing education

Heart of America Chapter of the ICC - This organization occasionally presents or sponsors continuing education for contractors. Please visit their website for further information. www.heart-o-america.org

Upcoming Continuing Education Opportunities Available 

                        Hutchinson Builders Association Construction Continuing Education Class

The Hutchinson Builders Association is offering Contractor Training Continuing Education Classes on the 2018 IRC in Hutchinson, Kansas on Saturday, November 19th. They are offering two options to attend in either the morning or afternoon sessions, or both. These classes will be able to be used as hours required by City of Salina for residential contractor license renewals. For more information please click here to access the class flyer.

City of Salina to Host Continuing Education “Permitting/Licensing Web Portal”

The City of Salina, Community & Development Services, will host and present a continuing education class on Wednesday, November 30, from 8:30-10:00 a.m. at the Chamber of Commerce Annex Building.  

This class is intended to provide further understanding of the web portal for permits, licensing, and planning applications. This class should be a benefit to anyone who applies for permits, licenses, or applications, requests inspections, or wants to know more about navigating the LAMA Web Portal. For licensed contractors who are required to obtain continuing education credits, this class is a free opportunity to gain 1.5 hours of continuing education.

There is no cost to attend the class and a certificate will be given to all who attend.  The registration deadline is November 23rd, 2022. Seating is limited and registrations will be honored on a first come, first serve basis.

Pre-registration is required. You can register online at https://salinaks.seamlessdocs.com/f/webportaltraining.

For any further questions please contact staff at 785-309-5715.