When choosing a contractor or a contracting company or firm to build a new home for you and your family you want to make sure that you are using someone who is top of the line. A Class A General Contractor is usually the way to go when choosing your contracting person.
A licensed Class A Contractor is able to construct, remodel, repair, and demolish any structure. To be able to hold this license and to gain this title there are some requirements that these applicants must meet.
First the contractor could have a bachelor's degree in construction, engineering, or architecture from a university that is accredited in the field.
Second the contractor could receive a certificate from a testing institution that is nationally recognized. The person taking the test must show that they have a vast knowledge of the subject and that they are basically an expert. There is a higher level exam that test takers must score at minimum a 75% on.
If you go this route to receive your license you will most likely need to take some courses before hand that teach you the tricks of the trade. It is also essential to have some on the job training experience before taking the exam as well.
Now the person who is certified does not have to achieve either of these things but they do need to achieve at least one. This shows that they know the subject in which they are pursuing.
When becoming certified as a licensed Class A Contractor the license holder must have a photo identification card and contractor license to show that they are actually able to hold this title.