Time-saving changes for North Carolina general contractors

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NCCLBGC launches online license renewals: GCs – It is time to create your accounts now

North Carolina Construction News special feature

In 1925 a dozen eggs cost about $0.55, the average new single-family home was $1,200, and Calvin Coolidge was president. That was also the year that the North Carolina General Assembly established the authority of the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors (NCLBGC).

For the past 93 years, the NCLBGC has been processing general contractors’ license renewals and applications every year the same sluggish way through the U.S. mail. Now that’s changing.

The NCLBGC has announced the launch of NC Contractors Licensing Central (NCCLiC) – the online license renewal system.

The new online license renewal and application system is fast, easy and secure. Sending paper applications and waiting for comments and corrections to go back and forth through the mail is obsolete. NCCLiC is also built with state-of-the-art security so all information is protected. NCCLiC allows quick and easy updates to profile information, immediate access to current license certificates, and a simple, quick, secure way to communicate with the NCLBGC.

General contractors will also receive relevant, timely information about things they need to know, such as new laws and regulations affecting general contractors in the state of North Carolina.

Who needs a license?

In the state of North Carolina, by law general contractors must have a valid license if a project costs $30,000 or more (GS 87-1). Licenses must be renewed each year.

All licensees will need to go NCCLIC.org to create their NCCLiC accounts now to receive information from the NCLBGC about the 2019 license renewal applications.

What is a licensee?

A licensee is the legal name of the person, firm, corporation, limited liability company or partnership that holds the general contractors’ license. After a licensee establishes their NCCLiC account in the license hub, they will then invite their qualifiers to create their own accounts.

Features of NCCLiC’s License Hub:

  • Licensee creates account
  • Access 2019 application beginning October 2018
  • View qualifiers or invite qualifiers to create/register their accounts
  • Update your profile information
  • Access and print your license certificate
  • Read updates from the NCLBGC

What is a qualifier?

A qualifier is the individual with the qualifying credential (has passed the exam) that allows the license to exist for the person/firm/corporation/limited liability company/partnership.

Both licensees and qualifiers are required for online license renewals.

For sole proprietorships, the licensee and qualifier are one and the same. For corporations, companies, or partnerships, there may be one or numerous qualifiers.

Features of NCCLiC’s Qualifier Hub:

  • All qualifiers must register their NCCLiC accounts to enable their 2019 license renewal starting October 2018
  • View current licenses
  • Update profile information
  • Read updates from the NCLBGC

License renewal applications for 2019 will be delivered to NCCLiC accounts, and general contractors will complete the license renewal application online.

What’s next?

General contractors should visit NCCLiC.org to get started. Here’s how:

  1. CLiC the orange button to begin
  2. CLiC to register your existing license number
  3. Enter the requested information:
  • your license number
  • a password of your choosing
  • confirm your password
  • provide an email address
  • confirm the email
  • tax ID for corporations/LLCs or Social Security number for sole proprietors
  1. CLiC “I agree” to confirm the terms
  2. CLiC “register”
  3. Look for an email to confirm your account
  4. CLiC the red button in the email

The NCLBGC safeguards life, health and property, and promotes public welfare for the citizens of North Carolina. The NCLBGC is committed to improving our service to you and are here to help. Contact us with questions at (919) 571-4183.

The NCLBGC contributed this article.


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