General Contractors Information

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General Contractor Application Packet

 

ICC Examinations for General Contractor’s

Exam ID: 550   Class A = Kansas Standard General Building Contractor – unlimited stories.

Exam ID: 551   Class B = Kansas Standard Building Contractor – up to 3 stories.

Exam ID: 552   Class C = Kansas Standard Residential Building Contractor – Residential only.

 

To Schedule an Exam

ICCSAFE.ORG

You must Register first before accessing the following steps to schedule your exam, click on the following steps: Education & Certifications, Take Exams & Information, Schedule Your Exam, Schedule your CBT Exam (Pearson Vue Site) Contractor / Trades, View Exams, ICC Contractors – Non Authorized click on View Exams, then scroll down to the Exam you want to take, click on that exam, then click on Schedule Exam on the bottom right side of the page.

All the above Exam ID#’s are “Non-Aauthorized”.  All examinations require a 75% + passing score.

Alternative Educational Certificates Accepted

The City of Topeka will accept an official transcript for at least (30) hours of coursework from an accredited school in Construction Science, Engineering, or Architectural Degrees. A copy of your college degree or transcript is required. The individual with these credentials will be the Qualifying Party associated with your company and is required to be working for your company full time.

Exams by Prometric, Thomson-Prometric, Experior, NAI-Block, and Block can be submitted with your application; however it will be reviewed for compliance. A test score of 75% + is required with documentation.

Important Information

All licenses must be renewed each year by the 14th of December to avoid late fees.  Contractor’s with Class A, B, or C, licenses are required to obtain (8) hours of continuing education each year in order to renew their licenses with the City of Topeka.

Roofing Contractors

Roofers are now regulated by the Kansas Attorney General.  As a result, your must provide a “roofer registration certificate number” from the Kansas Attorney General and include it on your application before you can be licensed with the City of Topeka. You must renew your registration certificate number yearly with the Kansas Attorney General’s office.  For more information refer to the Attorney General’s Roofing Contractor Registration page.

Certificates of Insurance

Is a requirement for your license to remain current with the City of Topeka. Our office must receive an updated copy to assure your license does not become inactive.  After an industry standard (30) day grace period has passed a $30.00 reinstatement fee will be required in order to reinstate your license if a current certificate of insurance or workers compensation has not been provided to Development Services. We accept certificates of insurance by fax send to 785-368-3915, email to dsdaccounts@topeka.org, you may mail us a current copy or you may hand deliver your new certificate to our office.

Change of Address Notification

Is the Licensee’s responsibility to notify Development Services of any changes a $10.00 return mail fee will be charged to the contractor license if notices or license renewals have been returned. The US Postal Service does not forward the City of Topeka’s mail. You may contact our office at (785)368-3905 to make any changes between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday except Holidays.

Continuing Educational Hours – Training Calendar

To view a list of upcoming CEU Classes please access our Contractor Training Opportunities. Select a class that will fill your licensing needs in order to renew your license with the City of Topeka.

Licensing Process

Along with all completed application forms include your Passing Certification from ICC or alternative Education with your application, certificate of insurance, form of payment or this will delay the licensing process and your license could be returned for more information.

Please note your license application can take up to 10 days for processing.  If information is left blank, information is missing or forms are not with your application your application will be delayed.  Please refer to the friendly checklist to assure your license application is not delayed.

Please include your Certificate of Liability Insurance and Workers Compensation with your application. List the following in the Certificate Holder Section:  City of Topeka, Development Services, 620 SE Madison Unit 6, Topeka, KS. 66607-1118

If you are not required to have State of Kansas Workers Compensation coverage please access our website at www.topeka.org and download an affidavit that best describes your company. Click on Government, Click on Development Services, Click on Contractor License Information. This document must be witnessed by a notary public.  Please include this affidavit with your application. You may Fax your application and all documents to (785)368-0944 or e-mail to licensing@topeka.org.  If you have any questions you may contact Kitty directly at (785)368-1616.

Payment

We accept the following credit cards (VISA, MC, Discover and American Express). There is an area on the application for you to complete this portion for payment.

If you are paying by check, money order or cashier checks make payable to: City of Topeka.

If we have received all the forms in your application we will process your license(s) and they will be mailed to the address on your application along with a receipt of payment.

Once your license(s) are completed you may pull the appropriate permits and begin work within the City of Topeka.

Important Payment Information

Please note the City of Topeka does not prorate license fees.  The full amount of the license fee will apply. City of Topeka’s contractor licensing period is from the date your license is processed until the 14th of December of that year. There will be no prorated fees and no refunds will be issued for any licenses.

 

 Contacts with Development Services

To apply for Building Permits please contact the Permit Department directly at (785)368-3704.

 

To Schedule Inspections

To schedule inspections please contact Development Services at (785)368-3905, between the hours of 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday – Friday.

For your convenience you may also schedule inspections by fax at 785-368-3915.

For all other questions you may contact Customer Service at (785)368-3905 between the hours of 8am – 5:00 pm expect Holidays.

**All trades are required to be licensed and pull permits to work in City of Topeka**

 

Friendly Check List  

  • General Contractors License Application
  • Exam Certification or Educational Certification with Transcripts
  • Qualifying Party Verification Form
  • Renovate Right Form
  • General Liability Certificate of Insurance
  • Workers Compensation Certificate of Insurance
  • Affidavit of Workers Compensation if applicable
  • Certificate of Insurance Acknowledgement form