Anyone applying for an initial contractor’s license, renewing a current license, or seeking additional licensure is required to have fingerprints submitted for a background check. Fingerprinting Express is proud to be an authorized fingerprint vendor for the Nevada State Contractors Board. Nevada currently offers three classes of contracting licenses:
- Class A: General Engineering Contractor License
- Class B: General Building Contractor License (most common type for general contractor work like repairs, construction, refurbishing, and related tasks for buildings and other structures)
- Class C: Specialty Contractor License
Applying for a Nevada Contractor License
Each classification has different applications, exams, and fees associated with it, so it is really important to know which type of contracting work you will be doing so you apply for the correct license. You can have more than one classification, but each requires its own application. You will also be required to show proof of financial responsibility and provide references proving that you have the four years of work experience required.
During the licensure process, you will need to submit fingerprints for your background check. You can easily do this by bringing your photo I.D. to Fingerprinting Express to have your fingerprinting done. The NSCB accepts electronic Livescan fingerprint submissions from approved vendors. When you come in for Livescan fingerprinting, we will date and stamp your verification form (found in your application), which you will then submit to an NSCB office.
Livescan is the fastest way to process your fingerprint background check. You must be in Nevada to submit fingerprints via Livescan to the Nevada State Contractor’s Board. If would like to have a hard copy fingerprint card done, you will need to have it done through a local law enforcement agency on one FD 258 fingerprint card. Submit it along with the completed authorization form to the NCSB along with a money order or cashier’s check made payable to the Nevada Dept of Public Safety in the amount of $36.725. *Click here for details on the application fingerprint requirements.
Once you have registered and passed any necessary exams, there are a couple more steps you will need to complete. The General Contractors License Guide offers a great explanation of every step of the process.
Applying to be a licensed contractor is fairly complex. If you need assistance, they do offer a free Business Assistance Program to help you through the process. You can find program details and all application requirements on the license application form.
Nevada State Contractor’s Board Fingerprinting Services
We are a leading provider of fingerprints for Nevada contractors. As your one-stop-shop, we can process your fingerprints and provide notary public services to help you complete your application requirements. If you have any questions about the fingerprinting or notary process, please give us a call at 800-919-0227. No appointment is necessary; just stop into one of our four convenient locations, and we will have you in and out in minutes!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What do I need to bring with me to get fingerprints taken for the Nevada State Contractors Board?
A: You will need to bring a valid government-issued I.D. We do have the “Verification of Fingerprints Submitted” form if you don’t provide it from your application. After your Livescan fingerprints are submitted, we will date and stamp your verification form, which you will submit to the Board.
Q: How long will it take for the Board to get the results of my background check?
A: According to the NSCB, Livescan results can come back in days, but it can take several months to receive the report when you have submitted hard copy prints. It can take them longer to license you after they receive your criminal history results.