Solar Contractor Licensing (Arizona)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Arizona

Name Solar Contractor Licensing
Incentive Type Solar/Wind Contractor Licensing
Applicable Sector Installer/Contractor
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics, Solar Pool Heating, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Water Heat
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs













































Website http://www.rc.state.az.us/l_class.html
Date added to DSIRE 2000-01-01
Last DSIRE Review 2012-09-28



References DSIRE[1]


Summary

The Arizona Registrar of Contractors does not offer a general solar electric contractor license, but the state's C-11/L-11 electrical license covers solar electric installations. C-11 licenses are required for electrical work on residential property and L-11 licenses apply to commercial installations. Contractors can also acquire a K-11 license to work on both residential and commercial installations.

The Arizona Registrar of Contractors does have a specific plumbing license which includes solar water heaters. C-37 is required for contractors installing or performing maintenance on residential solar water heaters, and L-77 or L-78 are required for commercial solar water heaters. License classifications K-77 and K-78 cover both residential and commercial applications of solar water heating.

The Registrar of Contractors also has licenses for contractors who work on space heating and cooling systems, which includes solar thermal systems. C-39 is required for contractors installing or performing maintenance on residential solar space heating and cooling systems, and L-79 is required for commercial systems. License classification K-79 covers both residential and commercial applications of solar space heating and cooling.

Lastly, the Registrar of Contractors has licenses for contractors installing or performing maintenance on pools which includes solar pool heating systems. B-06 is required for contractors working on residential pools, and A-19 is for commercial pools. KA-6 allows a contractor to work on both residential and commercial pools.

All contractors who work with solar energy systems must have four years of relevant work experience and must pass an exam in order to receive a license in Arizona. The following licensing exams include sections on solar applications: air conditioning and refrigeration, boilers, steam fitting and process piping, swimming pools, and general plumbing.


Incentive Contact

Contact Name Alan Felber
Department Registrar of Contractors

Address 800 W. Washington Street, 6th Floor

Place Phoenix, Arizona
Zip/Postal Code 85007
Phone (602) 542-1525
Phone 2 (602) 542-1502


Website http://www.rc.state.az.us/
Contact Name Michael Neary
Department Arizona Solar Energy Industries Association

Address 2034 North 13th Street

Place Phoenix, Arizona
Zip/Postal Code 85006
Phone (623) 587-6432


Email solar-guy@msn.com
Website http://www.arizonasolarindustry.org/
     

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: A.R.S. § 32-1170
Date Effective 1980-07-01

Expiration Date None

















  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"