Requirements for Playground Contractors :
Application- Any person desiring to be licensed as a contractor in this state shall make and file with the Contractors Licensing Board thirty (30) days prior to any regular or special meeting thereof, a written application on a form as may then be prescribed by the board, for examination by the board.
- The application shall be accompanied by payment in a sum to be determined by the board, but not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100) to the board.
- The thirty (30) day requirement may be waived by the board provided that the contractor has on file with the board a completed original application and proof of having successfully completed any examination required.
- Thereafter, an annual renewal license fee to be determined by the board but not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100) shall be paid by each licensee to defray the costs and expenses of the administration.
- All persons and entities required by this chapter to be licensed by the Contractors Licensing Board shall transmit to the board with their original applications an audited financial statement of the applicant audited by a certified public accountant or registered public accountant.
- All persons and entities licensed by the Contractors Licensing Board shall transmit to the board with renewal applications a financial statement of the applicant reviewed by a certified public accountant or registered public accountant according to American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Professional Standards.
- The financial statement so furnished shall not be public information and may not be made available for inspection by any person, unless pursuant to an order of a court of competent jurisdiction. After the contractor is licensed, the Contractors Licensing Board shall have the option of destroying the financial statement by the process of shredding or returning the financial statement to the contractor.
The Contractors Licensing Board, in determining the qualifications of any applicant for an original license or any renewal license, shall, among other things, consider the following:
- The manner of performance of previous contracts
- Financial condition
- Any other fact tending to show ability and willingness to conserve the public health and safety; and default in complying with the provisions of this chapter or any other law of the state.
- The board may develop reciprocal agreements with other states with similar licensing responsibilities.
Examinations - Certification.
Any person desiring to apply for a license shall be permitted to take an examination to determine the applicant’s qualifications. If the result of the examination of any applicant shall be satisfactory to the Contractors Licensing Board, and if the application complies with the board’s rules and regulations, then the board shall issue to the applicant a certificate to engage in contracting in the State of Arkansas.