Get Your Landscape Contractors’ License

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July 1, 2015
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North Carolina 
Landscape Contractors’ Licensing Board
Guiding you through licensure.

ONLY 31 DAYS LEFT!
IF YOU EVER WANTED TO GET YOUR NC LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR LICENSE WITHOUT HAVING TO TAKE THE LICENSE EXAM…
YOU MUST HAVE YOUR APPLICATION IN BY AUGUST 1, 2015
 
BY LAW, YOUR NC LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS’ LICENSE APPLICATION, SURETY BOND, AND FEES MUST BE IN THE NCLCLB OFFICE BY AUGUST 1, 2015 TO GET YOUR LICENSE WITHOUT EXAMINATION.

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STILL ON THE FENCE?

If you’re still on the fence about getting your Landscape Contractors’ License, a good question to ask yourself may be: 
 
“What will my customers want?”
As more businesses, municipalities, property management groups, homeowners, and every other type of customer become aware of the Landscape Contractors’ License, it is likely they will want to work with licensed professionals with a Surety Bond over non-licensed individuals or companies.
 
Your current customers may not ask you to be licensed. But what if they do?
 
Take advantage of the Grandfathering Period and get your license – without examination! – today.
 
All grandfather applications must be in the NCLCLB office by August 1, 2015, as required by the statute.
If you have additional questions, please visit the NCLCLB website – www.nclclb.com – or call the NCLCLB office 919-266-8070.

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HOW TO OBTAIN YOUR LICENSE.
Who qualifies for grandfathering?
The law provides that any person who met the following criteria by December 31, 2014 may obtain a Landscape Contractors’ License under the grandfather section of this law;
  • Registered Landscape Contractor; or
  • Licensed Irrigation Contractor; or
  • Certified Turf Professional; or
  • Individual who has three years of documented landscape contracting experience.

The grandfathering deadline is August 1, 2015 for all who qualify.

 

So, what should you do now?

If you qualify under the grandfather provision of the statute, SUBMIT TODAY!:

– applications (forms GF001 or GF002, and CL001 if your business is not a sole-proprietorship),

– fees, and

– surety bond (form SB01 or irrevocable letter of credit issued by an insured institution in the amount of $10,000).

By law, all grandfather applications must me in the NCLCLB office by August 1, 2015.

APPLICATION FORMS:

 

If you are a current Registered Landscape Contractor, Licensed Irrigation Contractor, or Certified Turf Professional:

 
If you are an individual who has three years of documented landscape contracting experience by December 31, 2014:
 
If your business is not a sole-proprietorship but is a corporation, partnership, Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) or other business entity, you are required to have a corporate license (Form CL001) in addition to an individual license.
 
 
SURETY BOND FOR INDIVIDUALS AND COMPANIES:
Additional information can be found at  www.nclclb.com.
NC Landscape Contractors’ 
Licensing Board
919.266.8070
nclclb.com

“…no person shall engage in the practice of landscape construction or contracting, use the designation “landscape contractor,” or advertise using any title or description that implies licensure as a landscape contractor unless the person is licensed as a landscape contractor by the North Carolina Landscape Contractors’ Licensing Board.”

Grandfathering Period 
Ends August 1, 2015.
 
Apply Today!