Solar Contractor Licensing (Arizona)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||Solar Contractor Licensing|
|Incentive Type||Solar/Wind Contractor Licensing|
|Eligible Technologies||Photovoltaics, Solar Pool Heating, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Water Heat|
|Energy Category|| Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
|Date added to DSIRE||2000-01-01|
|Last DSIRE Review|| 2012-09-28
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.
|Contact Name||Alan Felber|
|Department||Registrar of Contractors|
|Address||800 W. Washington Street, 6th Floor|
|Phone 2|| (602) 542-1502
|Contact Name||Michael Neary|
|Department||Arizona Solar Energy Industries Association|
|Address||2034 North 13th Street|
|Phone|| (623) 587-6432
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||A.R.S. § 32-1170|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.