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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 8. Business and Professions
- Chapter 18. Construction Contractors and Home Inspectors
- Section 25. Residential Contractors.
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AS 08.18.025. Residential Contractors.
- (a) A general contractor may not undertake the construction or alteration, or submit a bid to undertake the construction
or alteration of a privately-owned residential structure of one to four units or advertise or publicly represent that
the general contractor may undertake work of this type in the state without a residential contractor endorsement issued
under this section. In this subsection, "alteration" means changes that have a value greater than 25 percent of the
value of the structure being altered.
- (b) The department shall issue a residential contractor endorsement to a person who
- (1) has a certificate of registration as a general contractor;
- (2) passes a residential contractor examination, which shall be offered by the department at least once each year in each
judicial district; the examination, which may be written or practical, may test competence in relation to arctic
structural and thermal construction techniques and other matters as determined by the department in consultation with
representatives of the construction industry;
- (3) applies for an endorsement within 12 months after passing the examination required under (2) of this subsection;
- (4) within the two years preceding the date of application for the endorsement, has satisfactorily completed either the
Alaska craftsman home program sponsored by the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development, or its
equivalent, or a postsecondary course in arctic engineering, or its equivalent;
- (5) within the seven years preceding the date of application, has not been under a sentence for an offense related to
forgery, theft in the first or second degree, extortion, or conspiracy to defraud creditors or for a felony involving
- (6) pays the appropriate fees.
- (c) The department may not renew an endorsement issued under this section unless the applicant submits proof of continued
competency relating to residential contracting that satisfies the department. A lapsed endorsement may be reinstated,
within two years after the lapse, upon proof of continued competency, payment of a renewal fee for the intervening time
period, and payment of any penalty fee established under AS 08.01.100
(b). If the endorsement has been lapsed for more than two years, the department may not reinstate it until the person
also passes the residential contractor examination described in (b) of this section.
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