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Arizona

Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Solar Contractor Licensing   

Last DSIRE Review: 09/28/2012
Program Overview:
State: Arizona
Incentive Type: Solar/Wind Contractor Licensing
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics, Solar Pool Heating
Applicable Sectors: Installer/Contractor
Web Site: http://www.azroc.gov/l_class.html
Authority 1:
Date Effective:
Expiration Date:
A.R.S. ยง 32-1170, et seq.
7/1/1980
None
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.


 
Contact:
  Alan Felber
Registrar of Contractors
800 W. Washington Street, 6th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (602) 542-1525
Phone 2: (602) 542-1502
Fax: (602) 542-1599
Web Site: http://www.azroc.gov/
 
  Michael Neary
Arizona Solar Energy Industries Association
2034 North 13th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Phone: (623) 587-6432
E-Mail: solar-guy@msn.com
Web Site: http://www.arizonasolarindustry.org/
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