On projects that involve one or two-family homes and less than 35,000 cubic feet of enclosed space, the state of Massachusetts requires there to be a licensed supervisor onsite. The state also requires that every remodeling project under 35,000 cubic feet be done by a licensed home improvement contractor. If you work for a contractor, then your contractor may ask you to take the time to become a licensed supervisor. It may be part of the job, but what can you really do with a supervisor’s license?
Different Types Of Massachusetts Construction Supervisor Licenses
Before discussing the career possibilities offered by getting a Massachusetts construction supervisor license, we should first outline the requirements for getting licensed. In all but one case, getting licensed requires experience, the completion of a state certified course, and successfully passing a test. The only exception is a home improvement license, which can be obtained simply by registering with the state and paying a fee.
There are three different categories for a Massachusetts construction supervisor license. They are:
• Unrestricted – This license allows a supervisor to work on any one or two-family home project under 35,000 cubic feet.
• Restricted – This license allows you to either work on one or two-family home projects, on masonry and concrete projects.
• Specialty – These licenses allow you to supervise projects that utilize insulation, roofing, siding, electrical work, plumbing, windows, or solid-fuel burning devices.
Getting Your Massachusetts Construction Supervisor License
For all three categories of supervisor license, you must either have three years of field experience, or one year of field experience and a four-year college degree in an approved field. You will also need to take a state certified class before taking your supervisor’s test. The class time required is:
• Unrestricted – 12 hours
• Restricted – 10 hours
• Specialty – 6 hours
The class hours must be completed through a certified course that uses approved materials. Once you have successfully completed your course, you can then fill out the paperwork necessary to take your licensing test.
What Can You Do With A Massachusetts Construction Supervisor License?
No project that involves the construction or remodeling of a one or two-family home with under 35,000 cubic feet in enclosed living space can legally take place in the state of Massachusetts without a licensed supervisor onsite. If you work for a contractor, then taking the supervisor licensing test can help you to move into a more lucrative supervisory position and help you to advance your career.
Many construction professionals who are not currently working for a contractor and meet the requirements to take a supervisor’s class and test will grab at the opportunity because being licensed makes them more in demand. You can take full control of your construction career in Massachusetts if you take the time to get licensed as a supervisor.
The Massachusetts Contractors Academy has all of the state certified class materials you need to take your test and get certified. You do not pay for your course until you have completed it, so getting started is easy. Just visit the Massachusetts Contractors Academy and put your construction career in high gear today.