Most City and County of Denver offices will be closed Monday, March 27 in observance of the César Chávez Day holiday.
Exams are offered in person at the Contractor Licensing counter. An appointment is not required to take a homeowner's exam. Exams are free.
A state license may substitute for electrical or plumbing exams. No exam is needed for general construction, roofing, or siding.
To take the exam, you must be the legal owner and resident of the property. Please bring:
No other forms of ownership will be accepted. Copies of your deed may be available from the Denver Clerk and Recorder for a small fee.
Anyone who fails an exam may retake it after waiting 30 minutes.
Homeowners may use the assistance of a designated worker to help complete the work and to take the exam. The designated worker cannot accept payment for services rendered and must be identified on the permit. To assist with the test, the designated worker must bring a current Colorado photo I.D. or driver’s license. A temporary Colorado driver’s license, other form of state-issued photo I.D., passport, or Green Card may also be accepted.
Contractor Licensing Counter
201 W. Colfax Ave., Denver
Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Exams must be complete by 3:30 p.m.
Email: Contr.Licensing@denvergov.org (preferred)
Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
2nd floor, 201 W. Colfax Ave., Denver