North Carolina landscape contractors have a new law and new North Carolina landscape contractors license surety bond requirement. As of August 1, 2014, the NC Landscape Contractors’ Registration Board, became the NC Landscape Licensing Board. Requirements for obtaining a landscape contractor’s license will be sent to all currently registered landscape contractors and will be posted on the licensing board’s website. Current registered landscape contractors are grandfathered however they will be required to file a new application and proof of the mandatory surety bond. The bond format is not available yet but will likewise be posted on the Board’s website once it has been manuscripted to conform to the new language of the North Carolina General Statute. Currently registered landscape contractors will be “grandfathered” if on or before December 31, 2014, meet at least one of the following criteria shall be issued a landscape contractor’s license by the North Carolina Landscape Contractors’ Licensing Board, without the requirement of examination, upon submission of a completed application, proof of a Surety Bond of $10,000 and payment of the application fee on or before August 1, 2015: *
(1) Is registered as a landscape contractor.
(2) Is licensed as an irrigation contractor.
(3) Is certified as a turf grass professional.
(4) Has three years of documented experience in the person’s own business as a landscape contractor or three years of documented experience as an employee in a landscape contracting business and meets all other requirements and qualifications for licensure as a landscape contractor. Educational experience can be applied toward the three-year experience requirement as follows:
a. One year of credit for a two-year degree in related educational training.
b. Two years of credit for a four-year degree in related educational training.
c. Up to two years of credit for education or business experience in general business management.
Application materials should be submitted to the Board as follows:
North Carolina Landscape Contractors License Board
Landscape Contractors Surety Bond
PO Box 20875
Raleigh, NC 27619
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