Continuing AZ ROC Operations While Slowing the Spread
During this time, you should know you can interact with the ROC online. As an Agency, we continue to process license applications and changes to licenses and complaints also continue to move through the administrative process. The CDC recommends continued physical distancing and in Phase 1 and 2, the ROC Offices will remain open to the public by appointment only.
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New applicant or need to file a complaint?
If you're filing an application for a new license or a complaint to be investigated, please know you can use our online portal. The Online Portal can be accessed from theONLINE SERVICEStab.
Renew a License?
If you need to renew your license, please know you can do so online at HERE
Other changes to your license?
If you need to change information related to your license (the qualifying party, address, contact info, bonding information, etc), you are welcome to complete the appropriate form - found on the FORMS page under the Contractor Resources tab - and email it to [email protected]. If there are any fees related to the change, include a contact phone number and the Licensing Department will reach out to you to walk you through the payment process.
Need to contact us?
Feel free to call or email us!
Phoenix Office: (602) 542-1525
Tucson Office: (877) 692-9762
Flagstaff Office: (877) 692-9762
Webmaster - [email protected]
Licensing - [email protected]
Compliance - [email protected]
Legal - [email protected]
Need to request and appointment?
Though we encourage you to use online services or give us a call at (877) 692-9762 at this time, the Phoenix and Tucson Offices are open to the public by appointment only. To request an appointment, please fill out this form and a member of our staff will reach out to you. Request an Appointment
Executive Order 2020-17: Continuity of Work and ROC Testing Requirements
In mid-March, PSI, a private testing company which provides testing services for the Arizona Registrar of Contractors, announced they were shutting down nationwide due to internal concerns regarding COVID-19. As a result of this shutdown, applicants for ROC licensure would be unable to take the legally required exams needed to qualify for a license. The Registrar of Contractors and the contracting industry would both be affected by this shutdown.
On March 26, 2020, Governor Ducey signed Executive Order 2020-17 – Continuity of Work. Under this order, the Arizona Registrar of Contractors is permitted to issue licenses on a provisional basis without requiring a test. However, the recipients of these licenses will need to pass an exam as soon as practically possible. Additional information is included below:
To view Executive Order 2020-17 please click here
When is Executive Order 2020-17 effective?
The Executive Order went into effect on March 26, 2020. This order will apply to all licenses the Registrar issues moving forward until testing centers reopen and are able to move candidates through at a reasonable rate.
What does Executive Order 2020-17 do?
The Executive Order permits the Registrar to issue licenses to applicants who are unable to take the required examinations due to the closing of the private testing centers.
In short, the order permits the registrar to temporarily “waive” the examination requirement prior to issuing a license.
How long is a license valid for under Executive Order 2020-17?
Licenses issued under the Executive Order are valid for a maximum of 6-months from the date of issuance.
When the private testing centers re-open, licensees who obtained a license under this order will have 20 days (from the date of re-opening) to pass the required examinations. See below, as PSI has reopened on a limited and partial basis as of March 30, 2020.
What if I already passed the required exams?
If you have already passed the required exams or are using a Waiver for Examination (i.e. Out of State Licensee), Executive Order 2020-17 does not apply to your situation.
If all other requirements are met, you will receive a license, and will not need to test again.
What if I don’t pass the exams after the testing center re-opens?
If the licensee fails to pass the exams within 20 days after the testing centers re-open, the license will be suspended until the licensee passes the tests.
What happens when I pass the exams?
After the licensee passes the required exams, a license issued under Executive Order 2020-17 becomes a normal license with a normal renewal period.
This means the license will not expire at the end of the 6-month period, but instead will revert to a 1-year or 2-year license, depending on the type of license originally applied for.
Are there limitations on the work I can perform using a license issued under Executive Order 2020-17?
As is the case for all licenses, the licensee may not exceed the scope of work for the specific license issued.
There are no additional or extra limitations on the work than can be performed by licenses issued under this order.
Due to COVID-19, please see new changes to PSI Services testing security procedures and rescheduling guidelines.
What happens now that PSI has partially and on a limited basis reopened?
On March 30, 2020, PSI - the private third-party vendor who administers ROC examinations - announced it will reopen on a limited basis. They will administer examinations on Tuesdays and Thursdays and limit the number to 12 exams per day in Phoenix and 18 in Tucson. Due to this limited, partial reopening, the Registrar will continue to temporarily “waive” the examination requirement prior to issuing a license, so long as the applicant has an examination date scheduled at an open testing location that offers the ROC exams.
To find additional information on examinations and to register to take an exam, visit our licensing requirements page.
Executive Order 2020-12: Prohibiting the Closure of Essential Services
On March 23, 2020, Governor Doug Ducey issued an executive order clarifying businesses and operations deemed “essential” by the state and providing certainty to business owners, employees and families. The order is a proactive and administrative measure to ensure consistent guidance across the state.
Construction was listed in the order under the"Critical Trades" and "Essential Infrastructure Operations" sections.
To view Executive Order 2020-12 please click here