License Renewal


  • Click Here to renew and pay for your license (MasterCard & VISA only)
  • Click Here to download printable renewal forms (Mail-in with check or money order)

Annual Renewal

Online Renewal Available for 2021, 2022, 2023:

Licenses that expired in 2020 or 2021 may be renewed online. Beginning October 1, 2022, licenses expiring in 2022 my be renewed online. Licensees will receive a renewal invoice in the mail in early October which will contain your username and password. If the Board has a valid e-mail address on file, licensees will also receive the renewal invoice via e-mail. You are encouraged to renew online using a MasterCard or Visa to avoid the cost and uncertainty of mailing.

2020 and Previous Year(s) Renewals:

Licenses that expired in 2019 must be renewed through the current year (2022) by submitting a completed paper renewal form and payment (check or money order) to the Board office. These licenses cannot be renewed online. All renewals must include the $25.00 late fee. Renewals for licenses that expired in 2019 must be postmarked by December 31, 2022. If not postmarked on or before that date, the license cannot be renewed and will be retired. If the license is retired, the individual must take and pass all required technical and business law examinations if they wish to reinstate the license. 


Please make checks or money orders payable to “State Board of Examiners” and mail to the address on the invoice. Please note that we do not accept “counter checks” or “starter checks” that do not bear the pre-printed account holder information and check number, nor do we accept purchase orders, online or telephone payments. Please do not send cash or credit card information through the mail. We cannot take credit card payment information via telephone or e-mail.

Renewals are currently being processed within 2-3 business days of receipt, and the new expiration date is displayed on this website immediately upon processing. Please allow 3-5 days after processing for your printed license to arrive in the mail.

To check a license for the current expiration date by entering the license number, you may click here.  If the message “License Not Found” is displayed, the license has not been renewed for 2022 or may not be valid due to another issue.

Licensees who expired in 2018 or previous years are no longer eligible for renewal and must reapply for a license. Licensees who expired in 2019 must renew through 2022 by December 31, 2022, or the license will be retired, and will require that the individual reapply and re-exam in order to reinstate the license. Click here to download the appropriate application.

General Statutes 87-22 provides in part “…All licenses expire on the last day of December in each year following their issuance or renewal.” Contrary to popular belief, there is NO GRACE PERIOD following the expiration of a license, and all activities that require a license (bidding, contracting, supervising, installing, etc.) must cease until the license is renewed.

Renewal Invoices are mailed to all active licensees at the last known address on record with the Board, at least one month in advance of the expiration date of license.

Enter the appropriate information on the invoice and return it with a check or money order payable to the State Board of Examiners for the correct amount.

License Expiration and Renewal

General Status 87-22 provides in part “…In the event of failure on the part of any person, firm or corporation to renew the license certificate annually and pay the required fee during the month of January in each year, the Board shall increase the license by twenty-five dollars ($25.00) to cover any additional expense associated with late renewal.”

Reinstatement of Expired License

Within three years of expiration

21 NCAC 50.0409 REINSTATEMENT OF EXPIRED LICENSE – A license which expires may be reinstated within three years of the date of expiration upon written request and upon payment of the current license fee, the license fee for the unpaid prior years together with the processing fee imposed by G.S. 87-22.

If the correct renewal form(s) and fee(s) are not received in the office by January 31, the Board may require payment of all unpaid annual fees before reissuing a license. Please call the office at 919-875-3612 for the correct amount and forms.

If a license is not renewed within three years after expiration, the Board requires reexamination.

General Statutes 87-22 provides in part “…the Board requires reexamination upon failure of a licensee to renew license within three years after expiration.”