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Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board
Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board

Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board

The Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board (OCILB) is a part of the Division of Industrial Compliance and is responsible for issuing licenses to qualified Electrical, Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Plumbing, Hydronics and Refrigeration Contractors who successfully pass the PSI licensing examination. The Licensing Board regulates commercial contractors who perform the above five specialty trades. Licenses issued by the Board are Contractor Licenses and also referred to as Master Licenses.

The Ohio Contractor Licensing Law (ORC 4740), requires building and health departments who have a registration in place to require the State License before issuing commercial permits. All local building and health departments regulate residential contractors. However, the State Licensing Law allows those building and health departments to require the State commercial license for their residential contractors.

There are 17 members on the Board which consists of 4 sections, Plumbing/Hydronics Section, HVAC/Refrigeration Section, Electrical Section and Administrative Section. All sections meet every other month to review new test applications, new training agencies, new courses being offered, etc.

Questions regarding an existing license or information on how to become licensed may be directed to 614-644-3493 or the Executive Secretary, Carol Ross, at 614-644-3495.

OCILB operates as a customer and business-focused organization with an emphasis on responsible, common sense regulation.