Apply for a Telecommunications Contractor License

Individuals or businesses working as a contractor in the electrical construction trade must have a valid Telecommunications Contractor license.

What you need to do

  1. Apply online and pay your fee of $319.20 ($277.60 + $41.60) by credit card (VISA or MasterCard only). However, L&I will not issue the license until the original required documents listed below have been received. You will need the following:

    Note: We now accept E-Check, a one-time withdrawal from your checking account.

    Note: Fees are nonrefundable after license has been issued. Refund requests must be made in writing to L&I. Mail to the address listed below.

  2. Send the following items together in a packet to L&I.
  3. Department of Labor & Industries
    Electrical Program
    PO Box 44460
    Olympia WA 98504-4460
  4. You will also need an Industrial Insurance Account, if you are going to hire employees.

What L&I will do

We will verify that the following information is in our files:

We will notify you of the action taken on your application within 5 days after we receive the information listed above.