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Cathy Evenson,
License Clerk

Building Commission
1 NW Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Civic Center Complex, Room 310
Evansville, IN 47708
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  • Fax:  (812) 436-7869
  • Phone:  (812) 436-7880
  • Business:  (812) 436-7885
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  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

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License Process

Contact the Building Commission to complete the licensing process by paying the proper fee and providing proof of required insurance and surety bond (812) 436-7880 or email us here 

License Process

Step 1  Complete an application form in ink or type.

[License Application]  [Apprentice Tradesman License Application]  [Background Form]

  • Make sure you clearly state the license for which you wish to test.
  • Obtain three (3) letters of recommendation that prove you have at least four (4) years of experience in the field for which you are applying.  Electrical and HVAC letters must be on letterhead and notarized.
  • The application and letters must be submitted at one time to the Building Commission.

Step 2  The application will be submitted to the proper boards for approval to take the test. Once this is done, you will be contacted (via e-mail or phone) with approval to contact Ivy Tech at (812) 429-1418 to schedule and pay required fee for each test you are taking.

  • Study for the exam and find out more information about resources that are allowed in the testing center by clicking on the [study guide] at the end of each license definition.
  • You are allowed to underline, highlight, and/or tab references prior to the exam.
  • You are not allowed to write information in the books or to add anything to the books with the exception of permanent tabs.
  • Exam fee is non-refundable if you do not call within 24 hours of exam date to cancel or reschedule.
  • Books may be purchased at the Ivy Tech Bookstore (812) 429-1418.
  • You will receive immediate notification of your score at the end of the exam. 
  • Electrical Masters, Master Mechanical, Sheet Metal, Ventilation and Refrigeration exams must receive a score of 75% or higher on each part to pass the exam. Passing scores for all other exams are 70% or higher.

Step 3  Once the test is passed the Building Commission will issue a provisional license with the proper fee and providing proof of required insurance and surety bond (812) 436-7880 or email us.  

Step 4  Exam scores are reviewed by the Licensing and Disciplinary Board on the fourth Thursday of the month for final approval of license.