Application Forms

Below are the forms necessary to complete the licensing process.

For more information on required qualifications and steps to become licensed, visit:

How to Apply for a NC Landscape Contractor License

Individual License Application

Click on the License Application link below to download the Individual License Application. Once the application has been approved by the Board, the applicant will be notified of approval to take the exam.

⇒   Application for NC Landscape Contractors’ License (APP03) (PDF)

Please note that exams cannot be scheduled until all documentation,  including surety bond or irrevocable letter of credit, personal and professional references,  has been received. (We make every effort to provide convenient dates to schedule exams.  However, please be aware that no exams are scheduled in July as staff availability is limited due to the demands relating to the license renewal deadline of August 1st.)

The Exam Payment form is for applicants approved to take the exam.  This form is password protected.

⇒   Exam Payment Form for Approved Applicants (On-line Payment)

The License Payment form is for applicants who have passed the licensing exam and have been approved for the NC Landscape Contractor license.  This form is password protected.

⇒   License Payment Form for Approved Applicants (On-line Payment)

Landscape Contractors Code of Conduct

Corporate License

If you operate under a corporation, LLC, or partnership, your business is required to carry a corporate license for the business under which you operate.  If you are a sole proprietor operating under an assumed or designated trade name, a corporate license is  required unless you have registered with your county Register of Deeds as a DBA (Doing Business As) and notified the NCLCLB office that you are doing business under a different name than how you are licensed.

To obtain the corporate license, there must be at least one individually licensed landscape contractor who will act as the licensee for the business.

Click HERE for Corporate Landscape Contractor License Application (CL002) (PDF)

Surety Bond (Individual and Corporate)

Please Note:  You will also need to obtain, sign and send in with your Surety Bond (Form SB01), a Power of Attorney form which should be supplied by your surety bond agent.  

Click HERE for Surety Compliance Bond (SB01) (PDF)

Letter authorizing Bond Companies to write bonds after August 1, 2015

Surety Bond Samples:
⇒    Individual Surety Bond Sample (PDF)
⇒   Corporate Surety Bond Sample (PDF)