The National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies was formed in 1962 as a non-profit corporation in the State of Utah, and has since been domiciled in Arizona in 2014. The Association is composed of agencies from states that have enacted laws to regulate the business of contracting.
The association's membership is comprised of state and local contractor licensing agencies, construction firms, construction trade associations and others associated with the construction industry.
NASCLA Mission Statement
Our national association is dedicated to the assistance of contractor licensing and enforcement agencies, trade associations, and members of the construction industry to best promote mutual interests and improve the quality standards and understanding of regulation in order to enhance protection of the general public. The organization serves as a clearinghouse of information and resources for its membership, while providing valuable educational and licensure publications to the contracting community.
The association’s bylaws list the nine objectives that form the primary purpose of NASCLA. These objectives are:
- To promote the protection of the public health and safety through the licensing of contractors.
- To assist licensing agencies in developing contractor licensing laws and rules, and establish uniform contractors licensing standards.
- To provide a forum for the discussion of issues common to the regulation of the construction industry, to develop solutions and provide consultation on office procedures and administration for licensing agencies.
- To provide a clearinghouse for information concerning court decisions, attorney general opinions, and disciplinary procedures, including the compilation of statistical information related to the discipline of contractors.
- To provide mutual assistance in the standardization of licensing examinations.
- The promotion of construction standards and best administrative practices, and encouragement of uniformity and cooperation by state contractors licensing agencies.
- To encourage, assist and educate the general public in the use of licensed contractors and in becoming more acquainted with the laws and regulations pertaining to the licensing of contractors.
- The providing of educational resources and supportive publications to its members and others in the contracting licensing industry.
- The operation of trade publications primarily intended to benefit the general public and the contractor licensing industry.