BACKGROUND AND DESCRIPTION OF THE BOARD

The 14th Guam Legislature established the Contractors License Board in 1977. The role of the Board has had no major changes over the years since the Boards creation. The mission and duties of the agency are placed under the auspices of a 7-member Board.

The 7- member Board is comprised of the following members; two (2) of which are appointed by the Governor from the construction industry; three (3) of which are appointed by the Governor from the general public and that have no interest in the construction industry; and the Director of Revenue and Taxation and Director of Public Works are ex-officios. These members are subject to confirmation by the Legislature of Guam.

The Board was granted the authority to make, amend or repeal such rules and regulations as it may deem to effectuate and carry out the purpose thereof which purpose is the protection of the general public.
For purposes of classification, there are four (4) basic branches of contracting business defined by statute, and by the rules and regulations of the Board.

They are:

  1. General engineering contracting (Class A)
  2. General building contracting (Class B)
  3. Specialty contracting (Class C)
  4. Responsible Management Employee (R.M.E)

MISSION

The Contractors License Board safeguards consumers by regulating the construction industry through policies that promote the health, safety, and general welfare of the public in matters relating to construction.
The Contractors License Board accomplishes this by:

  • Making certain that construction is carried out in a safe, competent, and professional manner;
  • Licensing contractors and enforcing licensing laws;
  • Requiring that individual or company practicing or offering to do construction contracting is or be licensed;
  • Exercising the laws, regulations, and standards governing construction contracting in a reasonable and consistent manner;
  • Providing resolution to disputes that arise from construction activities; and
  • Educating the public so that they can make informed choices.