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.

The association’s constitution lists the nine objectives that form the primary purpose of NASCLA. These objectives are:

  1. To promote the protection of the public health and safety through the licensing of contractors.

  2. To provide a forum for the discussion of problems common to the regulation of the construction industry and to develop solutions.

  3. To assist licensing agencies in developing licensing laws and rules.

  4. To provide a clearinghouse for information concerning court decisions, attorney generals’ opinions and disciplinary procedures.

  5. To provide technical assistance in the development of license classifications systems.

  6. To provide mutual assistance in the standardization of licensing examinations.

  7. To provide consultation on office procedures and administration.

  8. To educate the public as to the benefits of using licensed contractors.

  9. To provide a continuing education program for the construction industry