Maryland Painter License

• 23 June 2021

Maryland Licensing Overview for a Painter

Licensing for a painter in Maryland is controlled by the Maryland Department of Labor.

General Guidelines for a Painter in Maryland

Industry standards to perform painter services can generally be used as a guideline, but make sure also to check with your local government’s rules and regulations.

Who’s allowed to perform these services?


General requirements for a painter license?

• Pass the MHIC exam
• Show proof of at least 2 years of work experience
• Show proof of financial information like the scope of the business, assets, liabilities, net worth, and a full credit report. If you cannot provide this, you will be required to purchase a Surety Bond
•S how proof of General Liability insurance covering at least $50,000
• Show proof of Workers Compensation insurance if you have employees

What’s the state licensing site for a painter?

Maryland Department of Labor

What are some training programs available for a painter?

See training programs

How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?

License expires every two years

What are fees associated with licensing?


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