Historic Preservation Contractor Certification

General Contractors working on a Historic Preservation project within the City of Aspen must have an active Historic Preservation Contractor License issued by the City of Aspen throughout the entire duration of the project. This licensing program is specific to the Historic Preservation Program for the City of Aspen. A Historic Preservation BEST card is not the same as a Contractor License.

  • Historic Preservation Contractor License is valid for 3 years.
  • The Historic Preservation BEST card is attached to the test taker and not the company. When a cardholder leaves a company, the card goes with him/her.
  • General contractors must have the Historic Preservation BEST card with them on site.


Required Readings

Schedule Your HPC Test

Login to your Salesforce account, and start an application for a Historic Preservation Certification on the portal.

  1. Once your application has been submitted, please allow 1 to 2 business days for staff to review it.  Someone will contact you via email to pay the testing fees. 
  2. After fees have been paid, you will receive a link to the HPC test.
  3. Staff will receive a notification when you complete the test and will score it.
  4. If you pass, a new HPC card will be mail to you within 2 to 3 business days.
    • In the interim, you will receive a digital copy of your card.

View the list of Historic Preservation Examinees