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How to Become a Home Depot Service Provider

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Home Depot is a retail home improvement supply store. It has locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and China. Because it sells home improvement supplies, the retailer offers self-help classes and videos to its customers. The Home Depot also offers expert contractors and service providers to install products customers purchase. To become a Home Depot service provider, you must follow a few steps to qualify.

Go online to the Home Depot's website. Navigate to the service provider's electronic application (See Resources).

Log on to the application and create a username and password. Complete the service provider's application in its entirety. Provide your name, your business name, business address, Employer Identification Number, your social security number, and names and social security numbers of your employees. Identify your area of expertise and radius of service.

Include proof of insurance, business license, and contractor's license. Upload copies of these documents before submitting your service provider's application to the Home Depot.

Submit the $10 registration fee along with your completed application. To qualify, you will have to pay $69.50 for a background check, as well as $46.50 for background checks of each of your employees or subcontractors. Pay the $50 processing fee and wait for an email confirmation. All additional requests for information will be requested by Home Depot via email.


Owen Richason grew up working in his family's small contracting business. He later became an outplacement consultant, then a retail business consultant. Richason is a former personal finance and business writer for "Tampa Bay Business and Financier." He now writes for various publications, websites and blogs.