About ACI

The American Contractors Institute is a private postsecondary educational institution that provides contractor examination training to students who want to take and pass the contractor examinations in the state of Nevada, California or Arizona. We are licensed by the Nevada, California & Arizona  Division of Insurance.


The following services are also offered to our graduating students and customers:

  • Contractors license surety bonds
  • Payment Bonds
  • Performance Bonds
  • Workers Compensation Insurance
  • General Liability Insurance

American Contractors Institure also provides business consulting, company formation and filing for those starting their own business.

Meet Our Team

Lauri A. Clerico

President, Insurance Agent & Academic Director
Licensed in NV, CA & AZ

Insurance: Commercial Liability, Work Comp, Auto & Excess
Bonding: Contract & Commercial

Lauri has been assisting contractors with the licensing process in Nevada, California and Arizona since 2001 and prior to that she worked locally for a few constructions companies. She and her staff take pride in helping those looking to start their own business and more importantly, helping them grow their businesses. She has been researching and writing practice exams for the Nevada tests since 2001, using feedback and working with students to ensure the testing materials are up to date. After 6 years in the industry, she opened her own school and insurance agency and in 2009 she launched the first and only locally based online testing facility. Additionally, Lauri has been a licensed insurance and bonding agent in Nevada since 2001. She is licensed in Nevada, California and Arizona.

Jordyn joined ACI in 2011 and is a valuable asset to ACI. She is a licensed insurance and bonding agent specializing in commercial surety, consumer protection and other miscellaneous bonds. She has assisted thousands clients throughout the licensing process, forming their Corporations, LLC’s and Sole Proprietor entities, completing and successfully filing their license applications, business licensing and assisting with yearly renewals, as well was any changes or additions to their licenses. Jordyn takes pride in her work, but more importantly, she prides herself in taking care of our clients.

Jordyn J. Hanson

Office Manager & Insurance Agent
Licensed in NV

Expertise: Commercial Contractor, License & Surety Bonding
Application Processing, Business Consulting and Sales Coordinator

Yvette Hartmann

Customer Service Representative
Bilingual (Spanish)

Faith Rivera

Contract Bonding & Insurance Specialist, Insurance Assistant

Kristen Beaudoin

Research & Test Developer, Assistant Academic Director