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North Carolina General Contractor Licensing Exam Preparation Course

In order to obtain a license to practice as either a Residential Construction Contractor or a Business Construction Contractor in North Carolina, you must complete and pass the exams required for your desired licensure classification.

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License Qualification Requirements

  • Be at least 18-years of age

  • Possess good moral character, as determined by the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors

  • Provide evidence of financial responsibility, as determined by the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors

  • Submit the appropriate application and all associated fees, including a Federal criminal background check 

License Limitations and Classifications for General Contractors

As you are completing your license application at NCLBGC.org, you will need to make sure to select the appropriate license limitation that matches your business goals.  NCLBGC Licenses are sorted and determined by these limitations and classifications.

 

Limitations determine the dollar amount of the projects you may undertake.    For example, if you receive a bid for a million dollar project, but your license limitation is $500,000, you will not be able to legally take on that project. 

 

Classifications determine the type of work that you are licensed to complete.  For example, if you receive a bid for a commercial project, but your license classification is for residential construction, you will not be able to legally accept that project.

The license limitations offered for general contractors in North Carolina are as follows:

  • Limited License Limitation: The Limited License Limitation allows contractors to accept individual projects that are less than or up to $500,000.  The application fee associated with a Limited License Limitation is $75.00.

  • Intermediate License Limitation: The Intermediate License Limitation allows contractors to accept individual projects that are less than or up to $1,000,000.  The application fee associated with an Intermediate License Limitation is $100.00.

  • Unlimited License Limitation:  The Unlimited License Limitation allows contractors to accept individual projects without any limits to the project amount.  The application fee associated with an Unlimited License Limitation is $125.00. 

The license classifications offered for general contractors in North Carolina are as follows:

  • Residential Construction: As the name implies, this is a much more specialized classification for a general contractor that completes residential construction and demolition projects only.  This license can cover work from building residential wastewater systems to residential buildings. 

  • Building Construction: This is a very broad classification, covering commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential construction and demolition.  This classification covers everything from grading pavement to building recreational facilities.  

The license classifications offered for general contractors in North Carolina are as follows:

  • The North Carolina Building Construction Builders Exam.  This exam is open-book, allowing the test-taker to reference approved materials whilst testing.  

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  • The National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASLCA) Exam

  • The North Carolina Business and Law Exam.  These exams are open-book, allowing the test-taker to reference approved materials whilst testing.  

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What is the advantage of the NASCLA exam?

You will notice that taking the NASCLA exam requires taking an additional exam, the NC Business and Law exam.  Should you decide to pursue a Building Construction contractors license, we recommend completing the NASCLA and North Carolina Business and Law exams over the North Carolina Building Construction Builders exam. 

 

Completing the NASCLA exam will not only grant you the opportunity to complete both residential and commercial construction projects, but will also grant you license portability.  Once you successfully pass the NASCLA exam your passing score can be transferred to any of the states that accept the NASCLA general contractors exam.  Other states currently in the NASCLA consortium include Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, the US Virgin Islands, Virginia, and West Virginia.

North Carolina Building Construction Contractor Exam Prep Course with My Contractors License

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  • All the books for the North Carolina Builder Exam

  • Pre-printed book tabs for all the books

  • Each Book's Individual Highlighting Presentation

  • Audio tracks for each book to help with memorization

  • Quick Start Study Guide

  • Quizzes for each individual book

  • Book lookup exercises

  • Unlimited practice exams

  • Unlimited coaching

  • Unlimited support

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Books Allowed in the Exam:

  1. Sports Fields Design, Construction and Maintenance 3rd Edition

  2. Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHA 1926) for the Construction Industry

  3. North Carolina General, Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, 9th

  4. North Carolina State Building Code: Building Code, 2018

  5. ACI 530/530.1 - Building Code Requirements & Specifications for Masonry Structures

  6. ACI 318-14 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary

  7. North Carolina State Building Code: Administrative Code and Policies, 2018

  8. ANSI Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities 2017

Books Not Allowed in the Exam:

  1. Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders, 3rd Edition

  2. Carpentry & Building Construction, 8th Edition

  3. Design & Control of Concrete Mixtures, 16th Edition

  4. Pipe & Excavation Contracting,

  5. Roofing Construction & Estimating

  6. Training and Certification of Field Personnel For Unbonded Post-Tensioning, 3rd Edition

  7. Modern Masonry - Brick, Block and Stone, 8th Edition

  8. 2014 Laws and Regulations

  9. SDI Manual of Construction with Steel Deck 3rd edition - Free Download from SDI subject to publisher availability

This complete building contractors test prep book set includes the following:

The following references are used for the exam but are available as free downloads:

This book is allowed in the exam

NC One Call (Free Download)

NC Sedimentation (Free Download)

Looking to save study time?  Pre-highlighted and tabbed books are available at an additional cost.

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Because your career success matters! My Contractors License is an exceptional partner to help guarantee that you will successfully pass your chosen examination path.  Whether your goal is to pass the NC Residential Builders Exam to gain licensure as a Residential Contractor in North Carolina, or you plan to pursue Business Construction Licensure through the NASCLA exam, you can rest assured that My Contractors License will provide the information and materials necessary to fulfill your goals.  As an industry-leading training program provider, you will be joining a network of professionals ready to assist you every step of the way!

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