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THIS TEST IS BEING CHANGED ON JAN 1, 2017. CALL FOR DETAILS

Requirements:
* Licensure will be required for the practice of residential Home Building and Remodeling where contracts exceed $10,000.

* Application fees must be submitted with your application as well as a credit report.

* Pre-approval from the state is not required to sit for the examination.

* The Alabama Business and Law is part of the examination, not a separate exam.

Board Contact Information:

Home Builders Licensure Board
P.O. Box 303605
Montgomery, AL 36130-3605

Phone: 800.304.0853
Fax: 334.263.1397
Website: http://www.hblb.alabama.gov/Default.aspx

Fees:
T
he application fee for a new prime contractor license is $305. ($205.00 license fee and $100 new license application processing fee)

To obtain a license application and other forms for Alabama Home Builders, go to http://www.hblb.alabama.gov/content/Licensees/licensees.aspx

Expiration: Home Builders licenses expire December 31 of each year.

Test Information  This test covers information in the 19 subject areas below. The questions are created from content in the 8 book set shown below the following chart. Alabama allows you to take this test as many times as you need to in order to pass.
Candidate Information Bulletin: Click here to download the bulletin.

Exam Fee:
$98
Number of Questions:
80
Passing Score: 70% or 54 Questions
Time Limit: 4 Hours

Subject Area Number of Questions
Sitework, Footings and Foundations 8
Concrete and Reinforcement 5
Masonry 5
Carpentry 8
Associated Trades and Drywall 6
Roofing 3
Estimating, Plan Reading and General Code Requirements 12
OSHA Safety 3
Licensing 6
Estimating and Bidding 3
Liens 1
Financial 3
Payroll and Taxes 3
Personnel and Labor 3
Project Management 2
Contracts 4
Business Organization 1
Risk Management 2
Safety Recordkeeping and Environmental 2

Reciprocity: If you hold a residential construction license in the States of Tennessee, South Carolina, Mississippi, or Louisiana, you may be exempt from the Alabama Home Builders Licensure Board Exam.

If you hold a current and valid residential builder’s license in another state, answer yes to the question on the application asking whether you have applied for a residential home builder’s license or similar license to this Board or any other governmental agency, and provide a copy of your out-of-state license with your application.

Permitted Work: With this Alabama Home Builder license you may bid on and build the following types of projects: Building and remodeling of residential structures under four floors in height and those which do not have more than four units in an apartment complex.

Printed Book Tabs for Alabama Home Builder
Price: $48.00
Printed Book Tabs for Alabama Home Builder
Pre-Printed tabs for all 8 books used in the Alabama Home Builder Exam. Each tab set includes blank tabs for additional customization.
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Business & Project Management for Contractors, Alabama, 3rd Edition Home Builders
Price: $60.95
Business & Project Management for Contractors, Alabama, 3rd Edition Home Builders
PSI Exam reference book. You can take this book into the Commercial and Under 4 Stories exam. Third Edition. By NASCLA Publications.
Carpentry and Building Construction
Carpentry & Building Construction
Price: $98.95
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Carpentry & Building Construction
ISBN-10: 0078797845 ISBN-13: 978-0078797842 PSI Exam reference book. You can take this book into most exams. By Feirer & Feirer. 2010 edition.
International Residential Code 2006
International Residential Code 2006
Price: $119.95
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International Residential Code 2006
PSI Exam reference book. SC & GA can take this book into the exam.From the International Code Council. 3-ring, loose leaf binder.
Modern Masonry 8th edition
Modern Masonry
Price: $92.95
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Modern Masonry
ISBN-10: 1631260952 ISBN-13: 978-1631260957 PSI Exam reference book. By Clois E. Clicklighter. 8th Edition.
OSHA 1926 Construction Industry Regulations Book
OSHA 1926 Construction Industry Regulations Book
Price: $39.95
OSHA 1926 Construction Industry Regulations Book
OSHA, 29 CFR Part 1926 is a PSI Exam reference book required for most license exams
Georgia Residential Basic Plus Package
Pipe & Excavation Contracting
Price: $34.95
Pipe & Excavation Contracting
ISBN-10: 1572182660 ISBN-13: 978-1572182660 PSI Exam reference book. SC, GA, MS, AL, NV can take this book into the exam.By Dave Roberts. New Revised Edition
The Contractors Guide to Quality Concrete Construction
The Contractors Guide to Quality Concrete Construction
Price: $65.95
The Contractors Guide to Quality Concrete Construction
ISBN-10: 0870311670 ISBN-13: 978-0870311673 PSI Exam reference book. MS, AL, SC & GA & NASLCA can take this book into the exam.From the American Concrete Institute. Soft cover.
WTCA/BCSI Guide to Handling, Restraining & Bracing Wood Trusses
WTCA/BCSI Guide to Handling, Restraining & Bracing Wood Trusses
Price: $24.95
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WTCA/BCSI Guide to Handling, Restraining & Bracing Wood Trusses
ASIN: B00CKZCZXI Building Component Safety Information by the WTCA & TPI. 2013 Edition. 99 pages