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The Nevada Contractor Exams:

Nevada is now accepting the NASCLA exam in place of the B or B2 exam to obtain your license.

Click on each license name below for more information, and to see all products for each license.

The difference between the B and the B2 license is that the B (commercial) license requires that you have high-rise experience working on structures over 4 stories in height.

The B2 is also limited to work on structures under 4 stories in height.


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Nevada General Contractor (NASCLA)

General Contractor (NASCLA)This Nevada contractor's license may be used in place of the Nevada B or B2 if the licensee has high rise experience. If the licensee does not have high rise experience, this license may be used in place of the B2. The exam for this license is the NASCLA exam. The NASCLA exam is accepted in Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, U.S. Virgin Islands, West Virginia



 

Nevada General Contractor (B)

General Contractor (B) This license allows for the construction or remodeling of buildings or structures for the support, shelter and enclosure of persons, animals, chattels or movable property of any kind, requiring in their construction the use of more than two unrelated building trades or crafts, upon which he/she is a prime contractor and where the construction or remodeling of the business is the primary purpose.

A general building contractor may not perform plumbing, electrical, refrigeration, air-conditioning or fire protection without the appropriate specialty license. A person who exclusively constructs or repairs mobile homes, manufactured homes or commercial coaches is not a general building contractor.

 

Nevada Residential Light Commercial (B-2)

Residential Light Commercial (B-2) The Nevada Residential and Small Commercial license allows for the construction or remodeling of houses and other structures which support, shelter, or enclose persons or animals or other chattels, and which do not extend more than three stories above the ground and one story below the ground.

A general building contractor may not perform plumbing, electrical, refrigeration, air-conditioning or fire protection without the appropriate specialty license. A person who exclusively constructs or repairs mobile homes, manufactured homes or commercial coaches is not a general building contractor.

 

Nevada Business Law

Business Law The Nevada Business Law exam is required for all contractor licenses in Nevada. It is a separate test based on the book Business Law and Project Management.

Click Here for books, prep course, and pre-printed book tabs for this exam.

Nevada Class "C" Specialty Contractor

Specialty Class C licenses Most specialty licenses do not require a trades exam, but they do require a business law exam.

Click Here for books, prep course, and pre-printed book tabs for the business law exam.


NV B and B-2 Licenses vs. NASCLA Comparison Nevada B Nevada B-2 NASCLA
Requires pre-approval from state licensing board Yes Yes No
Board limits number of times you can take exam and how often Yes Yes No
Number of books covered in exam 13 13 20
Number of books you may take into the exam with you 3 3 20
Number of questions 80 80 115
Percentage or questions answered correctly required to pass 70% 70% 70%
Amount of time for entire test 3 Hours 3 Hours 5.5 Hours
Amount of time per question 2.25 minutes 2.25 minutes 2.86 minutes
Number of states that have reciprocity or accept this exam 3 3 13