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Requirements:
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Licensure will be required for the practice of contracting in North Carolina for any job over $30,000

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Pre-approval from the state is required to sit for the examination.

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The North Carolina contractor license has three basic types

Limited – Financial limit per project is $500,000 and in order to qualify the applicant must show that their assets exceed liabilities by $17,000 by providing audited financial statements.

Intermediate
– Financial Limit per project is $1,000,000 and in order to qualify the applicant must show that assets exceed liabilities by $75,000 by providing audited financial statements.

Unlimited
– There is no limit on project size, and in order to qualify the applicant must show that assets exceed liabilities by $150,000 by providing audited financial statements

Experience Requirements

All applicants are required to submit three (3) Letters of Reference.  Letters of Reference should demonstrate to the Board that the applicant is possessed of good character and is qualified as to competency, ability and integrity. References should provide an evaluation of the applicant as to the reference’s general experience with the applicant.
References must be no older than 12 months from the date of receipt of the application by the Licensing Board. Reference letters must be written on business letterhead from the provider or the reference provider’s signature must be notarized. Reference should not be from family members or inter‑related companies (for example parent/subsidiaries and their employees).
Form letters cannot be accepted.

Applications without the required number of references will be considered incomplete and will be returned



Board Contact Information:

North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors
5400 Creedmoor Road
Raleigh, NC 27612

Phone: 919.571.4183
Fax: 919.571.4703
Website: http://www.nclbgc.org

Fees:

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he application fee for an unlimited license is $125
The application fee for an intermediate license is $100
The application fee for an limited license is $75

To obtain a North Carolina contractor's license application for North Carolina go to http://www.nclbgc.org/books/AppInstWeb.pdf

Test Information  This test covers information in the 14 subject areas below. The questions are created from content in the 15 book set shown below the following chart.
Candidate Information Bulletin: Click here to download the bulletin.

Exam Fee:
$70
Number of Questions:
90
Passing Score: 70%
Time Limit: 200 minutes

Subject Area Number of Questions
Site work 6
Concrete 13
Masonry 6
Metals 12
Carpentry 7
Roofing 6
Associated Trades 3
Business Law 7
Safety 4
Estimating, Plan Reading and General Building Code Requirements 14
One Call 2
Erosion and Sedimentation Control 2
Licensing 2
Liens 1
Sports Fields 5

Reciprocity: North Carolina has established reciprocity with South Carolina and Tennessee.

Permitted Work: The North Carolina Building Contractor license classification covers all types of construction activity including commercial, industrial, institutional and residential work, private or public.

It covers all parking decks, site work, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, water and waste water systems, and work done under specialty classifications.

North Carolina Builder Combo
North Carolina Builder Combo
Price: $1,649.00
North Carolina Builder Combo
Our North Carolina Contractor Builder Combo includes the North Carolina Contractor Reference set and everything you need to become a licensed contractors in the great state of North Carolina. We will walk you through each of the Contractor Reference Text
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North Carolina Building Contractor Exam Prep Course
North Carolina Building Contractor License Exam Prep Course
Price: $299.00
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North Carolina Building Contractor License Exam Prep Course
Our North Carolina State Contractor Exam prep includes an online Study guide with How to Read Blueprints manual, Exam Prep., Audio CDs and Unlimited Practice Exams on a system that looks and acts like the North Carolina State Builder Contractor Exam.
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North Carolina Building Contractor Reference Book Set
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North Carolina Building Contractor Reference Book Set
North Carolina Commercial Builder License Exam Reference Book Set. Prep. Course is not included and must be ordered separately. Books pictured may differ from package - see details
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Printed Book Tabs for North Carolina Building Contractor
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Printed Book Tabs for North Carolina Building Contractor
Pre-Printed tabs for all 15 books used in the North Carolina Building Contractor Exam. Each tab set includes blank tabs for additional customization.
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Laws & Regulations Applicable to General Contracting in NC
2014 NC Laws and Regulations Applicable to General Contracting
Price: $29.95
2014 NC Laws and Regulations Applicable to General Contracting
The licensing statutes which govern the North Carolina Board for General Contractors prescribe certain standards for persons, firms, and corporations who enter into contracts for construction work in the state.
ACI 318-11 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary, 2011
ACI 318-11 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary, 2011
Price: $169.95
ACI 318-11 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary, 2011
ISBN: 9780870317446 The Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete covers the materials, design, and construction of structural concrete used in buildings and where applicable in non building structures.
ACI 530/530.1 - Building Code Requirements & Specifications for Masonry Structures, 2011
ACI 530/530.1 - Building Code Requirements & Specifications for Masonry Structures, 2011
Price: $119.95
ACI 530/530.1 - Building Code Requirements & Specifications for Masonry Structures, 2011
PSI reference in Nevada. This code covers the design and construction of masonry structures. It is written in such form that it may be adopted by reference in a legally adopted building code.
Carpentry and Building Construction
Carpentry & Building Construction
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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.
Design & Control of Concrete Mixtures 16th Edition
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Design & Control of Concrete Mixtures 16th Edition
PSI Exam reference book. By the Portland Cement Association. 16th Edition. 444 pages
Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Steel Girders 3rd Ed
Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Steel Girders 3rd Ed
Price: $29.95
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Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Steel Girders 3rd Ed
ASIN: B002DGNQUA PSI Exam reference book. GA, AL, MS, SC can take this book into the exam.By the Steel Joist Institute. Technical Digest #9
ANSI A117.1-2009 Standard on Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities
ICC/ANSI A117.1-2009 Standard on Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities
Price: $45.95
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ICC/ANSI A117.1-2009 Standard on Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities
ISBN-10: 1580019188 ISBN-13: 978-1580019187 ICC/ANSI A117.1-2009 Standard on Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities is a Reference for NASCLA Accredited Exam
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.
NC One-Call Excavation Manual
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NC One-Call Excavation Manual
PSI Exam reference book. From the NC One-Call Center.
NC Sedimentation Publication
Price: This is a FREE DOWNLOAD!
NC Sedimentation Publication
PSI Exam reference publication for NC only.
North Carolina State Administrative Code 2012
Price: $34.95
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North Carolina State Administrative Code 2012
PSI Exam reference book. NC can take this book into the exam.From the International Code Council. 3-ring loose leaf binder.
North Carolina State Building Code 2012
Price: $110.95
North Carolina State Building Code 2012
PSI Exam reference book. NC can take this book into the exam.From the International Code Council. Softcover
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
Roofing Construction & Estimating
Roofing Construction & Estimating
Price: $38.95
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Roofing Construction & Estimating
ISBN-10: 1572180072 ISBN-13: 978-1572180079 PSI Exam reference book. SC & GA can take this book into the exam.By Daniel Atcheson. 448 pages
SDI Manual of Construction with Steel Deck 2006
SDI Manual of Construction with Steel Deck 2006
Price: $29.00
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SDI Manual of Construction with Steel Deck 2006
This book is a free download from its publisher sdi.org. PSI Exam reference book. AL, SC & GA & NASCLA can take this book into the exam.From the Steel Deck Institute. 2nd Edition, 2006
Sports Fields Design, Construction and Maintenance 2nd Edition
Price: $109.95
Sports Fields Design, Construction and Maintenance 2nd Edition
PSI Exam reference book. Sports Fields
The Contractors Guide to Business, Law & Project Management, North Carolina 7th edition
Price: $60.95
The Contractors Guide to Business, Law & Project Management, North Carolina 7th edition
PSI Exam reference book. NC can take this book into the exam.From NASCLA. Soft cover, spiral bound.
Training and Certification of Field Personnel for Unbonded Post-Tensioning
Training and Certification of Field Personnel for Unbonded Post-Tensioning
Price: $98.95
Training and Certification of Field Personnel for Unbonded Post-Tensioning
ISBN-10: 1931085250 ISBN-13: 978-1931085250 PSI Exam reference book. SC, MS, AL, GA NASCLA can take this book into the exam.From the Post Tensioning Institute, Soft cover, spiral bound.