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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 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:

T
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 go to http://www.nclbgc.org/books/AppInstWeb.pdf

Test Information  This NC contractor's exam covers information in the 10 subject areas below. The questions are created from content in the 10 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: 210 Minutes

Subject Area Number of Questions
Site work, Footings and Foundations 12
Concrete and Concrete Reinforcement 10
Masonry 7
Carpentry 11
Associated Construction trades, including Energy Conservation and Drywall 8
Roofing 6
Estimating, Plan Reading and General Building Code Requirements 16
OSHA Safety 4
Licensing and Business and Law 10
Special Construction Zones (wind and coastal) and Erosion and Sedimentation Control 6

North Carolina Contractors Testing Process:

1.  To apply, contact the state of North Carolina at 1-919-571-4183 or download the application at http://www.nclbgc.org/books/AppInstWeb.pdf

2.  Candidates must complete the appropriate examination application and submit it to the Board office along with a fee and supporting documents.

3.  Board office notifies PSI of the candidates eligible for testing while also notifying individual applicants of eligibility.

5.  Once approved for examination eligibility, the candidate will register with PSI. You will have only 120 days from eligibility to pass the exam. You have 2 attempts to pass the exam. After that you will need to reapply.

6.  Candidates may take their test at any of the PSI testing locations found in the Candidate Information Bulletin  http://www.nclbgc.org/exam_fr.html

7.  Information regarding the examination itself can be found by visiting PSI’s website at www.psiexams.com or calling PSI at 1-800-733-9267. Candidate Information Bulletin - Download the bulletin from PSI.

8.  Board office will notify candidates of exam results.

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

Permitted Work: The North Carolina Residential Contractor license classification covers all types of construction activity pertaining to the construction of (single - not multi unit) residential units that are required to conform to the residential code adopted by the Building Code Council.

It covers all site-work, driveways and sidewalks ancillary to the residential structure and the work done as part of such residential units under the specialty classifications of Insulation, Masonry, and Swimming Pools.

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