Alabama Commercial Contractor (NASCLA)

Alabama State general contractor license

Alabama General Contractors (NASCLA)

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State Requirements & Application


Test Information




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How to get your Alabama Commercial General Contractor License

Alabama uses the NASCLA Accredited Contractor Examination was created to improve the quality of construction examinations and enable the mobility of contractors across jurisdictions This is the first major step towards a national contractors license exam. Applicants take accredited examinations in addition to meeting other license requirements. Several states now accept this NASCLA Accredited examination as meeting the trade examination requirement for Commercial Contractors. The NASCLA exam is accepted in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, U.S. Virgin Islands, West Virginia.
Alabama Commercial General Contractor Complete Course Combo

Alabama General Contractor Complete Course Package

This package includes everything you need to pass the State of Alabama required Trades and Business and Law exams. Includes all 22 books Required for your Trades exam as well as your Business law. Includes Prep course, Book Tabs, Audio CD's and Printed Study Guide.

Nascla General Contractors License Exam Prep Course

Alabama General Contractors Prep Course

The most comprehensive study course available! Pass your exam on the first try. You'll have instant online access, audio discs, study guides, and unlimited practice exams. See full description below.

Alabama General Contractor Reference book Set

This book set contains all 22 books required for the Alabama General Contractor Nascla Exam to Include the Alabama Business Law.

Alabama General Contractor Book Tabs

Pre-Printed tabs for all 23 books used in the NASCLA Exam. 576 tabs 25 sheets. Each tab set includes blank tabs for additional customization.

Alabama General Contractor Individual Books

Alabama General Contractor Exam Individual Books. Do you already have some of the books? Click below to select the ones you need.

Step 1

Purchase your exam prep course - Alabama General Contractor Complete Course Package.

Step 2

Register for the NASCLA Exam here.

Step 3

Study for, and take your NASCLA Alabama General Contractor Commercial Exam and Alabama Business Law and Project Management Exam.

Below are the most Frequently asked questions of Contractors in Alabama on How to Obtain your Alabama Contractors License.

*Any prime contractor or sub contractor working on projects where the cost of labor and materials is more than $50,000 is required to have the appropriate Alabama contractor's license.

*Applicants must submit verification of 3 years of experience and a financial statement.

(Employees registering as the qualifying party for an applicant must be in full-time employment for 90 consecutive days immediately preceding the exam.)
Alabama Administrative Codes

*Applicants must have a minimum net worth and working capital of $10,000 in order to qualify for the lowest bid limit classification.

A - Not to exceed $100,000
B - Not to exceed $250,000
C - Not to exceed $500,000
D - Not to exceed $1,000,000
E - Not to exceed $3,000,000
U - Unlimited

Fees: The application fee for a new prime Alabama contractor license is $300. The renewal fee is $200. The application fee for a subcontractor is $150. To obtain an Alabama contractor license application and other forms for Alabama go to Alabama Application

Office of the Board
2525 Fairlane Drive
Montgomery, AL 36116
Alabama State License Board
Telephone: 334-272-5030
Fax: 334-395-5336

Test Information This test covers information in the 12 subject areas below. The questions are created from content in the 23 book set shown below the following chart.
Candidate Information Bulletin: Click here to download the bulletin.

Exam Information
Exam Fee $130
Number of Questions 115
Passing Score 70% or 81 Questions
Time Limit 330 Minutes

Subject Area Number of Questions
General Requirements 25
Site Construction
Concrete 6
Metals 6
Wood 5
Thermal and Moisture Protection 5
Doors, Windows, and Glazing 4
Finishes 5
Mechanical and Plumbing Systems 6
Electrical Systems 3
Procurement and Contracting Requirements 31

Alabama has established reciprocity with Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee.

The NASCLA exam serves as your trades exam in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, U.S. Virgin Islands, West Virginia.

With this license you may bid on and build Commercial projects.