Arkansas General Contractor Commercial (Nascla)

Arkansas General Contractors License

State Requirements and Application

Test Information


Permitted Work

Arkansas General Contractor Nascla Complete Combo

This package includes everything you need to pass both the NASCLA trades and business and law exams. N.A.S.C.L.A. is the National Association of State Contractor Licensing Agencies. One trades test fulfills the Trades Test requirement for 14 member states

Arkansas General Contractors Nascla Exam 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.

Nascla General Contractors Complete Book Set

NASCLA Accredited Contractor Trades Exam Reference Book Set. The Contractor Exam Prep. Course and your state specific business/law book must be purchased separately.

Arkansas Pre-Printed Book Tabs

Pre-Printed tabs for all 21 books used in the NASCLA Exam.

Individual Couse Books for Arkansas

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State Requirements & Application

*Any prime contractor or sub contractor working on projects where the cost of labor and materials is more than $2,500 is required to have the appropriate Arkansas contractors license.* Only the General Contractor license has a minimum net worth requirement. The minimum net worth for a GC unlimited is $150,000 and a GC Limited Tier must have a minimum net worth of $25,000. The limited tier license is only for contracts $500,000 or less.* The General Contractor must have at least $500,000 worth of general liability insurance. * Must have at least four years of proven active experience, or a four degree in engineering, architecture, or construction management.

If you have already taken and passed the NASCLA trades exam the Arkansas Business Law Exam is not required. If you are looking to obtain a license in the state you can obtain the license by either taking the Arkansas Business Law and Project Management Exam or take the NASCLA Trades Exam. (Which also is accepted in 15 other states)

Board Contact Information:

Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board
4100 Richards Road
North Little Rock, Arkansas 72117

Phone: 501.372.4661
Website: Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board

Fees: The filing fee for a new Arkansas contractor's license is $100. Click here for the application


Test Information

Test Information This test covers information in the 12 subject areas below. The questions are created from content in the 21 book set shown below the following chart.
Candidate Information Bulletin: Click here to download the bulletin.

Exam Information
Exam Fee $106
Number of Questions 115
Passing Score 70% or 81 Questions
Time Limit 300 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



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


Permitted Work

By getting a commercial license you automatically qualify to do residential work in the same classification(s) specialty(s) as those listed on the commercial license.