Nevada General Contractor B License

Nevada General Contractor

Nevada B General Contractor License

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State Requirements & Application


Test Information




Permitted Work


Nevada General Contractors B License

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State Requirements & Application


*Nevada applicants must sit for two exams: Contractor Management Survey and the Trades Exam.

*Financial statements must be submitted with your application to the state licensing board to determine monetary limits. Monetary limits are determined based on factors set forth in NRS 624.260, 263, and 265. If seeking a financial limit less than $1,000,000 the statement must be either prepared by a certified public accountant, self-prepared on a form prescribed by the Board, or prepared using accounting software and accompanied by an affidavit. When seeking a monetary limit of $1,000,000 or more, the financial statement must be reviewed and audited by a CPA.

*Experience Requirement - Four years (within the last 10) of experience as a journeyman, foreman, supervising employee or contractor in the specific classification requested.

*A license bond is required. This can range from $1,000 - $500,000, with the actual amount determined by the Board.

*All contractors are also required to carry worker's compensation insurance (aka certificate of liability insurance covering employess for industrial injury and occupational diseases).

*Your license limits are either 10 times your working capital or 5 times your net worth.

*Must have high rise experience 3 stories or more.

Board Contact Information:

Southern Nevada Contractors Board
2310 Corporate Circle, Ste 200
Henderson, NV 89074
Phone: 702.486.1100
Fax: 702.486.1190

Northern Nevada Contractors Board
9670 Gateway Dr. Ste 100
Reno, NV 89521
Phone: 775.688.1141
Fax: 775.688.1271

Frequently Asked Questions:

The fees for a contractor's license in Nevada are the same regardless of the classification of license for which you are applying. The fee to apply is $300.

If your license is approved the license fee is $600 for a two year license. Nevada does NOT issue one year licenses. If you are engaged in residential work you must participate in the Residential Recovery Fund. The Residential Recovery Fund fee is based on the monetary limit placed on the license. The license fee and Residential Recovery Fund fee is due at the time you license is issued and every two years when your license is renewed. Fees must be paid in full. There is no payment plan and the Board does not accept partial payments.To obtain a license application and other forms for Nevada go to Application Here


Test Information

Test Information This Nevada contractor's license test covers information in the 11 subject areas below. The questions are created from content in the 12 book set shown below the following chart. You must get pre-approval from the board to sit for this exam.
Candidate Information Bulletin: Click here to download the bulletin.

Exam Information
Exam Fee $95
Number of Questions 80
Passing Score 56 Questions
Time Limit 180 Minutes
Subject Area Number of Questions
Site Work 6
Concrete 12
Masonry 6
Metals 12
Carpentry 7
Thermal and Moisture Protection 9
Doors and Windows 4
Drywall and Finishes 4
Safety 5
General Code, Plan Reading and Estimating 12
Nevada One Call 3



Nevada has established reciprocity with Arizona, California, and Utah.


Permitted Work

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.