Be sure to take your test before you submit your application. If you received prior approval for the NC Builder license from the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors, but then decide to take the NASCLA exam you will need to submit the following to the board:
1. A copy of your exam results
2. Proof that you've ordered a transcript of your scores from PSI (Click here to see how to order a transcript)
3. A cover letter stating that you want to be approved based on your NASCLA test.
4. As of January 1, 2020 North Carolina will require all Contractors to take the North Carolina Business Law and Project Management Exam
Limited â€“ 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. Limited license applicants may meet the statutory requirement by using net worth in lieu of working capital. The minimum net worth is $80,000.
Intermediate â€“ 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 â€“ 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.
They will accept the NASCLA exam, and there will be a 30 day waiting period once they receive these documents.
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 licensure requirements. Several states now accept this NASCLA Accredited examination as meeting the trade examination requirement for Commercial Contractors. These states include: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, U.S. Virgin Islands, West Virginia.
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 referenceâ€™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 providerâ€™s signature must be notarized. Reference should not be from family members or interâ€‘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
The application fee for an unlimited license is $125
To obtain a North Carolina contractor's license application go to North Carolina Application