North Carolina General Contractor License for Residential and Commercial Builders

North Carolina General Contractors License

North Carolina General Contractors License


North Carolina General Contractors Exam Prep NASCLA

North Carolina General Contractor (NASCLA)

This license is for a contractor to build all types of structures in North Carolina Residential & Commercial. Also by passing this one exam, you will have passed the trades exam in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, U.S. Virgin Islands, West Virginia.

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North Carolina Residential Contractors

North Carolina Residential Contractors License

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.

North Carolina Commercial Builders Contractor License

North Carolina Builders

The North Carolina contractor's license holder is permitted to build all types of structures. If you are considering taking the NC Builder exam, we would highly recommend you take this NASCLA exam instead. It will serve as your trades exam for your NC Builder's license, and we believe it's an easier test to pass. See the comparison chart below.

Getting a General Contractors License in North Carolina Quick Facts

  • A person may serve as a qualifier for up to 2 companies in NC.
  • The eligibility letter is valid for 120 days from the date on the letter, and allows the candidate to take one examination within that time frame. If you are absent for the examination, it will count as an attempt and you will need to contact the Board for instructions.
  • Failing candidates will have the option of reviewing their examination in a secure environment and challenging any questions or answers that they feel should be eliminated, or changed. The review is one hour in length. The fee for reviewing your examination is $60.