Tennessee BC-Combined Residential, Commercial, Industrial Contractor

Tennessee BC-Combined Residential,Commercial and Industrial

State Requirements and Application

Test Information


Permitted Work

Tennessee BC Combined Contractor Combo

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State Requirements & Application

* A license is required when the total cost or contract amount is $25,000 or more.

Monetary limits for each license as follows:

* 10 times working capital OR 10 times net worth – whichever is LESS

* If the requested monetary limit is $3,000,000 or less, a reviewed financial statement is required.

* If the requested monetary limit is greater than $3,000,000 an audited financial statement is required.

* A license is not granted solely on meeting one requirement. All requirements must be met (exams, financials, experience, etc) and all information submitted is considered

Board Contact Information:

Board for Licensing Contractors
4th Floor, Davy Crockett Tower
500 James Robertson Pkwy.
Nashville, TN 37243-1150

Phone: 800.544.7693
Tennessee State Contractors License Board

Fees: The application fee for a new contractor license is $250. To obtain a license application and other forms for Tennessee go to Tennessee Contractors Application


Test Information

Test Information: This TN contractor's license test covers information in 9 subject areas. The questions are created from content in the 15 book set shown below the following chart.
Candidate Information Bulletin: Click here to download the bulletin.

Applicants must also pass a separate Tennessee contractor's license exam on Business Law and Project Management for Tennessee.

Exam Information
Exam Fee $55
Number of Questions 100
Passing Score 73% or 73 Questions
Time Limit 300 Minutes

Subject Area Number of Questions
Site work, Footings and Foundation 10
Concrete and Concrete Reinforcement 15
Masonry 10
Carpentry 6
Metals 10
Roofing 6
Associate Trades 10
General Residential Code Requirements, Plan Reading, and Estimating 27
OSHA Safety 6



Tennessee has established reciprocity as follows - AL (BC-B, BC-A), AR (All licenses), GA (BC-B), LA (All licenses), MS (Unlimited), NC (BC-A, BC-B, BC-A,B), SC (All commercial licenses), NASCLA (BC-B). For more information visit


Permitted Work

With this license you may bid on and build all types of buildings in TN.