Tennessee BC-A Residential Contractor

Tennessee BC-A Residential Contractor License

State Requirements and Application

Test Information


Permitted Work

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


Test Information

Test Information: This test covers information in 8 subject areas. The questions are created from content in the 9 book set shown below the following chart.
Candidate Information Bulletin: Click here to download the bulletin

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

Subject Area Number of Questions
Sitework, Footings, and Foundation 10
Concrete and Concrete Reinforcement 10
Masonry 7
Carpentry 20
Roofing 10
Estimating, Plan Reading, and General Residential Code Requirements 20
Associated Trades 15
OSHA Safety 8



Tennessee has established reciprocity for the BC-A license with Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and North Carolina.


Permitted Work

Residential building contractors are those whose services are limited to construction, remodeling, repair, or improvement of one, two, three, or four family unit residences, not exceeding three stories in height and accessory use structures in connection therewith. Residential contractors may bid on any of the 34 building subcategories, as long as it is "residential".