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Tennessee BC-Ab Residential Small Commercial

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Requirements:

* 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 $1,500,000 or less, a reviewed financial statement is required.

* If the requested monetary limit is greater than $1,500,000, 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
Website:
http://www.tn.gov/regboards/contractors/

Fees: T
he application fee for a new contractor license is $250. To obtain a contractor's license application and other forms for Tennessee go to https://apps.tn.gov/licenses-app/view?id=1026

Test Information: This 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.

Exam Fee:
$55
Number of Questions:
100
Passing Score: 73% or 73 Items
Time Limit: 270 Minutes

Subject Area Number of Questions
Sitework, Footings and Foundation 10
Concrete and Concrete Reinforcement 10
Masonry 7
Carpentry 17
Metals 6
Roofing 10
Associate Trades 12
General Residential Code Requirements, Plan Reading, and Estimating 20
OSHA Safety 8

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

Reciprocity: 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 https://www.tn.gov/assets/entities/commerce/attachments/ContBLCReciprocationwithTN.pdf

Permitted Work: This license covers everything in the BC-A Residential Contractor and the BC-b Small Commercial license.

Residential building contractors are those whose services are limited to construction, remodeling, repair or improvement of 1,2,3, or 4 family unit residences under four stories in height.

A small commercial building contractor is authorized to bid on and contract for the construction, erection, alteration, repair or demolition of any building or structure for use and occupancy by the general public, including residential construction with more than 4 units, and greater than 3 stories in height with a monetary limit of $1,500,000. This limit was increased April 2017.

Tennessee A,b Residential Small Commercial Contractor Combo
Price: $1,745.00
Tennessee A,b Residential Small Commercial Contractor Combo
Our combo includes everything you need to pass your Tennessee BC-Ab Residential and light commercial Trades and NASCLA Business and Law exams. Books, Printed Study Guide, Audio Cd's, and Unlimited Contractor License Exam Prep at contractorcourses.com
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Tennessee A b Residential small commercial exam prep
Tennessee BC-Ab Residential / Small Commercial Contractor Exam Prep Course
Price: $499.00
Tennessee BC-Ab Residential / Small Commercial Contractor Exam Prep Course
Includes Online Printable Study Guide with How to Read Blueprints Manual, Audio CDs for the Trades and Business Exams, and Unlimited Practice Exam's for the Trades and Business exams. The best training for Tennessee BC-Ab Residential Builder Contractor
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Tennessee BC-Ab (sm) Combined Residential / Small Commercial Contractor Book Set
Price: $1,154.00
Tennessee BC-Ab (sm) Combined Residential / Small Commercial Contractor Book Set
Tennessee BC-Ab Residential Small Commercial Contractor License Exam Reference Book Set. The Contractor Exam Prep. Course is not included. Photo may differ from actual bookset. See list.
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Printed Book Tabs for TN BC-Ab (sm) Combined Residential / Small Commercial Contractor Book Set
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Printed Book Tabs for TN BC-Ab (sm) Combined Residential / Small Commercial Contractor Book Set
Pre-Printed tabs for all books used in the TN BC-A,b (sm) Combined Residential / Small Commercial Contractor Exam. Each tab set includes blank tabs for additional customization.
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ACI 318-11 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary, 2011
ACI 318-11 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary, 2011
Price: $196.50
ACI 318-11 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary, 2011
ISBN: 9780870317446 The Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete covers the materials, design, and construction of structural concrete used in buildings and where applicable in non building structures.
ACI 530/530.1 - Building Code Requirements & Specifications for Masonry Structures, 2011
ACI 530/530.1 - Building Code Requirements & Specifications for Masonry Structures, 2011
Price: $119.95
ACI 530/530.1 - Building Code Requirements & Specifications for Masonry Structures, 2011
PSI reference in Nevada. This code covers the design and construction of masonry structures. It is written in such form that it may be adopted by reference in a legally adopted building code.
Carpentry and Building Construction
Carpentry & Building Construction
Price: $105.95
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Carpentry & Building Construction
ISBN-10: 0078797845 ISBN-13: 978-0078797842 PSI Exam reference book. You can take this book into most exams. By Feirer & Feirer. 2010 edition.
The Gypsum Construction Handbook 7th Edition, 2014
Gypsum Construction Handbook
Price: $44.95
Gypsum Construction Handbook
ISBN-10: 1118749847 ISBN-13: 978-1118749845 PSI Exam reference book. GA, SC, AL can take this book into the exam.From USG. Soft cover. 7th Edition.
Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Steel Girders 3rd Ed
Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Steel Girders 3rd Ed
Price: $29.95
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Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Steel Girders 3rd Ed
ASIN: B002DGNQUA PSI Exam reference book. GA, AL, MS, SC can take this book into the exam.By the Steel Joist Institute. Technical Digest #9
International Building Code 2012
International Building Code 2012
Price: $134.95
International Building Code 2012
ISBN-10: 1609830407 ISBN-13: 978-1609830403 International Building Code 2012 IBC 2012
International Residential Code 2012
International Residential Code 2012
Price: $127.95
International Residential Code 2012
International Residential Code 2012 IRC2012
Modern Masonry 8th edition
Modern Masonry
Price: $92.95
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Modern Masonry
ISBN-10: 1631260952 ISBN-13: 978-1631260957 PSI Exam reference book. By Clois E. Clicklighter. 8th Edition.
OSHA 1926 Construction Industry Regulations Book
OSHA 1926 Construction Industry Regulations Book
Price: $39.95
OSHA 1926 Construction Industry Regulations Book
OSHA, 29 CFR Part 1926 is a PSI Exam reference book required for most license exams
Georgia Residential Basic Plus Package
Pipe & Excavation Contracting
Price: $37.95
Pipe & Excavation Contracting
ISBN-10: 1572182660 ISBN-13: 978-1572182660 PSI Exam reference book. SC, GA, MS, AL, NV can take this book into the exam.By Dave Roberts. New Revised Edition
Roofing Construction & Estimating
Roofing Construction & Estimating
Price: $38.95
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Roofing Construction & Estimating
ISBN-10: 1572180072 ISBN-13: 978-1572180079 PSI Exam reference book. SC & GA can take this book into the exam.By Daniel Atcheson. 448 pages
Tennesse Contractors guide to business
Tennessee Nascla Business Law & Project Management for General Contractors
Price: $66.95
Tennessee Nascla Business Law & Project Management for General Contractors
NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law, and Project Management, Tennessee Edition. This book is for the Tennessee Business and Law Exam for State Builder Contractor Licenses. The exam based on this book is also required for various other State Licenses
The Contractors Guide to Quality Concrete Construction
The Contractors Guide to Quality Concrete Construction
Price: $68.50
The Contractors Guide to Quality Concrete Construction
ISBN-10: 0870311670 ISBN-13: 978-0870311673 PSI Exam reference book. MS, AL, SC & GA & NASLCA can take this book into the exam.From the American Concrete Institute. Soft cover.
WTCA/BCSI Guide to Handling, Restraining & Bracing Wood Trusses
WTCA/BCSI Guide to Handling, Restraining & Bracing Wood Trusses
Price: $24.95
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WTCA/BCSI Guide to Handling, Restraining & Bracing Wood Trusses
ASIN: B00CKZCZXI Building Component Safety Information by the WTCA & TPI. 2013 Edition. 99 pages