Tennessee General Contractors


Tennessee General Contractor NASCLA

This exam will also serve as your trades exam for Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, U.S. Virgin Islands, West Virginia.Of those states listed, only Alabama, South Carolina, and Tennessee require a separate license for residential construction.The NASCLA exam is acceptable by Tennessee for the BC-B classification.

Tennessee BC-A Residential

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.

Tennessee BC-Ab Residential Small Commercial

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 $7500,000. This amount changed in April 2017.

Tennessee BC-AB Residential and Commercial Contractor

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.

Tennessee BC-B Commercial Contractor

A 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 this license, the contract may also perform any of the 34 building subcategories for "commercial".The NASCLA exam is acceptable by Tennessee for the BC-B classification.

Tennessee BC-b Small Commercial Contractor

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 $750,000. This amount changed in April 2017.

Tennessee BC-BC Commercial and Industrial Contractor

A contractor under this classification is authorized to bid on and contract for the erection, alteration, repair and demolition of buildings or structures used for industrial production, and service, such as manufacturing plants. May also take a BC combined exam to cover all building trades.

Tennessee BC-C Industrial Contractor

A 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 this license, the contract may also perform any of the 34 building subcategories for "commercial".

Tennessee BC-Combined Residential, Commercial and Industrial Contractor

The "BC" combined classification is commonly referred to as a General contractor. It covers everything in the BC-A, BC-B, and BC-C licenses for residential, commercial, and industrial contractors.

Tennessee Business Law and Project Management

Tennessee Business Law and Project Management. Required for all license holders in the state of Tennessee.