Tennessee BC-B Commercial Contractor

Tennessee BC-B Commercial Contractor

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 State Contractor License Board
Fees: The Tennessee contractor's license application fee for a new contractor license is $250. To obtain a license application and other forms for Tennessee go to Click Here for Application


Test Information

Test Information: This contractor's license TN test covers information in 12 subject areas. The questions are created from content in the 20 book set shown below the following chart.
Candidate Information Bulletin: Click here to download the bulletin.

Applicants must also pass a separate 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
Metals 10
Carpentry 6
OSHA Safety 6
General Code, Plan Reading and Estimating 27
Associated Trades 10
Roofing 6



Tennessee has established reciprocity with Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

If you choose to take the NASCLA exam instead of the Tennessee "B" Commercial exam the NASCLA serves as your trades exam in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Utah, Virginia, Oregon, Vriginia, Nevada, West Virginia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


Permitted Work

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 four (4) units or greater than three (3) stories in height.

In addition, the commercial building contractor may perform any of the 34 building subcategories for "commercial".