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North Carolina Building Contractor (NASCLA)

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    State Requirements & Application

    Requirements:
    Be sure to take your test before you submit your application. If you received prior approval for the NC Builder license from the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors, but then decide to take the NASCLA exam you will need to submit the following to the board:

    1. A copy of your exam results
    2. Proof that you've ordered a transcript of your scores from PSI (Click here to see how to order a transcript)
    3. A cover letter stating that you want to be approved based on your NASCLA test.
    4. As of January 1, 2020 North Carolina will require all Contractors to take the North Carolina Business Law and Project Management Exam


    Financial Requirements
    Limited
    Financial limit per project is $500,000 and in order to qualify the applicant must show that their assets exceed liabilities by $17,000 by providing audited financial statements. Limited license applicants may meet the statutory requirement by using net worth in lieu of working capital. The minimum net worth is $80,000.

    Intermediate
    Financial Limit per project is $1,000,000 and in order to qualify the applicant must show that assets exceed liabilities by $75,000 by providing audited financial statements.

    Unlimited
    There is no limit on project size, and in order to qualify the applicant must show that assets exceed liabilities by $150,000 by providing audited financial statements.

    They will accept the NASCLA exam, and there will be a 30 day waiting period once they receive these documents.

    The NASCLA Accredited contractor examination was created to improve the quality of construction examinations and enable the mobility of contractors across jurisdictions This is the first major step towards a national contractors license exam. Applicants take accredited examinations in addition to meeting other licensure requirements. Several states now accept this NASCLA Accredited examination as meeting the trade examination requirement for Commercial Contractors. These states include: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, U.S. Virgin Islands, West Virginia.

    Experience Requirements

    All applicants are required to submit three (3) Letters of Reference.

    Letters of Reference should demonstrate to the Board that the applicant is possessed of good character and is qualified as to competency, ability and integrity. References should provide an evaluation of the applicant as to the references general experience with the applicant. References must be no older than 12 months from the date of receipt of

    the application by the Licensing Board. Reference letters must be written on business letterhead from the provider or the reference providers signature must be notarized. Reference should not be from family members or related companies (for example parent/subsidiaries and their employees). Form letters cannot be accepted.

    Applications without the required number of references will be considered incomplete and will be returned

    Board Contact Information:

    North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors
    5400 Creedmoor Road
    Raleigh, NC 27612

    Phone:919.571.4183
    Fax:919.571.4703
    Website: http://www.nclbgc.org

    Fees:

    The application fee for an unlimited license is $125

    To obtain a North Carolina contractor's license application go to North Carolina Application

    Test Information

    Test Information This test covers information in the 12 subject areas below. The questions are created from content in the 23 book set shown below the following chart.
    Candidate Information Bulletin: Click here to download the bulletin.

    Exam Information
    Exam Fee $130
    Number of Questions 115
    Passing Score 70% or 81 Questions
    Time Limit 330 Minutes

    Subject Area Number of Questions
    General Requirements 25
    Site Construction
    15
    Concrete 6
    Masonry
    4
    Metals 6
    Wood 5
    Thermal and Moisture Protection 5
    Doors, Windows, and Glazing 4
    Finishes 5
    Mechanical and Plumbing Systems 6
    Electrical Systems 3
    Procurement and Contracting Requirements 31

    Reciprocity

    North Carolina has established reciprocity with South Carolina and Tennessee.

    The NASCLA exam is also accepted in the following states Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, U.S. Virgin Islands, West Virginia

    Permitted Work

    The North Carolina Building Contractor license classification covers all types of construction activity including commercial, industrial, institutional and residential work, private or public.It covers all parking decks, site work, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, water and waste water systems, and work done under specialty classifications.