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North Carolina Building Contractor

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  • All the books for the North Carolina Builder Exam
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    State Requirements & Application

    Requirements:
    *Licensure will be required for the practice of contracting in North Carolina for any job over $30,000

    *Pre-approval from the state is required to sit for the examination.

    *The North Carolina contractor license has three basic types

    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 networth 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

    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 reference's 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 provider's signature must be notarized. Reference should not be from family members or inter-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: North Carolina Contractors Board

    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 14 subject areas below. 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 Information
    Exam Fee $70
    Number of Questions 90
    Passing Score 70%
    Time Limit 200 Minutes
    Subject Area Number of Questions
    Site work 6
    Concrete 13
    Masonry 6
    Metals 12
    Carpentry 7
    Roofing 6
    Associated Trades 3
    Business Law 7
    Safety 4
    Estimating, Plan Reading and General Building Code Requirements 14
    One Call 2
    Erosion and Sedimentation Control 2
    Licensing 2
    Liens 1
    Sports Fields 5


    Reciprocity


    Permitted Work