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Tennessee BC-A Residential Contractor

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  • All of the books for the Tennessee Residential (BC-A) Exam & Business Law
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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 Contractors Board
    Fees: The application fee for a new contractor license in TN is $250. To obtain a license application and other forms for Tennessee go to
    Tennessee Contractors Application

    Test Information

    Test Information: This test covers information in 8 subject areas. The questions are created from content in the 9 book set shown below the following chart.
    Candidate Information Bulletin: Click here to download the bulletin

    Exam Information
    Exam Fee $100
    Number of Questions 100
    Passing Score 73% or 73 Questions
    Time Limit 300 Minutes

    Subject Area Number of Questions
    Sitework, Footings, and Foundation 10
    Concrete and Concrete Reinforcement 10
    Masonry 7
    Carpentry 20
    Roofing 10
    Estimating, Plan Reading, and General Residential Code Requirements 20
    Associated Trades 15
    OSHA Safety 8


    Tennessee has established reciprocity for the BC-A license with Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and North Carolina.

    Permitted Work

    Residential building contractors are those whose services are limited to construction, remodeling, repair, or improvement of one, two, three, or four family unit residences, not exceeding three stories in height and accessory use structures in connection therewith. Residential contractors may bid on any of the 34 building subcategories, as long as it is "residential".