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Tennessee BC-AB Residential, Commercial Contractor

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  • All the books for the TN Residential/Commercial Exam & Business Law
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  • Audio tracks for each book to help with some memorization
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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 Contractors License Board
    Fees: The application fee for a new contractor license is $250. To obtain a contractor's license application and other forms for Tennessee go to

    Test Information

    Test Information: This test covers information in 9 subject areas. 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.

    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
    Carpentry 6
    Metals 10
    Roofing 6
    Associate Trades 10
    General Residential Code Requirements, Plan Reading, and Estimating 27
    OSHA Safety 6


    Tennessee has established reciprocity as follows - AL (BC-B, BC-A), AR (All licenses), GA (BC-B), LA (All licenses), MS (Unlimited), NC (BC-A, BC-B, BC-A,B), SC (All commercial licenses), NASCLA (BC-B).

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    Permitted Work

    With this license you may bid on and build all types of residential or commercial structures in TN.