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Tennessee BC-B Commercial Contractor

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    Tennessee BC-B Commercial Contractor Exam 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

    Review Updated TN Financials Here 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

    Tennessee BC-B Commercial Contractor 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 BC-B Commercial Contractor Reciprocity

    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). Tennessee Reciprocity

    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

    Tennessee BC-B Commercial Contractor 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".

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