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Tennessee BC-b Small Commercial Contractor

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  • All the books for the Tennessee Small Commercial 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.

    Tennessee BC-b (Small Commercial Classification) is limited to a maximum monetary limit of $1,500,000.00 per a project.

    * 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
    Website:
    Tennessee State Contractors License Board
    Fees: The application fee for a new state of Tennessee contractor's license is $250. To obtain a license application and other forms for Tennessee go to https://apps.tn.gov/licenses-app/view?id=1026

    Test Information

    Test Information: This test covers information in 9 subject areas. The questions are created from content in the 14 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 70
    Passing Score 73% or 52 Questions
    Time Limit 200 Minutes

    Subject Area Number of Questions
    Site work, Footings and Foundation 6
    Concrete and Concrete Reinforcement 8
    Masonry 6
    Metals 12
    Carpentry 6
    Roofing 7
    Associate Construction Trades 5
    OSHA Safety 5
    General Code, Plan Reading, and Estimating 15

    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). For more information visit

    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, may perform any of the 34 building subcategories for "commercial". There is a monetary limit of $1,500,000 on all contracts with this license. This limit was increased in April 2017.