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Tennessee has many different types of licenses. All of the builder licenses start with BC (building contractor) and then are followed by the classification. The classifications use a combination of the letters "A" for residential, "B" for commercial, "b" for small commercial, or "C" for industrial.

 

For example, a residential builder license is a BC-A license. A commercial and industrial builder license is a BC-BC license

 

In Tennessee, a builder license is required for any job over $25,000.


Tennessee BC-B Commercial Contractor (NASCLA)

The Tennessee BC-B Contractor's license allows the builder to bid on, build, or modify any type or size of commercial property.

There are two required exams: the NASCLA commercial trades exam and the Tennessee Business Law exam. Once you pass the NASCLA exam, your passing score can also be used in other states to get commercial GC licenses. For a current list of states that accept NASCLA: Click Here

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Tennessee BC-A Residential Contractor

The Tennessee BC-A Residential license allows for residential construction from the ground up, as well as remodeling existing residential properties.

There are two required exams: the Tennessee BC-A trades exam and the Tennessee Business Law exam.

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Tennessee BC-A(b) Residential & Small Commercial Contractor

The Tennessee BC-Ab Residential & Small Commercial license allows the builder to bid on, build, or modify residential structures of any size and commercial structures that are not over $1,500,000.

There are two required exams: the Tennessee BC-Ab trades exam and the Tennessee Business Law exam.

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Tennessee BC-AB Residential & Commercial Contractor

The Tennessee BC-AB Residential & Commercial license allows the builder to bid on, build, or modify residential and commercial structures of any size.

There are two required exams: the Tennessee BC-AB trades exam and the Tennessee Business Law exam.

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Tennessee BC-B Commercial Contractor

The Tennessee BC-B Commercial Contractor license allows the builder to bid on, build, or modify commercial structures of any size.

There are two required exams: the Tennessee BC-B trades exam and the Tennessee Business Law exam.

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Tennessee BC-(b) Small Commercial Contractor

The Tennessee BC-b Small Commercial license allows the builder to bid on, build, or modify commercial structures that are not over $1,500,000.

There are two required exams: the Tennessee BC-b trades exam and the Tennessee Business Law exam.

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Tennessee BC-BC Commercial & Industrial Contractor

The Tennessee BC-BC Commercial & Industrial license allows the builder to bid on, build, or modify commercial and industrial structures of any size.

There are two required exams: the Tennessee BC-BC trades exam and the Tennessee Business Law exam.

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Tennessee BC-C Industrial Contractor

The Tennessee BC-C Industrial license allows the builder to bid on, build, or modify industrial structures of any size.

There are two required exams: the Tennessee BC-C trades exam and the Tennessee Business Law exam.

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Tennessee BC-Combined Residential, Commercial, & Industrial Contractor

The Tennessee BC-Combined Residential, Commercial, & Industrial license (also known as just the "BC" license) allows the builder to bid on, build, or modify any structures of any size.

There are two required exams: the Tennessee BC-Combined trades exam and the Tennessee Business Law exam.

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Tennessee Business & Law

This exam is required for all contractor's licenses. The Tennessee Business & Law exam is a short 140 minute exam covering information in only 1 book.

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