How Do I Prepare For A Contractors License In Tennessee?

Becoming a Licensed Contractor In Tennessee

If you want to bid on projects larger than $25,000 in the state of Tennessee, then you will need a contractors license.  Sometimes, a license is required for projects under $25,000. According to the TN Department of Commerce and Insurance, “subcontractors performing electrical, mechanical, plumbing, HVAC, roofing and masonry are also required to be licensed as a contractor, when the total portion of the project is $25,000 or more; masonry, when $100,000 or more.” By getting your Tennessee Contractors license, you put yourself in the position of more income opportunities and career growth potential. 

Exam Requirements for Contractors License In Tennessee

In order to receive your license, you must pass the business and law examination; many times contractors must also pass a trade specific exam as well.

Exam Preparation

Because the exam(s) is required, it’s impossible to move forward in the license process without passing. At @HomePrep, we understand the anxiety that this kind of pressure can create for test-takers. However, our courses, seminars and materials offer the planning and knowledge students need to walk in on exam day with both confidence and the necessary test-taking skills. Here are some of the tips we offer to find success on the first try:

Understand The Material (Including the Book)

Many state specific contractor license exams are open book and this is true for Tennessee as well. Though that may sound like the exam should be easy, that’s simply not the case. There is a great deal of material to cover for these exams and it’s essential that you familiarize yourself with the book – it’s content and layout so that you can use it efficiently when needed.

Get Inside Tips

Unfortunately, we find many people make the mistake of thinking they can tackle the material on their own. Again, though this may work for some people, most are overwhelmed at the sheer volume of things to learn. We provide the tips that matter most such as what content to study, how to approach problem solving, and how to pace yourself on test day.

Enhance Your Test Taking Skills

The more you practice the more likely you are to achieve success on the exam, just like most other things in life. Our students have the opportunity to see questions and answers that mirror past exams in our practice tests. This helps students by giving them a taste of what they should expect on exam day, which also lessens general test-taking anxiety.

After The Exam

Once you’ve passed the exam(s) and met all other state-specific requirements, you can submit your application, licensing fee and proof of insurance to the Tennessee Board of Licensing Contractors.

Why @Home Prep

It is our mission to be a leader in providing quality professional development and continuing education. In the past six years, our team at @HomePrep has served over 100,000 professionals and skilled tradesmen. We are proud to offer inclusive and beneficial content from experts in over 25 different industries. Additionally, our courses are state and industry compliant, easy to take, and come with a No Pass No Pay guarantee. For more information on our online class and how it can help you pass your Florida Contractors License, contact our office at 1-800-952-0910 or learn more here.