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Alabama (AL) requires a General Contractor license at the state level for any commercial or industrial projects that exceed $50,000 in value. You are required to get an Alabama Home Builders license for any residential project that exceeds $10,000 or more in value. Licensing is required for all electrical, plumbing, and HVAC contractors, administrators, and journeymen. @HomePrep is a national leader in General Contractor licensing and continuing education. We are here to help you further your career and invest in yourself.

  • NASCLA General Building – Complete Package

    $1,699.99

    We offer review for the NASCLA Contractor Exam through a home study/ online course format. The program takes you through each one of the reference books that the exam is based on showing you exactly what to highlight. After your highlighting is completed with each book, you have the option take an online practice test to reinforce concepts presented. Also, there is an extensive math and plans analysis portion. The program narrated and animated. Pre-approval from NASCLA is required to sit for the examination and you must have a minimum of 2 years of commercial e…

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  • Alabama Home Builder License – Books Only Package

    $899.94

    As of this time we do not offer any courses for this exam. We do offer all the required books for this exam here in one complete package. Individual books can be found in our bookstore. Please be sure to check back in the future for possible course material, as we are always adding to our course catalog.

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  • Alabama HVAC/Refrigeration Contractor License – Books Only Package

    $757.91

    As of this time we do not offer any courses for this exam. We do offer all the required books for this exam here in one complete package. Individual books can be found in our bookstore. Please be sure to check back in the future for possible course material, as we are always adding to our course catalog.

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  • Alabama Building Construction License (Under Four Stories)

    $199.99

    This exam prep course takes the learner through each one of the reference books that the exam is based on showing exactly what to highlight. After highlighting is completed in each book, you have the option to take an online practice test to reinforce concepts presented. Also, there is an extensive math and plans analysis portion. The program is fully narrated. Pre-approval from the state licensing agency is required to take the exam, and this preapproval can be obtained by submitting a completed application. General contractors must submit verification of 3 ye…

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  • Alabama Electrical Contractor License and Exam

    $199.99

    Pre-approval from the Alabama Electrical Contractors Board is required to sit for examination. A minimum of 4 years field experience is required. In order to do projects over $50,000 an additional Subcontractor License is needed from the General Contractors Board.  The examination is OPEN book. A score of 75% (83 questions correct) is needed to pass. Business Management and Law is incorporated within this examination. To schedule an examination, contact ProV at 1-866-720-7768. The course includes highlighting guides, practice tests, theory, calculations, instr…

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  • NASCLA General Building – Exam Prep Only

    $199.99

    Please note that the Commercial Business and Law Exam must be passed in addition to the trade exam. As of 11-1-2016, pre-approval from NASCLA is required to sit for the examination and you must have a minimum of 2 years of commercial experience within the last 5 years. This course includes study tips, highlighting guides, practice exams, and math and plans. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in Yourself.

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  • Alabama Building Construction Exam Review (Business Bundle)

    $199.99

    This exam prep course takes the learner through each one of the reference books that the exam is based on showing exactly what to highlight. After highlighting is completed in each book, you have the option to take an online practice test to reinforce concepts presented. Also, there is an extensive math and plans analysis portion. Pre-approval from the state licensing agency is required to take the exam, and this preapproval can be obtained by submitting a completed application. General contractors must submit verification of 3 years experience and a financial …

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  • Alabama Sitework Contractor License

    $149.99

    Pre-approval from the state is required before testing. Alabama Business and Law exam is also required. Applicants must document at least 3 projects and 3 years of experience in the trade. A minimum net worth of $10,000. There are also working capital requirements. Bid limits depend on financial status. Topics include Estimating and Plan Reading, Equipment and Technique, Compaction, Soil Types, Specialty Work (Blasting, Shoring), and Safety. To schedule an examination, contact PSI at 1-800-733-9267.  The program takes you through each one of the reference book…

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  • Alabama Insulation License

    $149.99

    Pre-approval from the state is required before testing. Alabama Business and Law exam is also required. Applicants must document at least 3 projects and 3 years of experience in the insulation trade, and a minimum net worth of $10,000. The exam is open book. A score of 70% is required to pass. To schedule an examination, contact PSI at 1-800-733-9267. Topics include General Knowledge and Theory, Safety and Employee Protection, Insulation Applications, Plan Reading, Materials, Estimating, TakeOffs, Spray-On Application, Batt/Roll Insulation, Blown or Loose-Fill …

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  • Alabama Concrete Contractor Exam Review

    $149.99

    The program takes you through each one of the reference books that the exam is based on showing you exactly what to highlight. After your highlighting is completed with each book, you have the option take an online practice test to reinforce concepts presented. Also, there is an extensive math analysis portion. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in Yourself.

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  • Alabama Masonry License

    $149.99

    Pre-approval from the state is required before testing. Alabama Business and Law exam is also required. Applicants must document at least 3 projects and 3 years of experience in the insulation trade. A minimum net worth of $10,000. There are also working capital requirements. Bid limits depend on financial status. Topics include Estimating and Plan Reading, Unit Masonry, Mortar and Grout, Accessories, Stone, Tools, Restoration and Cleaning, and Safety. To schedule an examination, contact PSI at 1-800-733-9267.  The program takes you through each one of the ref…

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  • Alabama Metal Stud and Drywall License

    $149.99

    Pre-approval from the state is required before testing. Alabama Business and Law exam is also required. Applicants must document at least 3 projects and 3 years of experience in the trade. A minimum net worth of $10,000. There are also working capital requirements. Bid limits depend on financial status.  Topics include Estimating and Plan Reading, Materials and Installation, Taping, Special Applications, and Safety. To schedule an examination, contact PSI at 1-800-733-9267. We offer review for the Alabama Metal Stud and Drywall Contractor Exam through an onlin…

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  • Alabama 2017 Electrical Continuing Education (14 Hours)

    $143.99

    Alabama electricians are required to obtain 14 hours of continuing education every 2 years. Our continuing education course is state approved and covers the 2017 NEC Changes. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in Yourself.

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  • Alabama 2020 Electrical Continuing Education (14 Hours)

    $143.99

    Alabama electricians are required to obtain 14 hours of continuing education every 2 years. Our continuing education course is state approved and covers the 2020 NEC Changes. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in Yourself.

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  • Alabama Business and Law Exam (General Contractor)

    $99.99

    In Alabama the business and law examination is required to be passed along with one of the following trade exams to become a licensed contractor: Building Construction (commercial) or Building Construction (under four stories). This exam course prep includes: practice quizzes, math and calculations, study tips, licensing information, and instructor support. The tesing agency is PSI (1-800-733-9267). The exam has 50 questions with a 2 hour time limit. You must make a 70% on the exam to pass. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 s…

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  • Alabama Plumbing License (Master/Journeyman)

    $89.99

    Pre-approval is required to sit for this examination through the Alabama Plumbers and Gas Fitters Examining Board. After approval is granted, you have 30 days to take the exam. Journeyman Plumber- Requires 2 years registration as apprentice or completed Board approved apprentice training program to take required exam. Master Plumber- Requires 1 year certification as journeyman plumber to take the required exam. The Journeyman exam is open-book, with 70 questions and a 3-hour time limit. The Master exam is open-book, with 100 questions and a 4-hour time limit. E…

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  • Alabama Gas Fitter License (Master/Journeyman)

    $59.99

    Pre-approval is required to sit for this examination through the Alabama Plumbers and Gas Fitters Examining Board. After approval is granted, you have 30 days in which to take your examination. Journeyman Gas Fitter- Requires 2 years registration as apprentice or or completed Board approved apprentice training program to take required exam. Master Gas Fitter- Requires 1 year certification as journeyman gas fitter to take the required exam. We offer review for this exam by online practice tests. Each time you take a test, the questions are randomly generated fro…

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  • Alabama HVAC Continuing Education – Business and Project Management (4 Hours)

    $39.99

    CEU Requirements: 4 hours per year. If 8 hours are taken in 1 year, 4 of those hours can carry over to the next year licensing period. CEUS must be completed by December 31 of each year. Alabama HVAC Continuing Education ? Business and Project Management (4 hours) topics include: contract management, customer relations, employee management, risk management, safety and environmental factors, and scheduling and project management. Alabama HVAC Continuing Education- Important Code Changes (4 hours) topics include: 2009 International Mechanical Code Changes and 200…

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  • Alabama HVAC Continuing Education – Important Code Changes (4 hours)

    $39.99

    CEU Requirements: 4 hours per year. If 8 hours are taken in 1 year, 4 of those hours can carry over to the next year licensing period. CEUS must be completed by December 31 of each year. Alabama HVAC Continuing Education ? Business and Project Management (4 hours) topics include: contract management, customer relations, employee management, risk management, safety and environmental factors, and scheduling and project management. Alabama HVAC Continuing Education- Important Code Changes (4 hours) topics include: 2009 International Mechanical Code Changes and 200…

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Why Choose @HomePrep for Your Contractor Licensing?

We help general contractors and trades professionals who are serious about investing in themselves, increasing working capital, and advancing their career. Our goal is to deliver the highest quality Alabama contractors license courses at the lowest possible price.

Whether you are a general contractor, home builder, electrician, gas fitter, drywall, mason or specialize in another trade, we have the online courses and books you need to get your license and maintain your continuing education.

This site offers 1000 courses and 115 State Board Accreditations, and we’ve served 110,000 students in 25 industries since 2014. We strive to provide the most inclusive and beneficial content to help our students advance in their field.

Below are some of the benefits & features of selecting our site for your training needs.

Benefits:

  • Price match policy
  • Reciprocity for continued education across states
  • Live and very responsive customer support team via phone and email
  • Courses written and vetted by industry professionals
  • Industry-related bookstore
  • No-pass, No Pay policy for Exam Prep in most states
  • One stop shop for application services, courses and books
  • Live seminar options available
  • Certain courses offered in Spanish
  • Veteran Discount
  • Loyalty Discount

Features:

  • 365 days of course access
  • Start and stop courses as needed
  • 80% exam pass rate when course sections and quizzes are taken and scored well on
  • Courses are state and industry compliant
  • All Continuing education is state approved
  • Courses are narrated
  • Application processes services
  • American company
  • In business since 2002
  • Over 75 years of combined educational experience
  • Partnership and reseller options available
  • Industry-related products

TESTIMONIALS

“As a busy contractor with multiple state licenses and needs, it is nice to find a valuable source that can help fulfill my obligations from testing prep to CEU requirements.” - Ken R.

“I have finally experienced customer satisfaction in the highest form. You guys are so much more than a voice or words on the other side of the phone or screen. You are all real people who really care!” – Soo C.

“Their training was first class. The website is easy to navigate and they provided me all the tools I needed to complete this very stressful task. All in all, they helped make this a positive experience.” - Alfred R.

Contractor License FAQs

How Do I Get A Contractors License In Alabama?

The first step to take for your contractor license in Alabama is to complete the application, available online or by calling the Alabama Licensing Board for General Contractors at (334) 272-5030.  You must then pass the Business and Law exam. 

Once you have passed the exam you will need to ensure the following criteria has been met:

  • Net worth of minimum working capital of applicants – business or as individuals- should be $10,000 or more.
  • Prime Contractor Applicants must submit with the application a statement book completed by a Certified Public Accountant or board approved public accountant. This book includes:
  • General liability insurance 
  • Application and all accompanying documents must be submitted to the board at least 30 days before their quarterly meeting. Meeting dates and deadlines are available on their site.
  • All applicants must receive a passing score on  the Business and Project Management and Skill Test Examination on the classification in which they are applying.
  • If your business is registered as a corporation, you must register your business with the Alabama Secretary of State and provide a registration certificate with your application.

Our online exam prep is available to help you pass your Alabama state exam. We also offer application processing assistance.  @Home Prep’s Alabama training for exam prep courses, continuing education credits and other courses is approved at both the state and industry level.

When Do I Need A License?

The state of Alabama references a “general contractor” license as a “prime contractor” license and issues two licenses for general contracting work:

Prime Contractor – License for those performing commercial or industrial projects worth more than $50,000 or any prime contractors seeking to do residential projects more than $10,000

Subcontractor – Anyone performing work for a licensed general contractor if the work exceeds $50,000.

An Alabama Home Builders license is required for any residential project that exceeds $10,000 or more in value. All electrical, plumbing, and hvac contractors, administrators, and journeymen are also required to be licensed.

How Much Does It Cost?

A PrimeContractor Application fee is $300 

A Subcontractor Application fee is $150

A Prime Contractor Renewal Fee is $200

A Subcontractor Renewal fee is $100

Does A Handyman Need A License?

Per Alabama state law, you don’t need an Alabama handyman license for projects worth less than $50,000. That is the limit set for a contractors license and it’s generally recommended that you begin with smaller handyman projects to build up on skills and experience.

Can I Get A Contractors License Without Experience?

Your application will depend on having experience in the field and if you apply for a speciality license you will need to list experience in that field as well.

Does Alabama Have Reciprocal Licensing Agreements With Other States?

Alabama does have Reciprocity with Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas and Louisiana. You have to be licensed for 3 years consecutively with the same classification you are wanting in Alabama.

The form needed is included in the Prime Application and under the form section of website, called Out State License Verification. It must be submitted with a current copy of your license in that state.  

Alabama Contacts

To apply for a general contractors license or to schedule your exam, contact:
Alabama Licensing Board for General Contractors
2525 Fairlane Drive
Montgomery, AL 36116
1-334-272-5030
Website

To apply for a home builders license, contact:
Alabama Home Builders Licensure Board
400 South Union Street, Suite 195
Montgomery, AL 36130
1-334-242-2230
Website

To apply for an electrical contractors license or to schedule your exam, contact:
Alabama Electrical Contractors Board
610 South McDonough Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
1-334-269-9990
Website

To apply for a HVAC license or to schedule your exam, contact:
Alabama Board of Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors
100 N. Union Street, Suite 630
Montgomery, AL 36130
1-334-241-0840
Website

To apply for a plumbing license or to schedule your exam, contact:
Alabama Plumbers and Gas Fitters Examining Board
11 West Oxmoor, Suite 104
Birmingham, AL 35209
1-205-945-4857
Website

To schedule your home builders exam, contact:
PROV
9980 South 300 West, Suite 200
Sandy, Utah 84070
1-866-720-7768
Website