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Pursuing a career in the Construction field? Study at home for your Alabama Construction license exam with our fully online, user-friendly, and self-paced course.

  • Alabama Building Construction License (Under Four Stories)

    $219.99

    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 years experience and a financial statement with the completed application. A license is required for commercial work where the contract is $50,000 or more. Please note that this license does not cover residential construction.

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  • State Licensed Contractor Application Processing

    Alabama Application Processing

    $149.99$249.99

    @HomePrep Application Processing is here to ensure your application to become a state licensed contractor gets filled out correctly and promptly. We provide a professional service ensuring your privacy and comfort throughout the entire process. Following your purchase of the Alabama Application Processing our AP Coordinator will contact you to discuss the next steps. If you have any questions please call us at 800-952-0910. We look forward to working with you.

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  • Alabama Building Construction License (Under Four Stories) Complete Package

    $1,651.85

    The Alabama Building Construction Exam Review (under four stories) Complete Package includes the following:

    • Alabama Building Construction License (Under Four Stories) Exam Review
    • Osha 1926
    • BCSI: Guide to Good Practice for Handling, Installing, Restraining, and Bracing of Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses
    • The Contractor’s Guide to Quality Concrete Construction
    • Carpentry and Building Construction
    • Modern Masonry
    • Pipe and Excavation Contracting
    • Gypsum Construction Handbook
    • Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders
    • SDI Manual of Construction with Steel Deck
    • International Building Code, 2015
    • International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings, 2015
    • ACI 530/530.1-13
    • ACI 318-14
    • Alabama Under 4 Contractor Permanent Tabs

    *This reference is out of print. Applicants will need to source a used copy to utilize during the state exam. (Please keep in mind when purchasing used references that books with handwritten notations will NOT be allowed into the exam.)

    • 2006 International Energy Conservation Code
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Requirements To Complete

About This License

Building Under 4 Stories Construction: Shall include the construction of building structures, including modifications thereof, that do not exceed three stories in height, and any roof structure or component of such structure does not exceed fifty feet in height, which are intended for use for shelter, protection, comfort or convenience. BCU4 shall include the excavation and foundations for buildings and work incidental thereto for buildings less than three stories in height. BCU4 shall include interior nonstructural alterations and repairs to existing buildings exceeding three stories in height. In addition to the above BCU4 shall include the construction of building structures, including modifications thereof exceeding three stories in height on projects but only under the direction and supervision of a General contractor or Construction Manager licensed under Building Construction.

Requirements to Obtaining Your License

  • Pre-approval from the board is required for testing. This is done my submitting a completed application.
  • General contractors must submit verification of 3 years experience and a financial statement with the completed application.
  • Limits are based on the applicants net worth or working capital, whichever the lesser.
  • A license is required for commercial work where the contract is $50,000 or more.
  • Please note that this license does not cover residential construction.
  • To become a licensed General Contractor, the General Contractor Business and Law exam must also be passed.

Applying For Your License

There is a $300.00 application fee. The application must be submitted to the board at least 30 days before the next board meeting. Which are normally held in January, April, July and October.

Exam Details

  • The Alabama Building Construction Exam has 90 questions and a time limit of 230 minutes.
  • A 70% is required to pass.
  • Topics on the exam include estimating, bidding and preconstruction service; project management; project construction; project closeout; business and financial management.
  • The fee for the exam is $96.
  • To schedule your exam, you must first obtain pre-approval from the board. Then, contact PSI at 1-800-733-9267.

Books and References for the Exam

Exam Review Education

We offer review for the Alabama Building Under 4 Stories Construction Exam through an 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 to take an online practice test to reinforce concepts presented. Also, there is an extensive math and plans analysis portion. The program is narrated. For more information, or to order, contact our office at 1-800-952-0910.

Continuing Education

There are no requirements for continuing education as of this time.

Reciprocity Agreement

This license has reciprocity with Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee. However, you must have held the same classification of license in these states for at least three years to qualify for reciprocity.

How It Works

1

Obtain pre-approval from the state (if applicable).

2

Purchase Exam Prep materials.

3

Schedule and pass your state exams.

4

Submit to the state your application, licensing fee, and proof of insurance.