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

  • Nevada General Building Contractor Exam Review


    To become a licensed contractor in Nevada, applicants must sit for two exams: Contractor Management Survey and the trade. All applicants must submit current financial statements to the state licensing board. Monetary limits are set based on financial standing. If seeking a financial limit less than $1,000,000 the statement must be either prepared by a certified public accountant, self-prepared on a form prescribed by the Board, or prepared using accounting software and accompanied by an affidavit. The program takes you through each one of the reference books th…

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  • State Licensed Contractor Application Processing

    Nevada Application Processing


    @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 Nevada 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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Requirements To Complete

About This License

The Nevada General Building Contractor License - B allows for:

  • Construction or remodeling of buildings or structures for the support, shelter and enclosure of persons, animals, chattels or movable property of any kind.
  • A person who exclusively constructs or repairs mobile homes, manufactured homes or commercial coaches is not a general building contractor.
  • A general building contractor may not perform plumbing, electrical, refrigeration, air-conditioning or fire protection without the appropriate license concerning that trade.

Requirements to Obtaining Your License

  • To become a licensed contractor in Nevada, applicants must sit for two exams: Contractor Management Survey and the trade.
  • FOUR YEARS of experience as a journeyman, foreman, supervising employee or contractor in the field of work fr which a license is being sought. The four years must have occurred within the previous 10 years.
  • Submit an biennial license fee of $600.00 for each application; and
  • Submit the required license bond in the amount indicated on your approval letter; and
  • Submit proof of compliance with Industrial Insurance (Workers’ Compensation Insurance) or an exemption affidavit if you are not required to obtain it.
    • note : If the license is qualified by an Employee, the qualifier is an employee and Workers’ Compensation Insurance is required
  • Prior to issuance of a license, each applicant must either register with the Residential Recovery Fund and pay the assessed Residential Recovery Fund Fee or complete a certificate of exemption.

Applying For Your License

An application for licensure must be obtained from the Board for Licensing Contractors by calling 1-775-688-1141.

  • Obtain an Application for a Contractor’s License
  • Take the time to read and follow carefully the instructions included in the application. All reference certificates, detailed resume of experience, financial statement and s must be submitted with the application;
  • Complete the application and all accompanying forms in ink or with a typewriter. The form available on our website may be completed on-line and then printed. Make sure you sign and date the application; and
  • Proofread your application for any omissions. If the Board has to return the application to you or needs to request missing information, your license will be delayed.
  • Submit the application, the application processing fee ($300), and all required documents to either office the Nevada State Contractors Board

Exam Details

  • The Nevada General Building Contractor examination has 80 questions and a time limit of 3 hours.
  • 70% is required to pass.
  • Topics on the exam include sitework, footings, and foundation; concrete and concrete reinforcement; masonry; carpentry; metals; roofing; associated trades; general code; plan reading and estimating; and OSHA safety.
  • The fee for the exam is $95 for the first portion or $140 when taking two exams (Business Law and Trade) and a 70% is required to pass. To schedule your exams, contact PSI at 1-800-733-9267.

Books and References for the Exam

The examination is based on the following references. These references can purchased at our online bookstore or by calling 1-800-952-0910.

  • 2018 International Building Code (permitted to be used during the exam)
  • ACI 318 2014 (permitted to be used during the exam)
  • ACI 530, 2013 (permitted to be used during the exam)
  • Contractor Guide to Quality Concrete Construction
  • Code of Federal Regulations, OSHA
  • Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joists Girders
  • Gypsum Construction Handbook
  • Modern Masonry
  • Pipe and Excavation Contracting
  • Training Manual for Un-Bonded Post Tensioning
  • Nevada One Call (Available to print online)

Exam Review Education

We offer review for the Nevada General Building Contractor License - B exam in home study/tutorial 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. 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

In order to apply for licensure by endorsement, you will need to have been actively licensed in the endorsing state for the past four (4) years and not have had any disciplinary actions, suspension or sanctions against your license. Proof of compliance with the requirements must be submitted with the application.

If your endorsing state does not offer an equivalent trade examination, you will be required to pass the state specific examination in Nevada.

Applicants must still qualify by taking and passing the Business and Law Examination.

How It Works


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


Purchase Exam Prep materials.


Schedule and pass your state exams.


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