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A General Contractor’s license is required in Tennessee (TN) prior to bidding any project that exceeds $25,000. In some cases, a license is required for projects under $25,000. The first step is to disclose your business and register with the office of the Tennessee Secretary of State. In all cases, potential contractors must complete the Business and Law exam and in most cases, contractors are also required to complete a trade specific exam. For more information, visit the State of Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Board for Licensing Contractors or contact them at (800) 544-7693. Subcontractors who perform work in electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and HVAC projects exceeding $25,000 are also required to be licensed.

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    Tennessee Contractor Exam Prep Live Seminar – Residential, Commercial, Industrial Package

    $1,856.99
    • Our live seminars are taught by industry professional with over 30 years’ experience.
    • All required books for your exam (based on license type) are included in your bundle along with pre-printed tabs.
    • You will also receive an online exam prep course you can access 24/7 up to 1 year from purchase.
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    Tennessee Contractor Exam Prep Live Seminar – Residential/Small Commercial Package

    $1,656.99
    • Our live seminars are taught by industry professional with over 30 years’ experience.
    • All required books for your exam (based on license type) are included in your bundle along with pre-printed tabs.
    • You will also receive an online exam prep course you can access 24/7 up to 1 year from purchase.
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    Tennessee Contractor Exam Prep Live Seminar – Residential Package

    $1,218.99
    • Our live seminars are taught by industry professional with over 30 years’ experience.
    • All required books for your exam (based on license type) are included in your bundle along with pre-printed tabs.
    • You will also receive an online exam prep course you can access 24/7 up to 1 year from purchase.
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  • Tennessee Contractor Live Seminar (Seminar Only)

    $529.99

    This 2-Day seminar provides everything you need to pass the Tennessee Contractor License Exam, including:
    • Highlighting Guides
    • Math and Calculations
    • Study Tips
    • Licensing Information
    • Instructor Support

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  • Limited Residential Contractor – BC-A/r (PSTCC)

    $329.99

    Contractors may apply for a Limited License with a BC-A/r classification, which restricts residential contractors to building in the amount of $125,000 or less. In lieu of the exams, they may attend a course at a community college. All other application requirements must be fulfilled, including a personal board interview. This course is offered online through Pellissippi State Community College. PSTCC will issue a certificate upon completion. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,…

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  • Limited Residential Contractor – BC-A/r LLC (SWTCC)

    $329.99

    Contractors may apply for a Limited License with a BC-A/r classification, which restricts residential contractors to building in the amount of *$125,000 or less. In lieu of the exams, they may attend a course at a community college. All other application requirements must be fulfilled, including a personal board interview. This course is offered online through Southwest Tennessee Community College. SWTCC will issue a certificate upon completion. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over…

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  • Tennessee LLC – NSTCC

    $329.99

    Contractors may apply for a Limited License with a BC-A/r classification, which restricts residential contractors to building in the amount of $125,000 or less. In lieu of the exams, they may attend a course at a community college. All other application requirements must be fulfilled, including a personal board interview. This course is offered online through Northeast State Community College. NSTCC will issue a certificate upon completion. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,00…

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  • Limited Residential Contractor – BC-A/r (RSCC)

    $329.99

    Contractors may apply for a Limited License with a BC-A/r classification, which restricts residential contractors to building in the amount of $125,000 or less. In lieu of the exams, they may attend a course at a community college. All other application requirements must be fulfilled, including a personal board interview. This course is offered online through Roane State Community College. RSCC will issue a certificate upon completion. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 cla…

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  • Tennessee LLC Version 2 – PSTCC

    $329.99

    Contractors may apply for a Limited License with a BC-A/r classification, which restricts residential contractors to building in the amount of $125,000 or less. In lieu of the exams, they may attend a course at a community college. All other application requirements must be fulfilled, including a personal board interview. This course is offered online through Pellissippi State Community College. PSTCC will issue a certificate upon completion. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,…

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  • State Licensed Contractor Application Processing

    Tennessee Application Processing

    $249.99$299.99

    @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 Tennessee 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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  • Tennessee Residential/Small Commercial Contractor License

    $219.99

    The Tennessee Residential/Small Commercial Contractor Exam Review Online includes:

    • Highlighting Guides
    • Practice Exams
    • Math and Plans Analysis
    • Study Tips
    • Licensing Information
    • Instructor Support

    *The Business and Law Exam must be passed to become a licensed contractor

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  • Tennessee High Voltage Electrical Contractor (CE-A)

    $219.99

    A High Voltage Electrical Contractor license is required in Tennessee for electrical projects that exceed $25,000. The course includes highlighting guides, practice tests, theory, calculations, instructor support and test taking tips/strategies. Each time you take a practice test, the questions are randomly generated from our database. @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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  • Tennessee Commercial Contractor

    $219.99

    Anyone seeking to become a contractor in Tennessee is required to sit for two exams, business and law and the trade. 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 as well as an extensive math and plans 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 –…

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  • Tennessee Limited Licensed Electrician (TN LLE)

    $219.99

    This course covers information regarding the National Electrical Code and other material used for your state exam. In this course you will find:

    • Highlighting guides
    • Practice quizzes
    • Math, Calculations and Theory (This includes additional NEC practice, electrical theory, calculations and transformer information)
    • Instructor Support
    • Test Taking Tips
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  • Tennessee Electrical Contractor License (TN CE)

    $219.99

    Anyone seeking to become a contractor in Tennessee is required to sit for two exams, business and law and the trade. An electrical contractor’s services include low voltage, fire detection, sign wiring, and all residential, commercial and industrial building or structural wiring. This course includes highlighting guides, practice tests, theory, calculations, instructor support and test taking tips/strategies. @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 …

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  • Tennessee Limited Licensed Plumber (TN LLP)

    $219.99

    A Limited Licensed Plumbers license is required in Tennessee for plumbing projects that do not exceed $25,000. 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 theoption 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…

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  • Tennessee Mechanical Contractor License (TN CMC)

    $219.99

    The Tennessee Exam Review includes the following:

    • Highlighting Guides
    • Practice Exams
    • Math and Calculations
    • Study Tips
    • Licensing Information
    • Instructor Support

    *The Business and Law Exam must be passed to become a licensed contractor

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  • Tennessee Mechanical HVAC/Refrigeration Contractor License (TN CMC-C)

    $219.99

    The Tennessee Exam Review includes the following:

    • Highlighting Guides
    • Practice Exams
    • Math and Calculations
    • Study Tips
    • Licensing Information
    • Instructor Support

    *The Business and Law Exam must be passed to become a licensed contractor

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  • Tennessee Mechanical Plumbing Contractor License (TN CMC-A)

    $219.99

    A Plumbing Contractors license is required in Tennessee for projects that do exceed $25,000. For plumbing projects that do not exceed $25,000, candidates are required to obtain at least a Limited Licensed Plumber license. Anyone seeking to become a contractor in Tennessee is required to sit for two exams, business and law and the trade. @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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  • Tennessee Residential Contractor License

    $219.99

    The Tennessee Residential Contractor Exam Review Online includes:

    • Highlighting Guides
    • Practice Exams
    • Math and Plans Analysis
    • Study Tips
    • Licensing Information
    • Instructor Support

    *The Business and Law Exam must be passed to become a licensed contractor

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  • Tennessee Residential/Commercial/Industrial Contractor License

    $219.99

    Anyone seeking to become a contractor in Tennessee is required to sit for two exams, business and law and the trade. A Residential/Commercial/Industrial building contractor is allowed to bid on and contractor for the construction, erection, alteration, repair or demolition of any building or structure for use and occupancy by the general public including residential construction. Also included in this license is the construction of industrial structures such as manufacturing plants. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied…

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  • Tennessee Business and Law Exam

    $208.99

    This business and law practice test includes the following:

    • Practice Exams
    • Math and Calculations
    • Study Tips
    • Licensing Information
    • Instructor Support

    *The Business and Law Exam must be passed to become a licensed contractor

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Tennessee Contacts

To apply for a license, contact:
Tennessee Board for Licensing Contractors
500 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 110
Nashville, TN 37243
1-800-544-7693
Website

To schedule your exam, contact:
PSI
3210 East Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV 89121
1-800-733-9267
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Why Choose @HomePrep for Your Contracting Licensing?

@HomePrep helps general contractors and trades professionals in Tennessee drive their career to new heights. We assist those who are serious about investing in themselves, advancing their careers, and increasing working capital. Our primary goal is to deliver the highest quality Tennessee contractors license courses at the lowest possible price.

Whether you are a general contractor, home builder, electrician, plumber, HVAC technician or specialize in another trade, @HomePrep has top-quality online courses and a full library of books you need to get your license and maintain continuing education in Tennessee.

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

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“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.

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“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 Tennessee?

A Tennessee contractor’s license is required first prior to bidding, contracting or offering a price to perform work. A contractor’s license is required in Tennessee (TN) prior to bidding any project that exceeds $25,000. Subcontractors who perform work in electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and HVAC projects exceeding $25,000 are also required to be licensed.

Per the process conducted through the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, the first step to get a contractors license is to pass two exams: a Business & Law exam and a trade exam (for various classifications). On the application, you must also specify the classification of license you are applying for.  Here is a complete list of license classifications and exams needed.

Need study materials to pass your exam(s)? All @HomePrep exam prep courses and continuing education credits ensure you receive state and industry approved training. As a national leader in online education and our courses are designed to help you pass your exams with confidence!

Where Can I Find Exam Prep Books?

We offer a wide range of exam prep books for the construction fields. Visit our bookstore to begin.

How Much Does It Cost?

It costs $250 for a two-year contractors license in Tennessee and $200 for a renewal license.

License Requirements

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance  requires applicants to:

  • Pass the “Business and Law” exam, plus any required trade exam
  • Provide a financial statement
  • Provide a Reference Letter and Insurance
    • Verify Workers’ Comp Insurance is Covered for Working in Tennessee
  • Disclose your business structure — Corporations, LLCs, and Limited/General Partnerships must register with the Secretary of State.   

Submit notarized application plus $250 fee

Does A Handyman Need A License?

For performing repairs, improvements, or additions during residential and remodeling projects between $3,000 and $24,999 a Home Improvement license is required for the following counties: 

  • Bradley
  • Davidson
  • Hamilton
  • Haywood
  • Knox
  • Marion
  • Robertson
  • Rutherford
  • Shelby

Can I Get A Contractors License Without Experience?

Although experience for a specific length of time is not a requirement of the application, your application will be declined without verifiable experience.

How Long Does It Take?

The average processing time for Tennessee Contractors License applications is approximately 4-6 weeks. This is just an average and it can be more or less depending on a number of factors. Submitting completed paperwork is one way to ensure a faster turnaround time.