Reference Books and Courses for NC Building Contractor Licensing

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  As a building contractor in North Carolina, you must complete requirements every year to keep your license renewed. You first must follow the steps to obtain your license and maintain its status by taking continuing education courses. If you’re not sure where to start, AtHomePrep is here to help you every step of the way. 

NC Building Contractor License

To obtain a building contractor license in North Carolina, there are a couple of steps you have to complete. Before taking your licensing exam, you must meet the following criteria. 
  1. Complete the application
  2. Be at least 18 years old
  3. Possess good moral character 
  4. Meet the minimum financial requirement for the license
  5. Successfully pass a North Carolina Classification Exam 
Contractors will take the National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies or NASCLA exam in North Carolina. The North Carolina Board accepts this exam for the building classifications license. The best way to ace the exam is to put time and effort into your exam prep. AtHomePrep offers many reference books to help you study for this exam. 

What You Can Expect on the Exam

The North Carolina exam for building contractor’s license will cover a range of topics regarding construction projects.Topics you can expect to see on the exam include:
  • Administration and Business Code
  • OSHA Requirements
  • Business and Project Management for Contractors
AtHomePrep offers reference books that cover these topics and more. You can even take some of these books with you while taking the exam. There are different classifications and limitations on general contractor licenses in North Carolina. Depending on what license classification you are going for, you may also need to know about masonry and working with cement. We offer reference books that detail the different building codes and requirements you need when working with masonry and cement structures.  If you are working in niches like sports field design and maintenance, we also have material to help you prepare for questions regarding those details. For a comprehensive dive into all the topics you can expect for this exam, check out our complete licensing course prep packages. You can learn everything you need to know about the North Carolina exam and the NASCLA exam to ensure you’ll ace them. 

Continuing Education Requirements for Your License

Once you pass your exam, you must take 8 hours of continuing education courses per year to keep your license renewed. This includes a two-hour mandatory course put on by the board with all the information regarding new rules and regulations for the year. You can complete your requirements with six hours spent in courses that you choose as long as they are approved by the state.  AtHomePrep offers a large selection of elective courses that are approved by the North Carolina Board. Taking continuing education courses is a great way to learn more about aspects of contracting you rarely get into in the course of your work. You can brush up on skills you already use every day and learn new things. Check out our complete list of North Carolina-approved courses here. Enjoy completing your credits right from home and get back to the job site with some new tools in your belt.  
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