Requirements For a Building Contractor LicenseTo get a license in North Carolina, you first have to complete the Application for License to Practice General Contracting in the State of North Carolina. You can find the application on the Boards’ website. The following are the rest of the requirements to get your license.
- Complete the applicationBe at least 18 years old
- Possess good moral character
- Meet the minimum financial requirement for the license
- Successfully pass a North Carolina Classification Exam
Getting Ready for Your ExamTo earn your building contractor license, you must take the NASCLA exam. The NASCLA is the National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies. They offer the National Accredited Building Exam. The North Carolina Board accepts this exam to obtain the building classification contractor,s license. When you’re getting ready for your exams, @HomePrep offers test prep and other resources to help you. Once you have your application and exam schedule, check out our resources to ensure your success and ace that building exam.
License LimitationsGeneral contractor licenses in North Carolina have different classifications and limitations. There are three license limitations.
- Limited License: Good for projects valued up to $500,000
- Intermediate License: Good for projects valued up to $1,000,000
- Unlimited License: Good for projects of any value, unrestricted