North Carolina Building Contractor License
The North Carolina Building Contractor License Course includes the following:
- Highlighting Guides
- Practice Exams
- Math and Calculations
- Study Tips
- Licensing Information
- Instructor Support
Books and References for the Exam
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Applying for Licensure
Per the process conducted through the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contactors, you must first send in your application. When you receive your eligibility letter, you must then pass your exams.
A general contractors license (residential or building construction) is required in North Carolina (NC) for projects that exceed $30,000. Any electrical, plumbing, and HVAC projects will also require a license.
General contractor licenses issued by the NCLBGC have a classification and a limitation. The license classification is the specific type of work that can be performed with the license.
The limitation references the maximum dollar amount of the projects for which the license is valid.
Limitations are as follows:
Limited License: Valid for individual projects up to $500,000 each.
Intermediate License: Valid for individual projects up to $1,000,000 each.
Unlimited License: Valid for individual projects of any size.
Applications can be obtained from the following boards:
- General Contractors by calling 1-919-571-4183
- Electricians by calling 1-919-733-9042
- Plumbing, HVAC, and fuel piping by calling 1-919-875-3612.
All examinations other than Electrical can be scheduled through PSI by calling 1-800-733-9267. For electrical examinations, contact Promissor at 1-800-204-6231.
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Computerized-based examinations for the Licensing Board for General Contractors are administered by PSI Examination Services. PSI publishes a Candidate Information Bulletin: https://candidate.psiexams.com/