North Carolina Electrical Contractor License

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The program includes over 500 separate practice test questions including some for each year of the code book (2011, 2014, 2017, or 2020):

  • General
  • Wiring and Protection
  • Wiring Methods and Materials
  • Equipment for General Use
  • Special Occupancies
  • Special Equipment
  • Special Conditions
  • Communications System

Highlights and Calculations covering:

  • Ohm’s Law
  • NEC Highlights
  • Box Fill
  • Ranges
  • Load Calculations
  • Transformer Voltage
  • Ampacity
  • Winding Turns

Course Overview

Description, benefits & features

This course is made up of a detailed presentation that takes you through all the information you will need to pass the exam on your first try.

The three classifications of an electrical contractors license are Limited, Intermediate, and Unlimited. An Electrical Contractor license is required in North Carolina to engage, offer to engage, in the business of electrical contracting within the state of North Carolina. Applicants must submit a completed application to get pre-approval from the State Licensing Board to take the exam. Our complete exam review includes practice tests, highlighting guides, calculations, test taking tips and instructor support. The practice tests only option includes practice tests, test taking tips and instructor support. Our electrical practice includes over 400 real NEC questions. @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.

How Do I Get My License?

  1. Purchase the Exam Prep Course — and then study!
  2. Pass the exam.
  3. Submit your application, licensing fee and proof of insurance.

Requirements To Get A License

To be considered for a qualifying examination administered by the Board, the applicant must be at least eighteen (18) years
as certified by date of birth shown on the application and must submit a completed application form, together with the
following required information:
▪ Statements from present and/or past employer(s) satisfactorily verifying that the applicant has acquired the minimum years of
experience for the examination classification desired (see Employer Statement Forms, in back of this bulletin).
▪ Statement from TWO (2) responsible persons attesting to applicant’s good character (see Character Statement Forms, in back of
this bulletin).
▪ UNLIMITED CLASSIFICATION ONLY: Statements from TWO (2) responsible persons attesting to applicant’s ability to satisfactorily
supervise and direct all electrical wiring or electrical installation work done by an electrical contracting business in the
UNLIMITED CLASSIFICATION (see Supervise and Direct Statement Forms, in back of this bulletin).

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Books and References for the Exam

The examinations are OPEN BOOK. The references listed below are the ONLY references allowed in the examination center. References shall be softbound, spiral, or hardbound. Loose leaf references are not allowed. Candidates are responsible for bringing their own references to the examination center.

Reference Materials to bring to testing center:

The following reference materials are NOT allowed in the examination center by will on the Exam:

Applying for Licensure

After successfully passing a qualifying examination applicants for electrical contracting license in any of the license classifications MUST:

1. Submit a completed application for the license classification desired

2. Submit the appropriate annual license fee

3. Furnish the name, signature and social security number of at least one person to serve as the listed qualified individual for the applicant’s license.

Exam Details

Exams are give by PSI and all testing center information can be found at Examination Fee:  ALL CLASSIFICATIONS:  $90.00

Exams are based on the following

  • Electrical Contractors Licensing Law: General Statutes Chapter 87, Article 4 and Title 21(found in our Exam Information Handbook)
  • North Carolina Administrative Code Chapter 18B (found in our Exam Information Handbook)
  • National Electrical Code (NEC), 2017 Edition (available at
  • NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management-North Carolina Electrical Edition (available at
  • National Fire Alarm Code (NFPA72), 2013 Edition (available at

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Student Reviews

  1. Larry Witcher

    NC Exam prep

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    Seems like a thorough prep course and really looking forward to finishing it.

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