North Carolina Residential Builder License Exam Prep
The North Carolina Residential Builder License Exam Review includes narrated highlighting guides, practice tests, theory, calculations, instructor support and test-taking tips and strategies. Topics include Construction Classification, Steel Decks, Wood Trusses, Carpentry, Steel Joists, Masonry, Pipe and Excavation, Safety, Protective Equipment and more. @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.
Description, benefits & features
This course is made up of a detailed presentation that takes you through information you will need to pass the exam on your first try.
A “General Contractor” license (Residential or Building construction) is required in North Carolina when the project exceeds $30,000. Applicants must submit a completed application to get pre-approval from the State Licensing Board to take the exam. 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 to reinforce concepts presented. @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?
- Purchase the Exam Prep Course — and then study!
- Pass the exam.
- Submit your application, licensing fee and proof of insurance.
The North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contactors requires applicants to:
- be at least 18 years old,
- possess good moral character, as determined by the Board
- provide evidence of financial responsibility, as determined by the Board
- submit the appropriate application fee
- Pass a North Carolina Classification Exam(s)
Books and References for the Exam
The following reference materials are allowed in the examination center:
- North Carolina OSHA
- North Carolina State Building Code: Residential Code, 2018
- North Carolina State Building Code: Administrative Code and Policies, 2018
- Contractor’s Guide to Business, Law and Project Management- North Carolina General Contractors
The following reference materials are NOT allowed in the examination center:
- Carpentry and Building Construction
- Roofing Construction & Estimating
- Modern Masonry
- Pipe and Excavation, Contracting
- The Contractor’s Guide to Quality Concrete Construction
- BCSI: Guide to Good Practice for Handling, Installing, Restraining, and Bracing of Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses
- North Carolina Administrative Code, Title 15A, Chapter 4 Sedimentation Control, including the latest amendments pdf
- North Carolina General Statues Chapter 113A, Article 4 Sedimentation Population Control Act of 1973, including the latest amendments, Sections 113A-50 to 113A-67 pdf
- Law and Regulations Applicable to General Contracting in the state of North Carolina
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 Promisor 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/
What's Included In This Course
- Highlighting guides
- Practice quizzes
- Math, Calculations and Theory
- Instructor Support
- Test Taking Tips
Our courses are designed to help you become familiar with the references and allow you to find the information quickly as the exams are timed. We offer highlighting guides to draw attention to key points throughout the book and tabs (sold separately) to allow you to find key sections quickly. We encourage you to take the practice exams multiple times as the questions on the test change each time.