North Carolina Building Contractor License Exam Prep Course In Class - and Live Webinar
North Carolina Building Contractors License Exam Prep Course.
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The North Carolina Building Contractor Classification covers all building construction activity including:
- All Residential Building Construction
- Parking Decks
- All Site Work
- Grading and Paving of Parking Lots
- Driveways, Sidewalks, Gutters and Storm Drainage
- Retaining or Screen Walls
- Hardware and Accessory Structures
- Indoor and Outdoor Recreational Facilities
- Natural and Artificial Surface Athletic Fields, Running Tracks, Bleachers, Seating
The Builder Classification also covers work done under the following Specialty Classifications:
- Concrete Construction
- Interior Construction
- Marine Construction
- Masonry Construction
- Metal Erection
- Swimming Pools
This exam prep course covers all of the subjects on the NC Building Contractor licensing exam. The Subject Areas for the exam covers:
- Site work – 6 questions
- Concrete – 13 questions
- Masonry – 6 questions
- Metals – 12 questions
- Carpentry – 7 questions
- Roofing – 6 questions
- Associated Trades – 3 questions
- Business and Law – 7 questions
- Safety – 4 questions
- Estimating, Plan Reading and General Building Code Requirements – 14 questions
- One Call – 2 questions
- Erosion and Sedimentation Control – 2 questions
- Licensing – 2 questions
- Liens – 1 question
- Sports Fields – 5 questions
You have 200 minutes to complete the exam, there are 90 questions and you are required to answer 70 correctly to pass.
To obtain a copy of the PSI Contractor's Bulletin for the Building Contractor License Exam click onto the following link PSI NC Building Contractor Exam
About the Class:
This class will prepare you to take the exam for the North Carolina Building Contractor classification. We review all the areas of the test that you are expected to be familiar with, highlight specific content in the texts that relate directly to the subject areas in the exam, and assist you in learning how to properly navigate the books, and are able to access the material quickly and efficiently during the exam. Additionally, you will be introduced to skills on how to prepare for actually taking the exam, the importance of carefully reading and understanding each of the questions, how they relate to the potential answers, and how to quickly access the appropriate resources, and how to hone in on the right section in the right book answer the questions correctly.We do cover all the texts that you can bring into the exam as well those that you need to review and study prior for the exam but are not allowed into the test.
Our North Carolina Contractor License Application Page has more information about the exam, PSI and taking the test.
Class Days and Times:
North Carolina Building Contractor License Requirements:
To obtain your license for your North Carolina Building Contractor License you must first submit an application and fees to the North Carolina Licensing Board For General Contractors. Once you have been approved by the board you will receive an eligibility letter. At that time you can register with the states testing vendor PSI to schedule the exam.
For more information on the Building Classification and obtaining your Contractor's License in North Carolina follow the link by clicking onto North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contrators
To download the Licensure Application Form with Attachments and Application Instructions click onto Application for License To Practice General Contracting.
Building Contractor Exam Reference Books:
The following books are the study material for this open book exam. These are the Books that you CAN bring into the exam:
- Sports Field Design, Construction and Maintenance, 2nd Edition,
- North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry,
- Contractor’s Guide to Business, Law and Project Management - North Carolina General Contractors Edition, 7th Edition,
- North Carolina State Building Code, 2012, ACI 530/530.1-11 or ACI 530/530.1-13 (2011 or 2013): Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures and Companion Commentaries,
- ACI 318-11 or ACI 318-14 (2011 or 2014): Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary, American Concrete Institute, North Carolina State Building Code: Administrative Code and Policies, 2012, International Code Council,
- ANSI Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities.
These additional books are part of the study material, but are not allowed into the actual exam:
- Technical Digest No. 9 – Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders, 3rd Edition, Carpentry and Building Construction, 2010 or 2016 Edition,
- Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, 15th edition,
- Pipe and Excavation Contracting,
- Roofing Construction & Estimating,
- Instructional Manual for Training and Certification of Field Personnel for Unbonded Post-Tensioning, 3rd Edition,
- Modern Masonry - Brick, Block, Stone, 8th edition,
- North Carolina One-Call Center Excavation Manual,
- North Carolina Administrative Code, Title 15A, Chapter 4 Sedimentation Control, as amended July 1, 2000, Sedimentation Control Commission,
- North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 113A, Article 4 Sedimentation Pollution Control Act of 1973, Laws and Regulations Applicable to General Contracting in the State of North Carolina, and the
- SDI Manual of Construction with Steel Deck, 2006, 2nd Edition.
Please click on the link to purchase the text books: North Carolina Book Bundles
Special Note regarding your North Carolina Building Contractors License Exam.
We recommend you consider the NASCLA Accredited exam for commercial contractors.
And here's why -
The NASCLA Accredited Exam qualifies you to become licensed in thirteen states and one territory (North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana , Arkansas, West Virginia, Nevada, Utah, Oregon and the Virgin Islands) and more states are in process of accepting it soon.
The NASCLA Accredited Exam is easier to pass than the NC Building Exam for the following reasons:
There are 90 questions for the North Carolina Building Contractors exam while there are 115 questions in the NASCLA Accredited Contractors Licensing Exam.
- All of the books used in the NASCLA exam are allowed into the testing while only eight books and bulletins of the twenty books used in preparing for the test are allowed in the NC Exam.
- You are allowed 5 1/2 hours to complete the NASCLA Accredited open exam while you only have 3 1/2 hours to complete the mostly closed book NC Building Contractors Exam
- The NASCLA Exam does not require approval from the licensing board prior to taking the exam. Here is the link to the NASCLA site to fill out the application for the NASCLA Accredited Exam. The North Carolina Building Contractors Licensing Exam does require prior approval from the state board.
- With the NASCLA Accredited Exam candidates will have 1 year from the approval date to take the exam. There is a maximum limit of 3 times an eligible candidate can sit for the exam within the 1 year period. If the candidate has not passed the exam within these 3 attempts, he/she can reapply to take the exam once their year of eligibility has expired.