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author RocketCert Staff
date 07.15.2022

recertifications and renewals.

If you need to get this exam done and over with, you’ll want to study and prepare thoroughly to make sure there are no delays with your licensure.

Residential and Commercial Contractor Licenses

In Arkansas, professionals who hold a residential contractor license are able to supervise, manage, bid on, and work on jobs in their respective fields that are within and on residential properties. This includes family homes and residences, physical properties themselves, and other buildings and structures that are on those properties.

Commercial contractors are required to hold appropriate licenses to work on, bid on, manage, or supervise just about any project that totals $50,000 or more. There is an important exception, though, and that is projects for which a residential contractor may apply.

Commercial contractors are legally permitted to supervise, bid on, work on, and manage any construction, alteration, repairs, or demolition of any private and public property.

Passing the Contractor Exams in Arkansas

The Residential Building Contractor Exam contains 30 questions, and 70% of them must be answered correctly in order for the contractor to achieve a passing score. Test takers will have 75 minutes to complete the test, and it is an open-book exam

Some of the topics covered on the exam include masonry, roofing, OSHA safety, general carpentry, concrete and reinforcement, footings and foundations, estimating and plan reading, and more.

The Commercial Building Contractor Exam is much larger and has 115 questions on it. Like the Residential Building Contractor Exam, this exam requires that 70% of the questions be answered correctly. Test takers will have 330 minutes to complete the test, and it is also an open-book exam.

Some of the topics covered in this exam include metals, wood, general requirements, moisture and thermal protection, site construction, doors, windows, glazing, concrete, masonry, electrical systems, mechanical and plumbing systems, contracting, and procurement requirements, and many others.

Passing the Arkansas Business and Law Exam

There are 50 questions on this important exam, and like on the contractor exams, you must get at least 70% of them correct in order to pass. This exam is an open-book test, and you will have 140 minutes to finish it.

There are many different topics that are covered in this exam, some of which include:

  • Estimating and bidding
  • Licensing requirements
  • Tax laws
  • Labor laws
  • Lien laws
  • Risk management
  • Contracts
  • Organizational management
  • Financial management
  • Project management
  • Environment and safety

As you can see, contractors are required to have knowledge of a wide range of topics in order to pass the exam. While specific references are able to be used during the exam, online courses themselves are not permitted during test time.

Make sure you are prepared for the Arkansas Business and Law Exam and sign up with RocketCert for comprehensive exam prep courses to help you pass.