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Alabama General Contractors Licensing & Exam Prep

The Alabama Licensing Board for General Contractors requires applicants to pass two licensing exams. You must pass the NASCLA Commercial General Building Contractor exam and the Alabama Business and Law exam. All the info you need to obtain a general contractor license in Alabama can be found on this page.

We offer online courses to ensure you pass both exams on your first try. Our bundles include all of the books you can use on the exam, online Alabama general contractor license exam prep, practice tests, highlighting guides.

We are happy to help you with any step of the licensing process. You can send us a message, find us on social media, or call us directly. We have helped countless professionals obtain a license through the years. We would love to help you launch your career as a General Contractor in Alabama!

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Exam Prep, & Books

How do I pass the Alabama general contractor exam?

The Alabama contractor exams are open book. The book are allowed to be tabbed, highlighted, and used during your test! Unfortunately, our online course is NOT permitted to be accessed during the state exam.

Our exam prep includes math, highlighting guides, study guides, covering the topics your exam is based on, practice questions for each references, and unlimited attempts on our "test simulation".

Online Alabama General Contractor Exam Prep Includes:

  • Math & Plans Lessons - Here, we teach you math concepts and how to solve calculations on test day.
  • Highlighting Guides - Introduce the critical information in your book(s). This will familiarize you with each book’s content and its layout.
  • Quizzes - These practice quizzes are based on each individual book/reference. They reinforce key concepts.
  • Test Simulation / Practice Exam - Comprehensive exams randomly generated from our database of questions. Test simulations are restricted by time, and hints are disabled. Test simulations are as close to the real exam as you can get.
  • Guide to Tabbing - This section includes tabbing books and other test taking strategies to keep calm and focused during the exam.

Alabama General Contractor Online Exam Prep

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  • Alabama General Contractor Online Exam Prep

Our Online Exam Prep features:

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$289

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Alabama General Contractor Bundle

This Bundle Includes:
  • NASCLA Commercial Online Exam Prep
  • All the books to use during the exam
  • Custom Permanent/Pre-Printed Tabs
  • Free Shipping!

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Scope of work

What type of work can be done with the Alabama general contractor license?

Licensed General Contractor in Alabama
  • General Contractor License

    A General Contractor is someone who is paid to build, supervise, or work on construction projects in the State of Alabama. The projects can include buildings, highways, sewers, structures, site work, grading, paving, or any other improvements. The cost of the project can be fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) or more. If someone meets these criteria, they are considered to be a general contractor in Alabama.

Requirements & steps

What are the requirements to getting an Alabama general contractor license?

Journeyman Electrical RequirementsExperience & Education

  • Include education and work records in the application to have your experience considered during the application process. This step allows the board to determine the level and amount of work that may be performed. More information may be found in the application.

Journeyman Electrical RequirementsLegal

  • Designate a Qualifying Party
  • Be registered with the Alabama Secretary of State
  • Provide proof of General Liability Insurance
  • Provide Current Financial Statement

Electrical Contractor RequirementsExaminations

  • Pass the NASCLA Commercial General Building Contractor Exam with 81 correct answers (pre-approval is required)
  • Pass the Business & Law Exam with 70% or greater

How do I obtain an Alabama general contractors license?

To apply for your license, contact the Alabama Licensing Board for General Contractors at 334-272-5030 or visit their website.

No continuing education is required for renewal. Alabama has reciprocity agreements with Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee.

With RocketCert, our education is written by a combination of professional educators and industry professionals. Our Alabama general contractor license exam prep is guaranteed to help you pass the exam, and is backed with our no pass, no pay policy. We pride ourselves on providing industry leading customer service. Also, if you find a better original price on any online course that we offer, we will beat it by 10%.


Licensed General Contractor in Alabama

PURCHASE EXAM PREP, BOOKS, & STUDY!

Preparing to pass the State exam is a critical part of the licensing process in Alabama. Failing the exam can result in substantial delays before you are able to work under your license. We offer industry leading Alabama general contractor exam prep and all of the required books, at an unbeatable price.

PASS THE STATE EXAM

After studying with RocketCert, you will be on your way to passing the required State exam(s) (see below). Contact PSI at (833)333-4751 to begin this process. Testing centers are setup throughout the State in larger cities. Pre-approval is required from the testing agency prior to scheduling the exam.

APPLY FOR YOUR LICENSE

After completing the steps above, it's time to apply through Licensing Board for General Contractors to obtain your License.

Exam

Which general contractor exam do I need to take in Alabama?

To schedule your exam, visit psiexams.com or call (833)333-4751.

It’s the exam! NASCLA Commercial General Building Contractor


  • Total Questions: 115
  • Passing Score: 70% correct
  • Time: 330 minutes
  • OPEN BOOK

Topics include:

  • Planning and Estimating
  • Financial and Project Management
  • Safety
  • Site Construction
  • Concrete
  • Masonry
  • Metals
  • Wood Foundations and Framing
  • Thermal Moisture Protection
  • Doors, Windows, and Glazing
  • Finishes
  • Specialty Equipment and Conveyance Systems

Exam details Business & Law Exam


  • Total Questions: 50
  • Passing Score: 70% correct
  • Time: 120 minutes
  • OPEN BOOK

Topics include:

  • Licensing
  • Estimating and Bidding
  • Liens
  • Financial
  • Payroll and Taxes
  • Personnel and Labor
  • Project Management
  • Contracts
  • Business Organization
  • Risk Management
  • Safety Recordkeeping and Environmental

Books & Tabs

What books can be used during the Alabama general contractor exam?

The Alabama contractor exams are open book. The books below are allowed to be tabbed, highlighted, and used during your test! These references are also included at a discount in our Alabama General Contractor Bundle.

The following books are allowed to be used during the NASCLA Exam:

2021 International Building Code

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$189

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ACI 318-19: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary

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$219

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Building Component Safety Information Book, BCSI Wood Trusses

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$29

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Carpentry and Building Construction, Student Edition, 2016

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$79

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Construction Jobsite Management

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$179

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Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 4th Edition

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$89

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Erector's manual: Standards and guidelines for the erection of precast concrete products

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$44

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Green Building Fundamentals, 2nd Edition

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$99

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The Gypsum Construction Handbook, 7th Edition

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$59

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ICC A117.1-2017 Standard for Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities

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$59

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Modern Masonry

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$139

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NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, Basic Edition

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$89

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OSHA 1926

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$39

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Placing Reinforcing Bars

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$89

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Pipe and Excavation Contracting, Revised

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$49

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Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction

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$189

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Roofing Construction & Estimating, Revised

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$49

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SDI Manual of Construction with Steel Deck

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$34

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Training and Certification of Field Personnel for Unbonded Post-Tensioning

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$94

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Technical Digest No. 9 Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders

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$49

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Print for Your Exam
Developing Your Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan
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ANSI/EIMA 99-A-2017: Standard for Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) and EIFS with Drainage

***Not necessary or recommended for the exam.*** ANSI/EIMA 99A – 2017 embodies the minimum requirements for specifying and installing Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) and EIFS with Drainage. The generic materials, details, and design considerations for EIFS and EIFS with Drainage are described in this standard. For specifications, application instructions, and details specific to a particular EIF System, consult the EIFS manufacturer’s product literature. In addition, care has been taken to incorporate the reference documents that constitute provisions of this American National Standard. The Annex contained in this standard is considered part of the standard.
Pre-printed or blank tabs are also available.

21 Book Tab Bundle

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Permanent Blank Tabs - 375 Pack

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$45

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The Alabama Business & Law exam must also be passed:

Alabama Business and Law Online Exam Prep

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$129

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Alabama NASCLA General Contractors Guide to Business, Law, and Project Management, 3rd Edition

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$89

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