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Home Builder Licensing & Exam Prep

In order to obtain a Home Builder license in Alabama, applicants must pass two exams. Additional requirements apply, as outlined on this page. If you still have questions, feel free to reach out to one of our licensing specialists. All of our training is offered in an online self-paced format.

Our exam prep is designed to help you pass your test the first time, and is backed with our no pass, no pay policy. All of our courses are available from almost any device, any time. We hope that you will make RocketCert your home to help you obtain your Alabama Home Builder License.

  • $299
    Home Builder
    Exam Prep
  • $771 $699
    Prep, Books, Tabs
Individual studying for the Alabama Limited/Unlimited Home Builder Exam online with RocketCert
Scope of work

What type of work can be done with this license?

Licensed Building Contractor Under Four Stories in Alabama
  • Home Builder License

    This license is defined by the state as "One who constructs or offers to construct a residential building less than four stories in height, containing no more than four separate residences, and costing in excess of $10,000."

Requirements & steps

What are the requirements to getting a license?

Building Contractor Under Four Stories license RequirementsExperience & Education
  • Applicants who wish to have their experience considered during the application process must include education and work records in the completed application. This step is important to the application process, as it allows the board to determine the level and amount of work that may be performed by the applicant. More information may be found in the application.
Building Contractor Under Four Stories license RequirementsLegal
  • Designate a Qualifying Party
  • Be registered with the Alabama Secretary of State
  • Provide proof of General Liability Insurance
  • Provide Current Financial Statement
Building Contractor Under Four Stories license RequirementsExaminations
  • Pass the Alabama HBLB Skill Exam with 56 correct answers (pre-approval is required)
  • Pass the Business & Law Exam with 70% or greater

How do I obtain a license?

To apply for your license, contact the Alabama Home Builders Licensing Board at 334-242-2230 or visit their website.

6 hours of continuing education is required for renewal. Alabama has reciprocity agreements with Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

With RocketCert, our education is written by a combination of professional educators and industry professionals. Our 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%.

RocketCert customer studying to pass their State exam through the RocketCert website or on the mobile app.

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


After studying with RocketCert, you will be on your way to passing the required State exam(s) (see below). Contact ProV at 866-720-7768 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


After completing all the steps above, it will be time to apply through the Home Builder Licensing Board to obtain your Alabama Home Builder License. Have questions or concerns with this process (or just a lack of time)? Learn more about how we can assist with our Application Processing Program.


Which exam do I need to take?

To schedule your exam, visit the ProV website or call 866-720-7768.

It’s the exam! Alabama HBLB Skill Exam

  • Total Questions: 80
  • Passing Score: 70% correct
  • Time: 240 minutes

Topics include: Plan Reading; Sitework & Foundations; Concrete and Reinforcement; Masonry; Carpentry; Roofing; Interior Finish; Exterior Finish; Associated Trades; OSHA

Exam details Alabama HBLB Business & Law Exam

  • Total Questions: 40
  • Passing Score: 70% correct
  • Time: 120 minutes

Topics include: Business Organization; Contract Management; Estimating & Bidding; Financial Management; Labor Laws; Licensing Laws; Lien Laws; Project Management; Risk Management; Safety (Reporting); Board Rules; Tax Laws

Exam Prep, & Books

How do I pass the exam?

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

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

Online 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 Home Builder Bundle

$771 $699

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

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Do you need to pass the Business Law Exam?

Alabama Home Builder Online Exam Prep

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HBLB Skill Exam

2021 International Residential Code

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Residential Home Builder Study Guide

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HBLB Business and Law Exam Only

Alabama Business and Law Online Exam Prep

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Alabama Residential NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, 4th Edition

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Pre-printed or blank tabs are also available.

2 Book Tab Bundle

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Permanent Blank Tabs - 375 Pack

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