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Arkansas

Contractor Licensing, Education & Exam Prep

The Business Law exam must be passed along with the trade exams in order to obtain your contractor license in Arkansas. We have the books, courses, and professionals ready to help you pass. All our training is offered in an online, self-paced format. Our exam prep is designed to ensure you pass on your first try while teaching you valuable career knowledge. The courses are available from almost any device, any time. We hope that you will make RocketCert your home to help you obtain your Arkansas Contractor's License.

  • $129
    Business Law
    Exam Prep
  • $232 $209
    Prep, Book, Tabs
    Bundle
Individual taking the business and law contractor exam prep for Arkansas online with RocketCert
Scope of work

What type of work can be done with this license?

Licensed Contractor in Arkansas
  • Residential Building Contractor License

    Licensed contractors are able to bid, supervise, and otherwise manage the construction of single family residences, the property, and other structures on the property.

  • Commercial Building Contractor License

    For projects totaling $50,000 or more, a licensed Commercial Building Contractor is required, except for single family residential projects where a Residential Building Contractor may be used. Commercial Contractors are able to bid, supervise, and otherwise manage any demolition, construction, or alteration of public and private property.

Requirements & steps

What are the requirements to getting a license?

Residential Building Contractor RequirementsResidential Building Contractor Requirements
  • Proof of four (4) years of appropriate verifiable experience in the Building industry (commercial or residential).
  • Three (3) verifiable references.
  • Compliance with all other state laws and regulations reasonably connected to the performance of residential building.
  • Pass the Residential Building Contractor exam (pre-approval is required)
Commercial Building Contractor RequirementsCommercial Contractor Requirements
  • Proof of four (4) years of appropriate verifiable experience in the Building industry (commercial or residential).
  • Three (3) verifiable references.
  • Verified passing score for the Business and Law exam.
  • Submit a compiled financial statement showing a positive net worth excluding the applicants homestead and retirement accounts.
  • Compliance with all other state laws and regulations reasonably connected to the performance of commercial building.
  • Provide proof of workers' compensation insurance.
  • Obtain fully executed $10,000.00 Contractor’s Bond

How do I obtain a license?

To apply for your license, contact the Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board at 501-372-4661 or visit their website to apply online.

Residential contractors are required to have continuing education. Reciprocity agreements exist for Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

With RocketCert, our education is written by a combination of professional educators and industry experts. 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.
PURCHASE EXAM PREP, BOOKS, & STUDY!

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.

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 855-744-0310 to begin this process. Testing centers are setup throughout the State in larger cities.

Legal items

Next you will need to obtain all required insurance and contact a CPA or PA to prepare financial statements.

APPLY FOR YOUR LICENSE

After completing all the steps above, it will be time to apply through ACLB to obtain your Arkansas Contractors License.

Exam

Which exam do I need to take?

To schedule your Business Law exam, visit psiexams.com or call 855-744-0310.

Arkansas Contractors must pass two examinations: Business Law and Trade exam.

It’s the exam! Residential Building Contractor

  • Total Questions: 30
  • Passing Score: 70% correct
  • Time: 75 minutes
  • OPEN BOOK

Topics include: General Carpentry; Concrete and Reinforcement; Estimating and Plan Reading; Masonry; Roofing; Site Work, Footings and Foundations; OSHA Safety

Exam details Business Law Exam

  • Number of questions: 50
  • Passing Score: 70% correct
  • Time allowed: 140 minutes
  • OPEN BOOK

Topics Include: Licensing Requirements; Estimating and Bidding; Business Organization and Financial Management; Tax Laws; Labor Laws; Project Management and Lien Law; Contracts; Risk Management; Environmental and Safety

It’s the exam! Commercial Building Contractor

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

Topics include: General Requirements; Site Construction; Concrete; Masonry; Metals; Wood; Thermal and Moisture Protection; Doors, Windows, and Glazing; Finishes; Mechanical and Plumbing Systems; Electrical Systems; Procurement and Contracting Requirements

Pre-Licensing, Exam Prep, & Books

How do I pass the exam?

The Arkansas general contractor 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 and accounting, highlighting guides covering the topics your exam is based on, practice questions for each reference, and unlimited attempts on our "test simulation".

Online Exam Prep Includes:

  • Math & Accounting Lessons - Here, we teach you math concepts and how to solve accounting questions 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.

Arkansas Business and Law Online Exam Prep

Included in the bundle

Lifetime Online Access to:

  • Arkansas Business and Law Online Exam Prep

Our Online Exam Prep features:

Ideal for students who already own all references


$129

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Arkansas Business and Law Bundle

Includes the following courses:

  • Arkansas Business and Law Online Exam Prep

Plus the following:

  • All the books to use during the exam
  • Permanent/Pre-Printed Tabs
  • Free Shipping!
  • Instructor Support
  • No Pass No Pay Policy
  • Lifetime Access from nearly any device

$232 $209

Arkansas NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law, and Project Management, 8th Edition

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$89

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Pre-printed or blank tabs are also available.

1 Book Tab Bundle

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$14

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Permanent Blank Tabs - 375 Pack

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$45

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