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Building, Residential, and NASCLA Exam Prep

North Carolina

Contractor Licensing, Education & Exam Prep

A General Contractor in North Carolina may choose to obtain either a Residential or Building Contractor license. Each license type has 3 levels of project size: Limited, Intermediate, and Unlimited. We offer a course with exam prep, the book for the exam, and additional services to help you obtain your license. 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 North Carolina General Contractor License.

  • $199
    NASCLA Commercial
    Exam Prep
  • $2,190 $1,999
    Course & Book
    Bundle w/ Business Law
  • $2,027 $1,799
    Course & Book
    Bundle w/o Business Law
Individual taking the course and exam prep for North Carolina online with RocketCert
Scope of work

What type of work can be done with this license?

Licensed General Contractor in North Carolina
  • Residential General Contractor

    A Residential General Contractor in North Carolina may bid or contract all building construction activity pertaining to the construction of residential units, including all site work, driveways, sidewalks, and water and wastewater systems. The limits of each sub-type are as follows:

    Limited - $500,000 per individual project
    Intermediate - $1,000,000 per individual project
    Unlimited - Valid for projects of any size

  • Building General Contractor

    A Building General Contractor in North Carolina may bid for or contract the construction of any building, highway, public utilities, grading or any improvement or structure where the cost of the undertaking is $30,000 or more, or undertake to erect a North Carolina labeled manufactured modular building meeting the North Carolina State Building Code. The limits of each sub-type are as follows:

    Limited - $500,000 per individual project
    Intermediate - $1,000,000 per individual project
    Unlimited - Valid for projects of any size

Requirements & steps

What are the requirements to getting a license?

North Carolina Journeyman Plumber RequirementsFinancial Requirements

Residential and Building General Contractors must obtain the following amounts of either working capital, net worth, or surety bonds:

  • Limited - Requires $17,000 Working Capital, or $80,000 Net Worth, or a $350,000 Surety Bond.
  • Intermediate - Requires $75,000 Working Capital demonstrated by an AUDITED Financial statement or a $1,000,000 Surety Bond.
  • Unlimited - Requires $150,000 Working Capital demonstrated by an AUDITED Financial statement or a $2,000,000 Surety Bond.

How do I obtain a license?

To apply for your license, contact the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors at 919-571-4183 or visit nclbgc.org.


North Carolina does not require each licensee to complete Continuing Education prior to each renewal. North Carolina has reciprocity agreements for General Contractors who have taken the NASCLA Exam. The NASCLA Exam is accepted in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and West Virginia.


With RocketCert, our education is written but 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 price, we will beat it by 20%.


North Carolina NASCLA exam prep Course
North Carolina General contractor License Exam Prep
RocketCert customer studying to pass their State exam through the RocketCert website or on the mobile app.
Submit Application

In order to sit for the exam, you must submit the application for licensure to the state. It must include verified education and work experience as required by the state. Once approved, the state will contact you with an exam date and time.

PASS THE STATE OR NATIONAL EXAM(S)

After studying with RocketCert, you will be on your way to passing the required State exam(s) (see below). Pre-approval is required. Testing centers are setup throughout the State in larger cities.

APPLY FOR YOUR LICENSE

After completing all the steps above, it will be time to apply through the NC CLiC to obtain your North Carolina General Contractor License. Have questions or concerns with this process (or just a lack of time)? Our licensing specialists can help you with the process.

Exam

Which exam do I need to take?

Applicants may choose to take the state-specific exam OR the NASCLA exam and the state-specific Business and Law Exam

Applicants applying for a license via reciprocity must also take the state-specific Business and Law Exam

Exam details NASCLA General Contractor Exam

  • Total Questions: 115
  • Passing Score: 81 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

Exam details NC Business and Law Exam

  • Total Questions: 40
  • Passing Score: 70% Correct
  • Time: 90 minutes
  • OPEN BOOK

Topics include: Erosion and Sedimentation Control; Licensing; Subcontractor's Pay Requirements; Liens and Bonds; One Call

Exam details NC General Contractor Exam

You could choose to take the NC General Contractor Exam. However, this exam can be considered to be tougher as it is a partially closed book exam. We recommend the NASCLA Exam be taken instead.

Pre-Licensing, Exam Prep, & Books

How do I pass the exam?

The North Carolina General Contractor exams and the NASCLA exam are open book. These references are permitted to be tabbed and highlighted! 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".

North Carolina General Contractor Exam Prep (NASCLA Exam)

Exam prep includes:

  • Highlighting Guides - We show you exactly what to study
  • Practice Exams - You'll know exactly what to expect when you sit for the real thing
  • Professional test-taking tips to help keep you calm and focused on exam day

Plus the following:

$199

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North Carolina General Contractor Bundle (NASCLA Exam)

Includes the following courses:

  • NASCLA Commercial Exam Prep
  • Business & Law Exam Prep

Plus the following:

  • All physical books permitted to be used during the exam(s) (excluding EIMA as it's not necessary).
  • NASCLA Book for Business & Law Exam
  • Permanent/Pre-Printed Tabs
  • Free Shipping!
  • Instructor Support
  • No Pass No Pay Policy
  • Lifetime Access from nearly any device

$2,190$1,999

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North Carolina General Contractor Bundle w/o Business Law(NASCLA Exam)

Includes the following courses:

  • NASCLA Commercial Exam Prep

Plus the following:

  • All physical books permitted to be used during the exam(s) (excluding EIMA as it's not necessary).
  • Permanent/Pre-Printed Tabs
  • Free Shipping!
  • Instructor Support
  • No Pass No Pay Policy
  • Lifetime Access from nearly any device

$2,027$1,799

ADD TO CART
The following books are allowed to be used during the NASCLA Exam.

2018 International Building Code

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$129

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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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$149

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Construction Project Management 4th Edition

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$154

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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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$79

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The Gypsum Construction Handbook, 7th Edition

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$44

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

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$44

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Modern Masonry

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$99

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NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, Basic 13th Edition

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$59

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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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$34

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Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction

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$149

ADD TO CART

Roofing Construction & Estimating

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$34

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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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$89

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

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$29

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Developing Your Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan
Free / Online

ANSI/EIMA 99-A-2017: Standard for Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) and EIFS with Drainage

Not necessary or recommended for the exam.
Pre-printed or blank tabs are also available.

NASCLA Contractor Exam Pre-Printed Tabs

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$99

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Permanent Blank Tabs - 375 Pack

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$29

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The North Carolina Business & Law exam must also be passed:

North Carolina Business and Law Exam Prep

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$99

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North Carolina NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, General Contractors, 8th Edition

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$64

ADD TO CART
NC General Statutes Chapter 113A, Article 4 Sedimentation Pollution Control Act
FREE / ONLINE
North Carolina 811 Excavation Guide
FREE / ONLINE
NC Administrative Code, Title 15A, Chapter 4 Sedimentation Control
FREE / ONLINE
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