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A Residential 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. The information below will help you decide which license type is best suited for you. Once you have determined the license type and level, it's time to pass the exams (assuming you meet the other requirements). Preparing for either exam and knowing what to study plays a huge part in passing, especially on the first attempt.
We take all of the legwork out of studying and applying for the exam. We've scoured the exam bulletin, studied every book on the reference list, and then teamed up with experts in the industry to write the most comprehensive online exam prep courses you've ever seen. We go beyond a slideshow and a book, offering narrated courses, custom pre-printed tabs for each of the books used during the exam, highlighting guides to show you what to study, and live support when you need it.
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 - $750,000 per individual project
Intermediate - $1,500,000 per individual project
Unlimited - Valid for projects of any size
Are you needing to work on commercial projects as well? Click the link below to learn more about the Building Contractors License.
Residential and Building General Contractors must obtain the following amounts of either working capital, net worth, or surety bonds:
Topics include: Site Work; Concrete; Masonry; Carpentry; Roofing; Associated Trades; Business and Law; Safety; Estimating, Plan Reading and General Residential Code Requirements; One Call; Erosion and Sedimentation Control; Licensing; Liens; Sports Fields
The North Carolina Residential Contractor exam is partially open book. The Following References are for the state-specific exam. These references are permitted to be tabbed and highlighted! Unfortunately, our online course is NOT permitted to be accessed during the State exam.
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