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Tennessee

Contractor Licensing, Education & Exam Prep

The Residential / Small Commercial Contractor exam must be passed in addition to the Business Law exams. 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 not only designed to help you pass your test the first time, but is also designed to teach you valuable knowledge for your career. The courses are available from almost any device, any time. We hope that you will make RocketCert your home to help you obtain your Tennessee Residential / Small Commercial Contractor's License.

  • $249
    BC-ab
    Exam Prep
  • $1,713 $1,569
    Prep, Books, Tabs
    Bundle w/ Business Law
  • $1,515 $1,389
    Prep, Books, Tabs
    Bundle w/o Business Law
Individual taking the Residential / Small Commercial Contractor exam prep for Tennessee online with RocketCert
Scope of work

What type of work can be done with this license?

Licensed Contractor in Tennessee
  • Residential / Small Commercial Contractor

    This license allows for the construction, remodeling, repair or improvement of up to four family unit residences, not exceeding three stories in height and additional structures. The licensee is also authorized to bid on and contract for the construction, erection, alteration, repair or demolition of any building or structure for use and occupancy by the general public, however the total cost of that project cannot exceed $1,500,000.

Requirements & steps

What are the requirements to getting a license?

Tennessee Residential / Small Commercial Contractor RequirementsTesting

Pass 2 exams with 70% on each

  • Tennessee Business and Law
  • Residential / Small Commercial Contractor Exam

Schedule testing for exams through the PSI website or call 1-800-733-9267

Tennessee Contractor RequirementsInsurance
  • General Liability (based on monetary license limits)
    • $100,000 coverage is required for monetary limits up to $500,000
    • $500,000 coverage is required for monetary limits up to $500,001 - $1,500,000
    • $1,000,00 coverage is required for monetary limits greater than $1,500,000
  • Worker’s Compensation
Tennessee Contractor RequirementsDocumentation

Submit the following:

  • CPA/PA prepared financial statements
  • Letter of Reference as proof of work and trade experience
  • Completed, signed, and notarized application package

How do I obtain a license?

To apply for your license, contact the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance at 615-741-2241 or visit the Tennessee Board of Licensing Contractors website to submit online.

Tennessee requires 8 hours of continuing education every two years if you obtained your license on or after January 1, 2009. Tennessee has reciprocity agreements with Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, and the NASCLA National Commercial Exam.

With RocketCert, our education is written by a combination of professional educators and industry professionals. We pride ourselves on providing industry leading customer service. Also, if you find a better price on any online course that we offer, we will beat it by 20%.


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 800-733-9267 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 Tennessee board of licensing contractors. 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?

To schedule your Residential / Small Commercial Contractor exam, visit psiexams.com or call 800-733-9267.

Tennessee Contractors must pass two examinations: Residential / Small Commercial Contractor and Business Law Exam.

 Residential Contractor Exam BC-A, b(sm) Exam details Residential Contractor Exam BC-A / B(sm)

  • Number of questions: 100
  • Passing Score: 73 correct
  • Time allowed: 300 minutes
  • OPEN BOOK
  • Topics Include: Sitework, Footings, and Foundations; Concrete and Concrete Reinforcement; Metals; Masonry; Carpentry; Roofing; Estimating, Plan Reading, and Gen Residential Code Requirements; Associated Trades; OSHA Safety
Tennessee Business Law Exam Business Law

  • Number of questions: 50
  • Passing Score: 73%
  • 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
Exam Prep, & Books

How do I pass the exam?

The Tennessee 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.

Note: The "Building Component Safety Information Book, BCSI Wood Trusses" is no longer referenced or permitted to be used during the 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/Calculations - Here, we teach you HOW to solve the problems on test day.
  • Highlighting Guides - Introduce the critical information in your book(s).
  • Practice Quizzes - Based on each individual book/reference, they reinforce key concepts.
  • Test Simulation/Practice Exam - Comprehensive exams randomly generated from our database of questions. Restricted by time, and hints are disabled; as close to the real thing as you can get.
  • Professional Test-Taking Tips - You mastered the content, now we show you how to keep calm and focused during the exam.


Tennessee Res/Small Commercial Exam Prep

Included in the bundle

Lifetime Online Access to:

  • Tennessee Res/Small Commercial Exam Prep

Backed by:

  • Education Support Team
  • Decades of Industry Experience
  • 30-day Return Policy
Ideal For:

Students who already own all references


$249

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Tennessee Residential / Small Commercial Exam Bundle w/ Business Law

Lifetime Online Access to:

  • Tennessee Residential / Small Commercial Contractor Exam Prep
  • Business and Law Exam Prep
Plus:
  • All books and references you can use during the exam
  • Custom Permanent/Pre-Printed Tabs
  • Free Shipping!

Backed by:

  • Education Support Team

$1,713
$1,569

Tennessee Residential / Small Commercial Exam Bundle w/o Business Law

Lifetime Online Access to:

  • Tennessee Residential / Small Commercial Exam Prep
Plus:
  • All books and references you can use during the exam
  • Custom Permanent/Pre-Printed Tabs
  • Free Shipping!

Backed by:

  • Education Support Team

$1,515
$1,389

2012 International Building Code

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$149

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2018 International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings

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$159

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ACI 530.1-13: Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures and Related Commentaries

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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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Carpentry and Building Construction, Student Edition, 2016

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$79

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

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$89

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The Gypsum Construction Handbook, 7th Edition

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$59

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Modern Masonry

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$109

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OSHA 1926

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$34

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Pipe and Excavation Contracting, Revised

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$49

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Roofing Construction & Estimating

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

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$29

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Pre-printed or blank tabs are also available.

13-14 Book Tab Bundle

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$79

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Permanent Blank Tabs - 375 Pack

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$29

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The Tennessee Business & Law exam must also be passed:

Tennessee Business and Law Exam Prep

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$119

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Tennessee NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management

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$79

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