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Alabama Contractors License

Alabama Contractors License

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State License Overview


  • Pre-approval from the Board is required for testing. Every classification in Alabama requires pre-approval EXCEPT Homebuilder. This is done by submitting a completed application.
  • A General Contractors license is required at the state level for any commercial, industrial or institutional projects exceeding $50,000.00. A Homebuilder License is required for any residential project exceeding $10,000.00.
  • Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC and Gasfitter classifications are required to be licensed at the state level.
  • Applications for licensure can be obtained from the appropriate contractor’s board, by viewing the link below
  • For additional licensing requirements including experience, financial and bonding requirements, exam information and reciprocity, please select the License link below.

Practice Exams


Alabama Business and Law


Alabama Residential


The Alabama Carpentry and Framing Contractor license covers framing, finish carpentry, millwork and other carpentry.

This license includes the construction of any residence or structure which is not over 3 stories in height and which does not have more than 4 units in an apartment complex.

Alabama Commercial


TheĀ Building Construction (Commercial) – NASCLA ACCREDITEDĀ license allows Commercial projects ONLY.

Building Construction (Commercial) shall include the construction of building structures, including modifications of or additions to, intended for use for shelter, protection, comfort, or convenience.

Building construction shall include the excavation and foundations for buildings and work incidental thereto.

The Alabama Building Contractor under 4 Stories allows Commercial projects ONLY. This license shall include the construction of building structures, including modifications that do not exceed 3 stories in height, and any roof structure or component of such structure that does not exceed 50 feet in height, which are intended for use for shelter, protection, comfort, or convenience.

BCU4 classification shall include excavation and foundations for buildings and work incidental to for buildings less than 3 stories in height. BCU4 shall include interior nonstructural alterations and repairs to existing buildings 3 stories in height. In addition to the above BCU4 shall include the construction of building structures, including modifications of buildings exceeding 3 stories in height and projects only under the direction and supervision of a General Contractor or Construction Manager licensed under Building Construction. If projects will be 4 stories or more, this license will NOT apply.

This license is a specialty license under the major classification of Building Construction.

This license is a specialty license under the major classification of Building Construction.

Alabama Electrical


A person who possess necessary qualifications, training, and technical knowledge to install electrical wiring, apparatus, or equipment, light, heat, or power, as covered by the terms and provisions of this chapter, must work under master or state certified electrical contractor, also he shall be capable of doing said work according to plans and specifications furnished to him and in accordance with standard rules and regulations governing such work.

The Alabama Electrical includes design, plan, layout, and directly supervising electrical construction activities. This license is unlimited in voltage and bid requirements.

Alabama HVAC & Mechanical


A certified HVAC contractor is authorized to install or service and repair or replace heating and air conditioning systems including natural gas heating and air conditioning appliances. Also includes specifically the servicing, repair, or replacement of those appliances in manufactured housing set up as stationary housing, but excluding the piping to such appliances.

A Journeyman Gas Fitter is any person who engages in or works at the actual installation, repair, or replacement of gas works and works under the supervision of a Master.

A Master Gas Fitter is any person who engages in or proposes to engage in the business of contracting to do, or of superintending the installation, maintenance, or repair of gas systems or gas work, either or both.

Alabama Plumbing


A Journeyman Plumber is any person who engages in or works at the actual installation, repair, or replacement of plumbing systems and works under the supervision of a Master.

A Master Plumber is any person who engages in or proposes to engage in the business of contracting to do, or of superintending the installation, maintenance, or repair of plumbing, or both.

Alabama Specialty Trades


The Alabama Commercial Swimming Pool Contractor license covers the construction, repair, renovation and incidental thereto of commercial swimming pools.

This license covers foundations, structural concrete erection, reinforcing steel, pre-cast and pre-stressed concrete installation, and other concrete common to the construction industry.

The Concrete Pavement license is a specialty under the Heavy Construction category. This license covers all aspects of concrete paving including, but not limited to, excavation, compaction and grading, concrete, concrete pavement, reinforcement, creating chambers for municipal water, sewer and gas systems, and traffic control.

The Conveying license is a specialty under the Special Construction category. This license covers all aspects of work common to conveying.

The Doors, Windows, and Glass with Specialty Hardware license is a specialty under the Building category.

The Drainage and Culvert license is a specialty under both the Municipal and Utility and Highway categories.

The Drainage, Irrigation, and Flood Control license is a specialty under the Heavy/Railroad category.

The Elevator and Escalator license is a specialt
under the Special Construction category. This license covers all aspects of both installation and repair of elevators and escalators.

The Erosion Control and Mowing license is a specialty under the Streets and Highways category. This license covers all aspects of erosion control and mowing along streets and highways including landscaping, hardscaping, soil management, installation and maintenance of drainage systems, and grading and mowing.

The Foundations, Pilings, and Cofferdams with Retaining Walls license is a specialty under the Heavy/Railroad category.

The Alabama Gas and Oil Projects Contractor is a specialty license under the major classification of Municipal and Utilities.

The Hard Tile and Stone license is a specialty under the Finishes category. This license includes cutting, drilling and shaping of exterior and indoor tile, stone and marble including showers and tile and marble restoration.

The Heavy Railroad Construction license covers the installation and maintenance of railroads, railroad bridges, foundations, cofferdams, tunnels, pile driving, site-work, laying track, erosion and sedimentation control, and other aspects of railroad construction.

This is a specialty license under the major classification of Municipal and Utilities. Highways and Streets contractors shall include the construction of roads, streets, guardrails, fences, parkways, parking areas, bridges, grading, drainage, and all other types incidental thereto.

The Hot and Cold Asphalt Plant Mix Paving license is a specialty under the Highway category.

The Insulation license is a specialty under the Moisture Protection category. This license covers all types of insulation materials commonly used including spray-on, roll/batt, blown or loose-fill, rigid-board or reflective, ventilation, and vapor barriers and retarders as well as others.

The Lath and Plaster license is a specialty under the Finishes category. This license covers all aspects of drywall, stucco and lathe and plaster installation and repair.

The Marine Construction license is a specialty under the Heavy Construction category. This license covers all aspects of marine construction including, but not limited to pile driving, cofferdams, and foundations.

This license covers masonry work common to the construction industry including restoration.

The Metal Building Erection license is a specialty under the Special Construction category. This license covers all aspects of constructing metal buildings including site-work, concrete, masonry, foundations, metal structural framing, insulation, and metal siding and roofing.

This license covers the installation of metal studs and metal stud framing and the installation, repair, and finishing of drywall.

The Millwork and Finish Carpentry license is a specialty under the Carpentry category. This license covers the fabrication, installation and finishing of millwork and finish carpentry using wood and other materials common to the trade, using both hand tools and machines.

This license includes clearing, grubbing, grading, paving, curbs, gutters, walks, alleys, driveways, sewer projects, water projects, gas projects, electric projects, telephone projects, and work incidental thereto.

The Oil and Gas Fields license is a specialty under the Heavy Construction category. This license covers all aspects of oil and gas field work and also covers paving and surfacing, storage tanks, pipelines, and the construction of miscellaneous structures.

The Painting and Wall Covering license is a specialty under the Finishes category. This license covers all aspects of painting including site preparation and repair, application of primers, paints and sealants, specialty textures, and the application and removal of wall covering including wallpaper and other materials common to the trade.

The Pipelines license is a specialty under the Municipal and Utility category.

This license is a specialty license under the major classification of Municipal Utilities.

The Pre-cast and Pre-stressed Concrete license is a specialty under the Building category.

The Runway license is a specialty under the Heavy Construction category. This license covers all aspects of runway construction including but not limited to site-work, runway construction, maintenance, and runway lighting.

This license is a specialty license under the major classification of Municipal and Utilities.

This license covers the excavation and earthwork required to prepare a site for construction and the finish earthwork after construction is complete. It also includes fencing and other basic site work.

The Special Coatings and Waterproofing license is a specialty under the Finishes category. This license covers the assessment of the site and structure, excavation and fill, installation of drainage systems, dam-proofing, and waterproofing.

This license covers the erection of structural or miscellaneous steel including ornamental and metal stud construction.

The Telecommunications Projects license is a specialty under the Municipal and Utility category.

The Tunnel license is a specialty under the Heavy/Railroad category.

This license is a specialty license under the major classification of Municipal and Utilities.

Alabama Continuing Education


HVAC Only

This ONLINE course,2003 International Mechanical Code Review, is a review of the 2003 International Mechanical Code. This course satisfies 4 of the required 8 hours of continuing education for Alabama Air Conditioning / Refrigeration Contractors. This Continuing Education requires the student to pass a 25 question quiz at the end to receive their CE credits. This course, International Mechanical Code Review, for 4 hours, has been approved by the State of Alabama Board of Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors.

HVAC Only

Understanding Load Calculations, covers commercial load calculations using the Manual N and residential load calculations using the Manual J. This course satisfies 4 of the required 8 hours of continuing education for Alabama Air Conditioning / Refrigeration Contractors. This Continuing Education requires the student to pass a 25 question quiz at the end to receive their CE credits. This course, Manual J and Manual N, for 4 hours, has been approved by the State of Alabama Board of Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors.