AL Building Construction (Commercial) with Business Law - NASCLA Accredited

Training Overview


  • Pre-approval from the state is required to sit for the examination.
  • Please note that the Alabama Business and Law exam is also required to be passed to obtain your contractor’s license.
  • Building Construction (Commercial)- NASCLA ACCREDITED contractors must submit verification of 3 years experience and a financial statement with the completed application.
  • Financial Limits are based on the applicants net worth or working capital, whichever the lesser.
  • There is no mandated bond or insurance requirements at this time.

Scope of Work

The Building Construction (Commercial) - NASCLA ACCREDITED 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.

Schedule Info

Location Seminar Date
Marietta, GA 5/24/2018 to 5/25/2018
Columbia, SC 6/20/2018 to 6/21/2018
Marietta, GA 6/21/2018 to 6/22/2018
Nashville, TN 7/17/2018 to 7/18/2018
on-line class, US 7/17/2018 to 7/18/2018
Marietta, GA 7/26/2018 to 7/27/2018
Columbia, SC 8/22/2018 to 8/23/2018
Marietta, GA 8/23/2018 to 8/24/2018
on-line class, US 9/5/2018 to 9/6/2018
Nashville, TN 9/5/2018 to 9/6/2018
Marietta, GA 9/27/2018 to 9/28/2018
Columbia, SC 10/24/2018 to 10/25/2018
Marietta, GA 10/25/2018 to 10/26/2018
Nashville, TN 11/6/2018 to 11/7/2018
on-line class, US 11/6/2018 to 11/7/2018

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Seminar Price: $640.00


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To apply, contact the state of Alabama at 1-334-272-5030. The application fee is $300. The application must be submitted to the board at least 30 days before the next board meeting, which are normally held in January, April, July, and October.


NASCLA Accredited license is accepted in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia & the Virgin Islands. 

Additionally, West Virginia will accept the NASCLA exam scores for the West Virginia General Contractor, provided the NASCLA exam was passed after 11/1/2013. 

Nevada is also accepting the NASCLA exam scores if the exam was passed after 12/1/2013. This is for the same classification. 

As of August 1, 2017, Arizona began accepting this examination in lieu trade examinations for the B-1 and B-2 General Commercial Contracting Classifications. As of November 21, 2017 Arizona also began administering the NASCLA exam.


As of this time, Alabama has no continuing education for this license.


PSI administers the exam.  PSI is a NASCLA approved exam provider, therefore, this is a NASCLA Accredited Exam.

  • The fee for the exam is $106.
  • The Alabama Building Contractor (Commercial) Exam has 115 questions and a time limit of 300 minutes.
  • Must get at least 81 questions correct to pass.

 Exam Content

1.       Planning and Estimating (21)

2.       Financial and Project Management (21)

3.       Safety (19)

4.       Site Construction (15)

5.       Concrete (8)

6.       Masonry (3)

7.       Metals (5)

8.       Wood Foundations and Framing (5)

9.       Thermal Moisture Protection (4)

10.   Doors, Windows, and Glazing (5)

11.   Finishes (7)

12.   Specialty Equipment and Conveyance Systems (2)

  • To schedule your exam, you must first obtain pre-approval from the board. Then, contact PSI at 1-800-733-9267.

  • Reference Materials

    The following books are recomended for this exam:

    Book Name Online Price
    2012 International Building Code, soft-cover, Tabbed and Highlighted $145.00
    ACI 318-14 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete $212.00
    Alabama, Business and Project Management for Contractors, General Contractors, 3rd edition NASCLA $64.00
    ANSI A117.1-2009 Accessible and Useable Buildings and Facilities $65.00
    Basic Business and Project Management, 12th Edition -NASCLA $64.00
    Carpentry and Building Construction, 6th Ed, 2016 $112.00
    Construction Jobsite Management, 3rd Ed $185.75
    Construction Project Management, 4/E $189.50
    Contractors Guide to Quality Concrete Construction 3rd Ed. $65.55
    Erectors Manual: Standards and Guidelines for Erection of Precast Concrete $40.00
    Green Building Fundamentals, Practical Guide to Understanding and Applying Fundamental Sustainable Construction Practices and the Leed® System, Second Edition $90.00
    Guide to Good Practice for Handling, Installing, Restraining and Bracing of Wood Trusses $22.00
    Gypsum Construction Handbook, 7th $54.62
    Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Girders $29.45
    Manual of Construction with Steel Deck $50.00
    Modern Masonry, 8th ed. 2016 $99.95
    OSHA 29. CFR 1926 for Contractors Highlighted and Tabbed $42.75
    Permanent Tabs for the Alabama Business and Project Management book - General Contractor edition $10.95
    Permanent Tabs for the NASCLA Accredited Exam Books (Commercial) $55.00
    Pipe and Excavation Contracting $36.00
    Placing Reinforcing Bars 9th, 2011 $75.00
    Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction 9th ed. $185.00
    Roofing Construction and Estimating, 7th Printing/2007 $38.00
    Training and Certification of Field Personnel For Unbonded Post-Tension $80.00

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    The list of references in the Right-Hand column are permitted to be taken into the examination. These references may be tabbed (with a permanent index tab) and highlighted.