Alabama Doors, Windows and Glass with Specialty Hardware

Training Overview

American Contractors currently does not offer a preparation course for the Alabama Doors, Windows, and Glass with Specialty Hardware exam at this time. However, we do currently offer a seminar to prepare you for the required Business Law and Management exam. Please contact us for additional information, 1-800-992-1910.


  • 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.
  • Applicants must document at least 3 completed projects and 3 years of experience in the category for which they apply.
  • This license is required for work over $50,000.
  • The Board requires applicants to complete an official financial statement form provided by the board which requires current financial information, less than 1 year old. It must be completed by a CPA and show that applicants meet the Board’s $10,000 minimum net worth AND working capital requirement. Maximum bid limits will be set depending on financial status.
  • There is no mandated bond or insurance requirements at this time.

Scope of Work

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


To apply, contact the state of Alabama at 1-334-272-5030.

The application fee is $300 and there is an additional $100 fee to be donated to construction education.

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.


The State of Alabama has reciprocal agreements with Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Candidates must have held the license in these states for at least 3 consecutive years, in good standing, to qualify for reciprocity.


As of this time, there is no continuing education for this license.


  • The fee for the exam is $96 and a 70% is required to pass. (42 correct)/
  • The Alabama Doors, Windows, and Glass with Specialty Hardware exam has 60 questions and a time limit of 2.5 hours./
  • The Business and Law exam is also required.

    Topics on the exam include general glazing, glass systems, metal framing, plastics/acrylic, sealant installations, safety, code requirements, doors and frames, hardware, special doors, and overhead garage doors.

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


The references listed in the Right-Hand column are permitted to be taken into the examination. These references may be tabbed (with permanent index tabs) and highlighted. They are available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-992-1910.