Alabama Metal Stud and Drywall Contractor

Training Overview

We do not offer a preparation class for the Alabama Metal Stud and Drywall license at this time. However, we do currently offer a seminar to prepare you for the required Business Law Exam. Additional trade exam seminars will be available in the future, 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.
  • This license is required for work over $50,000.
  • Applicants must document at least 3 completed projects in the past 3 years in the category for which they apply.
  • 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 are no state mandated financial requirements for this license at this time.
  • Scope of Work

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


    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. The Board meets in January, April, July and October.


    Alabama has a reciprocity agreement with the following states for applicants that have held a license for 3 consecutive years: Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee.


    As of this time Alabama doesn’t require continuing education for the Metal Stud and Drywall Contractor license.


    • The fee for the exam is $96./
    • The Alabama Metal Stud and Drywall Exam has 40 questions and a time limit of 120 minutes./
    • A score of 70% is required. (28 correct)

      Topics covered on the exam are estimating and plan reading, materials and installation, taping, special applications, and safety.

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


    The references located 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 i>online contractor’s bookstore/i> or by calling our office at 1-800-992-1910.