Alabama Millwork and Finish Carpentry Contractor

Training Overview

We do not offer a preparation course for the Alabama Millwork and Finish Carpentry exam at this time. However, we do currently off 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 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.


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. However, you must have held the license in these states for at least 3 consecutive years to qualify for reciprocity.


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


  • The fee for the exam is $96./
  • The Alabama Millwork and Finish Carpentry exam has 30 questions and a time limit of 1.5 hours./
  • A 70% is required to pass. (21 correct)

    Topics on the exam include fabrication, installation, materials, finishing, hand tools, safety, machines, and plans and estimating.

  • 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
OSHA 29. CFR 1926 for Contractors Highlighted and Tabbed $42.75

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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.