Training Overview

American Contractors does not offer a preparation class for the Alabama Structural and Miscellaneous Steel 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 near future, please contact us for additional information, 1-800-992-1910.

Requirements

  • 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 erection of structural or miscellaneous steel including ornamental and metal stud construction.

Applications

To apply, contact the state of Alabama at 1-334-272-5030. The application fee is $300. In addition there is a $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. The Board meets in January, April, July and October.

Reciprocity

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.

Education

As of this time Alabama doesn’t require continuing education for the Structural and Miscellaneous Steel Contractor license.

Exam

  • The fee for the exam is $96./
  • The Alabama Structural and Miscellaneous Steel 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 materials, rigging, steel erection, attachment, and safety.

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

References

The following references 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.