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Nevada General Building Contractor (B)

BUSINESS AND LAW: All contractors are required to pass the Business Management Survey Exam in addition to the trade exam in order to obtain a license.


PRE-APPROVAL: Applicants must submit an application to the state licensing board to obtain approval before being eligible to take the exams. Part of the application process includes submitting to a background check.


EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Applicants must be able to document a minimum of four (4) years of experience to qualify for a license.


FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must submit current financial statements to the state licensing board. Monetary limits are set based on financial standing. If seeking a financial limit less than $1,000,000 the statement must be compiled, reviewed or audited by a CPA. When seeking a monetary limit of $1,000,000 or more, the financial statement must be reviewed and audited by a CPA.


BOND / INSURANCE: All contractors are required to obtain a bond. The amount of the bond ($1,000 – $500,000) is determined by the board based on license type, monetary limit, past, present, and future financial responsibility, experience and character of the applicant. It is possible to used a cash deposit that is held by the board, with a yearly $100 fee, may be used in place of a bond. All contractors are required to carry worker’s compensation insurance

This license allows for the construction or remodeling of buildings or structures for the support, shelter and enclosure of persons, animals, chattels or movable property of any kind. A person who exclusively constructs or repairs mobile homes, manufactured homes or commercial coaches is not a general building contractor. A general building contractor may not perform plumbing, electrical, refrigeration, air-conditioning or fire protection without the appropriate specialty license.

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Required Books 

***IMPORTANT REFERENCE MATERIAL INFORMATION*** There are several books listed under "Reference Materials" on this page. All of these books are needed to prepare for the exam. However, only 4 books are allowed into the exam room. Those books are the Building Code, both ACI books and the Contractors Guide to Quality Concrete Construction.

In addition to the books listed under 'Reference Materials' on this page, there is an additional document needed to prepare for the exam. It may be viewed and downloaded by clicking the button following the title.

Nevada One Call

www.nvenergy.com/brochures_arch/npc_call_before_dig_law.pdf

Please contact our office at 1-800-992-1910 for additional information about preparing for this exam.

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BUSINESS AND LAW: All contractors are required to pass the Business Management Survey Exam in addition to the trade exam in order to obtain a license.

PRE-APPROVAL: Applicants must submit an application to the state licensing board to obtain approval before being eligible to take the exams. Part of the application process includes submitting to a background check.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Applicants must be able to document a minimum of four (4) years of experience to qualify for a license.

FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must submit current financial statements to the state licensing board. Monetary limits are set based on financial standing. If seeking a financial limit less than $1,000,000 the statement must be compiled, reviewed or audited by a CPA. When seeking a monetary limit of $1,000,000 or more, the financial statement must be reviewed and audited by a CPA.

BOND / INSURANCE: All contractors are required to obtain a bond. The amount of the bond ($1,000 - $500,000) is determined by the board based on license type, monetary limit, past, present, and future financial responsibility, experience and character of the applicant. It is possible to used a cash deposit that is held by the board, with a yearly $100 fee, may be used in place of a bond. All contractors are required to carry worker’s compensation insurance

This license allows for the construction or remodeling of buildings or structures for the support, shelter and enclosure of persons, animals, chattels or movable property of any kind. A person who exclusively constructs or repairs mobile homes, manufactured homes or commercial coaches is not a general building contractor. A general building contractor may not perform plumbing, electrical, refrigeration, air-conditioning or fire protection without the appropriate specialty license.

Nevada State Contractors Board
9670 Gateway Drive, Suite 100
Reno, NV 89511
(775)688-1141
or
(702)486-1100

Important Contacts

The Nevada State Contractors Board has been charged with regulating the construction industry. Applications for all types of contractor licenses may be obtained from:

Nevada State Contractors Board
9670 Gateway Drive, Suite 100
Reno, NV 89511
(775)688-1141
or
(702)486-1100
Nevada examinations are administered by:

PSI Licensure: Certification
3210 East Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV 89121
(800) 733-9267 phone
702.932.2666 fax

RECIPROCITY: The state of Nevada has a reciprocity agreement with California, Arizona, and Utah. There is no reciprocity for the plumbing and electrical trades. Applicants must have at least 7 years of experience and meet all licensing requirements.

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

Nevada currently does not require Continuing Education for this classification.

EXAM CONTENT: Sitework Concrete Masonry Metals Carpentry Thermal and Moisture Protection Doors and Windows Drywall and Finishes Safety General Code, Plan Reading, and Estimating Nevada One Call

EXAM DETAILS: The testing company is PSI. The exam is a multiple choice, timed test. There are 80 questions and a 3-hour time limit. A minimum of 56 questions (70%) must be correct to pass the exam. You will receive your score immediately following the exam.

BOND / INSURANCE: All contractors are required to obtain a bond. The amount of the bond ($1,000 - $500,000) is determined by the board based on license type, monetary limit, past, present, and future financial responsibility, experience and character of the applicant. It is possible to used a cash deposit that is held by the board, with a yearly $100 fee, may be used in place of a bond. All contractors are required to carry worker’s compensation insurance.

American Contractors does not offer a preparation class for the Nevada General Building Contractor exam at this time, but we do have a Practice CD to help prepare for the required Business Law exam. We are currently working on a Home-Study Course that would help individuals prepare for this exam. For more information contact is at 800.992.1910.