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North Carolina Asbestos


  • Pre-approval from the state is required to sit for the examination.

  • Please note a separate North Carolina Business and Law exam is not needed, that information is incorporated into the Asbestos exam.

  • A license is required for projects that are $30,000 or more.

  • There is no minimum experience requirement. Applicants must submit 3 names as references.

    All licenses covered by the commercial licensing board are divided into 3 financial categories:


  • Limited: Applicants must have a minimum working capital of $17,000. This level allows bids up to $500,000 per single project.

  • Intermediate: Applicants must have a minimum working capital of $75,000. This level allows bids up to $1,000,000 per single project.

  • Unlimited: Applicants must have a minimum working capital of $150,000. This level has no restrictions as to the value of any single project.

    Applicants for the Intermediate and Unlimited license must submit audited financial statements with classified balance sheets prepared by a CPA or independent accountant engaged in the public practice of accounting.


    Surety bonds are required for applicants with insufficient working capital. The board may request that a surety bond and payment bond be obtained for jobs above a certain monetary level.


The Asbestos classification allows renovation or demolition activities involving the repair, maintenance, removal, isolation, encapsulation, or enclosure of Regulated Asbestos Containing Materials (RACM) for any commercial, industrial, or institutional building, whether public or private. It also covers all types of residential building construction involving RACM during renovation and/or demolition.

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Required Books 

All the books listed under “Reference Materials” on this page are used to create the exam and are recommended for study. However, only the following books are allowed into the exam room while testing. They are: Federal Asbestos Regulations Manual, 2000; Asbestos Operations and Maintenance (OSHA Class III) 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.

*There is an additional downloadable document for the North Carolina Asbestos exam*

In addition to the books listed on this page under "Reference Materials" there is also a downloadable document used to prepare for the exam. This document may be viewed or printed by clicking on the link:

Laws and Regulations Applicable to General Contracting in the State of North Carolina.

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  • Pre-approval from the state is required to sit for the examination.
  • Please note a separate North Carolina Business and Law exam is not needed, that information is incorporated into the Asbestos exam.
  • A license is required for projects that are $30,000 or more.
  • There is no minimum experience requirement. Applicants must submit 3 names as references.

    All licenses covered by the commercial licensing board are divided into 3 financial categories:

  • Limited: Applicants must have a minimum working capital of $17,000. This level allows bids up to $500,000 per single project.
  • Intermediate: Applicants must have a minimum working capital of $75,000. This level allows bids up to $1,000,000 per single project.
  • Unlimited: Applicants must have a minimum working capital of $150,000. This level has no restrictions as to the value of any single project.

    Applicants for the Intermediate and Unlimited license must submit audited financial statements with classified balance sheets prepared by a CPA or independent accountant engaged in the public practice of accounting.

    Surety bonds are required for applicants with insufficient working capital. The board may request that a surety bond and payment bond be obtained for jobs above a certain monetary level.

The Asbestos classification allows renovation or demolition activities involving the repair, maintenance, removal, isolation, encapsulation, or enclosure of Regulated Asbestos Containing Materials (RACM) for any commercial, industrial, or institutional building, whether public or private. It also covers all types of residential building construction involving RACM during renovation and/or demolition.

 To apply, contact State of North Carolina Licensing Board 1-919-571-4183. 

  • The licensing fees are:

  • Limited $75, Intermediate $100, and Unlimited $125.
  • Applications are cleared for approval to take the exam as soon as they are received. However, once exams are passed, applications are submitted to the board for review.
  • Applications must be submitted the 1st week of the month prior to the next board meeting (ex. 1st week of June for July approval).

    The board meets once per month in every month except December. Therefore, processing time would be 1 to 2 months depending on the date submitted to the board.

  • All general contractors licenses expire December 31 each calendar year and normally are not issued during the month of December
  • Important Contacts

    To apply for a General Contractor and related trade licenses, contact:

    Licensing Board for General Contractors
    Post Office Box 17187
    Raleigh, NC 27619
    (919)571-4183
    Applications and licensing information for Electrical licenses may be obtained be obtained from:

    Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors
    PO Box 18727
    Raleigh, NC 27619
    (919)733-9042
    Applications and Exam information for Plumbing, Heating & Fire Sprinkler license may be obtained from:

    Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating & Fire Sprinklers
    1109 Dresser Court
    Raleigh, NC 27609
    (919)875-3612
    For all examinations Contact:

    PSI Licensure: Certification
    ATTN: Examination Registration NC
    3210 E Tropicana
    Las Vegas, NV 89121
    (800) 733-9267 phone
    702.932.2666 fax

    North Carolina has no reciprocity agreements for this license.

    As of this time, North Carolina does not require continuing education for this license.

    • The fee for the exam is $60 and a score of at least 70% is required to pass the exam.
    • The exam is open-book, 60 multiple-choice questions, and has a 2 hour time limit.
    • Not all recommended reference books are allowed into the exam.

      Topics covered on the exam are general asbestos, respirators, mini enclosures and glove bag, methods and means, laws and regulations, and liens.

    • Once you are approved you will receive an eligibility letter to schedule your testing. The eligibility letter is valid for 120 days from the date on the letter and allows the candidate to take 1 exam within that time frame.
    • To schedule your exam you must contact PSI at 1-800-733-9267.
    • Failing candidates may not retake an exam until at least 30 days after the failed exam.

    American Contractors does not offer a seminar to prepare for the North Carolina Asbestos contractor license exam. Please contact us for additional information, 1-800-992-1910.