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North Carolina Communications


The Communications classification covers the installation of all types of pole lines and aerial and underground distribution cable for telephone systems, aerial and underground distribution cable for cable TV and master antenna TV systems capable of transmitting RF signals, underground conduit and communication cable including fiber optic cable, microwave systems and towers including foundations and excavations where required when microwave systems are being used for the purpose of transmitting RF signals, and installation of PCS or cellular telephone towers and sites.

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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 book is allowed into the exam room while testing. It is: NC OSHA Standards for the Construction Industry 

These references may be tabbed (with permanent index tabs) and highlighted. Please contact us for a detailed listing. They are available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-992-1910.

*There are additional downloadable documents for the North Carolina Communications exam*

In addition to the books listed under “Reference Materials” on this page, there are several downloadable documents that are needed to prepare for this exam. They can be viewed and printed by selecting the link:

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

North Carolina Administrative Code, Title 15A, Chapter 4 Sedimentation Control, as amended July 1, 2000.

North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 113A, Article 4 Sedimentation Pollution Control Act of 1973, as amended through October 2002.

North Carolina One Call.

NOTE: The following book is listed as needed to prepare for this exam. It is Out-Of-Print and is no longer available for purchase. However, you may find it at your local library or a used book retailer. The title of the book is:
Cable Television Handbook, 1999.By Eugene R. Bartlett(McGraw-Hill Publishing)

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Additional Services

  • 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 Communications 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 Communications classification covers the installation of all types of pole lines and aerial and underground distribution cable for telephone systems, aerial and underground distribution cable for cable TV and master antenna TV systems capable of transmitting RF signals, underground conduit and communication cable including fiber optic cable, microwave systems and towers including foundations and excavations where required when microwave systems are being used for the purpose of transmitting RF signals, and installation of PCS or cellular telephone towers and sites.

 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 has no 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, 45 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 MATV and cable TV systems, licensing and regulations, antennas, foundations and site-work, underground cabling, steel erection, One Call, safety, erosion and sedimentation control, 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 Communications contractor license exam. Please contact us for additional information, 1-800-992-1910.