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North Carolina Concrete


The Concrete classification covers the construction and installation of foundations, pre-cast silos and other concrete tanks or receptacles, pre-stressed components, and gunite applications but EXCLUDES bridges, streets, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, driveways, parking lots, and highways.

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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 Concrete 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 Concrete classification covers the construction and installation of foundations, pre-cast silos and other concrete tanks or receptacles, pre-stressed components, and gunite applications but EXCLUDES bridges, streets, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, driveways, parking lots, and highways.


 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.

     


  • North Carolina has no reciprocity agreements for this license.


    As of this time, there is 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, 50 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 building code requirements, safety, concrete earthwork, concrete, laws and regulations, concrete reinforcement, pre-cast pre-stressed concrete, concrete formwork, concrete cutting, 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.

    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: NC OSHA Standards for the Construction Industry; NC Building Code, 2018; NC Administration and Enforcement Code, 2018 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.


    Notice: As of January 1, 2019 the 2018 North Carolina Codes will be in effect for testing. Please contat us if you have questions


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


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


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

     



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