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NASCLA Commercial General Building Contractor

The NASCLA Accredited Commercial General Building Contractor Exam eliminates the trade examination ONLY for the participating state agencies. Once you have passed an exam within the NASCLA Accredited Examination Program, contractors will still have to meet additional state licensure requirements within each participating state to obtain their license, as well as passing the state specific Business Law exam.

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Required Books 

The list of references associated are permitted to be taken into the examination. These references may be tabbed (with a permanent index tab) and highlighted.

Beginning November 5, 2020, 2 additional books have been added to the booklist. They are:

Developing Your Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan- A Guide for Construction Sites, EPA Document #833R06004 (this is a free pdf)

The item listed below is a pdf which must be purchased from the publisher. The link is below:

ANSI/EIMA 99-A-2017: Standard for Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) and EIFS with Drainage, 2017, ANSI/EIMA,

 https://www.eima.com/cart/add/ANSI-EIMA-99-A-2017

 

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Additional Services

Building Construction (Commercial)- NASCLA ACCREDITED contractors must submit verification of 2 years of Full-Time experience within the last 5 years and a financial statement with the completed application.

Financial Limits are based on the Company's net worth. There is no mandated bond or insurance requirements at this time. State specific requirements may exist.

The first step in the licensing process is to gain approval for the exams. A completed application should be submitted to the state licensing board with documentation of your experience & financial information.

A state specific Business Law exam is required.

The NASCLA Accredited Commercial General Building Contractor Exam eliminates the trade examination ONLY for the participating state agencies. Once you have passed an exam within the NASCLA Accredited Examination Program, contractors will still have to meet additional state licensure requirements within each participating state to obtain their license, as well as passing the state specific Business Law exam.

To apply for the NASCLA exam

Go to the NASCLA National Examination Database: https://ned.nascla.org/

Apply and pay $25 fee -Applications will be processed within 7 business days

Once your application is approved you will receive an email directly from support@psiexams.com with a link to schedule the exam at one of PSI's locations. If you do not receive this email after 7 business days, please reach out to our office.

Your application is active for 1 year from your date of approval. You will have 3 attempts to pass the examination. If you do not pass or are unable to sit for all 3 exams you will need to wait until your year of eligibility has expired.

If your year of eligibility has expired, please go to https://ned.nascla.org  and apply to take the examination as a re-applying applicant with your original NASCLA Candidate ID Number

Important Contacts

To apply for a license, contact:

Tennessee Board for
Licensing Contractors
500 James Robertson Pkwy, 1st Floor
Nashville, TN 37243-1150
615-741-8307
PSI Licensure : Certification
3210 E. Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV 89121
(800) 733-9267
(702) 932-2666 Fax

The NASCLA Accredited Commercial General Building Contractor license is accepted in the following states:

Alabama, Arkansas,Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia & the Virgin Islands and West Virginia.

West Virginia will accept the NASCLA exam scores that were passed after 11/1/2013.

Nevada will accept NASCLA exam scores iThat were passed after 12/1/2013. 

Arizona began accepting as of 8/1/17 this examination in lieu trade exams for the B-1 and B-2 General Commercial Contracting Classifications.

As of 3/1/2019, Florida is accepting the NASCLA exam. Scores from the NASCLA exam are now acceptable for the Residential, Building, or General Contractor classifications. Applicants using the NASCLA exam will still be required to pass the Florida Business and Finance exams and meet all other application requirements.


There is no current Continuing Eductaion requirements at this time

Pre approval is required to sit for the exam.

PSI administers the exam. It is open book 115 multiple-choice questions and 300 minutes to complete. 70% is required to pass. Cost os $116

Exam content includes: Planning and Estimating, Financial and Project Management , Safety, Site Construction, Concrete, Masonry, Metals, Wood Foundations and Framing, Thermal Moisture Protection, Doors, Windows, and Glazing, Finishes, Sand pecialty Equipment and Conveyance Systems


American Contractors offers a 2 day seminar for the NASCLA Accredited Contractor exam which includes Business and Law. Seminars are from 8:00 pm to 5:00 pm on both days.  American Contractors has been holding Seminars to help contractors pass their exam for over 22 years. Sign up today for the NASCLA Accredited Exam Preparation Seminar!