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Tennessee General Mechanical Contractor (CMC)

This is a broad license that covers HVAC, Refrigeration, Gas Piping, Plumbing, Solar HVAC, Process Piping, Sprinklers and Fire Protection, Insulation of HVAC Systems, Pollution Control, Pneumatic Tube Systems, Pneumatic Temperature Control, and Boiler Construction and Repair.***NOTE***: The state of Tennessee recognizes this license to allow the contractor to hook-up to the Electrical Disconnect, however many jurisdictions within the state do not. Check with your City/County Codes Official for complete code requirements.

$590.00

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Required Books 

The list of references below are permitted to be taken into the examination. 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.

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Additional Services

  • Effective May 24, 2007, Senate Bill 0786 and HB 2122 requires plumbers to be pre-approved by the Board, prior to taking the mechanical plumbing exam (CMC or CMC-A) by providing evidence of 3 years experience. There is a specific Exam Approval Request form that candidates need to fill out and send to the Board Office. Once submitted the proof of 3 years experience the board will send PSI confirmation to approve the SS# for testing. The process will take less than 3 business days if faxed to (615) 532-2868. ALL PLUMBERS MUST BE PRE-APPROVED TO TEST AND WILL BE REQUIRED TO LIST THREE (3) YEARS OF PROVEN EXPERIENCE.
  • Tennessee Plumbing Approval Application
  • Once you pass your exams, you will then submit an application to the state licensing board with documentation of your experience, financial information, and your passing test scores.
  • Please note that the Tennessee Business and Law exam is also required to be passed to obtain your contractor’s license.
  • Applicants must provide a letter of reference from a past client or inspector, as well as a list of relevant job descriptions with contract amounts with owner’s names/addresses. There are no specific years of experience required. However, the board does set the monetary limited based on experience when the level of experience is limited.
  • The monetary limit (limit per contract) is based on 10 times the lesser of the net worth or working capital or experience. (Working capital is current assets minus current liabilities and net worth is total assets minus total liabilities). A reviewed financial statement is required for monetary requests of $3,000,000 or less. A CPA audited financial statement is required for monetary requests exceeding $3,000,000. To obtain an unlimited license, applicants must have over $300,000 in both net worth and working capital.
  • All contractors with 1 or more employees are required to carry Worker’s Compensation insurance. Every applicant will be required to provide a certificate of insurance proving an adequate amount of liability insurance. The requirements are as follows:
    Monetary Limit Minimum Insurance
    Up to $500,000 -----$100,000
    $501,000 to $1,500,000 -----$500,000
    $1,501,000 to Unlimited -----$1,000,000

This is a broad license that covers HVAC, Refrigeration, Gas Piping, Plumbing, Solar HVAC, Process Piping, Sprinklers and Fire Protection, Installation of HVAC Systems, Pollution Control, Pneumatic Tube Systems, Pneumatic Temperature Control, and Boiler Construction and Repair.

***NOTE: The state of Tennessee recognizes this license to allow the contractor to hook-up to the Electrical Disconnect, however many jurisdictions within the state do not. Check with your City/County Codes Official for complete code requirements.

To apply, contact the state of Tennessee at 1-615-741-8307. The application fee is $250. Applications must be submitted to the board by the 20th of the month prior to the month in which the board has their next meeting. The Board meets in January, March, May, July, September, and November.

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

Tennessee has a limited reciprocity agreement for several licenses with the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina for the trade exam. Candidates will still be required to pass the Tennessee Business and Law Management exam.

As of this time Tennessee doesn’t require continuing education for this license.

  • The fee for the exam is $57.
  • The Tennessee General Mechanical exam has 120 questions and a time limit of 5 hours and 10 minutes.
  • A score of 73% is required. (88 correct)
  • If the exam is failed 3 times, the applicant will have to interview with the board before retesting.

    Topics covered on the exam are electrical knowledge, motors and controls, piping (refrigeration, hydronic, steam, and process), heating and cooling principles and theory, heating and cooling equipment and components, refrigerants and refrigeration, and fuel and LP gas, combustion air, chimneys, flues and vents, ducts, ventilation and exhaust, plumbing, load calculation, fire sprinkler, safety, and fire and smoke protection.

    To schedule your exam, you must first obtain pre-approval from the board. Then, contact PSI at 1-800-733-9267.

American Contractors offers a 1 ½ day seminar to prepare you for the Tennessee General Mechanical license exam. In addition, we do currently offer a seminar to prepare you for the required Business and Law Management exam. Please contact us for additional information, 1-800-992-1910.