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Tennessee Licensed Masonry Contractor (LMC)


  • The first step in the licensing process is to pass the exams. You will then submit an application to the state licensing board with documentation of your experience, financial information and your passing test scores.

  • The Business and Law exam is required for licensure in every Contractor classification

  • 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

Effective January 1, 2011, a Masonry subcontractor must be licensed with an “LMC” classification to bid or to be listed on the outside of bid envelope as a Licensed Masonry Contractor (LMC) when the masonry portion is $100,000 or more (including materials and labor).

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  • The first step in the licensing process is to pass the exams. You will then submit an application to the state licensing board with documentation of your experience, financial information and your passing test scores.
  • The Business and Law exam is required for licensure in every Contractor classification
  • 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

Effective January 1, 2011, a Masonry subcontractor must be licensed with an "LMC" classification to bid or to be listed on the outside of bid envelope as a Licensed Masonry Contractor (LMC) when the masonry portion is $100,000 or more (including materials and labor).

Applications are available from the Licensing Board at:

Tennessee Board for Licensing Contractors
500 James Robertson Pkwy, 1st Floor
Nashville, TN 37243-1150 

  • Phone 615-741-8307/
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    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 state of Tennessee has a LIMITED reciprocity agreement for several licenses with the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina will reciprocate for the trade exam. Candidates will still be required to pass the Business and Law Management Exam.

    At this time, Tennessee does not require Continuing Education for Contractors.

  • Applications for Licensure must be submitted 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.
  • The examination is given by PSI. It is an open-book timed test with 70 questions and a 3-hour and 20 minute time limit.
  • In order to pass you must answer 51 questions correct (73%).
  • The exam fee is $57. If the exam is failed three times, the applicant will have to interview with the board before retesting.
  • Exam topics include estimating and plan reading, unit masonry, mortar and grout, stone, tools, safety, cleaning and restoration, accessories, reinforcement, and quality assurance.
  • We do not currently offer an exam prep course for this trade.