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Tennessee Contractors License

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Contractors License

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Since 1993 our company has been helping contractors get their Tennessee state contractors license. With a 99% success rate, our exam prep classes are the best in the industry.

We are currently offering live seminars to prepare for your contractor's exam. We are closely monitoring the COVID situation and most of our meeting locations are limiting the class size, practicing social distancing and requiring that all our students wear a mask, especially in the main common areas. We do have the ability to offer some courses via webinar or in some instances offer private seminars. The safety of our students and instructors is one of our top priorities and will be updating our policies as the situation dictates.

Contractors License Overview

  • Virtually every aspect of construction is regulated at the State level.
  • The Board for Licensing Contractors requires a contractor license for any project exceeding $25,000.00 and must be obtained prior to offering to engage, bid, or contract. This includes Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Environmental, Electrical and Mechanical.
  • For additional licensing requirements including experience, financial and bonding requirements, exam information, reference books needed and reciprocity, please select the License link below.
  • The NASCLA Accredited Commercial Exam is acceptable by Tennessee for the BC-B classification.
  • *WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INSURANCE EXEMPTIONS- EFFECTIVE MARCH 1, 2011*- owners, officers of a corporation, partners or members of an LLC may register with the Tennessee Secretary of State’s office to obtain an exemption from covering themselves from Workers’ Compensation insurance. More information is available from the law or see their website at: Construction Services Provider
  • Roofing Subcontractors PC 355: Roofing subcontractors required to be licensed as a contractor. (Eff. 1/1/2014)


Tennessee Residential


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Tennessee Licensed Masonry Contractor (LMC)

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).

This license was put in effect January 1, 2011.

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Tennessee Residential Contractor (BC-A)

This contractor license covers the construction, remodeling, repair, or improvement of 1, 2, 3, or 4 family unit residences not exceeding 3 stores in height and accessory use structures in connection therewith. A license is required for jobs over $25,000.

Seminars and Required Books   Availability: Online Registration Available  Seminar Price: $545.00



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Tennessee Residential/Small Commercial Contractor (BC-A,b)

A residential/small commercial contractor may construct, remodel, repair, or improve any one, two, three or four family unit residences, and accessory use structures in connection therewith. They may also contract for commercial work that does not exceed $1,500,000.00 per project. This includes any building structure for use by the general public, including residential construction with more than for (4) units or greater than three (3) stories in height.

A license is required for jobs over $25,000.

Seminars and Required Books   Availability: Online Registration Available  Seminar Price: $545.00




Tennessee Commercial


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Tennessee Commercial and Industrial Contractor (BC-B, C)

This license is authorized to construct, erect, alter, repair or demolish any building or structure for use and occupancy by the general public, including residential construction with more than four units or greater than three stories in height. They are also authorized to erect, alter, repair and demolish buildings or structures used for industrial production and services, such as manufacturing plants. A license is required for jobs over $25,000.

Seminars and Required Books   Availability: Online Registration Available  Seminar Price: $545.00



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Tennessee Commercial Contractor (BC-B)

A commercial building contractor is authorized to bid on and contract for the construction, erection, alteration, repair or demolition of any building structure for use by the general public, including residential construction with more than four (4) units or greater than three (3) stories in height.

A license is required for jobs over $25,000.

Seminars and Required Books   Availability: Online Registration Available  Seminar Price: $545.00



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Tennessee Industrial Contractor (BC-C)

This license allows the holder to erect, alter, repair, and demolish buildings or structures used for industrial production and service, such as manufacturing plants. A license is required for jobs over $25,000.

Seminars and Required Books   Availability: Online Registration Available  Seminar Price: $545.00



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Tennessee Residential, Commercial and lndustrial Building Contractor (BC)

Contractors holding this license may erect, alter, repair or demolish any residential home, commercial building for use by the general public, and buildings or structures used for industrial production and service, such as manufacturing plants. A license is required for jobs over $25,000.

Seminars and Required Books   Availability: Online Registration Available  Seminar Price: $545.00



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Tennessee Residential/Commercial Contractor (BC-A, B)

This license allows the holder to erect, remodel, repair, alter, or demolish any residential structure regardless of the number of units or number of stories. It also allows the erection, construction, alteration, repair, or demolition of any building or structure for use and occupancy by the general public. A license is required for jobs over $25,000.

Seminars and Required Books   Availability: Online Registration Available  Seminar Price: $545.00



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Tennessee Small Commercial Contractor (BC-b)

A small commercial contractor is authorized to bid on and contract for the construction, erection, alteration, repair or demolition of any building structure for use by the general public, including residential construction with more than for (4) units or greater than three (3) stories in height where the monetary value of the project is $1,500,000.00 or less.

Seminars and Required Books   Availability: Online Registration Available  Seminar Price: $545.00



Tennessee Business and Law


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Tennessee Business and Law

All Contractors are required by the state to pass this exam in addition to their trade exam in order to obtain a license. Some smaller, specialty licenses may be obtained by passing only the Business and Law contractor license exam. These smaller licenses do not have an exam of their own. Up to five (5) Specialty Licenses can be held under this license.

Seminars and Required Books   Availability: Online Registration Available  Seminar Price: $125.00




Tennessee Electrical


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Tennessee Electrical Contractor (CE)

This license allows the candidate to pull electrical permits and subcontract components of the project when the electrical portion constitutes at least 60% of the total project cost.

The Electrical Contractor may perform electrical work for buildings and structures, all types of low voltage work, electrical sings, burglar and security systems, fire detection, electrical temperature controls, roadway lighting, attenuators and signalization. This license does not allow high voltage electrical work; a separate license is need for high voltage work.

Seminars and Required Books   Availability: Online Registration Available  Seminar Price: $590.00



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Tennessee High Voltage Electrical Contractor (CE-A, H)

This license allows high voltage (over 600 volts) electrical work including but not limited to transmission lines and substations.

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Tennessee Limited License Electrician (LLE)

This license covers electrical work under $25,000 per job. The LLE is not accepted in counties having a codes office, which performs their own inspections (such as Davidson, Hamilton, Knox, Shelby, etc), licensing, and testing. Please contact your local codes office for their requirements.

Seminars and Required Books   Availability: Online Registration Available  Seminar Price: $590.00




Tennessee HVAC and Mechanical


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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, 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.

Seminars and Required Books   Availability: Online Registration Available  Seminar Price: $545.00



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Tennessee HVAC/Refrigeration Contractor (CMC-C)

This license allows the holder to install and perform maintenance on heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, gas piping, and geothermal HVAC equipment. The CMC-C license is required for candidates who need to pull permits for projects limited to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.

Seminars and Required Books   Availability: Online Registration Available  Seminar Price: $545.00



Tennessee Plumbing


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Tennessee Limited License Plumber

A Limited License Plumber means any person who performs any plumbing work and non-medical gas piping work that has a total cost less than $25,000. The following counties DO NOT require a State LLP license to do work under $25,000 (Benton, Decatur, Dickson, Giles, Henderson, Henry, Hickman, Humphreys, Lake, Lawrence, Lewis, Obion, Perry, Stewart, and Weakley). Other local licensing may be required in these counties.

Seminars and Required Books   Availability: Online Registration Available  Seminar Price: $545.00



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Tennessee Mechanical Plumbing (CMC-A)

This license permits the installation, alteration, remodeling, or repair of any plumbing or non-medical gas piping. A license is needed for jobs where the total cost is in excess of $25,000.

Seminars and Required Books   Availability: Online Registration Available  Seminar Price: $545.00



Tennessee Low Voltage and Fire


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Tennessee Fire Sprinkler and Fire Protection Contractor

This license allows the installation and maintenance of fire sprinkler systems and fire protection equipment.

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Tennessee Training


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Tennessee Guide to Getting your Contractor License

This 4 hour class will cover the steps to getting your Tennessee Contractor’s license. Our Senior Application Processor will cover experience needed, financial qualifications, insurance, etc. In just a few hours you will have a clear understanding of what is required by the state to get your license.

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EPA Certification Course

Type I – Persons who maintain, service or repair small appliances must be certified as Type I. Type II – Persons who maintain, service, repair or dispose of high or very high pressure appliances, except for small appliances or motor vehicle air conditioning systems, must be certified as Type II . Type III – Persons who service, maintain, repair, or dispose of low pressure appliance must be certified as Type III. UNIVERSAL – Persons who maintain, service, repair, or dispose of small appliances as well as high and low pressure equipment, must be certified as Universal.

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Tennessee Specialty Trades


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Tennessee Contractor Pre-Licensing seminar

This Licensing orientation seminar will cover the steps to getting your Tennessee contractors license. We will cover experience needed, financial qualifications, insurance, etc.

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