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NC Contractors License Exam Prep Books

As you plan your NC contractors license exam prep strategy, it is critical to have the right study tools. Our selection of PSI contractor exam prep books will help you learn what you need to know to take your exams with confidence, and they are designed to greatly improve your chances of passing on the first attempt. When you order from us prior to 3 p.m., we ship your books the same day.

If you want to thoroughly prepare yourself for all of the North Carolina NASCLA credentials, we have an entire set of NC NASCLA exam books for sale. NASCLA practice exam books help you test and sharpen your skills before you take a real test. Since there are different classifications of North Carolina contractor licenses, we offer a wide range of preparatory books. Browse our page to find a North Carolina contractor license reference books for highway, residential, building or other classifications.


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North Carolina NASCLA Exam Book Set ACI 318-11 Construction Project Management 4th Edition
Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction, 9th Edition Construction Jobsite Management, 3rd Edition International Building Code 2015
Carpentry & Building Construction Modern Masonry 2016, 8th Edition Placing Reinforcing Bars, Recommended Practices
Training and Certification of Field Personnel for Unbonded Post-Tensioning The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction Green Building Fundamentals. 2nd Edition
NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, Basic 11th Edition Gypsum Construction Handbook 7th Edition Construction Industry Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA)
Manual of Construction with Steel Deck Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders, 2006  3rd Edition Erector's Manual - Standards and Guidelines for the Erection of Pre Cast Concrete Products, 2nd Edition
Roofing Construction & Estimating Pipe & Excavation Contracting Revised Manual of Construction with Steel Deck
Guide to Good Practice for Handling, Installing, Restraining & Bracing of Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses 2013 Edition
   
 

Our selection of NASCLA books for North Carolina include all of the following:

  • Construction Jobsite Management
  • Construction Project Management
  • ACI 318-14
  • BCSI: Guide to Good Practice for Handling and Installing Wood Trusses
  • NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Mgmt 13th Edition
  • NC NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Mgmt
  • Erectors Manual
  • Training and Certification of Field Personnel for Unbonded Post-Tensioning
  • SDI Steel Deck Manual of Construction 3rd Edition
  • Pipe and Excavation Contracting
  • Gypsum Construction Handbook
  • Placing Reinforcing Bars
  • Handling and Erection for Steel Joists and Steel Girders
  • Modern Masonry
  • Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction
  • Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 OSHA
  • Carpentry and Building Construction
  • ANSI Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities 2017
  • Roofing Construction and Estimating
  • Contractors Guide to Quality Concrete Construction
  • Green Building Fundamentals
  • International Building Code 2018

What are the pros to having a contractor's license in North Carolina?

Just like with any other job, having a professional license can exponentially boost your credibility to clients. Showing your clients a physical contractor's license is proof that you have met all the rigorous requirements that North Carolina has set in place. For projects over the $30,000, a license is required. This means that obtaining a North Carolina builder's license allows you to take on bigger projects and increase your business. At the end of the day, bigger projects means more money for you and your business.

What are the requirements for getting a NC contractor's license?
  1. Apply for the Exam - For the open book NASCLA exam, the requirements differ depending on the type of business that you own:
    • Sole Proprietorship
      • photocopy of Certificate of Assumed Name (acquired by the Register of Deeds of business county)
    • Limited & General Partnership
      • photocopy of Certificate of Assumed Name (acquired by the Register of Deeds of business county)
      • register your business with the NC secretary of state
      • submit copy of your Certificate of Limited Partnership/General Partnership agreement
    • LLC Domestic Corporations
      • photocopy of Certificate of Assumed Name (acquired by the Register of Deeds of business county)
      • register your business with the NC secretary of state
      • copy of Articles of Organization/Articles of Incorporation (w/ official seal from secretary of state)
    • LLC & Foreign Corporations
      • photocopy of Certificate of Assumed Name (acquired by the Register of Deeds of business county)
      • register your business with the NC secretary of state
      • copy of Articles of Organization/Articles of Incorporation (w/ official seal from secretary of state)
      • additional documents:
        • financial statement
        • 3 letters of reference
        • tax identification number
        • application fee
  2. Choose the type of license you need:
    • Limited License
      • Allows for bids/work on any project less than $500,000
      • Working capital must be at least $17,000
    • Intermediate License
      • Allowed for bids/work on any project less than $700,000
      • Working capital must be at least $75,000
    • Unlimited License
      • No limits on projects
      • Working capital must be at least $150,000
  3. Take the exam!
  4. Submit your application to the board

What is on the NC NASCLA exam?

Exam Information

  • Exam Fee: $106
  • Number of total Questions: 115 questions
  • Time Limit: 330 Minutes

Exam Breakdown

Subject Area Number of Questions
General Requirements 25
Site Construction 15
Concrete 6
Masonry 4
Metals 6
Woods 5
Thermal & Moisture Protection 5
Doors, Windows & Glazing 4
Finishes 5
Mechanical & Plumbing Systems 6
Electrical Systems 3
Procurement & Contracting Requirements 31