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Basic Information

This Building Contractor License will allow a Contractor to perform Commercial and Residential Construction in North Carolina.

This Building License will not prepare you to take the NC Residential License Examination even though it will cover this classification.


The Trades Portion of this License will reciprocate with South Carolina and  Tennessee (Business and Law will still be required in those States).


The Cost for the General Contractor Building License Study Manual with Permanent Tabs and Webinars (Note: Beginning in January 2025 classes will be Online in Modules and will be accessible at any time) is $ 400.00. This fee is good for 12 months.

You will receive a Notebook of Study Materials with all of the areas that need to be highlighted in the 8 required books and permanent tabs that are allowed in the PSI Testing Facility. Exam questions for the 8 required books and all of the reference books used. I have around 1000 study and practice questions to help you study and prepare for this test. 

Estimating, Calculations and Blue Print Questions that will assist you when actually taking the test. These questions are very similar to the actual questions you will see on the test.

We have Live Webinars for this license and each Live Webinar is recorded and posted on DropBox and students will be allowed to view entire class.

Note: Beginning in January 2025 we will discontinue Live Webinars and Class will be recorded in Modules so students can access just the areas that they are interested in. These modules will be posted on DropBox and access will be good for one year from original purchase.

We receive updated information almost daily from students who have taken the exam recently. Before you actually take the test, we keep you informed of all of this new information plus any book changes that occur by email.

Facts About the Test

  • There are 15 Categories that make up the General Contractor Building Test

  • There are 100 questions (only 90 are scored) , You Must Pass 70% Correct in Order to Pass the Exam

  • You Have 200 Minutes to Complete the Test

  • This is an 8 partial open book test, we will provide information and exam study questions for each of these books and reference books.

  • This test is administrated in several states including North Carolina.

Building License Live Webinars

  • This Study Manual and Live Webinar is designed to teach you the things you need to know in order to pass the North Carolina General Contractors NC Building License Examination.

  • Webinars are recorded and students will be allowed to access them at your convenience.

  • Has all the things that will most likely show up on the actual test.

  • Is designed to help individuals with years of experience in the construction industry and those with no experience at all.

  • Caters to tradesmen and women who have worked in the industry all their life and to individuals who want to get a new career start.

  • Has all of the study information needed and actual exam questions you will see on the North Carolina Building Exam.

  • Contains estimating and blueprint questions to help with these questions for the seasoned professional or a novice with no calculating and blueprint reading skills at all.

  • The Study Manual is broken down step by step so the information can be made easier to remember.

  • Updated information is added weekly from students that just took the exam.

  • Webinars are recorded and students are allowed to revisit the class at their convenience.

Webinars Hours:

9:00 am to 4:30 pm


Upcoming Dates in 2024


June 19, 2024

July 17, 2024

August 21, 2024

Books Required for General Contractor Building Contractor Webinar and Exam

1 - North Carolina State Building Code: Building Code (2015 IBC with North Carolina Amendments) 2018 Edition

2 - Guide to Business, Law and Project Management North Carolina General Contractors 2020 Edition 9th Edition.

3 - North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry 2005 or any Edition will work.

4 - North Carolina Administrative Code and Policies 2018 Edition

5 - Sports Fields - Design, Construction and Maintenance 2010 2nd or 3rd Edition

6 - ANSI - Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities 2017 Edition

** Do Not Purchase**

7 - ACI 318-14 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary

** Do Not Purchase**

8 - ACI 530-13 Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures

** Do Not Purchase**

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