Profile of a Building Contractor in North Carolina

This license covers all types of construction activity pertaining to the construction of commercial, industrial, institutional and residential building.

Process to Become a Building Contractor in North Carolina

Similar to the Residential License applicants for a Building Contractor License must be approved by the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors prior to taking the required exam.  Approved applicants will receive and eligibility letter giving them 120 days to take the exam.  If they fail the exam they will automatically receive a new eligibility letter after 30 days.  If an applicant fails a second time, a whole new application must be approved. However, the exam requirement is waived for contractors already licensed in the states of Tennessee or South Carolina, or whom have passed the NASCLA Accredited Exam.   The 90 question exam is administered by PSI Exam Services. The exam is partial open books with  a grade of 70% or higher is required to pass.

Licensing Limitations Categories for North Carolina Building Contractors

As with the NC Residential Contractor license, this contractor license also has 3 subcategories also offered underneath it, that an applicant must choose – Limited, Intermediate, and Unlimited licenses.  Choosing the correct license type is very important as it determines the project cost limitations a contractor has upon them.  For full descriptions of each of these license limitations requirements and their definitions, please visit the North Carolina Contractor’s License.