North Carolina Commercial Building Contractor License Exam Reference Book Set

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North Carolina Commercial Builder License Exam Reference Book Set. Prep. Course is not included and must be ordered separately. Books pictured may differ from package - see details

NC Now accepts the NASCLA exam. Consider taking the NASCLA Trades Exam instead of the NC State Builder Contractor Exam as NASCLA is a FULL OPEN BOOK examination. Watch this short little video by clicking here and  please see the comparison chart at the bottom of the page.  Click here to learn more about the NASCLA exam.

This complete book set includes the following:

Books Allowed in the Exam:

1. Sports Fields Design, Construction and Maintenance 2nd Edition (Add August 13th 2015)
2. Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHA 1926) for the Construction Industry
3. North Carolina General, Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, 7thEdition
4. North Carolina State Building Code: Building Code, 2018
5. ACI 530/530.1 - Building Code Requirements & Specifications for Masonry Structures, 2011 Edition
6. ACI 318-08 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary, 2011 Edition
7. North Carolina State Building Code: Administrative Code and Policies, 2018
8. ANSI Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities 2009 

Books Not Allowed in the Exam:
9. Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders, 3rd Edition
10. Carpentry & Building Construction, 2010, 8th Edition
11. Design & Control of Concrete Mixtures, 16th Edition
12. Pipe & Excavation Contracting, 2011 Edition
13. Roofing Construction & Estimating
14. Training and Certification of Field Personnel For Unbonded Post-Tensioning, 3rd Edition
15. Modern Masonry - Brick, Block and Stone, 7th Edition
16. 2014 Laws and Regulations
17. SDI Manual of Construction with Steel Deck 2006 2nd edition - Free Download from SDI subject to publisher availability


The following references are used for the exam but are free downloads:

NC One Call (Free Download)

NC Sedimentation (Free Download)


NC Building Contractor License vs. NASCLA Comparison NC Builder NASCLA
Requires pre-approval from state licensing board Yes No
Board limits number of times you can take exam and how often Yes No
Number of books covered in exam 18 20
Number of books you may take into the exam with you 8 20
Number of questions 90 115
Percentage or questions answered correctly required to pass 70% 70%
Amount of time for entire test 180 Minutes 300
Amount of time per question 2 minutes 2.6 minutes
Number of states that have reciprocity 3 8

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