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Alabama Business and Law

alabama contractors licenseAll qualifying individuals must pass the standard Business and Law examination; in addition, qualifying individuals must pass a second test covering the specific trade or certification area for which they are applying. The Business and Law examination consists of multiple choice questions related to business management and construction law. Applicants can find information below on the breakdown of the topics covered in the examination.


Alabama Contractors License Requirements


let us help you get your contractors licenseAccording to the Alabama State Code, any project that amounts to $10,000 or more where you are constructing, supervising the construction of, repairing, or improving a residential building requires a builders license. The state of Alabama requires any general contractor working on a commercial or industrial project costing $50,000 or more to get a license. If you're the general contractor on a residential project that costs $10,000 or more, you need a license. The Alabama Business Law Exam is required for licensure as a General Contractor. General contractors must submit verification of 3 years experience and a financial statement with the completed application. Limits are based on the applicants net worth or working capital. More info here.


Alabama Contractors Fees


contractors license feesPre-approval for testing is currently required from the board. This is achieved my submitting a completed application with necessary documentation. After the application is approved, the State Licensing Board will notify you of a testing date. Licensing fees may differ according to each classification. The Business and Law exam will cost $96. It will cost you $300 to file an initial application for a Prime Contractor license. In addition there is a $100 fee to be donated to construction education. The Subcontractor application will cost $150.


Alabama Business and Law Exam Details


contractor exam detailed informationThe contractors exam for Business and Law Exam has 50 questions and a time limit of 120 minutes. All applicants must score at least 70% in order to pass. The examination is open book and pre-approval from is required before taking the exam. More info here.

Business and Law Exam Content

Estimating and Bidding
Payroll and Taxes
Personnel and Labor
Project Management
Business Organization
Risk Management
Safety Recordkeeping and Environmental

Total Number of Test Questions: 50

Time Allowed: 120 minutes


Books That Are Allowed Into The Exam


1. Alabama Business and Project Management for Contractors, NASCLA.


NOTE: If you are not currently a licensed contractor then you are required to take and pass BOTH the standard LAW exam and TRADE specific exam.


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Alabama Business and Law Exam Home Study Kit $149


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Alabama Contractors License Reciprocity


contractors license reciprocityThe State of Alabama Licensing Board has reciprocity with Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee. Any applicant holding a license in good standing in a comparable classification in another state recognized by the respective agency as a reciprocity state may have the trade portion of the examination waived upon written certification from that state in which the applicant is licensed. The proposed qualified individual for the applicant shall be the same individual who is duly qualified for the license currently issued to the applicant by the reciprocal state licensing board. Applicants must comply with all other Alabama licensing requirements. The business law portion of the examination shall not be waived. Application must be in this office for 30 days before receiving license through reciprocity. More info here.