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findEvery state has its own regulations when it comes to obtaining a contractors license. Most people have specific questions while others don’t even know where to start. Well, the first thing to do is to obtain Candidate Information Bulletin specific to your state, which contains detailed information on state’s contractors licenses. Many state contractors boards will also have their own website with the same information and links containing current forms and information needed for first time contractors who want to obtain their contractors license. Next step would be to plan ahead and allow a minimum of three weeks of study time or more if needed depending on your past knowledge and experience considering the difficulty of the contractors exam. Properly preparing for the exam is the key to passing your contractors exam and obtaining your license. Finding what the minimum requirements, specific fees, books needed to study, and details about your exam is considered crucial information and cannot be overlooked. Finally, do whatever works for you to prepare for the exam. Whether that is a six months plan of preparation or ten-day schedule, do it at your own pace and decide when you’re ready based on how well you know your study material. Most states allow you to retake the failed portion of your examination with some restrictions, so plan accordingly.

Candidate Information Bulletin Information:

-Exam classifications
-Exam content outlines
-Reference books recommended/allowed in the exam
-Items allowed in the exam room
-Sample questions and information about your exam
-Exam center locations
-Cost of the exam
-Instructions on how to schedule your exam
-Passing score and how to apply for each exam

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NASCLA Accredited Examination

The NASCLA Accredited Examination is used by state contractor licensing agencies to test commercial general building contractor candidates who are applying for a contractors license. The examination has been designed to reduce redundant licensing requirements and assist contractors who need to be licensed in multiple jurisdictions.  All candidates who pass the NASCLA Accredited Examination for Commercial General Building Contractors will be entered into the NASCLA National Examination Database (NED).


Prometric Exams Centers

Prometric is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Educational Testing Service (ETS) and a trusted provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment solutions. Our more than 20 years of experience providing the right test development and test delivery solutions to the world’s most recognized organizations has enabled millions of people around the world to advance in their careers, earn more money or better themselves professionally.

PSI Exams Centers

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Pro V Exams Centers

Prov develops and administers online and paper/pencil examinations for construction industry licensing and certification.


International Code Council

The International Code Council offers unmatched technical, educational and informational products and services in support of the International Codes, with more than 250 highly qualified staff members at 16 offices throughout the United States and in Latin America.


Pearson VUE Exams Centers

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