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North Carolina
Building Contractor

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North Carolina Licensing Board
for General Contractors

P.O. Box 17187
Raleigh, NC  27619
Phone: (919) 571-4183
Contractor Licensing Web Page

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Exam Type


Exam Content

Subject Areas% of
Site Work 6
Concrete 13
Masonry 6
Metals 12
Carpentry 7
Roofing 6
Associated Trades 3
Business and Law 7
Safety 4
Estimating, Plan Reading and
General Building Code Requirements
One Call 2
Erosion and Sedimentation Control 2
Licensing 2
Liens 1
Sports Fields 5

Total number of test questions: 90
Time Allowed (Minutes) 200

Books Permitted in the Exam

Sports Fields: Design, Construction, and Maintenance, 2nd Edition, 2010, James C. Puhalla, Jeffrey V. Krans, J. Michael Goatley Jr. Buy at Amazon
North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry, North Carolina Department of Labor, Division of Occupational Safety and Health, Bureau of Education, Training and Technical Assistance (Available from North Carolina Department of Labor - Order Code 600). Buy from Publisher
NASCLA Contractor's Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, North Carolina, 7th Edition, NASCLA. Buy at Amazon
North Carolina State Building Code, 2012, ICC. Buy at Amazon
ACI 530-11 or ACI 530-13: Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures, 2011 or 2013, ACI. Buy at Amazon
ACI 318-11 or ACI 318-14: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary, 2011 or 2014, ACI. Buy at Amazon
North Carolina State Building Code: Administrative Code and Policie, 2012, ICC. Buy at Amazon
ANSI Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, 2009, ANSI. Buy at Amazon

Books NOT Permitted in the Exam

1. Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders, 3rd Edition, 2008, Steel Joist Institute. Buy at Amazon
2. Carpentry & Building Construction, 2010, John Feirer, Gilbert Hutchings and Mark Feirer. Buy at Amazon
3. Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, 15th Edition, 2011, Steven H. Kosmatka, Beatrix Kerkhoff, William C. Panarese. Buy at Amazon
4. Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 2011, Dave Roberts. Buy at Amazon
5. Roofing Construction and Estimating, 1995, Daniel Atcheson. Buy at Amazon
6. Instructional Manual for Training and Certification of Field Personnel for Unbonded Post-Tensioning, 3rd Edition, 2003, Post-Tensioning Institute. Buy at Amazon
7. Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, Stone, 8th Edition, 2015, Clois E. Kicklighter. Buy at Amazon
8. North Carolina One-Call Center Excavation Manual. Doc Link
9. North Carolina Administrative Code, Title 15A, Chapter 4, Sedimentation Control, as amended July 1, 2000, Sedimentation Control Commission. Doc Link
10. North Carolina General Statutes, Chapter 113A, Article 4, Sedimentation Pollution Control Act of 1973, as amended through October 2002, Sections 113A-50 to 113A-67, inclusive. Doc Link
11. North Carolina Laws and Regulations Applicable to General Contracting, North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors. Doc Link
12. SDI Manual of Construction with Steel Deck, 2nd Edition, 2006, Steel Deck Institute. Doc Link
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