Construction Trade Exam Research Area

North Carolina
Building Contractor

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North Carolina Licensing Board
for General Contractors

5400 Creedmoor Road
Raleigh, NC 27612
Phone:  (919) 571-4183
Contractor Licensing Web Page

Exam Administrator

PSI Services, LLC
3210 E. Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV 89121
Phone:  (800) 733-9267
PSI Website

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

1. Sports Fields: Design, Construction, and Maintenance, 2nd Edition, 2010, James C. Puhalla, Jeffrey V. Krans, J. Michael Goatley Jr. Buy at Amazon
2. North Carolina OSHA for the Construction Industry (latest amendments available from North Carolina Department of Labor - Order Code 600). Buy from Publisher
3. NASCLA Contractor's Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, North Carolina General Contractors Edition, 7th Edition, NASCLA. Buy at Amazon
4. North Carolina State Building Code: Building Code, 2012, ICC Buy at Amazon
5. ACI 530/530.1-11 or ACI 530/530.1-13: Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures and Companion Commentaries, 2011 or 2013, ACI Buy at Amazon
6. ACI 318-11 or ACI 318-14: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary, 2011 or 2014, ACI Buy at Amazon
7. North Carolina State Building Code: Administrative Code and Policies, 2012, ICC Buy at Amazon
8. ANSI Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, 2009, ANSI. Buy at Amazon
NOTE:  our study material for this license will not include references to ACI technical fliers because PSI has extracted the information out of other industry standard books and re-published at an unreasonable price. We will include similar materials on the subjects shown.

Books NOT Permitted in the Exam

1. Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders, Technical Digest No. 9, 3rd Edition, 2008, Steel Joist Institute Buy at Amazon
2. Carpentry & Building Construction, 2010 or 2016 (Student Edition), John Feirer, 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. Web Page Link
9. North Carolina Administrative Code, Title 15A, Chapter 4, Sedimentation Control, as amended July 1, 2000, Sedimentation Control Commission. PDF File 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. PDF File Link
11. North Carolina Laws and Regulations Applicable to General Contracting, North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors Web Page Link
12. SDI Manual of Construction with Steel Deck, 2nd Edition, 2006, Steel Deck Institute PDF File Link
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