Construction Trade Exam Research Area

North Carolina
Residential 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

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Exam Type


Exam Content

Subject Areas# of
Site Work, Footings and Foundations 12
Concrete and Concrete Reinforcement 10
Masonry 7
Carpentry 11
Associated Construction Trades,
including Energy Conservation and Drywall
Roofing 6
Estimating, Plan Reading and
General Residential Code Requirements
OSHA Safety 4
Licensing and Business and Law 10
Special Construction Zones (wind and coastal) and Erosion and Sedimentation Control 6

Total number of test questions: 90
Time Allowed (Minutes) 210

Books Allowed in the Exam

1. North Carolina OSHA for the Construction Industry (latest amendments available from North Carolina Department of Labor - Order Code 600). Buy from Publisher
2. Contractor's Guide to Business, Law and Project Management – North Carolina General Contractors Edition, 7th Edition, NASCLA Buy at Amazon
3. North Carolina State Building Code: Residential Code, 2012, ICC Buy at Amazon
4. North Carolina State Building Code: Administrative Code and Policies, 2012, ICC Buy at Amazon


Books NOT Permitted in the Exam

1. Carpentry & Building Construction, 2010, John Feirer, Gilbert Hutchings and Mark Feirer, or 2016, McGraw-Hill (Student Edition) Buy at Amazon
2. Roofing Construction and Estimating, 1995, Daniel Atcheson. Buy at Amazon
3. Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, Stone, 8th Edition, 2015, Clois E. Kicklighter. Buy at Amazon
4. Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 2011, Dave Roberts. Buy at Amazon
5. The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 3rd Edition, 2005, ASCC Buy at Amazon
6. BCSI: Guide to Good Practice for Handling, Installing, Restraining, and Bracing of Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses, 2013 Edition updated March 2015. PDF File Link
7. North Carolina Administrative Code, Title 15A, Chapter 4, Sedimentation Control, as amended July 1, 2000, Sedimentation Control Commission. PDF File Link
8. 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
9. North Carolina Laws and Regulations Applicable to General Contracting, North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors Web Page Link
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