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North Carolina
Residential Contractor

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North Carolina Licensing Board
for General Contractors

5400 Creedmoor Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27612
Phone: (919) 571-4183

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Las Vegas, NV  89121
Phone:  (855) 340-3701

Exam Type

OPEN  BOOK

Exam Content

Subject Areas# of
Questions
Site Work, Footings and Foundations12
Concrete and Concrete Reinforcement10
Masonry7
Carpentry11
Associated Construction Trades,
including Energy Conservation and Drywall
8
Roofing6
Estimating, Plan Reading and
General Residential Code Requirements
16
OSHA Safety4
Licensing and Business and Law10
Special Construction Zones (wind and coastal) and Erosion and Sedimentation Control6
Total number of test questions:
90
Time allowed (minutes):
210

Books Allowed in the Exam

1.
North Carolina OSHA for the Construction Industry, NCDOL
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2.
NASCLA Guide to Business, Law and Project Management for General Contractors, North Carolina, 8th Edition, NASCLA
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3.
North Carolina State Building Code: Residential Code, 2018, ICC
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4.
North Carolina State Building Code: Administrative Code and Policies, 2018, ICC
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Books NOT Allowed in the Exam

1.
Carpentry & Building Construction, 2010 or 2016 (Student Edition), John Feirer, and Mark Feirer
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2.
Roofing Construction and Estimating, 1995, Daniel Atcheson
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3.
Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, Stone, 8th Edition, Clois Kicklighter
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4.
Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 2011, Dave Roberts
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5.
The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 3rd Edition, 2005, ASCC
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6.
BCSI: Guide to Good Practice for Handling, Installing, Restraining, and Bracing of Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses, 2013 Edition updated March 2015
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7.
North Carolina Administrative Code, Title 15A, Chapter 4, Sedimentation Control, Sedimentation Control Commission
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8.
North Carolina General Statutes, Chapter 113A, Article 4, Sedimentation Pollution Control Act of 1973, Sections 113A-50 to 113A-67, inclusive
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9.
North Carolina Laws and Regulations Applicable to General Contracting, North Carolina LBGC
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