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Exams and Licenses

Our seminars and webinars help you to prepare to take a General Contractor exam. 

We can help prepare you for the following exams:

1. The NASCLA Exam.

2. The North Carolina Building General Contractor Exam.

3. The North Carolina Residential General Contractor Exam.

4. The Georgia Residential Basic General Contractor Exam.

5. The Georgia Residential – Light Commercial General Contractor Exam.

The National Association of State Contracting Agencies (NASCLA) Accredited Examination for Commerical Building Contractors is used by state licensing agencies to test candidates.  It was created to reduce the redundant licensing requirements and to assist contractors that want to be licensed in multiple states.

The following states accept NASCLA:

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon,  South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, US Virgin Islands. 

The North Carolina Residential License allows you to build residential structures in the state of North Carolina only. There is reciprocity with other states, however you may still need to pass a state exam. Limitation on dollar amounts per project apply.

The North Carolina Building License allows you to build residential and commercial structures in the state of North Carolina only.  There is reciprocity with other states, however you may still need to pass a state exam. Limitation on dollar amounts per project apply.

The NASCLA license allows you to build residential and commercial structures in 16 states plus the US Virgin Islands after completing and passing the business and law test for the state or states you wish to be licensed.  

The Georgia Residential Basic License allows you to build residential structures in the state of Georgia only. There is reciprocity with other states, however you may still need to pass a state exam. Limitation on dollar amounts per project apply.

The Georgia Residential – Light Commercial License allows you to build residential and commercial structures in the state of Georgia only.  There is reciprocity with other states, however you may still need to pass a state exam. Limitation on dollar amounts per project apply.

The NASCLA license allows you to build residential and commercial structures in 16 states plus the US Virgin Islands after completing and passing the business and law test for the state or states you wish to be licensed.  

The NC Residential exam requires knowledge of 13 reference materials.  Only 4 of the 13 reference materials that are specified by PSI can be brought into the exam.  

The NC Building exam requires knowledge of 20 reference materials.  Only 8 of the 20 reference materials that are specified by PSI can be brought into the exam.  

The NASCLA exam requires knowledge of 23 reference materials.  All 23 reference materials can be brought into the exam

The GA Residential Basic exam requires knowledge of 10 reference materials.  All 10 reference materials can be taken into the exam.  

The Georgia Residential – Light Commercial exam requires knowledge of 16 reference materials.  All 16 reference materials can be brought into the exam. 

 

The NC Residential exam is 210 minutes, has 90 questions and requires a 70% to pass.  The business and law exam is built into the exam. 

The NC Building exam is 200 minutes, has 90 questions and requires a 70% to pass. The business and law exam is built into the exam.

The NASCLA exam is 330 minutes, has 115 questions and requires an 81% to pass.  A separate business and law exam is required for each state you want to be licensed.

The GA Residential Basic exam is 200 minutes, has 80 questions and requires a 70% to pass. The business and law exam is built into the exam.

The Georgia Residential – Light Commercial exam is 230 minutes, has 90 questions and requires a 70% to pass. The business and law exam is built into the exam.

Yes. Many students take the NASCLA exam even if they do not plan to build in other states.

For the NASCLA exam, since there is a trade exam and a business and law exam, the entire process including the testing, can take 1-2 months.  For the other tests, the process to get the license after passing the exam is 1-2 weeks as long as all required documents are submitted to the Licensing Board.

For NASCLA you would go to https://www.nascla.org/   Select Exam Info then select Apply for the Exam.  Detailed instructions are on the NASCLA website.  Once you pass the exam, your results are entered into the National Exam Database (NASCLA NED) where you can then apply to have your transcripts sent to the respective state licensing agency to get approval to sit for the business and law test.  

All other state exams are scheduled through PSI  https://candidate.psiexams.com/

If you have any questions or need assistance with the application process, please contact our office at 828-277-3999.

All exams are administered by PSI.  For more information, please click here:  https://candidate.psiexams.com/

 

Ordering

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We accept all major credit and debit cards.  

Order online www.contractorsseminars.com 24/7 or by calling 828-277-3999 Monday – Friday 9AM to 5PM ET.

 

Yes! We accept official checks, money orders, personal and business checks. All pay-by-check orders must be placed during normal business hours by calling 828-277-3999. No attendance to any seminar or webinar will be allowed and no books will ship until our bank collects funds on your check.

Yes.  Our payment plan is broken into 3 monthly payments with partial books being shipped after each payment clears.  Call us at 828-277-3999 or email us at  [email protected] to discuss how we may be able to help you!

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Seminars and Webinars

By contacting us directly at 828-277-3999, M-F from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST or email us at: [email protected]

Yes. The seminar focuses on study strategies for each book and also provides examination tips.  You will not find this anywhere else as we have been teaching these courses for over 40 years.

It varies by student and by learning styles. A good plan is to purchase the books, begin studying at home, and attend a webinar or seminar. Master the material and take a refresher course a week before the exam.

Our seminars are currently held at the following locations:

  • Asheville, NC – Hilton Biltmore Park Town Square – 43 Town Square Blvd Asheville, NC 28803
  • Atlanta, GA – Courtyard By Marriott Atlanta Buford Mall of Georgia – 1405 Mall Of Georgia Buford, GA 30519
  • Boone, NC – Holiday Inn Express Boone – 1943 Blowing Rock Road Boone NC 28607
  • Charlotte, NC – Hampton Inn – 119 Gallery Center Dr. Mooresville, NC 28117
  • Raleigh, NC – DoubleTree Hotel – 4810 Page Creek Lane Durham, NC 27709
  • Wilmington, NC – Hampton Inn and Suites – 1989 Eastwood Road Wilmington, NC 28403

Seminars and webinars start at 8:00 AM and end no later than 5:00 PM.  Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow for registration.

We suggest that you bring our Reference Book Study Guide, pen, and paper.  Books are not required to attend the seminar however, if you have not purchased your books we recommend that you acquire them immediately after the seminar.

Yes, rescheduling is free and can be achieved by calling 828-277-3999 or by emailing [email protected]

We do not refund seminar fees.

We know that live interaction yields the best results. Join us in person at a seminar or with live instruction on a webinar!

Upon request, we offer private tutoring at your location or in our Asheville office at 103 Underwood Road Suite A Fletcher, NC 28732.  Additional fees apply. 

Contact us at 828-277-3999 Monday -Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST or email us at: [email protected] for pricing.

Everything you need to pass your exam!

  1. All reference materials as per the PSI Candidate Information Bulletin.
  2. Our proprietary Book Tabs.
  3. Our proprietary National Contractors Seminars, Inc. Reference Book Study Guide.
  4. Our proprietary practice tests with personalized grading and feedback.
  5. The ability to attend up to 3 additional seminars and/or webinars for one year at no additional cost.  Just contact us at least 2 days prior to the seminar or webinar date to ensure we have space at the seminar or that we provide you with the webinar link.
  6. 30-minute consult with the instructor.
  7. Additional discount off your book order.
  8. We will review past exam results and provide feedback within 7 – 10 business days.
  1. Our proprietary National Contractors Seminars, Inc. Reference Book Study Guide.
  2. The ability to attend 1 additional seminar and/or webinar for one year at no additional cost. Just contact us to ensure we have space for the date you want to attend.
  3. One practice test.
  4. We will review past exam results and provide feedback.

If you purchased your books elsewhere, you may purchase our tabs, practice tests and additional time with the instructor.  Contact us at 828-277-3999 Monday -Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST or email us at: [email protected] for pricing.

Yes. To ensure that you have the information needed to attend please call 828-277-3999 or by emailing [email protected].

Absolutely. We have many students who come to us after using other companies.  We will ensure your materials are up to date and get you on the path to success! 

Yes you may. Additional book purchases may be required. 

Contact us to discuss your situation. 828-277-3999 Monday -Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST or email us at: [email protected] for pricing.

Absolutely!  Our proprietary Study Book Reference Guide  coincides with our proprietary  Book Tabs. If you did not purchase books from us, or if they do not have our tabs, we recommend that you remove any existing tabs in your books and replace them with our tabs so that our reference materials can be easily used.  

Contact us at 828-277-3999 Monday -Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST or email us at: [email protected] for pricing.

Books

Compliance is your responsibility.  Our books are compliant with PSI Examinations Candidate Information Bulletin so they are always the latest editions allowed into the exams.  

Many times students purchase books elsewhere that are incorrect editions, over-tabbed or over-highlighted.

Please allow 7 – 10 business days for processing the order.  Our shipping department will email you a UPS tracking number.  Once you have the tracking number, the UPS tracking information becomes available after 24 – 48 hours.

Book versions can change. PSI Services, LLC has full discretion and may change the books at any time.  

Please contact us to make sure you have the latest editions as per the PSI Candidate Information Bulletin.  If you arrive at the test center with non-compliant book versions, they will not be allowed into the exam.

Contact us at 828-277-3999 Monday -Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST or email us at: [email protected] for pricing.

You can only highlight and underline in the books.  You cannot write in the books, fold pages, add or remove pages, or have any loose leaf pages.  

We strongly recommend that you do not.  PSI  Services, LLC have strict guidelines regarding the types of tabs that can be used for the exams.  If you use the wrong tabs you will be required to remove them at the exam center before you will be allowed to sit for the exam.

Too many tabs limits your ability to quickly find information during the exam.

Our refund policy is as follows:

If we receive the books unwrapped within 10 days of the order we will refund the original cost of the books less the shipping cost and a 20% restocking fee.  Refunds take 2 – 3 weeks to process.  

We do not refund seminar fees.

We are currently phasing out our remaining used book inventory and will only be stocking new books.

Call 828-277-3999, Monday -Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST or email us at: [email protected] to see what used inventory we have remaining.