In the state of Alabama, construction contractors working on projects over the state-mandated financial thresholds are required to hold a contractor's license. The Alabama Licensing Board for General Contractors regulates commercial construction activities, while Residential construction falls under the guidance of the Alabama Home Builders Licensure Board (HBLB).
Preparing for Alabama Construction Exams
Before you can begin preparing for your exams, you must determine which ones you must take. Alabama contractor applicants are required to take two types of exams:
Business Law Exam: covers tax, business, and other regulatory information applicable to contractors in the state
Technical Exam: covers topics specific to the license's scope of work. Some license specialties do not require a technical exam.
Alabama Contractor Business Law Exams
Each licensing board in Alabama has its own Business Law exam for construction contractors.
Alabama Construction Contractors have multiple options for licensing exams: the Alabama Licensing Board for General Contractors accepts the National NASCLA Commercial Building Contractor Exam, which is also accepted in 16+ other states, and also administers its own state exams.