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Overview & Benefits

The right resources and exam prep services

Most states require contractor applicants to take and pass a Business and Law exam. The exam will cover basic business management skills necessary to run a construction business. The exam also ensures that contractor applicants are familiar with the legal requirements of establishing a business, including taxes, laws, and regulations governing construction.

We currently offer exam prep courses for 16 states including Alabama (General Contractor),  ArkansasFlorida, GeorgiaMississippiNevadaNew JerseyNew MexicoNorth CarolinaOhio, South Carolina (Commercial and Residential boards), TennesseeUtahVirginia, and West Virginia

What's on the Exam?

Get a strong start in building your career

Each state's Business and Law Exam is going to differ slightly, but most follow a similar content outline. Business and Law exams cover topics that are important for a contractor to understand before opening a contracting business. These topics include state licensing requirements, estimating and bidding, tax laws, and contract law.

You can review the Exam Candidate Information Bulletin specific to your state's exam to understand the scope of material you will be tested on.

Exam Preparation

What you'll need to prepare for the exam

Exam Prep Course

We offer exam prep courses in three options: in-person, live webinars, and online pre-recorded. The course delivery will vary based on which state you are looking for exam prep in. All our courses are available as online pre-recorded courses that you can complete at any time!

Our in-person courses are held in our classroom in Richmond, Virginia. They are a one-day, intensive prep course. The online pre-recorded content is also included with the purchase of any live course to serve as a follow-up for study material. 

You can join our live courses from anywhere via a live interactive webinar. 

Our pre-recorded courses are delivered digitally and you will have access immediately upon purchase. You can complete the course at your own time and pace. Pre-Recorded content includes highlighting instructions and practice exam questions for each book.

Book Bundle

Business and Law examsare often open-book. You may bring the approved references for your state's examinto the exam with you. We offer pre-tabbed and highlighted books as well to save you the time of tabbing and highlighting the books yourself. To find the business and law exam references for your state's exam, visit our state bookstores linked in our main menu.


Our exam prep tabs help mark the commonly referenced sections of the books used in the exam. Don't waste time flipping through your books in the timed exam - our tabs help you to be able to quickly reference important material in your books and move on to the next question without wasting valuable time.

License Requirements

Steps to obtaining your license

Most license specialties are required to meet other state licensing regulations to obtain licensure. Often these requirements include the need to take an additional technical exam, submit a license application for approval, and meet other licensing requirements. Some states also require pre-license education courses.

We can help you navigate the licensing requirements for your state with our Start-Up Consultation!

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about the licensing process

If I pass one state's Business Law exam, can I get out of testing in other states?

Most states require contractor applicants to take and pass a business law exam before obtaining a license. While many states offer license reciprocity with other state licensing boards, it still may be necessary to take and pass the state's business and law exam, even if you are approved opt-out of the technical exam requirement.

You can visit your state's licensing board website to see reciprocity agreements with other state boards, or contact a license specialist for a Start-Up Consultation for a walkthrough of the process!

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