Georgia NASCLA General Contractor Exam Prep Courses & Reference Materials

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Overview & Benefits

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We offer everything you need to prepare for the National NASCLA Commercial Builder exam, accepted in Georgia to cover commercial and residential construction. The state of Georgia administers the National NASCLA Commercial Builder Exam under the title "Georgia General Contractor [or General Contractor Limited Tier] Exam"

To prepare for the NASCLA Accredited Commercial Builder exam, you will need books and tabs as well as our exam prep course. We also give the option to purchase pre-tabbed and highlighted books, saving you valuable hours of highlighting the information within the books yourself.

The NASCLA Accredited Commercial General Building Contractor exam is accepted as a trade exam for commercial construction license applicants in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia & the US Virgin Islands.

Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, the US Virgin Islands, Utah, and West Virginia also accept the NASCLA Commercial Builder exam to cover residential construction.

In Georgia,  general contractor applicants must have either a baccalaureate degree in construction management or a related field from an accredited 4-year university or 4 years' practical experience at least two of which shall have been as or in the employment of a general contractor, or other proven experience deemed acceptable by the Division.

Georgia General Contractor is a contractor whose services are unlimited as to the type of work in which they do, subject to the financial limitations determined by their subclassification.

What's on the Exam?

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# of Questions Minimum Passing Score Time Allowed
115 81 (70%) 330 minutes
Subject Area # of Questions
General Requirements 25
Site Construction 15
Concrete 6
Masonry 4
Metals 6
Wood 5
Thermal and Moisture Protection 5
Doors, Windows, and Glazing 4
Finishes 5
Mechanical and Plumbing Systems 6
Electrical Systems 3
Procurement and Contracting Requirements    31

You can also refer to the PSI Candidate Information Bulletin here for more information on testing policies.

Exam Preparation

What you'll need to prepare for the exam

Exam Prep Course

Our NASCLA Exam Prep course is available in three options: live in-person, live-streamed via webinar, and online pre-recorded. Live courses are held every Friday from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm ET. Our classroom is located in Richmond, Virginia, or you can join us anywhere via live interactive webinar.

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Book Bundle

Our suggested NASCLA exam prep book bundle linked here uses 20 books that are allowed into the exam with the editions of each book listed. We have found the allowed ACI 318-11 and Construction Project Management books are not needed to find information on the exam, as the pertinent information discussed within these books is also found within the other 20 reference manuals.We also offer a pre-tabbed and highlighted version of the bundle, saving you countless hours of tabbing and highlighting the books yourself.

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Our NASCLA 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.

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License Requirements

Steps to obtaining your license

All NASCLA exam candidates are still required to meet other state licensing regulations in order to obtain a license in Georgia.

These requirements include taking the State Business Law Exam and submitting a State Board Contractor License Application. We offer business law exam prep courses and materials as well as License Application Fulfillment Services.

You can learn more about the Georgia Business Law exam here

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I take the Georgia NASCLA exam in the state of Georgia?

As a Georgia License Applicant, you can apply for approval to take the NASCLA Commercial Builder Exam by applying to NASCLA at, or by submitting a license application for a General Contractor's license to the Georgia state board.

If you apply to Georgia directly to take the NASCLA Commercial Builder Exam, you will only have two attempts to take the exam within a one-year period. However, if you apply directly to NASCLA and then send your exam transcripts to the Georgia State Board with your application, you will have three attempts to take the exam at PSI within a one-year period.

If you have more questions about the application process, you can talk to a licensing expert on a Contractor Licensing Start-Up Consultation, available at the link here.