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North Carolina Contractor License Courses, Classes & Exam Prep

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OVERVIEW

OBTAINING A NORTH CAROLINA CONTRACTOR’S LICENSE

If just anyone were allowed to go around building houses, the quality of the properties would be very questionable. After all, skilled construction requires both experience and knowledge.  Even the most experienced contractors may not know all the state laws for their specific area. Fortunately, at Contractor Training Center, our task is to help you get to that understanding. We understand that you may not know all of the laws, regulations, and rules for your state. Our mission is to help you obtain a contractor license in NC.
If you don’t know all the laws just yet, don’t stress about it. This is why we are here. We will guide you through this tedious process. We aim to help you get your license as quickly and efficiently as possible. While you have to work for it, the result is gratifying. Plus, we will be guiding you through each step along the way.
The state of North Carolina provides many opportunities for people interested in operating their own contracting business. Our experienced team of knowledgeable, passionate specialists helps you find those opportunities. We help local contractors get their businesses started the right way. We know the process inside out. We are equipped with the best practice exams, resources, and tools needed to prepare you.
 

What You Can Expect From Us

Everything you could need to embark on this learning journey can be found here on this page. We have a collection of high-quality resources, tools, and information. These are the minimum of what you can expect from this experience. Our services will help you in many ways, including:
•    Discuss the various types of exams that you will encounter.
•    Guide you through the different steps for certification.
•    Provide you with additional study resources and helpful tools.
•    Minimize the hassle involved with the exam-taking process and make it simple.
•    Provide you with the necessary materials and books to take the exam.
•    Provide you with Tabbing and Highlighting instructions so that answers can be found quickly.
•    Additional services where we will tab and Highlight the books for you.
•    Provide you with hundreds of practice questions.
•    Application fulfillment services that guide you through the application process.
•    Offer support with a friendly customer service team. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have.
 

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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

THE BENEFITS OF HAVING A CONTRACTOR’S LICENSE IN NC

Clients in this business will often ask to see a physical copy of your contractor’s license before they buy your service. This is because it will prove your credibility to them as a professional. A license shows them you have met all of the requirements and NC regulations and rules. All states have their own set of construction laws, and North Carolina is no different. To work on a project as a general contractor that will cost more than $30,000, you must hold a license issued by the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors. The same goes for fire sprinklers, heating, electrical, and plumbing contractors.

Just to be safe, we recommend obtaining your license. The benefit of this is increased opportunities for big projects. Let’s say for example that your business gains momentum and a big project comes along. If that client wants to hire you, you won’t have to reject them simply because you lack a legal license.

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Gives You Credibility

Having a license increases your credibility, allowing you to build trust with your clients. There are other ways to gain their trust, but this is a big part of establishing yourself and your business, especially if you're working with new customers.

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Gives You A Higher Earning Potential

Consequently, there are larger projects that you can't perform without a contractor's license. With one, you can take on big assignments, get more jobs, and increase your profit. More often than not, clients will pay a higher price to a licensed contractor than unlicensed handypersons.

In North Carolina, you are not legally allowed to bid on any projects over $30,000 if you don't hold an active contractor's license. Don't limit yourself to small jobs by putting off obtaining your license - get started today and scale your business to new levels!

A contractor’s license significantly increases the earning potential for your business. Not only can you take on bigger projects. A license entails that clients are more willing to pay a higher price for your work and services.

If you decide against getting this valuable documentation, it can have consequences. The most serious is that you can get caught for performing work illegally. This gets you and your business in muddy water. It also discredits you. When clients hear you are not in good legal standing, they will disappear faster than you can blink. You can avoid this by getting your license with the help of our services.

WHAT IS THE PROCESS?

HOW TO GET A CONTRACTOR’S LICENSE IN NC

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For most of the work that you end up conducting in the state, you will find having a contractor’s license extremely helpful. This goes for anything from commercial construction to smaller residential projects. Legal documentation can help you avoid unnecessary legal problems.


So how exactly do you get it? If you are interested in the Residential Contractor Exam, then we would like to guide you in a different direction. This exam is a closed book exam, it is harder to pass, and it limits you to only Residential Construction in the state of North Carolina. We teach the NASCLA exam prep in North Carolina for several reasons.

  1. First, the NASCLA certification is a National standard accepted in 16 states, with many other states planning to adopt it in the near future. All 16 states accept this license for commercial construction, and 11 of those states also accept it for Residential construction. North Carolina accepts it for both.
  2. The second reason we prefer the NASCLA exam is because it is an open book exam; most contractor exams in NC are not open book.

Your only other requirements are to put in an application with the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors. When you have a NASCLA certification and want to go to another state and pick up work, you can do so much more quickly as you will not have to take that state's commercial builder technical exam. The technical exam portion of obtaining your license is covered in all of the states that accept NASCLA.

MEET THE INITIAL REQUIREMENTS

The type of business that you own determines what documents you need to send in with your application. Here is a list of what you need to send in depending on your situation:

SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP

For this ownership, you need a photocopy of your Certificate of Assumed Name. To get this, go to the Register of Deeds of the county where you will be running your business.

LIMITED AND GENERAL PARTNERSHIPS

This is similar to the previous option. You need a copy of the Certificate of Assumed Name. However, you also need to go to the NC Secretary of State to register your business. You’ll need to submit a copy of your Certificate of Limited Partnership or General Partnership Agreement.

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