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North Carolina NASCLA Accredited Exam Prep Seminar

  • Starting at $ 249.00

For Commercial + Residential Construction | Accepted as a trade exam in 16 states


  • Course Duration: 8 Hours
  • Course Type: In-Class / Webinar $349; Online Pre-Recorded $249
  • Books Required: 19

North Carolina General Contractor / NASCLA Exam Prep Course

The NASCLA-Accredited Examination Program was designed to assist contractors who need to be licensed in multiple jurisdictions. Contractors who take the accredited examination can access NASCLA’s Examination Database (NED) and request that their results be sent to other jurisdictions that accept the examination, thereby reducing redundant licensing requirements. 

In North Carolina, NASCLA is accepted for commercial and residential construction.

The NASCLA Accredited license is recognized for commercial licensing in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia & the Virgin Islands.

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


Exam Prep Class:

This class will prepare you to take the National NASCLA Commercial General Building Contractor exam at PSI. We cover all the material that you are allowed to bring into the exam.

The online pre-recorded content is included with the purchase of any live course to serve as a follow-up study material. Pre-Recorded content includes highlighting instructions and practice exam questions for each book.

Pre-Recorded classes are available to you immediately upon purchase and can be completed at your own time and pace. 


Class Days and Times:

This prep course is available in three options: Pre-Recorded, Live In-Class, and Live-Streamed Webinar.

Live Classes are a one-day intensive prep course, held on:


8:30 am – 5:30 pm ET


webinar access time

Online Content is available for 180 days after purchase. To extend content access an additional 180 days, a $50 course extension fee is required. If you have any questions, please contact our support team.

Additional Materials

The exam at PSI is open-book. You may bring the approved references into the exam, and reference manuals may be tabbed and highlighted. Tabs must be permanent adhesive tabs - removable tabs such as post-its are not allowed in the examination center. 



We offer a book bundle for the North Carolina NASCLA exam, available here. You may take the following references into the exam with you:

  • Construction Jobsite Management, 4th Edition
  • BCSI: Guide to Good Practice for Handling, Installing, Restraining, and Bracing of Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses, 2013 (updated March 2020)
  • Contractor’s Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, Basic 13th Edition
  • Erectors' Manual - Standards and Guidelines for the Erection of Pre Cast Concrete Products, 1999, 2nd Edition
  • Training and Certification of Field Personnel for Unbonded Post-Tensioning - Level 1 Field Fundamentals, 2003, 3rd Edition
  • SDI (Steel Deck Institute) Manual of Construction with Steel Deck, 3rd Edition
  • Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 2011
  • Gypsum Construction Handbook, 7th edition
  • Placing Reinforcing Bars, Recommended Practices, 2019, 10th edition
  • Technical Digest No. 9 – Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders, 3rd Edition
  • Modern Masonry - Brick, Block, Stone, Clois E. Kicklighter, 8th edition
  • Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction, 2018, 10th Edition
  • Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), with latest available amendments
  • Carpentry and Building Construction, 2016 
  • ANSI Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, 2017
  • Roofing Construction and Estimating, Daniel Atcheson, 1995
  • The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 4th Edition
  • Green Building Fundamentals, Michael Montoya, 2011, 2nd edition, 
  • International Building Code, 2018 edition
  • Developing Your Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan: A Guide for Construction Sites, Environmental Protection Agency

Additional Courses


Exams are administered by PSI and can be scheduled by registering at

Before April 9, 2020:

# of Questions Minimum Passing Score Time Allowed
115 81 (70%) 330 minutes


Subject Area # of questions
Planning and Estimating 21
Financial and Project Management 21
Safety 19
Site Construction 15
Concrete 8
Masonry 3
Metals 5
Wood Foundations and Framing 5
Thermal Moisture Protection 4
Doors, Windows, and Glazing 5
Finishes 7
Specialty Equipment and Conveyance Systems 2

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

Beginning April 9, 2020:

# of Questions Minimum Passing Score Time Allowed
115 81 (70%) 300 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.

Applying for the Exam

NASCLA requires pre-approval to schedule the exam at a PSI Testing Center. You can find the application here at

The NASCLA Organization usually processes these applications in about a week. Once you receive approval, you may register and schedule for an exam at PSI's website here.


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