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Exam Prep Course

Tennessee BC-A, b (sm) Combined Residential/Light Commercial Contractor Exam Prep Course

  • $ 349.00


  • Course Duration: Complete at Your Own Pace
  • Course Type: Online Pre-Recorded
  • Books Required: 13

Tennessee BC-A, b (sm) Residential/Small Commercial Exam Prep Course

Tennessee BC-A, b (sm) Residential/Small Commercial Contractors may perform the construction, remodeling, repair, or improvement of 1, 2, 3, or 4 family unit residences not exceeding 3 stores in height and accessory use structures in connection therewith, as well as the construction, erection, alteration, repair, or demolition of any building structure for use by the general public, including residential construction with more than four units or greater than three stories in height where the monetary value of the project is $1,500,000.00 or less.


Exam Prep Class:

This course will prepare you for the Tennessee BC-A, b (sm) Residential/Small Commercial Contractor exam at PSI. We will cover important information within the reference manuals allowed inside the exam, exam-taking tips and tricks, and practice exam questions and answers to prepare you to pass on your first attempt! 


Class Days and Times:

This is an online pre-recorded course that you can complete at your own time and pace. Online course content is delivered digitally immediately upon purchase so you can begin studying right away.


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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. 



The Tennessee BC-A, b Residential/Small Commercial Exam is an open-book exam. You may bring the approved references listed here into the exam with you. We also offer pre-tabbed and highlighted books as well to save you the time of tabbing and highlighting the book yourself.


Additional Requirements

All Tennessee Contractor Applicants are still required to meet other state licensing regulations in order to obtain a license.

This includes taking a Business and Law Exam and a technical exam specific to the type of work they perform. We offer exam prep services for the Tennessee Business and Law Management Exam, as well as License Application Fulfillment Services.

You can find more information about the Tennessee Business and Law Management Exam here

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

Exam Subject Areas

What is on the Exam?

# of Questions Minimum Passing Score Time Allowed
100 73% (73 correct) 300 minutes


Subject Area # of questions
Sitework, Footings, and Foundation 10
Concrete and Concrete Reinforcement 10
Metals 6
Masonry 7
Carpentry 17
Roofing 10
Estimating, Plan Reading, and Gen Residential Code Requirements  20
Associated Trades 12
OSHA Safety 8

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


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