North Carolina Contractor License

North Carolina Contractor License

No matter you are a handyman or a general contractor, you must obtain a North Carolina Contractor License. It will enable you to work legally. The licenses are issued by the North Carolina Licensing Board.

As a matter of fact, the contractor license is important for both sides: the employer and the employee. A contractor license to apply for a better job. What about your employer, he/she will avoid any problems and scams.

Contractor License Requirements in North Carolina

To obtain a North Carolina Contractor License, you will need to apply to the Licensing Board of North Carolina for General Contractors.

You will need the contractor license if you want to work on the buildings or public roads and your work costs at least $30.000 in total.

When you decide on beginning your application, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be at least 18
  • Bring financial responsibility proof
  • Pay the required fee

So, if you don’t have any issues with the requirements, you can start your application process. Firstly, you will need to submit an application form to the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors (NCLBGC) website.

North Carolina generally offers three license categories:

  • A Limited Contractor License: With this document, you can work and earn up to $500 thousand for each work you do.
  • If your project costs less than $1 million, you will need to apply for an Intermediate Contractor License.
  • And if you want to earn a non-limited amount of money, you can apply for the Unlimited Contractor License

Each of these types has its own set of criteria.

After you’ve decided on a type, you’ll need to:

  •  Provide documents that you have a registered work or business
  •  Bring proof that you don’t have financial issues
  •  Give a surety bond
  •  You must as well pay the cost of your application and license

The Licensing Board does not have full reciprocity with any other state in the U.S. North Carolina, on the other hand, has agreements with the following states to waive the exams: South Carolina, Tennessee, Louisiana, Georgia, and Mississippi.

Fees for the North Carolina Contractor License

When you apply for a North Carolina Contractor License, you will have to pay a required fee to the Board. The fees vary based on the type and total amount of the project that you will get:

  • The Limited license is $75
  • Intermediate License costs $100
  • The unlimited License fee is $125

Contractor License Exam

You’ll also need to pass a special exam to obtain your contractor’s license. The exam questions and levels are based on the classification of the applicant.

Generally, the exam test contains from 80 up to 125 questions.

Class B Contractor In North Carolina

Generally, Class B contractors are those who work as general building contractors.

Here contractor’s main work is connected to any structure which needs two unrelated building skills and crafts. The building can be already built or be in the process of building.

NC Contractor License Renewal

If you want to renew your North Carolina Contractor license, you can do the process online. You just have to sign in to your account at the NCCLIC website.

Afterward, you must find the “License Renewal” section and fill in the blanks.

In addition, the contractors in North Carolina must pass extra 8 hours of training. They must pass the training every year before they apply to renew their license.

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