Home Builders Exam Prep Dual Course Package | Alabama


16  Hour | Online Video & Text Course 
Prepare for the Alabama Home Builders License exam on your own schedule with this course that covers both the Business & Law and Skills parts of the exam. Mobile friendly so you can study anytime, anywhere!
Includes Free Video Instructions on How to Market Your Construction Company on Social Media!

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Package Contents

AL Home Builder Skills Exam Prep Course

This course will prepare students for the Skill Exam portion of the exam (as outlined in the ProV Candidate Bulletin.) Many of the lessons have video presentations to supplement the text material.

Using the Code Book

  • Introduction
  • Format and Use
  • Permits

Code Tables, Illustrations, and Footnotes

  • Tables
  • Footnotes
  • Illustrations
  • Purpose

Residential Code

  • Code Highlights

Energy Code

  • Purpose
  • Navigation
  • Overview

Building Planning and Permits

  • Enforceable Code
  • Permits
  • Zoning
  • Building Officials
  • Administration

Plan Reading

  • Elements of a Building Plan
  • Plan Practice Problems


  • Deeds, Easements, Permits
  • Flood Plains and Wetlands
  • Groundwater, Wells, and Septic
  • Soils
  • Surveying and Site Prep
  • Equipment

Footings and Foundations

  • Dimensions and Depth
  • Foundations (Types)
  • Footings
  • Columns and Pilasters
  • Anchoring
  • Concrete Forms

Concrete and Reinforcement

  • Cement
  • Compressive Strength
  • Pouring, Consolidation
  • Finishing
  • Driveways and Sidewalks
  • Reinforced Concrete
  • Post Tensioning
  • Concrete Problems


  • Mortar
  • Mixing and Placing
  • Concrete Block
  • Bricks
  • Veneer
  • Chimney/Fireplaces

Framing/Rough Carpentry

  • Lumber and Manufactured Materials
  • Fireblocking
  • Framing Types
  • Flooring
  • Wall Framing
  • Roof Systems
  • Trusses
  • Fastening

Finish Carpentry

  • Trim
  • Doors
  • Cabinetry
  • Stairs
  • Flooring
  • Tools

Windows, Doors, and Skylights

  • Egress
  • Ventilation
  • Installation
  • Skylights


  • Types
  • Underlayment and Wrap
  • Flashing
  • EIFS and Stucco

Cold Formed Steel

  • Steel Frame
  • Marks and Labeling
  • Fasteners


  • Roof Styles
  • Pitch
  • Loads/Bracing
  • Truss Design Data Sheets
  • Shingles and Repair

Associated Trades

  • Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC
  • Insulation
  • Swimming Pools
  • Gutters
  • Smoke and CO2 Detectors
  • Demolition
  • Drywall
  • Finishing

OSHA Safety

  • Safety Programs
  • General Rules
  • PPE
  • Fall Protection
  • Ladders and Stairs
  • Scaffolds
  • Excavation
  • Electricity
  • Materials Handling
  • Tool Safety


  • Application Process


Home Builder Business and Law Exam Prep Course

This course will prepare students for the Business and Law portion of the exam, and is based on the relevant chapters found in the Alabama NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, Residential Construction, 3rd Edition (as outlined in the ProV Candidate Bulletin.)


Business Organization

  • Choosing a Business Entity
  • Naming the Business

Contract Management

  • Elements and Provisions
  • Breach of Contract
  • Types of Contracts
  • Contracting Methods
  • Change Orders
  • Disputes

Estimating and Bidding

  • Bid Documents
  • Ethics
  • Estimate Planning, Process and Methods
  • Job Cost Recording

Financial Management

  • Management
  • Accounting Cycle
  • Ratios and Trends
  • Methods of Accounting
  • Payroll

Labor Laws

  • Hiring
  • Documentation
  • Employment Laws
  • Postings

Licensing Law and Board Rules

  • Alabama Home Builders Licensing Board
  • Licensing Laws and Requirements
  • Exemptions
  • Recovery Fund
  • Rules and Regulations
  • Violations

Lien Law

  • Notice of Lien
  • Filing

Project Management

  • Scheduling
  • Management
  • Project Life Cycle
  • Budget and Cost Control
  • Quality Control

Risk Management

  • Insurance
  • Employment Insurance
  • Surety Bonds
  • Federal Projects

Safety Reporting

  • Posters
  • Safety Programs
  • Safety Equipment
  • Recordkeeping

Tax Laws

  • Federal Business Taxes
  • Employment Taxes
  • Penalties
  • State Laws


Social Media Marketing for Construction Trades

Course Description

Learn the ins and outs of social media marketing from experts that work in both social media and the construction industry. Use these tools and tricks to upgrade your personal and professional profiles, drive leads, and increase business.

Customer service will be available by email or telephone between 8am and 6pm Eastern Standard Time. They will assist you with questions regarding course content.

If you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-727-7104 or send an email to info@onlinecti.com. Email responses will usually be returned promptly, but guaranteed within one business day.

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