Alabama Home Builder License Courses
Our Alabama home builder license online courses are easy to use and understand. We combine HD Videos, engaging slides and practice questions as close to the real test as it gets. We walk you through the reference books pointing out what is important to know to pass the home builder license exam. You have immediate access to the course and can come and go as you please from any computer or mobile device. We keep our prices low because we care about you and your future.
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Alabama Home Builders Exam Prep Course
Alabama Business & Law Exam Prep Course
If you are taking the NASCLA-Accredited exam, you must also pass a Business & Law exam. This course will be prepare you for the Business & Law exam.
NASCLA-Accredited Video (Commercial) General Contractor Exam Prep Course
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Alabama General Contractor Business and Law
Alabama Home Builder Course and Book Package
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Note: The books listed below are recommended references that are allowed into the exam. While we no longer sell the books, you are able to purchase the books from other retailers such as Amazon.
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What types of contractor licenses are offered in Alabama?
In Alabama, licenses are divided into two types:
- General Contractors, click here for exam prep courses!
- Home Builders, click here for exam prep courses!
Home Builders are further divided into two categories:
Unlimited Home Builder – New Residential Buildings and Repair:
“One who constructs a residence or structure for sale or who, for a fixed price, commission, fee, or wage, undertakes or offers to undertake the construction or superintending of the construction, or who manages, supervises, assists, or provides consultation to the homeowner regarding the construction or superintending of the construction, of any residence or structure which is not over three floors in height and which does not have more than four units in an apartment complex, or the repair, improvement, or reimprovement thereof, to be used by another as a residence when the cost of the undertaking exceeds ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00). Nothing herein shall prevent any person from performing these acts on his or her own residence or on his or her other real estate holdings. Anyone who engages or offers to engage in such undertaking in this state shall be deemed to have engaged in the business of residential home building.” – per the Ala. Code 34-14A
Limited Home Builder – Repair and Improvement of Current Buildings:
“A residential home builder who holds a current and valid residential home builders license with limitation may only engage in the business of residential home building, as referred to in Ala. Code § 34-14A-2(10), when the scope of the construction is limited to the repair, improvement, or reimprovement, as such term is defined herein, of a residence or structure.” – per the Ala Admin. Code R. 465-X-3-.04(2)
How do I get my contractor license in Alabama?
Step 1. Request a license application form from:General Contractors – Licensing Board for General Contractors
2525 Fairlane Drive (Executive Park)
Montgomery, Alabama 36116
(334) 272-5030 Ext 226
Fax: (334) 395-5336
orHome Builders – Home Builders Licensure Board (for Residential Contractors) 445 Herron St Montgomery, AL 36140 334-242-2230 http://www.hblb.state.al.us/
Step 2. Complete the application and return it to the State.
Step 3. Once the State approves your application, PSI will mail you the Candidate Information Bulletin which contains an examination registration form and instructions for selecting an examination date. Residential builders will be required to pass a Home Builders License Exam. Commercial Builders (General Contractors) are required to pass a Business and Law exam along with the NASCLA Accredited exam.
How long does it take to complete the Alabama Home Builders or Commercial Contractors License courses?
- The Home Builders License course takes approximately 8 hours, but we move rapidly through the materials. For a thorough review, you may want to allow twice that amount of time.
- The Commercial Contractor License course takes approximately 20 to 24 hours to complete.
Once you register, you have up to 6 months before your course is deactivated. If you need longer, just give us a call so we can arrange an extension.
Is the NASCLA Accredited Commercial Contractor license accepted in Alabama?
Yes! Alabama now requires commercial contractors to pass the NASCLA Accredited exam for General Contractors.
When you pass the NASCLA Accredited Examination for Commercial General Building Contractors, you will be listed in the NASCLA National Examination Database. You will then have this information available for the following states which accept this NASCLA Accredited Examination: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisianna, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. You may also need to take each states’ specific business/law/project management exam in addition to the NASCLA exam.
Is Continued Education in Alabama required?
There are no requirements for Continuing Education at this time. Licenses expire December 31 each year. Renewal is annually.
Does Alabama offer reciprocity with other states?
Yes, Alabama offers reciprocity with Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas and Louisiana you have to be licensed for 3 years consecutively with the same classification you are wanting in Alabama, this form is called verification of license, included in the Prime Application and under the form section of the Alabama.gov website, please send that to one of those Boards. Alabama will require a current copy of your license in that state. Please only send the states listed (Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas and Louisiana).
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