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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NOTE: The Home Builders Licensure Board exam will be given by a NEW TEST COMPANY beginning January 1, 2017. Please refer to the FAQ section below for updated information.
Alabama Home Builder Exam Prep Course
This course contains everything you need to know to PASS both parts of the Alabama Home Builders License Exam on your first try (Business/Law and Skills).
Home Builder Business and Law Exam Prep Course
This course contains all you need to know to pass the Business and Law exam on your first try.
Home Builder Skills Exams Prep Course
The course contains everything you need to know to pass the Skills exam on your first try.
Alabama NASCLA General Contractor Business & Law Exam Prep Course
If you are taking the NASCLA-Accredited exam, you must also pass a Business & Law exam. This course will prepare you for the General Contractor Business & Law exam.
NASCLA-Accredited Video (Commercial) General Contractor Exam Prep Course
Course and Book Packages:
Alabama General Contractor Business and Law
Alabama Home Builder License Exam Complete
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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 re improvement 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 a 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 re improvement, 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 General 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
Step 2. Complete the application and return it to the State.
Step 3. Once the State approves your application. 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 Do I Get My Home Builders License In Alabama?Step 1. In order to obtain a State of Alabama Home Builders License, one must: 1. Either:
a. Obtain an application package by sending a written request along with a check or money order for $25 to Home Builders Licensure Board. Be sure to state whether you are requesting an unlimited license application or a limited license application package. Complete the appropriate application form and return the notarized application with a check or money order made payable to the Home Builders Licensure Board.
The package contains a copy of the law and the rules and regulations governing the Alabama Home Builders Licensure Board. The Board is authorized to license and regulate the residential construction and remodeling industries in the state, under the authority of Title 34, Section 14A, of the Code of Alabama. Please review the “Instructions” page of the application package.
b. To download a printable copy of the new license application package, click below for the appropriate application package:
The form must then be completed, signed, notarized and returned with a check or money order made payable to the Home Builders Licensure Board in the amount of $350.00 ($250 license fee and $100 new license application processing fee).
2. In order to receive an Unlimited License, take and pass the Alabama Home Builders Exam.
No authorization is required to take the exam.
Testing facilities are located in: Auburn, Birmingham (2), Enterprise, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery,
Sheffield and Tuscaloosa.
3. Request that a current credit report on the individual or business who is making the application be
sent to the Board directly from a credit-reporting agency.
4. If applying as a corporation, limited liability company or limited partnership,
a. Provide a Certificate of Good Standing from the Alabama Department of Revenue.
b. Provide a copy of the Articles of Incorporation, the Articles of Organization, or the partnership agreement as applicable.
c. Additionally, if applying as a corporation, provide a listing of officers.
5. If applying as a foreign (out-of-state) corporation, limited liability company or
limited partnership, also provide a Certificate of Existence from the Alabama
Secretary of State.
Step 2. Complete the application and return it to the State.
Step 3. Schedule to take the exam (New Testing Company and Rules As Of January 1, 2017)
Scheduling for the exam is a 3 step process
#1 – Register and select which tests you wish to take.
#2– Find available seats in your area – During this step, you will select the date and location where
you wish to take the test.
#3– Make your payment – Scheduling is not complete until payment has been made to Prov.
The Alabama Home Builders Licensure Board has contracted with Prov, Inc. to develop, and administer their licensing examination program for state licensed home builders.
Alabama law requires that each individual who is engaged in residential construction in the state of Alabama to be licensed. To become licensed, a company representative must demonstrate competency by passing the required exams for which licensure is being sought.
If you have questions regarding which exams to take, you may call the Alabama Home Builders Licensure Board at (334) 242-2230.
Once scheduling is complete, you will be sent an appointment letter which includes your testing session details.
For testing questions call:
5200 NW 43rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32606
Ph: (866) 720-7758
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
To access a complete copy of the State of Alabama Home Builders License Board Examinations Candidate Information Bulletin click here.
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 annual.
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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