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Utah Residential/Small Commercial Contractor Course

This is the fastest and most comprehensive way to prepare for your contractor licensing exams.  You have immediate access from any computer or mobile device and all of our courses come with instructor support and a 100% Money Back Guarantee — Pass on your first try or get your money back!

Residential/Small Commercial Contractor Course

If you are building single-family homes, multi-family homes up to four units or commercial construction of not more than three stories above ground and not more than 20,000 square feet, you must have this license.

Price: $99.00
Residential and Small Commercial Contractor
Dual Course Package

This package is designed for those who wish to take the Residential and Small Commercial Course for Utah. The course is a combination of text, HD video, and practice questions to ease the learning experience and help you retain all the information you will need to pass that test. (Valued at: $168.00)

Included Courses:

  • Business and Law Course
  • Residential/Small Commercial Contractor Course

Note: The books listed below are recommended references for the exam. While we no longer sell the books, you are able to purchase the books from other retailers such  Amazon.

  • NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, Utah 2nd Edition
  • International Building Code 2012
  • International Residential Code for One and Two Family Dwellings, 2012
Price: $130.00

What can I expect to see on the exam?

To obtain any of the required general contractor licenses, you will be required to pass a 60 Question Business and Law Exam. You will need to get 70% of the questions correct and you will have 120 minutes to complete the exam. You will also have to pass a 80 questions Residential and Small Commercial Contractor Exam. You will have to get 70% of the questions correct and you will have 180 minutes to complete the exam.  The questions will be selected at random from a pool of hundred of questions.


Sitework – 4 questions
Concrete – 10 questions
Masonry – 9 questions
Metals – 7 questions
Carpentry – 10 questions
Thermal and Moisture Protection – 4 questions
Doors and Windows – 4 questions
Drywall and Finishes – 3 questions
Safety – 5 qeustions
Plan Reading and Estimating – 10 questions
Blue Stakes – 3 questions
Roofing – 3 questions
General Building Code – 5 questions
Sewer and Septic – 3 questions

Our easy to use online courses combine instructor-led HD Videos with engaging slides and hundreds of interactive quizzes that are as close to the real test as it gets.  We ensure you learn everything you need to know to pass the first time.  We keep our prices low and have book packages available to save you even more.

Why Choose Us:

  • We provide the BEST Online Exam Prep Available with a 98% First Time Pass Rate
  • Immediate Access from any computer or mobile device
  • Untarnished Reputation with an A+BBB Rating
  • Instructor Support (click here for more information)
  • FREE “Market Your Business Year Round” Video Series included Learn More
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee — Pass on your first try or get your money back! (click here for more information)

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I get my Utah contractor license?

STEP ONE – The first step in getting licensed is passing the Business Law exam and the exam for the type of license you are seeking.  You must pass the required exams prior to submitting  your application to the State of Utah. The exams are taken through PSI Examination Services.

STEP TWO – The exam can be taken at any of the PSI testing locations: Hurricane, North Orem, North Salt Lake City, or Sunset.

STEP THREE – Once you’ve passed the exam, you will send your passing score, license application, and your work experience documentation to the State of Utah.  The license application packet and instructions for completing the application are included with our course.   The application will need to be mailed to:

Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL)
P.O. Box 146741
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
(801) 530-6628
Or visit their website at:

You can also submit the application in person to their office at 160 East 300 South, 1st Floor, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Is work experience required in order to get licensed?

Yes.  In the past 10 years, a minimum of two years of full-time related experience is required. If you are seeking a license for general, residential or small commercial building, one of the two years of the full-time related experience must be in a supervisory or managerial position.

For more information, please visit the Utah website regarding R156-55a-302b. Qualifications for Licensure – Experience Requirements.

Is Utah contractor continued education required?


Contractors: Six hours each licensing cycle, three of which must be “Core” courses and the other three may be either “Professional” or “Core”. Licensing Cycle ends November 30 of odd years (2011, 2013, 2015…)

Plumbers: Twelve hours of Continuing Education each licensing period. Eight hours must be “Core” education and the remaining four can be “Professional” or “Core” related. Licensing Cycle ends November 30th of even years (2012, 2014, 2016)

Electricians: Sixteen hours of Continuing Education each licensing period. Twelve hours must be “Core” education and the remaining four can be “Professional” or “Core” related Licensing Cycle ends November 30th of even years (2012, 2014, 2016…)

Renewal will be not be permitted until Continuing Education is completed and uploaded to the Utah State registry. To check your completed Continuing Education hours, go to

You must select CE courses that are approved by the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL). All of the Builders License Training Institute courses have been approved. Student completion results are now reported daily to the State of Utah. It takes 24-48 hours for the results to show up on the DOPL web site.

We submit your completion results to the DOPL and provide you with a Certificate of Completion for your records. We also keep your records on file for you at no charge. It’s that easy!

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