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NASCLA® Contractor Licenses

The NASCLA Accredited Examination Program was designed to reduce redundant licensing requirements and assist contractors who need to be licensed in multiple jurisdictions. You will find the information you need from Licenses offered and which NASCLA Accredited Examination to apply for your license within each accepting regulatory agency below or you can visit NASCLA®.

The following states have Electrical Endorsement Agreements: California, Colorado, Georgia, Florida, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas.

NASCLA® Licenses

Commercial General Building Contractor

A general building contractor who desires to perform electrical; plumbing; heating, ventilating and cooling; piping; or general engineering contracting work as defined in this rule; shall obtain a license in those classifications. The “General Building Contractor” classification applies to work on both commercial and private properties.

Electrical Contractor

Install, erect, repair or alter electrical equipment for the generation, transmission or utilization of electrical energy and work incidental to the undertaking.

Electrical Journeyman Contractor

"Electrical Journeyman Contractor" Shall include installing electrical wiring, apparatus, or equipment lighting, beating, or power or control covered by this chapter. He or she shall work under a master or state certified electrical contractor.

Residential Electrical Contractor

Includes installation, repair, alteration, addition to, replacement of or design of electrical wiring, fixtures, appliances, apparatus, raceways, conduit, or any part thereof, in a 1, 2, 3, or 4 family residence not exceeding 2 stories in height, and accessory use structures in connection with the residence. The electrical service installed or worked upon is limited to a single-phase, 400-ampere single service.

States Accepting and Administering NASCLA® Exams for Commercial General Building

  • Alabama: Administers and Accepts NASCLA® since September 2009
  • Arizona: As of November 1, 2017, Arizona began administering and accepting this examination as an option in lieu of the state specific trade examinations for the B-1 and B-2 General Commercial Contracting Classifications
  • Georgia: Administers and Accepts NASCLA® since November 2010
  • Mississippi: Administers and Accepts NASCLA® since May 2010
  • South Carolina: Administers and Accepts NASCLA® since May 2010
  • Virgin Islands: Administers and Accepts NASCLA® since February 2013
  • Arkansas: Accepting the Accredited Examination in lieu of the Arkansas Business and Law Examination
  • Florida: As of March 1st 2019 Florida is Accepting the Accredited Examination in lieu of the Florida Trade Examination. A Florida Business/Finance portion and Florida Building Code portion are still required.
  • Louisiana: as of September 2, 2016, accepted for both the Commercial Building Construction and the Residential Building Contractor Classifications
  • Nevada: Accepting as of December 2013
  • North Carolina: Accepted for both the Commercial Building Construction and the Residential Building Contractor Classifications
  • Tennessee: Accepts NASCLA®
  • Utah: As of April 2015 (Comparable to the Utah B100 Exam)
  • Virginia: As of January 1, 2016 (Comparable to the Commercial Building Classification)
  • West Virginia: Accepting as of September 1st 2013

States Accepting and Administering NASCLA® Exams for Electrical

  • Alabama: Accepts NASCLA® examinations: Electrical Contractor & Journeyman Electrician
  • Florida: As of June 2020 Florida Accepted Examinations for Endorsement on the Florida Residential Electrical Specialty classification: Residential Electrical Contractor

For more information on Endorsements please visit the DBPR

  • Arizona: Administers since April 1st, 2019 Examinations: Electrical Contractor and Residential Electrical Contractor
  • Mississippi Administers since May 1st, 2019 Examination: Electrical Contractor
  • South Carolina Administers since May 1st, 2019 Examination: Electrical Contractor and Residential Electrical Contractor
  • Louisiana: Administers since May 1st, 2019 Examination: Electrical Contractor
  • Virginia Accepts as of June 18th, 2019
  • Missouri: Administers as of September 1st, 2019 NASCLA® examinations: Electrical Contractor & Journeyman Electrician

NASCLA® Electrical Endorsments

In order to become a licensed certified contractor in the State of Florida by endorsement, an applicant must meet educational and/or experience requirements, show evidence of having passed an exam substantially similar* to the State of Florida certification examination, show evidence of workers’ compensation coverage and demonstrate financial responsibility.

>State or National ExaminationRecognized for EndorsementCategories that are Recognized for EndorsementDate of Determination
California YES CA C-10= FL Unlimited EC

CA C-7= FL Limited Energy Specialty

CA C-45 = FL Electrical Sign Specialty
March 2001



November 2019
Colorado Partial CO Electrical Contractor Technical Exam= FL Unlimited EC Technical Exam

(Applicants must take Florida Business Exam for Licensure)
November 2019
Georgia YES Georgia Class II Unrestricted with Georgia Low Voltage Unlimited = FL Unlimited EC

Georgia Class I = FL Residential Specialty
March 1998

March 2010
NASCLA® Partial NASCLA Residential Electrical Exam = FL Residential Specialty Technical Examination
(Applicants must take Florida Business Exam for Licensure)
May 2020
Nevada Partial NV Management Survey substantially similar to FL Business Exam
(Applicants must take Florida Technical Exam for Licensure)
April 2020
Technical Exam was not reviewed
North Carolina YES NC Unlimited = FL Unlimited EC

NC Low Voltage L/V = FL Limited Energy Specialty

NC Limited License = FL Residential Specialty
March 1998

Oklahoma Partial OK Electrical Business Exam is substantially similar toFL Business Exam
(Applicants must take Florida Technical Exam for Licensure)
April 2020
Technical Exam was not reviewed
South Carolina Partial SC Electrical Business Management © Law Exam is substantially similar to FL Business Exam
(Applicants must take Florida Technical Exam for Licensure)
April 2020
Technical Exam was not reviewed
Texas Partial TX Master Electrical Exam = FL Unlimited EC Technical Exam
(Applicants must take Florida Business Exam for Licensure)
December 2019
If your state of licensure is listed as not recognized for endorsement you can apply for licensure by first taking and passing the Florida examination. Please refer to the application for further information.


Licensing Agencies Accepting and Administering the NASCLA Accredited Examinations

Administering state agencies are also considered to be accepting state agencies as they both offer the examination for candidates and accept the examination in lieu of their state specific trade portion. Some of the states below offer an either/or option for candidates regarding their state specific trade examination or utilizing the NASCLA Accredited Examination.

Commercial General Building Contractors

State Contractor Licensing Agencies Administering the NASCLA Accredited Examination for Commercial General Building Contractors

Alabama Licensing Board for General Contractors

2525 Fairlane Drive
Montgomery, Alabama 36116
Phone: (334) 272-5030
Fax: (334) 395-5336

Arizona Registrar of Contractors

1700 W. Washington St. Suite 105
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Phone: (602) 542-1525
Fax: (602) 542-1599

Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board

4100 Richards Road
North Little Rock, Arkansas 72117
Phone: (501) 372-4661
Fax: (501) 372-2247

Georgia State Licensing Board for Residential and General Contractors

237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Georgia 31217
Phone: (478) 207-2440
Fax: (866) 888-9718

Mississippi State Board of Contractors

215 Woodline Drive, Suite B
Jackson, Mississippi 39232
Phone: (800) 880-6161
Fax: (601) 354-6715

South Carolina Contractors' Licensing Board

Post Office Box 11329
Columbia, South Carolina 29211
Phone: (803) 896-4686
Fax: (803) 896-4814

Virgin Islands Department of Licensing & Consumer Affairs

3000 Golden Rock Shopping Center, Suite 9
Christiansted, Virgin Islands 00800
Phone: (340) 713-3522
Fax: (340) 718-6982

Additional State Contractor Licensing Agencies Accepting the NASCLA Accredited Examination for Commercial General Building Contractors

Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board

2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Phone: (850) 487-1395
Fax: (850) 488-8040

Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors

600 North Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: (225) 765-2301
Fax: (225) 765-2431

Nevada State Contractors Board

2310 Corporate Circle, Suite 200
Henderson, Nevada 89074
Phone: (702) 486-1100
Fax: (702) 486-1190

North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors

Post Office Box 17187
Raleigh, North Carolina 27619
Phone: (919) 571-4183
Fax: (919) 571-4703

Oregon Construction Contractors Board

201 High Street SE, Suite 600
Post Office Box 14140
Salem, Oregon 97309
Phone: (503) 378-4621
Fax: (503) 373-2007

South Carolina Residential Builders Commission

110 Centerview Drive
Columbia, South Carolina 29210
Phone: (803) 896-8307
Fax: (803) 896-4814

Tennessee Board for Licensing Contractors

500 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, Tennessee 37273
Phone: (615) 741-8307
Fax: (615) 532-2868

Utah Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing, Construction Trades Bureau

Post Office Box 146741
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114
Phone: (866) 275-3675
Fax: (801) 530-6511

Virginia Board for Contractors, Department of Professional and Occupational Licensing

9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
Richmond, Virginia 23233
Phone: (804) 367-8511
Fax: (804) 527-4401

West Virginia Contractors Licensing Board, Division of Labor

State Capitol Complex
Building 6, Room B-749
Charleston, West Virginia 25305
Phone: (304) 558-7890
Fax: (304) 558-5174

ADMINISTERING State Agencies for the NASCLA Accredited Electrical Examination Program

Arizona Registrar of Contractors

1700 W. Washington St. Suite 105
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Phone: (602) 542-1525
Fax: (602) 542-1599

Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors

600 North Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: (225) 765-2301
Fax: (225) 765-2431

Mississippi State Board of Contractors

215 Woodline Drive, Suite B
Jackson, Mississippi 39232
Phone: (800) 880-6161
Fax: (601) 354-6715

Missouri Office of Statewide Electrical Contractors

Post Office Box 1335
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-1335
Phone: (573) 522-3280
Fax: (573) 751-6301

South Carolina Contractors' Licensing Board

110 Centerview Drive
Columbia, South Carolina 29210
Phone: (803) 896-8307
Fax: (803) 896-4814

South Carolina Residential Builders Commission

Post Office Box 11329
Columbia, South Carolina 29211
Phone: (803) 896-4686
Fax: (803) 896-4814

Additional ACCEPTING State Agencies for the NASCLA Accredited Electrical Examination Program

Alabama Electrical Contractors Board

2777 Zelda Road9
Montgomery, Alabama 36106
Phone: (866) 873-4664
Fax: (334) 263-6115

Florida Electrical Contractors’ Licensing Board

2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Phone: (850) 487-1395
Fax: (850) 921-0038

Virginia Board for Contractors, Department of Professional and Occupational Licensing

9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
Richmond, Virginia 23233
Phone: (804) 367-8511
Fax: (804) 527-4401