North Carolina Residential Contractor License

"Residential Contractor" covers all construction activity pertaining to the construction of residential units which are required to conform to the residential building code adopted by the Building Code Council pursuant to G.S. 143-138; all site work, driveways, sidewalks, and water and wastewater systems ancillary to the aforementioned structures and improvements; and the work done as part of such residential units under the specialty classifications of S(Insulation), S(Interior Construction), S(Masonry Construction), S(Roofing), S(Swimming Pools), and S(Asbestos).

Residential Contractor Course

Residential Contractor Exam

Residential Contractor Trade Exam

  • Testing Method: Computer-based; Semi-Open Book
  • Testing Company: PSI
  • Hours Allotted: 3.5h
  • Types of Questions: Multiple Choice
  • Number of questions: 90
  • Subjects Involved:
    • Site work, Footings and Foundations
    • Concrete and Concrete Reinforcement
    • Masonry
    • Carpentry
    • Associated Construction trades, including Energy Conservation and Drywall
    • Roofing
    • Estimating, Plan Reading and General Residential Code Requirements
    • OSHA Safety
    • Licensing and Business and Law
    • Special Construction Zones (wind and coastal) and Erosion and Sedimentation Control

Residential Contractor Book Set

The book set includes all required references for the Residential Contractor exam. Please keep in mind that although not all the books are allowed in the exam you will be tested on all the references. Orders placed before 2 PM are shipped the same day via UPS and a tracking number is emailed before 3 PM.

  • NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENTIAL BOOK SET WITHOUT TABS INCLUDES
    BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS - ALL BOOKS LISTED BELOW

    Sales price: $638.84
  • NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENTIAL BOOK SET WITH TABS INCLUDES
    BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS - ALL BOOKS LISTED BELOW

    Sales price: $738.84

Residential Contractor Trade Books

Books Allowed in Testing

Books Not Allowed in Testing