Alabama Building Construction License (NASCLA Exam)

Pursuing a career in the construction field? Study at home for your Alabama Building Contractor License Exam (NASCLA Exam) with our fully online, easy to take, and self-paced course.

Steps to Success

1. Obtian pre-approval from the State
2. Purchase Exam Prep and Books
3. Schedule and pass your state exams
4. Submit your application, licensing fee, and proof of insurance to the State.

Exam Review Option Includes
Study Tips
Instructor Support
Highlighting Guides
Practice Exams
Math and Plans
Licensing Information
iOS/Android Tablet Compatible
1 Year of Access

Course Fee: $199.99

About This License

Building Construction: Shall include the construction of building structures, including modifications thereof or additions thereto, intended for use for shelter, protection, comfort or convenience. Building construction shall include the excavation and foundations for buildings and work incidental thereto.


Our training is written by Subject Matter Experts and built by Instructional Designers.

No Pass, No Pay

If you are not able to pass your exam on the SECOND attempt, we will refund your course fee. Conditions do apply.

Flexible & Self Paced

Simply login and out as needed. We track your progress.

Mobile Compatible

Our training is built on HTML5 - so you can take it with on your tablet or smartphone.

Lowest Price

We will beat ANY price by 10% for a similar program.

Requirements to Obtaining you License

  • As of 11-1-2016, pre-approval from NASCLA is required for testing. This is done by submitting a completed application to NASCLA
  • General contractors must submit verification of 3 years experience and a financial statement with the completed application.
  • Limits are based on the applicants net worth or working capital, whichever the lesser.
  • A license is required for commercial work where the contract is $50,000 or more.
  • Please note that this license does not cover residential construction.
  • To become a licensed contractor, the General Contractor Business and Law exam must also be passed.

Exam Review, Training, Education

We offer review for the Alabama Building Construction Exam through an online course format. The program takes you through each one of the reference books that the exam is based on showing you exactly what to highlight. After your highlighting is completed with each book, you have the option to take an online practice test to reinforce concepts presented. Also, there is an extensive math and plans analysis portion that is not based on the books. The program is narrated and animated. For more information, or to order, contact our office at 1-800-952-0910.

Books and References for the Exam

The following references are permitted to be taken into the examination. These references may be tabbed (with a permanent index tab) and highlighted. They are available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-952-0910.

  • 2015 International Building Code
  • ANSI Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities
  • Carpentry and Building Construction
  • Construction Jobsite Management
  • Construction Project Management
  • Contractors Guide to Business and Project Management
  • Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction
  • Erector's Manual, Erection of Precast Concrete
  • Green Building Fundamentals
  • Guide to Handling, Installing, and Bracing Wood Trusses
  • Gypsum Construction Handbook
  • Handling and Erection of Steel Joist and Joist Girders
  • Manual of Construction with Steel Deck
  • Modern Masonry
  • OSHA Part 1926
  • Pipe and Excavation Contracting
  • Placing Reinforcing Bars
  • Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction
  • Roofing Construction and Estimating
  • Training and Certification for Unbonded Post-Tensioning
  • ACI 318-11 or ACI 318-14

Exam Details

  • The Alabama Building Construction Exam has 115 questions and a time limit of 330 minutes.
  • 81% is required to pass.
  • Topics on the exam include estimating, bidding and preconstruction service; project management; project construction; project closeout; business and financial management.
  • The fee for the exam is $106.
  • To schedule your exam, you must first obtain pre-approval from NASCLA. Then, contact PSI at 1-800-733-9267.

Continuing Education

There are no requirements for continuing education as of this time.

Applying to Get Your License

There is a $300.00 application fee. The application must be submitted to the board at least 30 days before the next board meeting. Which are normally held in January, April, July and October.

If you need assistance with the application process, @ Home Prep- a division of Stautzenberger College can help you by saving you time and money. With our years of experience, we can quickly and accurately submit your application to your state.

Reciprocity Agreement

This license has reciprocity with Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and West Virginia. However, you must have held the same classification of license in these states for at least three years to qualify for reciprocity.
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