Alabama Home Builder License

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About This License

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 a 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 reimprovement thereof, to be used by another as a residence when the cost of the undertaking exceeds ten thousand dollars ($10,000).


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Requirements to Obtaining your License

An Alabama Home Builders license is required for any residential project that exceeds $10,000 or more in value

  • Pre-approval is not required to sit for this examination and there are no requirements for continuing education.
  • Applicants are required to pass a Business and Law exam along with the Homebuilder's Skill Exam.

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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 Residential Code
  • Alabama, Business and Project Management for Home Builders
  • Residental Home Builder Study Guide
  • OR, the following books can be used to substitute for the Residential Home Builder Study Guide.

  • Basic Safety
  • Masonry & Sitework for the Residential Contractor
  • Study Guide for Residential Carpentry & Repair

Exam Details

  • The examination fee is $130.00 if both exams are taken on the same day, whereas if the exams are taken on separate days each exam would cost $80. This license has reciprocity with Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee
  • The Alabama Home Builder Exam has 80 questions
  • The Business and Law Exam has 40 questions
  • A time limit of 4 hours for the Home Builders Exam
  • A time limit of 2 hours for the Business and Law Exam
  • A 70% is required to pass
  • Topics on the exam include sitework, foundations; concrete and reinforcement; masonry; carpentry; associated trades; roofing; estimating, plan reading and general code requirements; OSHA safety; licensing; estimating and bidding; liens; financial; payroll and taxes; personnel and labor; project management; contracts; business and organization; risk management; and safety record keeping and environmental
  • To schedule your exams, contact PROV at 1-866-720-7768

Continuing Education

As of this time, there is no continuing education for this license.

Applying to Get Your License

Applicants are required to submit a credit report and document experience on the application. The license fee is $350.00. The processing time is approx. 3-4 weeks. Applications must be submitted 7 days before the next scheduled board meeting. The board meets once per month.

Reciprocity Agreement

Alabama has a reciprocity agreement for this license with Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana.
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