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NASCLA Accredited Examination - Commercial General Building Contractor (2017-04-17)

If you pass the NASCLA Accredited Examination for Commercial General Building Contractors, your name will be entered into the NASCLA National Examination Database and you may use this information in other states that accept that NASCLA Accredited Examination.

The NASCLA-Accredited Examination Program was designed to assist contractors who need to be licensed in multiple jurisdictions. Contractors who take the accredited examination can access NASCLA’s examination database (NED) and request that their results be sent to other jurisdictions that accept the examination, thereby reducing redundant licensing requirements.

Please visit NASCLA’s website for a listing of the states that provide this examination.

There are 115 questions in this examination. You will need to answer 81 questions correctly in order to pass. You are allowed 300 minutes to complete this examination.

NOTE: All Unlimited Building Contractor candidates are required to pass the Business Management and Law for Contractors Examination and the Unlimited Building Contractor Examination.


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