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North Carolina Contractor
Building Book Bundle

A North Carolina General Contractors License, Building (Commercial) Classification, covers all building construction activity including:  commercial, industrial, institutional, and all residential building construction. It includes parking decks; all site work, grading and paving of parking lots, driveways sidewalks, and gutters; storm drainage, retaining or screen walls, and hardware and accessory structures; and indoor and outdoor recreational facilities including natural and artificial surface athletic fields, running tracks, bleachers and seating. It also covers work done under the Specialty Classifications of S(Concrete Construction), S(Insulation), S(Interior Construction), S(Marine Construction), S(Masonry Construction), S(Roofing), S(Metal Erection), S(Swimming Pools), S(Asbestos), and S(Wind Turbine).

The Building General Contractor Classification Exam consists of 90 multiple choice questions. Examinees have 3 hours and 20 minutes (200 minutes) in which to complete the exam. You must answer 63 questions correctly in order to obtain a passing score of 70%. The current pass rate state-wide is less than 40% on the first attempt. The Construction Institute’s students’ pass rate is in the high 90th percentile on the first attempt.


During the seminar we will review the 6 reference books which you will take into the exam with you (2018 NC Building Code, OSHA, NASCLA Contractor's Guide to Business, Law & Project Mgmt, Sports Fields, ACI 318-14, ACI 530-11)  including how to tab them with the tabs provided with the class material and what information to highlight and underline. We will also review the exam material from the 14 reference books you cannot take into the exam with you (those you DO NOT need to purchase).


Fee for the class:  $325
Location: 55 Optimist Club Dr, Concord, NC 28025
Time: Check in will begin at 7:30 and class will run from 8am until about 5pm (with a one hour break for lunch)


"You will be provided with an invaluable test taking strategy which will organize the exam for you and allow you to be more efficient on this timed exam"

Upcoming Seminars

Saturday, May 18, 2024 - 8am to 5pm
Saturday, July 20, 2024 - 8am to 5pm
Saturday, September 14, 2024 - 8am to 5pm

Prior to attending class, you will need the 2018 NC Building Code, OSHA, NASCLA Contractor's Guide to Business, Law & Project Mgmt, Sports Fields, ACI 318-14 and the ACI 530-11.  These books can be purchased from the Contractor Book Warehouse at a discounted rate by using the "PURCHASE NOW"  link on the  left.   If books are ordered by 3pm, they will be shipped the same day.  

The 2023 Residential Study guide ($200 value) is included with the seminar and will be provided for each registered student on the date of class.

Questions? – Contact our instructor, Scott Query, at 704.534.0808 or at Scott will personally answer your questions. (6).png
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