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CAR 7130 Residential Contractor Exam Review

(CPCC Harper Campus)

A North Carolina General Contractors License, Residential Classification, covers all construction and demolition activity pertaining to the construction of residential units which are required to conform to the NC residential building code.  It also includes 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).

The Residential General Contractor Classification Exam consists of 90 multiple choice questions. Examinees have 3½ hours (210 minutes) in which to complete the residential 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.

You will need the 2018 NC Building Code: Residential Code, NASCLA Contractor’s Guide to Business Law & Project Management (9th edition) and OSHA handbook of construction industry regulations. These reference books can be purchased using the "NC General Contractor: Residential Book Bundle" link below.  Your 2023 Study Guide with preprinted tabs for the reference books listed above can be purchased using the "CPCC Textbook - Residential Classification - CAR7130" button below and will be delivered to you in class.

Questions? – Contact your Residential Classification instructor, Scott Query, at 704.534.0808 or at Scott will personally answer your questions.

Contact CPCC at 704.330.4223 or go to and search by course number to see class schedules and to register.

NC General Contractor:
Residential Book Bundle
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