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Alabama Contractor Exam Prep

A Guide to Getting an Alabama General Contractor or Home Builder License

Do I need an Alabama contractor license?

A license is required for any new residential construction over $50,000 that is three stories or less. 

How do I get an Alabama general contractor license?

  1. Request a license application form from:
    General Contractors – Licensing Board for General Contractors

    2525 Fairlane Drive (Executive Park)
    Montgomery, Alabama 36116
    (334) 272-5030 Ext 226
    Fax: (334) 395-5336 
  2. Complete the application and return it to the State.
  3. Pass a Business and Law exam along with the NASCLA Accredited exam. - Online exam prep course.

How do I get a Alabama Home Builder (residential) contractor license?

  1. In order to obtain a State of Alabama Home Builders License, one must either:
    1. Obtain an application package by sending a written request along with a check or money order for $25 to Home Builders Licensure Board. 
    2.  To download a printable copy of the new license application package, click below for the appropriate application package:
      Unlimited License Application Package
      Limited License Application Package
      The form must then be completed, signed, notarized and returned with a check or money order made payable to the Home Builders Licensure Board in the amount of $350.00 ($250 license fee and $100 new license application processing fee).
  2. Complete the application and return it to the State.
  3. Schedule to take the exam  (New Testing Company and Rules As Of January 1, 2017)
    Scheduling for the exam is a 3 step process

    1. Register and select which tests you wish to take. - Online exam prep course.
    2. Find available seats in your area – During this step, you will select the date and location where you wish to take the test.
    3. Make your payment – Scheduling is not complete until payment has been made to Prov.


If you have questions regarding which exams to take, you may call the Alabama Home Builders Licensure Board at (334) 242-2230.

For testing questions call: Prov, Inc. - (866) 720-7758
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

To access a complete copy of the State of Alabama Home Builders License Board Examinations Candidate Information Bulletin click here.


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