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NASCLA General Contractor Commercial

This package includes everything you need to pass the NASCLA trades exam (State Business and Law Courses are optional). NASCLA is the National Association of State Contractor Licensing Agencies. One trades exam fulfills the trades exam requirement for 16 member states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


The NASCLA Accredited Contractor Examination was created to improve the quality of construction examinations and enable the mobility of contractors across jurisdictions This is the first major step towards a national contractors license exam. Applicants take accredited examinations in addition to meeting other licensure requirements.

This exam will also serve as your trades exam for Arkansas, Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, U.S. Virgin Islands, West Virginia

Step 1

Purchase your exam prep course - NASCLA Commercial Exam Complete Course Package.

Step 2

Register for the NASCLA Commercial Exam here.

Step 3

Study for, and take your NASCLA Commercial Exam.

NASCLA Commercial General Contractor Requirements & Application

Be sure to take your test before you submit your application. Before Scheduling the exam you will need to have registered at
  • Arizona Applicants must have 4 years of experience in related field. Application is submitted after test completion with the Following.
    • Exam Scores (Test first before you submit your application. If you have already taken NASCLA Exam and are Applying exam must have been taken recently within 2 years)
    • Papers for Legal Entity
    • Workers' Compensation
    • Bond
    • Fees
    • Application Forms
    Board Contact Information:

    Arizona Registrar of Contractors
    1700 W. Washington St Suite 105
    Phoenix, AZ 85007-2812

    Fax: 602.542.1599
    Website: Arizona State licensing Board Frequently Asked Questions: Arizona FAQ Fees:

    Arizona requires a $200 application fee and a $580 license fee.
    Arizona Contractor License Fees

    To obtain an Arizona contractor's license application go to Arizona Application

    NASCLA Commercial Test Information

    Test Information This test covers information in the 12 subject areas below. The questions are created from content in the 23 book set shown below the following chart.
    Candidate Information Bulletin: PSI Exams NASCLA Commercial General Contractor Candidate Bulletin

    Exam Information
    Exam Fee $130
    Number of Questions 115
    Passing Score 70% or 81 Questions
    Time Limit 330 Minutes

    Subject Area Number of Questions
    General Requirements 25
    Site Construction
    Concrete 6
    Metals 6
    Wood 5
    Thermal and Moisture Protection 5
    Doors, Windows, and Glazing 4
    Finishes 5
    Mechanical and Plumbing Systems 6
    Electrical Systems 3
    Procurement and Contracting Requirements 31

    NASCLA Commercial Exam Reciprocity

    The NASCLA EXAM is an Alternative exam accepted for both the B-1 and B-2 Trades exam in Arizona.

    The NASCLA exam serves as your trades exam in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, U.S. Virgin Islands, West Virginia.

    Arizona NASCLA Commercial Exam Permitted Work

    The Arizona General Commercial Contractor license classification covers commercial construction activity. This does not cover Residential (B , B-3) work. That work will require additional licensing.

    Construction, alteration and repair in connection with any structure built, being built or to be built for the support, shelter and enclosure of persons, animals, chattels or movable property of any kind. This scope includes the supervision of all or any part of the above and includes the management, or direct or indirect supervision of any work performed. *Note: AZ applicants applying for the B-1 or B-2 General Commercial licenses have a choice of trade exams. They can elect to take either the NASCLA exam or the AZ ROC General Commercial exam.