A lot of confusion and misinformation surrounds NASCLA and the NASCLA Exam, as well as the NC Building Contractor Exam versus the NASCLA exam. Hopefully this post will answer some questions and be helpful in determining which exam is right for you!
There are two ways to obtain a NC Building Contractor license: Directly, by applying to take the… Continue reading
This year brought several important updates to the North Carolina general contractor’ licensing process and procedures. Here are some changes to make note of for 2023.
Starting Jan. 1, criminal background checks must be submitted by all persons named on new general contractor license applications, including the Qualifier. Applicants should expect to submit their background check and payment via a… Continue reading
Code Book Changes coming to North Carolina
Beginning the in January 2019 if you are taking a General Contractor exam in North Carolina you will be
able to use the 2018 Code book editions. We have received several calls from people wanting to know if
they can purchase and use these books in the exam center, rather than purchase the… Continue reading
Hiring a Contractor
Interview each contractor you’re considering. Here are some questions to ask.
- How long have you been in business? Look for a well-established company and check it out with consumer protection officials. They can tell you if there are unresolved consumer complaints on file. One caveat: No record of complaints against a particular contractor doesn’t necessarily mean no… Continue reading
Everyday should be Earth Day
Our guest blogger today is Erin Pierce, who works for the Communications office at Department of Energy.
One thing I’ve learned since my start at the Department of Energy (DOE) is how important it is for individuals to get involved in protecting the environment. Innovative technologies are being developed—from alternative fuel sources that cut greenhouse… Continue reading
Busted! Eight Green-Building Myths
Green building is no longer viewed as a passing fad or some strange notion adopted by militant environmentalists on the fringe of society. In fact, the editors of Harvard Business Review dedicated a large amount of space in their June 2006 issue to explain how green building is now an established mainstream building practice. By Rob Fanjoy
We’ve got a great lineup of seminars coming up these last few days of September! We will be hosting our NASCLA exam seminars in Durham NC and Columbia South Carolina this month, on Thursday and Friday. There are still a few seats in the North Carolina General Contractor seminar being held in Durham on Wednesday, September 27th. This class will… Continue reading
An in depth look at Contractor Licensing in South Carolina.
The SC Limited Building Contractor License
Last time we reviewed one of the 3 main types of SC General Contractor Licenses available, the Residential Contractor License. Today, we are going to look at the intermediate of these, the SC Limited Building Contractor License. Remember, each of the 3 license… Continue reading
An In Depth look at Contractor Licensing in South Carolina
The SC Residential Builder License
There are basically three different main types of General Contractor License available in South Carolina and each has a different method of application, requirements and exam. We are going to look at the most basic of these first, the SC Residential Contractor License.
The… Continue reading
Feedback from attendees
When surveyed for their opinions on the seminar, content and instruction this is what many had to say…
…Just what I was looking for!
…good plan and method.
…don’t see how it could be any better.
…very informative and methodical.
…very informal, not your regular boring class.
…great instruction, humor and strategy.
…straight forward… Continue reading