Depending on the trade license you need and the state you are in, it may be necessary for you to take one or more exams to become qualified to bid and perform work. We can help with exam prep.
Since 1964, Tony Forchette has provided one-on-one and classroom instruction teaching contractors to successfully pass their state examinations. Today, many contractors rely on the home study materials that Tony Forchette developed for contractors of all trades for their exam prep.
Home Study Material, Classrooms, and Code Books are available to help you prepare for examinations in any state.
Many states allow “Open Book” exams (using code books) because they want you to learn the material and understand it. Operating a successful construction business long term requires developing an understanding of your trade’s regulations. This is essential to properly performing the duties of a Qualifying Individual.
NCLA no longer writes and teaches exam preparation. However, every year we help applicants choose the right preparation and find the most up-to-date providers for crash courses and home study material.
A few points to be aware of…
- Those states that do require trade exams normally require a Business/Law Exam and a Trade Exam.
- Mechanical Trades such as Electrical, Plumbing, Fitters, HVAC, Boiler Operators and Well Drillers are tested in every state.
Reciprocity between states allows individuals who have already passed a Trade Exam to become qualified without taking another exam in the same trade. All reciprocal states require you to submit an application and take a Business/Law exam.
Waiver of Exams is one of the many privileges licensed contractors have available to them.
Waiver of Exams allows you to become qualified without taking a Trade or Business Law Exam. This waiver is exclusively granted to applicants who are members of a licensed business in the same state they are applying for.
For more specific information about your trade industry, contact us. We are here to help!