Nevada Carpentry and Repairs (C-3A)

To become a licensed Carpentry and Repairs (C-3A) Contractor in the state of Nevada, you are required to pass an open-book exam. We offer the books, tabs, and a fully online and inclusive educational course to prepare you to sit for the Nevada Carpentry and Repairs (C-3A) exam. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you - Invest in Yourself.

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Steps to Success

1. Obtain pre-approval from the State.
2. Purchase Books.
3. Schedule and pass your state exams.

Exam Review Option Includes
Practice Exams
Instructor Support
iOS/Android Compatible
Study Tips
1 Year of Access

About this License

This license covers the construction of form work, framing or rough carpentry necessary to construct framed structures, the installation or repair of individual components of framing systems, rough carpentry or associated work, including the construction or installation of subflooring, siding, exterior staircases and railings, roof decking, truss members and sheathing, and the fabrication, installation, remodeling and repair of wood and wood products for structural and finishing purposes, such as doors, windows, cabinets and fixtures.


Our training is written by Subject Matter Experts and built by Instructional Designers.

No Pass, No Pay

If you are not able to pass your exam on the SECOND attempt, we will refund your course fee. Conditions do apply.

Flexible & Self Paced

Simply login and out as needed. We track your progress.

Mobile Compatible

Our training is built on HTML5 - so you can take it with on your tablet or smartphone.

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Requirements to Obtaining your License

  • Pre-approval is required.
  • Applicants must be able to document a minimum of 4 years of experience within the past 10 years to qualify for a license.
  • Applicants must also submit 4 reference certificates concerning their work experience and submit to a background check.
  • All contractors are required to obtain a bond.
  • All contractors are required to carry worker’s compensation insurance.
  • Application fee is $600.

Exam Review, Training, Education

We offer review for the Nevada Carpentry and Repairs (C-3A) exam in home study/tutorial format. The program takes you through each one of the reference books that the exam is based on showing you exactly what to highlight. After your highlighting is completed with each book, you have the option take an online practice test to reinforce concepts presented. The program narrated and animated. For more information, or to order, contact our office at 1-800-952-0910.

Books and References for the Exam

The following reference is permitted to be taken into the examination. These references may be tabbed (with a permanent index tab) and highlighted.

  • 2012 International Building Code

The following references are NOT permitted to be taken into the examination.

  • OSHA 1926
  • Carpentry and Building Construction
  • Gypsum Construction Handbook
  • Finish Carpenter's Manual

Exam Details

  • The testing company is PSI (1-800-733-9267)
  • 46 questions and 2 hour time limit
  • 70% is required to pass the exam
  • Topics on the exam include Safety, Windows and Doors, Rough Carpentry, Finish Carpentry, Drywall, and Siding
  • $95 for just the trade exam, or $140 for both the trade and the Contractor Management Survey Exam
  • *Contract Managment Survey Exam is also required to be passed

Continuing Education

Depends on your jurisdiction.

Applying to Get Your License

Obtain an Application for a Contractor’s License from any office of the Nevada State Contractors Board or by telephone from the Nevada State Contractors Board’s 24-hour automated public information line at (775) 688-1141 or (702) 486-1100, or via the Nevada State Contractors Board Web site, Submit the application, the application processing fee ($300), and all required documents to either office the Nevada State Contractors Board.

Reciprocity Agreement

There are limited reciprocity agreements with California, Arizona, and Utah. Applicants must have at least 7 years of experience.

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