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Live Seminars (September Dates Coming Soon!)

Live seminars are available to help you pass your exam on the first try. Includes online training. @Home Prep offers this seminar to prepare you for the Business and Law Exam as well as the Tennessee Residential Contractors License Exam. The seminar will guide you through highlighting and tabbing your books for easy reference during the exam. Packages starting at $1,099.99. CALL 800-952-0910 TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!

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Online Training

Our online exam prep is available 24/7. Study from your home or office with an instructor presenting the information to you online.

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  • Practice Exams
  • Study Tips
  • 1 Year of Access

Price: $99.99

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Required Books

Your state exam is open book. To Our online exam prep is available 24/7. Study from your home or office with an instructor presenting the information to you online.

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License Requirements

Requirements to Obtaining your License

A contractors License in Tennessee is required for projects that exceed $25,000.

  • Anyone seeking to become a contractor in Tennessee is required to sit for two exams, business and law and the trade.
  • Please note that the Limited Licensed Electrician and the Limited Licensed Plumber classifications do NOT require the business and law exam to be passed.
  • Workers Compensation is required
General liability insurance requirements are based on your monetary limit.
  • If your monetary limit is up to $500,000, you will need to provide $100,000 coverage.
  • If your monetary limit is $500,001 - $1,500,000, you will need to provide $500,000 coverage.
  • If your monetary limit is greater than $1,500,000 you will need to provide $1,000,000 coverage.
Work Under this License

Work that can be Done Under this License

There are many classifications of licensure that can be obtained by passing only this exam. For example, you could obtain a license in roofing, gas piping, painting, carpentry, masonry, and so forth.

Applications for a License

Applying to get your License

An application for licensure can be obtained from the Tennessee Board for Licensing Contractors by calling 1-800-544-7693. The licensing and application fee is $250.00.


Reciprocity Agreements

Tennessee has limited reciprocity agreement with the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina.
Continuing Education

Continuing Education

There are no requirements for continuing education as of this time.


Exam Details

  • The testing company is PSI (1-800-733-9267)
  • 50 questions and a 140 minute time limit
  • 73% is required to pass the exam
  • The exam fee is $57.
  • Topics on the exam include licensing requirements, estimating and bidding, business organization and financial management, tax laws, labor laws, project management and lien law, contractors, risk management, and environment and safety.

Books and References for the Exam

The following reference is permitted to be taken into the examination. This reference may be tabbed (with a permanent index tab) and highlighted. It is available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-952-0910.

  • Tennessee Contractors Guide to Business and Project Management
Exam Review and Education

Exam Review, Training, Education

Online Training: Each time you take the practice test, the questions our randomly generated from our database so you never see the same test twice. Topics in this review include bidding and estimating, contract management, liens, tax basics, insurance and bonding, scheduling and project management, employee management, financial management, and much more.

Online Class Price: $99.99