The National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA) developed and implemented a General Building Contractor Exam. This exam is currently acknowledged in seventeen states. However, the ultimate goal is nationwide acceptance and NASCLA is currently working on this process.
The NASCLA-Accredited Examination Program was designed to assist contractors who need to be licensed in multiple jurisdictions. Contractors who take the accredited examination can access NASCLA’s examination database (NED) and request that their results be sent to other jurisdictions that accept the examination, thereby reducing redundant licensing requirements.
While almost every state requires an applicant to take their Business and Law Exam, a passing score on the NASCLA will eliminate the necessity to take another trade exam from any state agency accepting NASCLA.