Contractor License Examination
Nevada requires each applicant to pass a general business and law or “CMS” examination, and a trade examination specific to the classification of license for which you have applied. An exam eligibility letter will be provided to you after your application has been filed with the Nevada State Contractors Board, and board staff has verified your experience.
A candidate information bulletin and exam content outline can be obtained using the links provided to the right. The content outlines include the subject areas covered in each examination, and the number of questions asked in each subject area. Additionally, a list of reference material is provided that can be used to prepare for the exam.
REFERENCE SOURCES: Most Reference materials listed in the content outlines may be found at one of the following locations:
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it necessary to attend a “licensing school” in order to pass the examination?
Are study materials or practice examinations available?
Can the reference material be used during the examination?
If I have already taken an examination for a contractor’s license in the State of Nevada, will I be required to take the exam again if I apply for another license?
If I am licensed in another state, will I be required to pass an examination in Nevada?
How often are the examinations administered?
How do I register to take an examination?
When will I be notified regarding the result of my examination?
How may times can I take the examination?