Tennessee Business and Law
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Requirements: This contractor license can stand-alone as the only exam needed for a Specialty License. However, it is also required that all "Contractors" pass this exam in addition to their trade exam in order to obtain any Contractor license.
Scope of Work: All Contractors are required by the state to pass this exam in addition to their trade exam in order to obtain a license.

Some smaller, specialty licenses may be obtained by passing only the Business and Law contractor license exam. These smaller licenses do not have an exam of their own. Up to five (5) Specialty Licenses can be held under this license.

Applications: Applications may be obtained by contacting:

Tennessee Board for Licensing Contractors
500 James Robertson Pkwy, 1st Floor
Nashville, TN 37243-1150
Phone 615-741-8307
We offer application processing for Tennessee contractors applications for $199.00. The state application fee is $250. Applications must be submitted to the board by the 20th of the month prior to the month in which the board has their next meeting. The Board meets in January, March, May, July, September, and November. For additional information and state and federal requirements please call 1-800-992-1910.

Reciprocity: Business and Law is not reciprocated with other states.

Tennessee currently does not have Continuing Education Requirements for Contractors.

  • This is an open-book timed test with 50 questions and a 2-hour and 20 minute time limit.
  • In order to pass you must answer 37 questions correct (73%).
  • The exam fee is $57. If the exam is failed three times, the applicant will have to interview with the board before retesting.
  • To schedule your exam contact PSI at 1-800-733-9267.

References: References are listed in the right hand column. These books are permitted into the exam. They may be tabbed and highlighted with permanent tabs prior to testing.
Training: American Contractors Exam Services offers a seminar to help prepare you for the Business Law and Project Management license exam. Our courses will help you highlight and tab your book for easy reference during the exam. You can sign up online or by calling our office at 1-800-992-1910.
  Seminar Price: $125.00  
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Nashville, TN3/19/2018
Nashville, TN3/20/2018
Nashville, TN3/22/2018
Nashville, TN3/29/2018
Nashville, TN4/2/2018
Memphis, TN4/3/2018
Knoxville, TN4/3/2018
Nashville, TN4/5/2018
Nashville, TN4/9/2018
Nashville, TN4/30/2018
Nashville, TN4/30/2018
Nashville, TN5/3/2018
Nashville, TN5/7/2018
Knoxville, TN5/8/2018
Chattanooga, TN5/15/2018

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