FAQ's
Is the NASCLA Accredited Examination Program considered a “National License”?

No, the NASCLA Accredited Examination eliminates the trade examination ONLY for the participating state agencies, once you have passed the NASCLA Accredited Examination for Commercial General Building Contractors. Contractors will still have to meet additional state licensure requirements within each participating state.

What is the difference between the NASCLA Accredited Examination and an examination based on one jurisdiction?

The NASCLA Accredited Examination was developed utilizing contractors from multiple jurisdictions across the United States and based on a national job occupational analysis. To review the NASCLA Test Specifications, click here.

What State Licensing Agencies currently accept the NASCLA Accredited Examination?

Please click here to view a complete list of participating state licensing agencies.

What is the difference between state agencies administering the NASCLA Accredited Examination for Commercial General Building Contractors and state agencies accepting the NASCLA Accredited Examination for Commercial General Building Contractors?

The state agencies administering the NASCLA Accredited Examination are offering the NASCLA Accredited Examination for Commercial General Building Contractors as their agency’s trade examination. You can also take the NASCLA Accredited Examination directly through PSI Services, LLC. If you take it directly through PSI Services, LLC instead of through the administering state agency, you will have to purchase individual transcripts from the National Examination Database (NED) to send to the state agency.

If I have passed the NASCLA Accredited Examination for Commercial General Building Contractors, what do I do next?

Register an account in the National Examination Database (NED) at http://ned.nascla.org. This account will allow you to purchase and send your transcript information to the participating state agencies.

How do I send my examination transcript to an accepting state licensing agency?

Login to your existing account in the National Examination Database (NED) at https://ned.nascla.org or create a new account.  Once you are logged into your account, you will be able to click on “Transcript for Purchase” to purchase and send your test results electronically to the state agency with whom you are applying for licensure. Both you and the state agency will receive an emailed confirmation your transcript transaction is completed.

What is the fee to electronically send a transcript to an accepting state agency?

There is a $24.99 fee each time you need to send your transcript to a state licensing agency.

How long is my transcript accessible to the state agency in the National Examination Database (NED)?

Transcripts are only valid in the system for a 2 period for the state agency to access the information. If it has been longer than 2 years since a transcript has been purchased and you have NOT been licensed within that state, you will need to repurchase the transcript to go with your application for licensure with that state agency through the database.

What is the fee to sit for the NASCLA Accredited Examination for Commercial General Building Contractors?

The cost for the examination is $106 plus the $25 application fee.  Please click here to review the candidate information bulletin.

How fast does NASCLA process my application?

NASCLA will review all applications within 7 business days.

How long do I have to schedule my exam once I have been approved?

Eligibility is for 1 year from the application approval date.

If I need to retest, how soon can I apply and is there a limited number of times I can retake the NASCLA Accredited Examination for Commercial General Building Contractors?

There is no restriction on how soon you can reschedule to sit for the exam if within the maximum 3 times within the the 1 year eligibility period.  If you have failed the examination 3 times, you must wait 1 year after your initial application was approved to reapply to take the examination.

Still have questions? Contact the NASCLA office with your specific questions by phone toll free at (866) 948-3363 or by email at info@nascla.org.

NASCLA
23309 North 17th Drive, Building 1, Unit 110, Phoenix, Arizona 85027
Phone: (623) 587-9354 • Email: info@nascla.org