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Alabama Homebuilder with Business Law

This license includes the construction of any residence or structure which is not over 3 stories in height and which does not have more than 4 units in an apartment complex.


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Required Books 

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Additional Services

  • This license is required for Residential Homebuilding and Remodeling contracts when the job exceeds $10,000.
  • Applicants are required to submit a credit report and document experience on the application.
  • Applicants are not required to pass a separate Business Law exam because it is included in the Alabama Homebuilder exam.

This license includes the construction of any residence or structure which is not over 3 stories in height and which does not have more than 4 units in an apartment complex.

To apply, contact the state of Alabama at 1-334-242-2230. Application requests must be made in writing and the fee is $25. The license fee is $205. Applications must be received at least 30 days prior to regular board meeting dates in order to be reviewed at that meeting. The Board meets once per month. The processing time is approximately 60 days.

Home Builders Licensure Board

445 Herron Street

Montgomery, AL 36130 

Important Contacts

To apply for an Electrical license,
and to register for the exam, contact:

Electrical Contractors Board
610 S. McDonough St.
Montgomery, AL 36104

To apply for a general contractors license, contact:

Licensing Board for General Contractors
2525 Fairlane Dr.
Montgomery, AL 36116
To apply for a Plumbing or Gas Fitter license, contact:

Plumbers and Gas Fitters Examining Board
11 West Oxmoor, Ste104
Birmingham, AL 35209

To apply for a HVAC license, contact:

Board of Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors
8 Commerce St. Ste 200
Montgomery, AL 36104
(334)241-0840 Phone
(334) 265-0570
To apply for a Residential license, contact:

Home Builders Licensure Board
445 Herron St.
Montgomery, AL 36130

To register for a Under Four Stories exam or the NASCLA exam contact:

PSI Licensure: Certification
ATTN: Examination Registration AL
3210 E Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV 89121
(800) 733-9267
To register for an Electrical, Homebuilder or HVAC Exam Contact:

13614 Progress Blvd.
Alachua, FL 32615

The State of Alabama has a reciprocity agreement for this license with Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

At this time Alabama does not require continuing education for the Homebuilder license.

  • There are two exams. If both exams are taken on the same day the cost is $130.00. If the exams are taken on separate days each exam cost is $80.00.
  • The Alabama HBLB Skill exam is has 80 questions and a time limit of 4 hours.
  • The Alabama HBLB Business Law exam has 40 questions and a 2 hour time limit.
  • A 70% is required to pass.

    Topics on the Business exam include business organization, contract management, estimating & bidding, licensing, estimating and bidding, financial, payroll, labor laws, project management, business organization, safety reporting, and risk management. Topics for the Homebuilder skill exam include plan reading, sitework & foundations, Concrete and reinforcement, masonry, carpentry, roofing, interiro & exterior finishes and associated trades.

  • To schedule your exam contact

    Prov, Inc.

  • 5200 NW 43rd Street, Suite 102-167

    Gainesville, FL   32606

    Toll Free: (866)  720-7768

    Fax: (386) 518-6419


    Office Hrs: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

American Contractors holds a 1 day Seminar for the Alabama Homebuilder that guarantees that you will pass the Alabama Homebuilder license exam & Business Law exam. American Contractors has been holding Seminars to help contractors pass their exam for over 22 years. Sign up today for the Alabama Homebuilder Exam Preparation Seminar!