With over 17 years of experience in trade licensing, Contractor School Online (CSO) is your primary resource to help you pass your State Contractor License Exam! We offer Online Practice Tests, study materials, books and more.
To become a certified contractor in Alabama, depending on the trade you are interested in, you may be required to pass a trade exam and Business, Law and Management. Use our Information Request Form to find out more.
Contractor School Online (CSO) will assist you with their professional consultants and provide study materials, also practice tests for the Business, Law, and Management and your trade if available. If purchases are made elsewhere make sure the correct author, title and year are appropriate for the trade.
CSO Business, Law and Management Practice Test coincides with the required State Contractor’s Manual.
Please note: Inventory Pricing - Contractors State Bonding and Subjects may change without notice.
Except for public works, construction is not regulated at the state level. Contractors intending to bid public works contracts must prequalify.
Contractors must submit financial statements with the application for prequalification. Although CPA audited financial statements are not required, an annual limit of $350,000 is imposed for unaudited financial. There were 900 prequalified contractors as of October 1996. The average processing time for applications is 16 days.
Contractors must have a certificate from the Department of Professional Regulation before engaging in roofing construction. email us for this certificate.
Applicants must provide proof of liability, workman's compensation and unemployment insurance.
Out of state contractors must post a bond with the Department of Employment Security before commencing work on any contract over $5,000. Chicago and other municipalities may have licensing requirements.
A performance and liability bond may be required of each bidder of a public works contract involving an amount in excess of $10,000 in a city with a population of 500,000. A payment/performance bond equal to the value of the contract is required if it is estimated at $25,000 or more.
No reciprocal agreements specified.