Apply for the Exam

Please note you do not need to be a NASCLA Member in order to apply to take NASCLA Accredited Examinations.

Follow these Steps to Apply for the NASCLA Exam:
  • Submit Application - Candidate must apply online at
  • NASCLA Security Agreement - Acknowledge and Agree to the NASCLA Examination Security Video Agreement at the bottom of this page.
  • Application Processing - NASCLA processes applications within 7 business days.
  • Eligibility to Test - Candidates will have 1 year to sit for the exam with a maximum of 3 attempts to pass.
  • Schedule the Exam - Candidates will receive an email from PSI with a link to schedule the exam online.
  • Take the Exam - Candidates will receive their test results at the testing facility and the results will automatically be submitted to the National Examination Database (NED) within 48 hours.

Before a candidate can register for the NASCLA Accredited Examination for Commercial General Building Contractors, the applicant must be approved by the National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA). An application fee of $25 along with the completed application must be submitted electronically to NASCLA at NASCLA will process the application within 7 business days. Once the candidate is approved, the testing provider, PSI Services, LLC, will send an email to the candidate with a link to pay and schedule the examination. 

If the candidate does not meet the exam candidate qualifications, he/she will receive an email indicating any application deficiencies. An application is not considered complete and will not be processed until all items have been submitted, including all required fees.

Candidates will have 1 year from the approval date to take the exam. There is a maximum limit of 3 times an eligible candidate can sit for the exam within the 1 year period. If the candidate has not passed the exam within these 3 attempts, he/she can reapply to take the exam once their year of eligibility has expired.

To download the candidate information bulletin, please click here.

NASCLA Security Agreement

Before a candidate can proceed to register for the NASCLA Accredited Examination, he/she must verify they have watched the video below in its entirety.


For a copy of the NASCLA Examination Security Video Transcript, click here.

Once the consent form below has been submitted, please click here to apply to sit for the NASCLA Accredited Examination for Commercial General Building Contractors (if you have not already done so).

In order for NASCLA to verify your identity, please fill out the fields below. This information must match your pre-approval application to sit for the NASCLA Accredited Examination for Commercial General Building Contractors.

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