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Old 03-01-2013, 08:22 AM   #1
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Trying To Get My Residential GC In North Carolina


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This is my first post here. I am trying to get my GC for residential construction in North Carolina. From what I've gathered from this site and others, I need to get some sort of review course, the books, and apply for the test.

I can't wait until the next 'site' seminar by JJ Johnson here in Asheville NC so has anyone done their online seminar? Will I be missing a whole lot by not doing the site seminar?

Also, how long does it take once you apply for the test to hear back? and then how long does it take once you've taken the test to get your license (assuming I pass!). Basically, I'm trying to do the whole thing within the next 4 months. Is it possible? I'm not too worried about the exam as I've taken a few 8-9 hour exams in the past, just concerned with the time needed.

A somewhat related question, how do I prove I have the required $17,000 working funds?

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Anyone out there??

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I took the test several years ago. If you have some amount of experience, I don't think its necessary to take a review course. Keep in mind though that this is a general test -- there can be questions on everything.

I remember ones like " how long is a 6d nail? How many times a hour does the water have to change in a pool. What is the length of the property on ***x road?

I have a civil engineering degree so the college experience helped in knowing how to take the test. You still had to have some practical experience.
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The state only requires that a simple ledger sheet be filled out to prove the 17k for the limited status GC License. You can fill it out yourself, it does not have to be filled out by a CPA. The state will send the blank form in your packet.

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I got my Residential GC license last year. Send in your application and you'll get the letter to schedule your test in a few weeks. There are test almost everyday, in Raleigh atleast. I took the test early June and received my license July 5.

Advice: by all the books and a study course - home based or seminar based.

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Thanks for the info. I plan on buying all the books. I've got a big time crunch as I'm trying to start my first spec house under my own GC in about 4 months so I can have it done and ready to sell before the sales season is done this year.
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Are you building in the city or in Buncombe county l went into asheville Saturday. I wad surprise to see how many houses are being. But in the city limits
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All of my builds are in the city limits. So far, I've built 2 and I broke ground last week for my third. I'm also renovating an older place in the city. Asheville is pretty unique in North Carolina as far as the housing market is concerned. Houses are selling for more than asking price and there are bidding wars for well priced places
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Yep that is what a Realtor friend told me a few weeks ago I mainly work in Henderson county. I went to Asheville Hardware Saturday. And I went throw the Oakley part of town

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