If you get a DWI in North Carolina, will you lose your GC license? The answer to that question is most likely not. Now, let’s get back to the nuts and bolts and the reporting requirements. The General Contractor’s Board does not have a particular mandatory reporting. However, when you renew, which renewal is due prior to December 31st of every year, they ask you a question: have you been arrested or convicted of any crimes in the past 12 months? [21 NCAC 12A .0503]. If you have a DWI or other criminal charge, you will have to at that point say yes (traffic infractions do not count). So going from there, they will most likely track what happens with your case because you have a due process right and you might not end up with a conviction.
However, if you do end up with a conviction, then that is going to be a violation of the ethics rules for the North Carolina General Contractor’s Board [21 NCAC 12A .0508]. However, they most likely will not do a suspension or revocation of your license. I think that you are looking at more likely some sort of mandatory substance abuse rehabilitation or something along those lines. If they find that there is an actual substance abuse disorder and the licensee really just needs to get some help, then as long as the licensee gets the required help, the licensee is most likely not looking at a suspension or revocation. However, if the licensee enters into some agreement with the Board to seek some kind of treatment but then does not do it, then the licensee is probably looking at a suspension at that point.