Summary: Building your own house and a general contractor licensing school can help you get your builders license.
How do I get a builders license?
Start by reading my “Getting a Contractors State License”
Then read the rest of "How to Get a Contractors License" including taking a contractors license class.
You can also click on a state below to see State License Requirements.
But, since you don't need a license to build your own home, doing so is the perfect way to gain the experience that your state may require.
That's what I did. I built our own house, then I took a contractors license class and then got my General Contractor's license. The rest is history.