Preparing for the General Contractors Exam

Studying for Your Contracting Exam

There are many ways to study for the general contractors exam. Probably the best way is to take a class. While these classes are a little pricey, they clearly define and walk you through important points of the exam. Usually, these classes last about a week. Testing for the exam happens every other month: February, April, June, August, October, and December. It is important to note, that completed applications for the Florida constructions industry license exam must be received no later than 30 days prior to the examination date.

Contractor License Costs

The fees for licensing are also important to note. If you are applying between June 4th of an even year and August 31st of an odd year the is fee is $409. However, if you are applying between September 1st of an odd year and June 3rd of an even year, the fee is $309.

Florida Test Qualification Criteria

Applicants must also qualify to take the exam. Here is a list of qualifications:

(A) 4 yr. construction-related degree from accredited college (equivalent to 3 years experience) and 1 yr proven experience applicable to the category for which you are applying.

(B) 1 yr. as a foreman and not less than 3 yrs. of credits from any accredited college level courses.

(C) Holding an active certified or registered Florida contractors license.

(D) One year as a workman, one year proven experience as a foremen and two years of credits for any accredited college level courses.

(E) Four years of experience as a workman or foreman of which at least one year must have been as a foreman.

All experienced must be verified by a licensed contractor or a registered architect or engineer. Both must provide their license and state of registry.

In addition to experience, you must be able to pass the financial requirement. Applicants must have a net worth other least twenty thousand dollars. Also, they must have ten thousand dollars cash in the bank. This is to be approved by submitting balance sheets or an audited financial statement. Also, all applicants must provide background information. Background checks will be performed by the board.

Renewing Contractor Licenses

If you are renewing your license, you must take 14 hours of continuing education prior to reviewing your license. The courses allowed must be a department approved course.