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Guide To Passing Your HVAC License Exam

Wondering if the HVAC license exam in your state is hard? Having served over 100,000 students in the last 6 years, @HomePrep understands the anxiety that comes with most test takers. Rest assured though because with the right exam preparation and a good night’s sleep you can walk in on test day feeling confident you are prepared to pass.
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Online Courses For Electrical License Continuing Education

Are you a licensed electrician required to take continuing education unit (CEUs) classes to renew your license?  Almost every state requires some form of electrical license CEUs, and it’s important to verify your state-specific stipulations well in advance of your renewal date. That’s because each state will vary in the number of hours, types of courses and how many credits are given to qualify for renewal.   The great news is most electrical license CEUs can be completed online and make it easy for electricians to fulfill their requirements according to their own schedules.  
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How To Become a Contractor In Georgia

If you are considering becoming a contractor in Georgia, your first step is to become licensed. Whether you want to pursue a career as a General Contractor or Residential Contractor, the state of Georgia requires a license for any work over $2,500. Once licensed, your career opportunities increase significantly as you will have credibility as well as higher earning potential. On this page, you can learn more about the education, license types, and requirements of this rewarding career.
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Virginia Class C Contractors License FAQs

Contractors in Virginia need to be licensed to maximize opportunities, and avoid leaving money on the table. Virginia state law requires anyone performing or managing construction, improvements, repair or removal with a total value of a single project over $1,000 to obtain a license from Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR). This not only gives you credibility, but provides higher earning potential. Per the Virginia Board for Contractors, the contractor licenses consist of two parts; the class of license and the classification or specialty regarding the type of work performed. The class determines if any restrictions are placed on the contracts/projects performed and the classification determines your specialty. There are three license classes: Class A, Class B, and Class C, and the class is based on the total value of the project(s). Here the most frequently asked questions about the Virginia Class C Contractor License:
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At Home Prep Announces Brand New Course Offerings Based on the 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC)

Every 3 years, the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) releases a new and updated version of the National Electrical Code. The NEC content is the industry-standard for anyone working in the electrical industry. As society continues to evolve, the main goal of the NEC is to provide users with the most current findings pertaining to electrical and fire safety. The NFPA-NEC, is the absolute benchmark standard for safety in the areas of residential, commercial and industrial settings. The original publication was created in 1897, and has continued to be adapted and rigorously screened to ensure the content is inclusive of all industry trends and changes.
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Virginia Class B Contractors License FAQs

Opportunities for contractors in Virginia continue to grow. To make the most of these opportunities, licensing is required in Virginia as the law states anyone performing or managing construction, improvements, repair or removal with a total value of a single project over $1,000 must obtain a license from Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR). According to the Virginia Board for Contractors, the contractor licenses consist of two parts; the class of license and the classification or specialty regarding the type of work performed. The class determines if any restrictions are placed on the contracts/projects performed and the classification determines your specialty. There are three license classes: Class A, Class B, and Class C, and the class is based on the total value of the project(s). Here are the most frequently asked questions about the Virginia Class B Contractor License:
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Virginia Class A Contractor License FAQs

As business in Virginia grows, the opportunities for contractors do as well. Per state law, anyone performing or managing construction, improvements, repair or removal with a total value of a single project over $1,000 must obtain a license from Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR). Per the Virginia Board for Contractors, contractor licenses consist of two parts; the class of license and the classification or specialty regarding the type of work performed. The class determines if any restrictions are placed on the contracts/projects performed and the classification determines your specialty. There are three license classes: Class A, Class B, and Class C, based on the total value of the project(s). Here the most frequently asked questions about the Virginia Class A Contractor License:
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How To Get A Virginia Plumbers License

Are you considering getting a Virginia Plumbers License? Thanks to the low cost of learning the trade and abundant income opportunity, plumbing is an excellent career choice. Since water damage may occur in homes or businesses at any time, there’s no shortage of opportunities for plumbers.  While there is no guarantee, in Virginia licensed plumbers often have job security even in an uncertain economy.  In addition, plumbers may join a union for great benefits and generally receive excellent pay working for someone else or as a small business owner themselves. Other benefits to a plumbing career include social interaction with people as well as both physical and mental exercise while on the job. If you’ve decided to get your plumbing license in Virginia, here’s everything you need to know. 
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PSI Exam Centers Reopening Schedule Announced

PSI Exam Centers Reopening Schedule Announced PSI, a national leader in state and county examination testing and licensure, previously announced the closure of testing centers on March 19th, 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This important decision was necessary to comply with state and federal mandates and protect the safety and well-being of staff and students alike. Recently, PSI announced a tentative reopening schedule of testing facilities based on the latest information provided by state, city and municipality governments. According to their website, facilities are scheduled to begin tentatively reopening as soon as May 1st, 2020. For more information about when facilities in your area are tentatively scheduled to reopen, please see the latest information below. PSI Testing Center Location information is current and accurate as of 18 May 2020. 
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How To Get A Florida Plumbers License

Considering a career in plumbing in the state of Florida? It’s a great career choice thanks to the low cost of learning the trade and abundant income opportunity. It’s an extremely consistent career as water damage may occur in homes or businesses, and when it does, it must be fixed. In Florida, only those who become licensed plumbers are able to do business in the state. Plumbers with this level of licensure and skill may also gain job security, no matter what’s going on with the economy. Plumbers can often join a union to receive great benefits and generally receive excellent pay. Other benefits to the career include social interaction with people, physical and mental exercise, and the potential to become an independent contractor or small business owner. If you’ve decided to get your plumbing license in Florida, here’s everything you need to know.
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Contractor Licensing Guide – State by State Courses & Requirements

What is a contractors license?

A contractor’s license is state certified and indicates that a contractor is qualified to perform construction work. Contractors may have a residential license, a commercial license or a dual residential and commercial license. License types, requirements, and costs vary from state to state. See below for a complete guide, by state, of these details.
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