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3 Reasons Licensed Contractors Make More Money

Becoming a Licensed Contractor

A lot of people seek out jobs in the construction industry thanks to its steady nature and wide range of career opportunities. After some time, many will consider whether or not they should get licensed. Certain states require licensing for all jobs; others require licensing for certain jobs; and others do not have state requirements but do have city or county requirements. Click here to find out more about your state specific requirements. While state requirements are a common reason for licensing, some people realize that licensed contractors simply have the opportunity to earn more money. Here are three great reasons why licensed contractors can make more:
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Four Important Reasons To Get Your Florida Contractors License Today

When you think of Florida, you probably think of beaches, warm weather and vacations. That’s because tourism is Florida’s number one industry, providing billions of dollars each year to the state. Add to that a steadily growing population of residents, and you have the recipe for a booming construction industry as well. This explains why licensed contractors in Florida enjoy successful and satisfying careers. So, if you’re in the construction industry in Florida, here are four important reasons to get your license today.
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@HomePrep Now Offering New Career Training Courses!

As a leader in the e-learning industry, @HomePrep continuously offers a wide variety of high quality courses and training opportunities for multiple trades and industries. Our selection of exam prep courses, seminars, CE credits and professional certification courses is constantly growing and evolving to meet the needs of our learners.

New Career Training Courses

We are pleased to now offer additional, new career training courses that will allow you to learn a new skill online and change your life for the better. These online learning opportunities can be the first step toward the job, raise, or promotion you’re looking for in your career. Here’s a sample of some of the most popular new courses we offer:
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How Do I Prepare For A Contractors License In Mississippi?

Becoming a Licensed Contractor In Mississippi

Per the Mississippi State Board of Contractors (MSOBC), a General Contractors license is required for the following:
  • Commercial projects greater than $50,000
  • Public works projects greater than $50,000 in value
  • Commercial Fire Sprinklers $5,000 for public and $10,000 for private jobs
  • Residential building projects/jobs greater than $50,000
  • Residential remodeling projects/jobs greater than $10,000.
While plenty of small jobs may exist for those who choose not to get licensed, getting your Mississippi Contractors license put you in the position of more income opportunities and career growth potential.
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The Number 1 Reason To Get Your Contractor’s License Today

It’s been nearly 6 months since the entire world was rocked by COVID-19. Since then, everyone’s scrambled to pivot, adjust and adapt to some kind of new normal. Many businesses, large and small, have shuttered for good. Even some industries have questioned their longevity within a fragile economy. COVID-19 Impact On Construction However, there is one industry that is clearly not only surviving but thriving again: construction.
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Guide To Passing Your Electrical Licensing Exam

Wondering if the Electrical license exam in your state is hard? Over the past several years, we’ve helped over 100,000 students with licensing and exam prep needs. Our team at @HomePrep understands test anxiety and questions about what to study, as well as how the right exam preparation and a good night’s sleep provides the confidence you need to pass on the first try.
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