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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. Each time an edition of the NEC is updated and released users can be assured that content has been added, edited and reorganized for ease of use and clarification. Licensed electricians across the country of all levels and specialties require continuing education credits in most states in order to maintain their licensure and stay up to date on recent findings within their industry. At Home Prep is excited to announce a brand new course offerings based on the 2020 National Electrical Code. “Each state adopts the new code cycle at differing times, and we are very pleased to be able to have the course content ready for our students based on their state adoption date. We encourage interested clients and returning students to check our website for offerings in their state,” said Greg Greene, President of @HomePrep. The team at @HomePrep Education works diligently to create and release course content based on state adoption of the new code, so be sure to check back very soon if you are not able to find the course live yet in your state. The online courses are created by content experts in the electrical field, and have been fully vetted and edited by an additional group of subject matter experts to ensure the highest quality online education for students. Click here for the NEC Books Click here for the NEC Courses
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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 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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How Much Work Can You Do Without A Contractor License In Florida?

Wondering if you need to become a licensed contractor in Florida? Perhaps you’ve found a steady income doing odd jobs and the occasional repair. Certainly, there is always a demand for handyman work in any state and Florida is no exception. If you want to find work for yourself as a contractor, you will need a business license in the Sunshine State. Additionally, you will need to understand what Florida defines as “handyman” work and what would require a contractor license. Like many states, Florida has a limit on what services you can provide as a handyman before you would be required to get a contractor license.
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How to Get A Food Handler’s License In Texas

Foodborne illnesses affect 1 in 6 people, according to estimates from the CDC and roughly 3,000 of these cases are fatal. Even with milder incidents, restaurants can lose a lot of money when employees mishandle food. Thus, restaurants encourage proper education of food handling for both the physical protection of patrons and financial well-being of the restaurant itself.
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Everything You Need To Know About Texas Plumbing License

Getting your plumbers license in Texas involves multiple steps, but can be a financially rewarding process. Additionally, becoming a plumber is a great career choice with many rewarding benefits for those that choose this profession. Water damage can happen in any home or business, and when it does, everyone wants it fixed. Yet, only those who become licensed plumbers can guarantee to fix it correctly. Most importantly, with this level of licensure and skill comes job security, no matter what’s going on with the economy.
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