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What is a TABC certification?

Are you looking to venture into the alcohol business in Texas? If so, you’re required to be TABC certified. Here are a few pieces of information that should help you become more informed about what that really means and what to expect from the process.

What Is A TABC Certificate?

TABC stands for Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. In its simplest form, a TABC certificate is the first step towards being able to sell alcoholic beverages in the state of Texas. Texas employs licensed third-party employees, who work with people seeking to obtain their TABC certificate. A few of the skills that you will be taught include:
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What is the General Contractor Renewal Process?

If you are a licensed general contractor, you will eventually need a general contractor renewal to keep your license and continue working. As with registering for a general contractor license, the requirements for a license renewal vary by state. In many places, the renewal period for a license is relatively short (two or three years in most states) for an active license. For an inactive license, however, you have a longer expiration period of about four years.
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Do You Need A License To Become A General Contractor?

Do You Need A License To Become A General Contractor?

For individuals aspiring to pursue a career as a general contractor, understanding the essential pathways to achieve this goal is paramount. Of significant concern is the pivotal query: does the acquisition of a license hold a prerequisite for embarking on a general contracting journey? In essence, a valid license is indeed a legal imperative for those venturing into the realm of general contracting; nevertheless, it is crucial to acknowledge that the specific licensure requisites for general contractors are subject to the regulatory framework established at the state level. Consequently, it is plausible that the criteria for licensure in Florida may differ from those in Tennessee, exemplifying the divergent regional requirements.
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How To Read Blueprints For Residential And Commercial Construction

Learning how to read blueprints for residential and commercial construction is essential for a career as a contractor. In fact, whether you are seeking a career as a construction professional, a skilled sub-contractor, a tradesperson or you are a consumer with a pending new build or rebuild, learning to decode blueprints will ensure the best results for your project. Check out our article below for an overview of the nuts and bolts of reading residential and commercial construction blueprints. For more in depth information, please check out our Blueprint Reading for Construction Trades course.
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How to Become an Electrician

** Updated 7/2020 No matter where you live becoming an electrician is a solid career choice. Most licensed electricians earn over $50,000 and with increased construction throughout the US, this industry keeps growing. The hands-on nature of the job and client satisfaction are additional reasons people enjoy this work.  Did you know there are only a few basic steps to become a certified electrician? While each state has specific training and exam requirements, the general steps are the same.  Though electricians can train in as few as nine months to work as an entry-level technician, you will need to train for five to six years as an apprentice to earn journeyman status.  Detailed below are the six most important steps to becoming an electrician.
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Eight Pro Tips for New Project Managers

Project management is an uphill and tricky path with no red thread leading you right to the target. However, there are specialists that have gained experience and became pros easily juggling 7 projects at a time.

Want to be among them? Dig in the following guide from the PM of Belitsoft Alexander Kosarev. He has put together a series of tips that will help you get into the right mindset and avoid rookie mistakes.

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Top 7 Tips For a Rookie Java Developer

If once upon a time you woke up and saw your future in the Java World you would definitely use some help with the hardest part: the start. In this article, Baris Okuneu a Java team lead at Belitsoft left an early Christmas present of useful tips which will help avoid the pitfalls and raise the quality of your code to the next level.

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Alabama HVAC Licenses Expire December 31

The deadline for Alabama HVAC technicians to complete their four required hours of annual continuing education is quickly approaching! It’s easy to get preoccupied when you work full time on top of all the other things life throws at you. But if you haven’t completed the hours you need, there’s no time to delay. If you don’t get in those four hours, you’re at risk of letting your license expire.
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Now Offering Texas Alcohol Seller Continuing Education – 2

@ Home Prep now offers continuing education needed to keep your TABC certification. In Texas, servers and sellers of alcohol are required to complete a continuing education course every two years, with course topics set by the state. The topics include things like the definition of intoxication, the laws specific to intoxicated persons, minors, and proper identification, monitoring customer behavior, and more. After taking the course, servers are required to pass a test. Texas doesn’t require a set number of hours for continuing education, but our course can be completed in about 2 hours.

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Georgia Conditioned Air Contractor Licenses Expire November 30th!

Individuals who repair, install, or service conditioned air systems or equipment in Georgia are required to be licensed under Georgia law. Whether you have a restricted Class I license or an unrestricted Class II license, you will need to complete four hours of continuing education annually in order to renew your license. The current license period will end on November 30, so there’s no time to waste to get your continuing education hours completed today.

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