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  • Florida Contract & Project Administration Exam Prep

    $274.99

    The Florida Contract and Project Administration Exam Prep includes narrated highlighting guides, practice tests, theory, calculations, instructor support and test-taking tips and strategies. Topics include project management, employee relations, financial management, safety, energy conservation, code compliance, materials and techniques and more. The highlighting guides and quizzes are designed to familiarize students with testing materials. We do not provide students with exact test questions, as the state does not release this information.

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    Florida General Contractor Exam Prep Complete Package

    $2,117.99

    The Florida Contractor full package includes everything needed to prepare for the Contractor Exam in the state of Florida. This package includes ALL books that are recommended for both the Contractor (General, Building or Residential) and the Business and Finance Exams in addition to the online course. @ HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in Yourself. The highlighting guides and quizzes are designed to familiarize students with testing materials. We do not provide students with exact test questions, as the state does not release this information.

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  • Florida Business & Finance, Contract Administration, and Project Management Exam Prep

    $399.99

    Includes the following 2 courses:

    • Florida Business and Finance Exam Review
    • Florida Contract/Project Administration Exam Review

    The highlighting guides and quizzes are designed to familiarize students with testing materials. We do not provide students with exact test questions, as the state does not release this information.

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  • Application Processing

    Florida Application Processing

    $249.99$349.99

    @HomePrep Application Processing is here to ensure your application to become a state licensed contractor gets filled out correctly and promptly. We provide a professional service ensuring your privacy and comfort throughout the entire process. Following your purchase of the Florida Application Processing our AP Coordinator will contact you to discuss the next steps. If you have any questions please call us at 800-952-0910. We look forward to working with you.

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Requirements To Complete

About This License

A “building contractor” means a contractor whose services are limited to the construction of commercial buildings and single-dwelling or multiple-dwelling residential buildings. These buildings cannot exceed three stories in height.

Requirements to Obtaining Your License

To become a licensed contractor in Florida, applicants must sit for two exams: business and finance and the trade. Please note that Electrical Contractors will not sit for this examination as their requirements are different. Please view our Florida Electrical Contractor page for more information.

  • Applicants must document four years of experience. Applicants are also required to provide a credit report and financial statement that is no more than 12 months old. A net worth of $2,500 – $20,000 (depending on classification) is required.
  • The minimum general liability insurance that is required for licensure is $300,000 for bodily injury and $50,000 for property damage.

Applying For Your License

Applications can be obtained from the Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board by calling 1-850-487-1395. The application fee when applying for initial licensure:

For Individual Only

  • From May 1st of an EVEN YEAR through August 31st of an ODD YEAR is $249.
  • From September 1st of an ODD YEAR through April 30th of an EVEN YEAR is $309.

Qualifying a Business

  • From May 1st of an EVEN YEAR through August 31st of an ODD YEAR is $308.
  • From September 1st of an ODD YEAR through April 30th of an EVEN YEAR is $208.

If you need assistance with the application process, @ Home Prep- a division of Stautzenberger College can help you by saving you time and money. With our years of experience, we can quickly and accurately submit your application to your state.

Exam Details

The examination is divided into two 4 1/2 hour sections with one section in the a.m. and the other in the p.m. A 70% is required to pass. There are 2 fees to take this exam: $135 paid to PTI and $80 paid to DPBR but mailed to PTI. You will be scheduled for the examination date and site that you selected on your application.

Books and References for the Exam

Exam Review Education

We offer review for the Florida General Contractor Exam through a home study/online course format. The fee for the online class is $249.99 for the Contract/Project Administration exam review ONLY or $399.99 for the full review which includes the Business and Finance exam review.

The Florida Contractor Exam Review Online includes:

  • Highlighting Guides
  • Practice Exams
  • Math and Plans
  • Study Tips
  • Licensing Information
  • Instructor Support

For more information, or to order, contact our office at 1-800-952-0910.

Continuing Education

Each contractor is required to take 14 hours of continuing education during each 2 years prior to the renewal period. We offer this online.

Reciprocity Agreement

Florida has no reciprocity agreements; however, does endorse certain examinations from California, Georgia, and North Carolina for electrical contractors in select categories. The endorsements from Georgia include alarm and specialty categories.

How It Works

1

Obtain pre-approval from the state (if applicable).

2

Purchase Exam Prep materials.

3

Schedule and pass your state exams.

4

Submit to the state your application, licensing fee, and proof of insurance.