To be licensed in Florida, you must pass both a business & finance exam and a trade knowledge exam for your license category. For many trades, most contractors find the business & finance exam to be more difficult than the trade knowledge exam, especially those contractors without financial or accounting experience.
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The business & finance exam covers financing, taxes, business law and accounting, including payroll, accounting practices, lien law, labor law, tax law, productivity calculations and more… CEI’s expert courses simplify this complex material and prepare you to pass successfully on exam day! Even if you have an accountant or an employee manage your payroll and taxes, CEI can get you to a passing score on the business & finance exam.
CEI's business & finance exam preparation courses are all-inclusive, with nothing more to buy and no extra hidden costs. CEI refuses to sell "Optional" study products, because if something is important to passing the exam, then it should automatically be included in your exam preparation program. We guarantee you will pass with our training.
Students receive access to their course for a full year from the date of their registration!
The Business and Finance Examination consists of 120 test questions. Candidates are allowed 6 ½ hours to complete the exam. The exam will be administered via computer. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation has retained the services of Pearson VUE to schedule, administer, score and report the results of this exam.
The exam will be administered on an electronic testing system. The testing system eliminates the use of paper, pencil and answer sheets. Candidates input their responses by entering the answer of their choice (A, B, C or D). A score of seventy percent (70%) or better on the exam is required to achieve a passing score.
Content Area A: Establishing the Contracting Business
Content Area B: Managing Administrative Duties
Content Area C: Managing Trade Operations
Content Area D: Conducting Accounting Functions
Content Area E: Managing Human Resources
CEI students are eligible to rent a complete set of tabbed and highlighted exam books for use in preparing for and passing the open-book licensing exam for $100. CEI professionally tabs and highlights the books to give you the extra edge at the exam. CEI guarantees that all books are the current edition required by the state.
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Book set includes all references required for the Business & Finance exam:
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