Educating Construction Professionals
Join the thousands of contractors who have successfully passed the Florida contractor exam! Choose the BEST program for you.
Power Pack - $795
Pro Pack - $1095
Both programs are all-inclusive:
Choose a 2-Day Weekend Cram Course or a 4-Day In-Depth Course
Your enrollment entitles you to attend as many courses (in your chosen licensing category) as you wish for up to one year. You can choose to attend a 2-day weekend cram course, a 4-day in-depth course, or both. All courses cover both the trade knowledge exams (contract administration and project management) and the business & finance exam. If enrolling online, please select the first course you plan to attend as your enrollment choice.
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A licensed residential contractor can perform new construction and remodeling, repair, or improvement on residential property up to two habitable floors with one uninhabitable floor below. Residential contractors cannot provide services on any commercial, industrial, agricultural, or multi-family properties such as condominiums or apartments.
You must have 4 years of construction experience, of which at least one year must have been as a foreman or supervisor. College credits can substitute for up to 3 years of experience. If you have a four year college degree in ANY field, that counts as 3 years of experience. You do not have to have the necessary experience before you take the exam. After passing the exam you have up to 4 years to gain the necessary experience to become a licensed Residential Contractor.
Step 1. Register for the Power Pack Online course program, or the Pro Pack Live class plus online course program. Include the exam ready book rental option, or the exam ready book purchase option. Please note: You are allowed to use the exam ready books at the open-book Florida contractors State exam!
Step 2. Register for your Florida contractors State exam. Let us help you with your exam registration - telephone CEI at: 800-423-7058. If you are confident with the required registration process and steps then you can register through Professional Testing Inc. at: www.floridaexam.com.
Step 3. Prepare for and pass your exam.
Step 4. Mail application with your passing exam scores to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. You will receive your license within approximately 60 days after submitting the completed application.
For detailed information please visit the State of Florida website.
The Applicant will be required to pass 3 separate exams with a score of 70% or higher.
All exams are open-book, multiple-choice, and timed.
Reference books should be brought to all three open book exams. Permanent book tabs and highlighting in books is allowed for the examinations.
The Business and Finance Examination is composed of 120 questions. It will be administered in one session via computer in the calm atmosphere of a convenient testing center at a time of your choosing.
The Contract Administration and Project Management examinations each contain 45 questions. The Contract Administration examination will consist of 45 questions covering the management and operation activities of a construction company. The Project Management examination will consist of 45 questions covering managing, controlling, and conducting projects.
Applicants will need to get familiar with all of their exam books. Applicants must know how to properly read the test questions and quickly locate the answers. Knowing which books to use for each content area is essential to passing the exam. A quality exam preparation class is the best way to prepare for the exam. We recommend either the Pro Pack or the Power Pack to prepare for your exam.
100% One Year Course Guarantee
Students receive access to their course for a full year from the date of their registration!
Exam Ready Books Rental
Exam Ready Books are specially prepared to make passing the exam easier. The books are highlighted and tabbed to indicate the answers to common test questions.
BOOK EXCHANGE AVAILABLE
Purchased books elsewhere? Enroll in a power pack or pro pack and we will ship you a a set of CEI's Exam Ready Books in exchange for your books.
Book set includes all references required for the Trade and Business & Finance exams: