The following recent students have offered to be on this referral list and offer feedback on their preparation and test taking experience. They are meant to provide insight, encouragement, and peace of mind to individuals interested in taking the exam and obtaining their Florida State Contractor’s License. We thoroughly enjoy reading these comments and know you will too. You are also welcome to contact any of these individuals directly, at your convenience, to solicit more information or address any concerns you may have.
"I recently sat for my Florida General Contractor Exam. Thanks to your program, I passed all parts with a 90% score. I did the home study CD course and found that it prepared me very well for this exam. I highly recommend your program for success. Thanks again."
Anna Maria Island, Florida
"Last night my wife took me out for a Champaign toast for first try acing of the General Contractors licensing exam (02/08)! I want to send all the folks at ContractorClasses.com a very sincere thank you for the services you provided me. Your “Learning Program” prepared me 100% for the exam, and for that I’ll always be grateful. Please use me as a reference to your program, it’s the least I can do considering what you’ve done for me!"
"I just wanted to say thank you and that the study material for the Florida General Contractor Licensing Exam provided by Contractor Classes, is INCREDIBLE!
In one attempt I managed to achieve and 85, 80 and 80 in the three sections on the exam. Thank you again."
Bonita Springs, Florida
"Excellent course, I passed with 95, 95, and 93. The highlighting guide and pre-printed tabs made it a breeze to flip through the books and find answers."
Bonita Springs, Florida
"I was so glad to pass the December exam. Your material was very instructional. All the information on the self study guide was helpful. I was able to study at my own pace and time. Thanks."
Boca Raton, Florida
"Just a quick not to thank you for your help with my course material and for your general assistance over the phone this past month. Both my boss and I passed the December General Contractor exam with very good results. You're company promotes a Great Approach to passing the exam. Thanks again."
Boca Raton, Florida
"The home study course was just the ticket. I was able to study on my schedule and when I had the time. I highly recommend this course. I passed the April General Contractor Exam the first time and firmly believe I couldn't have done it without this style of preparation."
Boca Raton, Florida
"The test is made to not let you pass and confuse you. But thanks to Steve’s teaching methods and updates of the latest test questions, the exam was not as hard as it seemed. Again, Thank You!"
Boca Raton, Florida
"Just passed the GC test last week on the first try! Being a 55 yr. old women who hasn't been to school in many, many years that is a huge accomplishment for me & I couldn't have done it without this fantastic program & Steve's help, (Sorry if I drove you a little nuts Steve), but it was all worth it. Everything he reassured me about over the phone was exactly to a tee. Don't stress over the geometry, it's not worth wasting the time on it & he was right. Time is valuable for this test, so move on. A little hint is to really know your AIA Documents. I sat next to a girl who went to **** ***** ******* & she was so sorry she hadn't taken your course instead. I don't know if she passed but by the looks on her face, it's not likely. Again, I can't thank you enough Steve for this wonderful program. I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in taking this test."
"Excellent course - studied one week and passed with all high 80's - practice exams were the bomb as were the flash cards."
Boynton Beach, Florida
"I loved the program, and I passed with flying colors on my first attempt! I didn't want to have to sit through long tedious classes, so I liked that I was able to review at my own pace and focus on the areas that I felt necessary. I waited until the last minute, and ended up only having about 3 weeks to study, but I was able to get through the tabbing, highlighting, review and practice exams before the exam and felt very prepared for the test. My scores were 88%, 90% & 86%. This is an EXTREMELY difficult exam, but the prep materials gave me exactly what I needed to pass. Thanks."
Blackville, South Carolina
"I wanted to let you know that I passed the June Florida General Contractors Exam on the first attempt with the help of your study at home kit. It was an extremely difficult exam, but your study aids were very well put together and covered the vast majority of items on all four parts of the exams. Thanks to you and the rest of the hard working staff at Contractor Classes for the help."
"Thanks for sending out the contractor books so quickly... I took the General Contractor exams on August 14th and 15th and scored 100% on Business, 93.33% on Contract Admin, and 93.33% on Project Management. Thanks again for all your help."
Cape Coral, Florida
"Thank You so much for the CD's, 1st time PASS!! The info was right on the money. Being a visual learner, and with my busy schedule I couldn't have learned the material any other way."
"Just took the General Contractor test in Kissimmee (Dec 2007). It was a demanding test but I sailed through the questions with confidence thanks to Contractor Classes study program. (95, 95, 93). I think the best training I received from the study course was learning how to navigate through the numerous reference books and materials to find the answers. I highly recommend the course to anyone wanting to pass the first time."
"Your study course worked great for me, my average was >85%. I'd recommend it to anyone especially those who are out-of-state applicants. The best advice is to start and prepare early, 8 weeks of prep time. I've taken and passed 2 additional State tests since the Florida exam."
"The self study program worked very well with my schedule and work. I feel it helped a great deal in preparing me for the test. I passed with all 90%++ scores the first time I took the test. I would recommend this course to anyone that is working and has community obligations like I had while preparing for the test."
"Hello, Wanted to let you know that I took the December General Contractors exam in Tallahassee over the past two days and passed all parts - 1st attempt (96.25, 83.33, 85.00)! I have no doubt that my success was a result of the preparatory course I purchased from Contractor Classes. Thanks !!!"
Clearwater Beach, Florida
"Thank you so much for a GREAT study course! I just got home last night and I still cannot believe I passed all 3 sections on the first try! My average scores were an 87%. It was the hardest test of my life but I could not have passed it without this course! Worth EVERY CENT!
In hindsight, I wish I had studied the Table of Contents of each book better (especially the thick Builders Code) because with only 4 min per question, it is stressful to look in each book for the best section/answer.
I also recommend bookends. My books fell off the table twice. Not a lot of space on the tables!! :) No books allowed on the floor.
THANK YOU STEVE and MEREDITH again!!
I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to PASS !!!
You guys ROCK!!"
Coconut Creek, Florida
"Spoke with you on the phone after my exam, and wanted to let you know how well it went. Attached please find my scores for the General Contractor Exam-I passed with amazing scores of 90, 96.7, and 98.3! I ordered my software and books in September, highlighted them through December, and then went through the “Study Question” software January-February 20, the day of the test. The highlighting guide and tabs were complete and extremely helpful; I also placed the extra tabs on unmarked pages whenever the “Study Guide” software brought up a question I hadn’t marked in my books. The test itself was very grueling to say the least, a definite test of determination and will on both days, especially the second day. But utilizing your system enabled me to track down the answers verbatim for 95% of the test. Most importantly, THE QUESTIONS IN THE SOFTWARE ARE EXACTLY LIKE THE QUESTIONS ON THE EXAM, so I was definitely ready—as you can see by my scores!! Thank you again; I know I would be taking at least one section over again if not for this system; many of my friends from Contractors Exam School, Goldcoast, and CamTech will be taking the Contract Administration portion again to try and pass in April. I couldn’t imagine waiting that long for my license. Anyone who doesn’t believe this software is guaranteed to work for them can call me anytime they want at xxx-xxx-xxxx or email me. That’s how amazing the program is. Again, thank you very much!! Next one is the Roofing License!"
Cooper City, Florida
"Thanks for excellent training for the Florida General Contractor exam."
"Nice program, very well thought out. Focuses your attention where it needs to be then inspires confidence to relax you. This is the one."
Crystal River, Florida
"I only studied for six weeks and passed my Florida General Contractor exam on my first try in September. This study material was extremely efficient and I highly recommend it, but the test was BRUTAL. Don't waste your time driving to the contractor prep-classes when you can study at your own pace and at your own convenience."
"Steve, I appreciate the well organized materials as well as your personal words of advice you gave to me. I had just 3-weeks to study before a family vacation the week before the June exam. I followed the materials, studied everyday, took a week off, then looked over the materials the night before. I passed the exam the first time with 93.75%, 92%, and 86%. Thanks Again, your program works."
"I bought your software package and I passed the test on my first attempt 2 days ago (December 11th and 12th, 2007). By following your instructions and your method, there is no way to fail on that test. Thank you guys for your great product.... I recommend it to everyone who is thinking about taking the contractors' exam."
"This is to let you know that your software package is very good. I just passed the exam at Kissimmee on December 11th and 12th, 2007. It tells you everything that you need to pass the exam. By going through your software package, there is no way to fail. Once again, I Thank You."
"What can you say. This is the best study program PERIOD. Made answers easy to find and made the anxiety of the test go away. If you don't use this program, you will work harder and most likely not pass first time. Make the right move, go wit ContractorClasses.com"
"I met another gentleman who was taking the test as well, and had bought your course (I could tell by the tabs on his books). We both passed with 90%+ scores and were very pleased with the course. We both felt very well prepared. The test is grueling, but this course helped give me the confidence, and the answers! Thanks!"
"After failing 3 times, I purchased your program and got the boost I needed to pass the exam. Not only did I pass but I also achieved high scores. Thank You"
Delray Beach, Florida
"I think after never seeing any of the contractors books before and knowing nothing about them, then following your course for only 3 consecutive days and taking the exam on the fourth day and passing with an 87% is proof enough that your program is very successful. Thanks again."
"Thanks for the great study course. I scored 90% on the first day and 93.3% on each test the second day. Using your course, I was very well prepared. I would highly recommend your course."
"Passed the February Exam!
Business & Finance - 96.25
Contract Administration - 96.67
Project Management - 96.67
Thanks for the help!"
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
"Thanks, Contractor Classes, I studied for 45 days and passed all exams my first time in December! Study hard, everyone can do it!"
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
"The course works! I received scores of 96% / 95% / 93% respectively on each of the three sections of the April exam. If you buy the material and USE the material, you WILL pass. Thanks"
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
"This computer learning system has lots of merits. You practice daily and learn all the in & outs of the books. It is a process which requires full dedication but the results at the end are a passing score. Great system."
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
"I had paid for two previous general contractor exam courses before finding Contractor Classes, and both times failed to complete them. Their format was to read and read. Go to their location twice per week at night to follow an instructor while he just read to us for hours, flipping pages, fighting to stay awake. Most of that time was wasted and the pace did not provide time to reflect and absorb the information. Also a waste was the belief by the instructor to have us memorize formulas which he thought were necessary to pass the exam.
The Contractor Classes program made the learning process simple and self paced. You can stop at any point and go back over any material until you are ready to proceed. All the information you will be tested on is in the books. Therefore, there is no need to memorize formulas. All you need is a good knowledge about the content of each of your manuals and the ability to find it. Steve will direct you to all the important items that the state will ask you about. Do not skip his guidance as to highlighting these passages. I have now passed all four tests after completing the program. I strongly recommend reading the AIA documents completely. Because failure is guaranteed if you do not know where find the information in them. I used my own color code system while highlighting the books. I had to pause the presentations in order to create this color code but for me, it made finding information much faster and thus saved precious time for other questions. Be patient in your preparation, and it will make you very happy in the end."
Fort Myers, Florida
"I had decided approx. 3 weeks before the exam to go for it, leaving approx. 2 weeks for studies amongst additional things like.... Life. I must say, I had reserves about taking a home study course as I hold both my Real Estate License & Life, Health & Annuities License. I had taken a home study course with the Life... License & very quickly realized I made a mistake. Not with this course, I was completely satisfied with this coarse & even in a short time, there was more than enough info with all the CD's to be able to pass the exam way beyond just a passing grade. Many thanks to Steve & staff for a great job... Now Lets Build Florida!!!! THANKS & GOD BLESS"
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
"I prepared for the Florida
GC Exam using ContractorClasses.com and must say that the preparation
materials were fantastic. I passed in September with a collective 92%. The
tools really prepared me to know WHERE to find the answers within the
thousands of pages of reference material in front of me."
"I wanted to write you to let you know that I used you program to prepare for taking my Florida General Contractors Exam. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I passed all four sections and managed to complete each exam with plenty of time to spare. This program was fantastic in preparing me for a very tough test. I spoke with quite a few people who were also taking the General Contractors Exam, most of whom had attended the local training classes offered at twice the cost of your program, and most of their responses were that they had covered only 10 to 15 percent of what was actually on the exams. I can honestly say that at least 70 to 80 percent of what was on the exam was right out of your program. Thank you for providing such a wonderful product and helping me succeed in passing the toughest exam in the country. I will recommend your product to anyone who is planning on obtaining their Florida contractors license."
"The CD course is perfect for people who have schedules that will not allow them to sit in a more formal course. The test was difficult, and I would not have passed if not for the highlighting program. It organized the immense amount of material into manageable subsections. The study questions were incredibly helpful as well. mirroring exact questions on the exam. I was much much more confident waiting for my score than many of my exam-mates that took the traditional sit-down courses."
Hawthorne, New Jersey
"Taking this exam as an out of state student would have been extremely difficult without Contractor Classes. It allowed me to study from my home office in NJ as well as when I was travelling. It is a difficult and tedious exam, however the material given to me allowed me to pass the first time. Steve and his staff were available before and after the exam and whatever the question - they know exactly where to find it. Spend the time and money - you will pass the fist time. Good Luck!"
"I ordered your full package three weeks before the exam and spent only two weeks studying part time. Most of the questions on the test were right out of your highlighting guide, Word for Word. The questions that weren't highlighted were quite easy to find. I got a 95, 93.33, and 91.67 my first time! A bunch of the other people taking the test were complaining about what a waist of time the classroom test preps were. The test was easy for me and I never felt like I wasted any time with your program. Thank you for your help."
"I cannot say enough about this fabulous program. If you truly want to pass the Florida General Contractors Exam the first time, this is the program you want to go with. Steve and his staff are fabulous; extremely patient and helpful. This program is easily followed and understood. Do not be fooled into thinking you have to go to class to pass this exam, many of the people that took the exam with me who did attend classes did not pass. If you want to pass, this is the program that will get you there!"
Jensen Beach, Florida
"Just wanted to let you know that I just passed the Florida Building Contractor Exam with flying colors this week. I received a 98.75% on day 1, 92% AM and 90% PM on day 2. It would have been impossible without your system. It worked great. The test was much more difficult than I anticipated. Anyhow, just wanted to let you guys know that everything went great. THANKS!"
"Excellent information that was focused and helped me pass the October contractor exam."
"Excellent course. Passed the April GC exam 1st try. Results, 100%, 100%, 95%. Highly recommend this course."
"Steve, I can't thank you enough. I prepared using your Highlighting Disks, Study Questions and Finally the Practice Exams. I do not think I could have been more prepared. 92, 95 & 95 on the June Exam... No Worries. Thanks again."
"Hello... I just wanted to tell you how well-prepared I felt going into the December General contractor's exam earlier this week due to the home study software from Contractor Classes. This was my first time taking the exam and I passed all three sections with scores in the 90's. The course was great with the highlighting and the tabbing. I knew where to look for over 75% of the question on the first pass... most of the remainder just took some extra searching. The course does a really good job getting you familiar with the books, which of course is the point. Just wanted to let you know how happy I was with the preparation... money well spent. I will be sure to recommend Contractor Classes to my colleagues who plan to take the exam."
"I passed on the first try!
Your program was fantastic! Thank You."
"Thank you for a great study course. I studied from August to October and passed the Florida Residential Contractor exam with an average of 86%. All of the hard work was done for me. The study questions were very helpful. I highly recommend this course to anyone thinking of taking the Florida exam!!!!"
"I ordered these course 17 day before the test. you don't imagine how much it help me, if you follow the instruction diligently and put the effort, you'll pass the test. is critical on the exams; (I strongly recommend)
English is my second language."
"I Passed!!!! Thank you so much... It was grueling, but the study program and advice helped immensely. To all those who are considering this program, there is more help than just the study program. I called several times and received help all along the way. Also, all the pieces of advice offered on the cd's are VERY important. Pencils... Who would have thought. Curious? Get the program. Thanks."
Lake Worth, FL
"I was upgrading my license from residential contractor to general contractor. I only purchased the practice exam software. By taking the practice exams several times each, I was able to refine my knowledge base. My State exam scores were 94, 85, and 86. I attribute my scores to the software and a very satisfied customer. Two thumbs up."
Lake Worth, Florida
"I ordered the Contractor course January 17th. It was delivered to me early evening January 18th, and I began studying on the 19th. I just took the test in Kissimmee February 14th and 15th. Not only did I pass, but I passed with a low score of 83% and a high score of 96.25%. Thank you so much for your well structured program and for the guidance and test taking hints you included to help us all succeed."
Land O Lakes, Florida
"Steve, passed the test the first time with a 96% on Business and Finance, 95% on Contract Administration and 90% on Project Management. Pretty certain I would not have scored anywhere near that without your course. There just isn't enough time for the CA and PM parts without knowing those books backward and forward. The highlighting part of your program was great. It gave me a look at each book as you narrated; a great overview of exactly what's covered on the exam. The study questions really helped though. Many questions on the exam were so very close to the questions in your course. So I knew where to look for the answers. In addition to your course, I took each book and just flipped through every page at lunch for several weeks to get a feel for the material in each chapter. This helped me to figure our where to look for any questions that I had not seen. I knew right where to look for almost everything. So, thanks again for your course and the help you have given since passing."
"Your study program is very well put together, if it is done just like it is set up and you put the time in you can pass on your first try. Studying for me is tough, I am a hands on person. I can't believe I passed. Thanks for all your support."
Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
"I passed all three sections on the first attempt 93, 87, and 90. The course was invaluable, I found the updated test questions to be extremely helpful."
Lehigh Acres, Florida
"I was going to go to an onsite learning school however I decided to purchase the CD software and I ended up passing all parts of the September General Contractor exam with flying colors. Spoke to several of the other students at the test who attended the onsite schools and they stated that 50% of the time in the lectures all they talked about was war stories. Thanks....."
Little Rock, Arkansas
"I just wanted to say thanks. I just finished taking the exam and I passed with room to spare on all sessions. I must say that if I had not had your prep course, I would not have passed. The past two days have been extremely stressful; but thanks to Contractor Classes, I survived. Thanks again."
"I wanted to let you people know that I did have a successful time at the testing. I passed all three phases with only three weeks of prep time. I really needed to have one more week but it worked out. Business & Finance 71.5, Contract Admin 80, Project management 76.67. With traveling from Nebraska to Florida, I wanted to make sure I could pass the first time. Thank you for making this possible your program really prepared me to do it."
Live Oak, Florida
ACED IT FIRST TIME THROUGH, 98, 94, 95, (October, 06). Second day was tired from alarm system malfunction at hotel but was so well prepared that I passed with a 94 in the am session even after falling asleep in the exam prior to the test. I took 9 of your practice tests and feel everything I've learned to be extremely valuable, even if it wasn't on the exam. I have recommended your program to several people I met at the exam (all of whom failed by the way) who studied through other programs. Thanks Exceedingly. Mark Wilkinson (Owner ProFinish Interiors, NOW ProFinish Interiors and Construction LOL) THANKS AGAIN
"I was very pleased with the at home study program. I prepared for the exam while working 10 to 14 hours per day and an additional 3 hours of driving time. I ordered my study materials only 4 weeks before the June exam and still passed on my first attempt scoring > 87% on all parts. I found the material easy to use and very applicable."
"Your program is great, it allowed me to study day or night whenever my schedule would permit."
"The course and the support from you and your team awarded me success. I passed the test with a high average (there were many failures). I recommend this process to anyone seriously wanting to pass their exam. Way to go!!"
"I was a client of Contractor Classes in 2006. I found all their study guides and materials very professional and easy to follow. With my winter work schedule I was able to dedicate about two months to study and prepare for the most brutal exam I have ever taken, and I have been involved in the Construction Business for 30 years! I passed all parts of my exam on the first go round. I credit this success to two points: (1) Having excellent study material. (2) Having the time to spend to study and prepare."
"How do I begin to thank you? The course was everything you said it was and more.
The CD's were easy to follow and the highlighting tips were great. I passed the first time without any trouble.
Steve and Becky were just a phone call away and never once was I ever put off to the side. They answered my calls ASAP and were so helpful and there on the spot with there support, just WONDERFUL people. I highly recommend anyone interested in taking the General Contractor Test not to waste time with other programs. Contractor Classes is the one that works."
Merritt Island, Florida
"I did pass the December test for GC with an 88 in Business and Finance, 73 in Contract Administration and 85 in Construction Management. It was a wonderful early Christmas gift. I enjoyed this computer class and not having to schedule live classes and practice sessions. I have already begun recommending it to others. Thank you Steve & Staff for your program."
"I just passed my state of Florida's General Contractor examination, and without a doubt I owe a great part of my success to the materials & course from "Contractor Classes". The course and materials are of the highest quality. Everything is very well organized and extremely well presented. I found the ability to prepare at home (with full telephone support when needed) to be the most effective manner to prepare for this test. The practice sessions, test and latest examination questions prepared me well beyond what I could have done had I just purchased the books and studied by myself. If you are truly serious about preparing and passing your GC examination, this course will be the single most important thing you will do in achieving that goal - worth every Dollar. Thank you for all your help Steve, and thanks to all the folks at Contractor Classes."
"The information provided on your CDs covers the full spectrum of all the course titles and texts, I'll recommend them highly."
"The tests were brutal but, the study materials more than adequate. If you have faith in God, Pray, Make the time, Follow the instructions and Use your common sense, you can make it. I passed on my first try."
"Excellent program, I passed December GC Exam. My scores were 87.5, 83.3, & 88.3. The test was very difficult. This program is the BEST. Thanks, to Contractor Classes and Staff."
"I tried other classes but thanks to your help, I finally passed the GC exam in December. I strongly recommend your program. This is the best material by far. Thanks."
"I just want to say thank you for your help. I passed the exam of April in Miami at first attempt with 80, 90 and 92, and have to know the limitation of the idiom. My English is not very good, but your program is excellent for success. Thanks again."
"I contacted Steve on several occasions, and he was always very helpful. I simply followed the courses instructions and easily passed the first time."
"I think a person can follow the highlighting guides, study the locations of where to find the information, take a few practice tests... and then pass the state exam every time. This program was "Dead On"!!! Thanks."
"Your system worked perfectly and I passed the first time with over 87% and 90% in each section. Your self-study program was best for me, no time lost driving to any classes. Whenever I called, you answered any questions I had. I thank you and highly recommend your program."
"I would like to give Thanks to everyone at Contractor Classes.com !!!!!
Your studying program definitely made a difference and really prepared me for the exam. I felt very confident. Thanks Again."
"The useful and precise material that is enclosed in this Learning Programs is wonderful. I recommend the program in full and if you use it, you will be glad because it is the best investment that you will ever make. Thanks Once more. (Contractor Classes) Good Job and keep working."
"Only with your program could I pass my test. Thank you for the excellent course. Finally I'm a Florida Certified General Contractor."
"I was able to study at my own pace and at my own convenience. I passed the first time with a score of 89%. Thanks"
"Just had time to review the two Highlighting CD's & used the tabs. 91%, 86%, 86%, Thanks"
"Piece of cake! Passed all sections with nothing less than a 96. Finished each section with more than an hour to spare.
Due to a project closeout, bid dates and a family health emergency I wasn't able to get as much review as I would have liked. I even considered pushing my test back for the next go round. But the practice exams gave me the confidence to stay in it. They also showed my areas of weakness. So I was able to focus my efforts and only needed to have my lap top and one or two books to make effective use of my time. Had I not had the flexibility that this system allows I would likely have quit the class and pushed the test. I'm somewhat torn in giving this feedback, but at the end of the day this program helped me out. So go to the classrooms, sit in the cram session, staple your post its, I don't want the competition!"
"I recommend this course to anyone in need of passing this test. I am in the middle of starting a business and had very little time to study, let alone go to any classes. Studying in the evenings for 3 weeks prior to the exam, I was able to achieve scores over 90% on all portions of the exam. (the exam was much more difficult than I anticipated). Thanks!"
"Just wanted to send a note - our department bought two exam review courses. It was great being able to review the material on our own time and continue working - we have a very busy office. I took the February exam and Peter took the June exam - we both passed the first try. The review course was certainly a big part of our success. Thanks"
"The practice tests were instrumental in my success on the Certified General Contractor exams. I passed all three exams the first time out. The exams were brutal but not brutal enough, as long as you have the quality study material provided here. The practice exams were exactly what I needed to learn the books, all in the comfort of my own home. I would recommend this program to anyone looking to take the exams. Thanks Contractor Classes.
North Port, Florida
"Your course is a great starting point for the exam. The test questions on your practice exams were right in line with the actual test. The Highlighting is very helpful, it gets you familiar with the books. My advice to anyone taking the test is "Study" and then when your done studying, study some more!... I got a 92 average on all tests. Thanks. Great Job Guys..."
North Venice, Florida
"Thank you so much for such a great tool. I only had six weeks to prepare for the test and studied every day after work for two hours. Many people at the test had gone to the "cram courses" and the classroom type schools. Not only were they disappointed with the information they had been taught, but could not retain, and many failed.
I passed with a 92, 95, and 89. I love the challenge of taking tests, but this one was tiring. It was very long and had the potential to be overwhelming. Knowing where to find the answer was the key, or you get bogged down with frustration. Also having the course on my laptop was a big help as I was able to take it with me and review the night before instead of sitting around idle and stressing. Thank you again, I know I could not have passed without your course!"
"I wanted to take a minute to say thanks for a thorough program. I passed all three sections on the first try in April. The test was completely exhausting, but I knew that I had the information that I needed. I had most of the information marked and had enough familiarity with the books to find the rest. After going through everything once, I was able to tailor my studying to what worked for me and increase my comfort level."
"Contractor Classes gave me all the information I needed to pass the exam the first time."
"I just wanted to thank you guys for a very well rounded study program. I ordered your total CD/Book package in mid October, MONEY WELL SPENT!!! I just went for my CGC exam in Kissimmee on Dec. 11th & 12th and am Proud to say I came out on top with a 82.5%, 70%, and 83.33% on my first try. Thanks Again. Could not have done it without your program."
"Passed April exam first time. This is a very good course and I'll recommend it to everyone. A lot of people failed that used other exam prep courses. This course really teaches you to navigate all 15 of the books. That means NO surprises test day. Thanks Guys."
"I would like to express my appreciation for the help and the extension you gave me that allowed me to pass the Florida General Contractor's exam in October. I will recommend you to others I come in contact with that require your services. Again Thank You."
Orange Park, Florida
"I couldn't have done it without your in-home study program! I have 3 school age kids, I run a household, and work part-time for our family building business. Your program allowed me to stay home to study. I haven't taken a test in 20 + years and boy was I nervous, and math is NOT my "thing". But because of the highlighting guide, practice test, AND the ONLINE extra questions (at least 3 were on the test word-for-word!!!) - I passed the General the FIRST TIME! You really can pass if you just know your books! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!"
"I am a very happy customer of Contractor Classes, and thank you for your help. I took the Building Contractors State test in April, after studying your material for the previous 2 months. I passed on the first try. I have to say the test was by far the hardest I have ever taken. The poor guy sitting next to me was on his third try and the class he took he paid a much higher fee then what Contractor Classes offers it for. You can defiantly use me as a reference."
"Wanted to let you know that the Exam Prep Package I received from you was a great success on my first attempt taking the General Contractor Exam for the State of Florida. The biggest advantage was NOT sitting in a class for 5 grueling days before the exam and then sitting for the exam for another 2 long days. With the CD's loaded onto my laptop, I could study at my own pace and when I had time available each day. I received the books and CD's approximately 4 weeks before the test and I spent about a total of 40 hours at my pace going through highlighting and practicing the study questions. Also, Kelly and Steve were always there when I called with a questions. Much Appreciated!"
"Staff responded very well to all inquires. It is easy if you follow the advice given. I spent less then 50 hours of study and passed the September General Contractor Exam with 93, 98, and 88. I did not spend much time on the flash cards or practice exams. I doubt that you can get a better deal than this. Steve is great!"
Palm Bay, Florida
"Thank you for providing the materials necessary for my GC exam. I am pleased to say that I passed with a 93%, 90% and 91%. With the help of your system, I found the test very manageable. Best Regards."
Palm Coast, Florida
"Thanks for the great courses! I learned at my own pace and excelled at the General Contractors Exam in one of the most brutal exam sessions ever! The material was well organized and presented and I confidently knew where to look for each answer during the course of the exam."
Palm Coast, Florida
"The course structure was just what I needed. I was very comfortable with the self-paced CBT style of learning. The highlighting commentary was refreshing and right on target. The practice exams were good preparation for the test, but could be a little harder (the real test was somewhat more challenging). Bravo on a job well done."
"The course was terrific and paid off tremendously! 87.5%, 95%, and 96.67%."
Panama City Beach, Florida
"I appreciate your help so much. I did not have some of the questions on my test that we covered, But, I was so well prepared with all of the books, and what information is in each one of them, that I could find what I needed. I knew where to look. I also knew what to watch out for and what kind of mistakes I was making from the practice exams. I passed and I know that I could not have done it without the preparation I received from your course. I really suffered through the Contract Administration portion of the exam. It was the most difficult thing I have done in a while. Childbirth seems easier, but I was prepared and was able to pass. It was definitely worth it."
"Passed the June Builders exam - 1st time; 94%, 90% and actually 100% on the Project Management portion. Couldn't have done it without this course and Steve was always there when needed. This program is the way to go."
"THANKS. This course was extremely helpful. The highlighting guide gave me a good understanding of how the reference books were laid out, and the practice test were a big help by giving me the confidence to find the answers. I got a 93, 95 & 95, on my first attempt! THANKS AGAIN!"
Punta Gorda, Florida
"Every time I had a question I called. Every time I called someone answered. Every answer I got was correct and very helpful. I could not have done this without you and thank you."
Pompano Beach, Florida
How can I thank you and Steve enough? I passed all the exams and scored in the 80's on each. My average score for all of the testing was 85.25%
What else can I say? I am 52 years old and have not been to a school testing situation for ages. Everyone I spoke to told me how grueling and hard the test was and how many people fail... and continue to fail. needless to say, stress was well established inside of me. Bottom-Line: Your program WORKS! (As if you didn't know it!!) I am proof! If the student puts in the time, and does what you suggest... success is imminent! Thank you both so very much for making this experience a positive adventure."
Ponce de Leon, Florida
"Your study program works. I practiced for two weeks and passed my test, First time. When I first started my test, it was hard but then I remembered what you said in your program. Take a break, walk around go to the bathroom, and it works. The stress can get you down. It's a hard test, but with your program people will pass. Sitting in classroom is not as easy as studying on your computer, taking practice tests, etc. Thanks for the help. Money well spent."
Port Allen, Louisiana
"I just wanted to express my sincere thanks to ContractorClasses.com for aiding me in passing my General Contractor Licensing test on the first pass. The entire program is very user friendly and informative. I could not have been better prepared. My test scores are as listed below:
Business and Finance: 90%
Contract Administration: 93.33%
Project Management: 88.33%"
Port Charlotte, Florida
"The course structure was just what I needed. I was able to study in the comfort of my home when me schedule allowed. I did not have to allow the time or additional money to go to the other "day" classes like many others did. The flexibility of both time and the ability to review problem areas easily made the difference. I passed the first time, 95, 86, 98! I highly recommend your program, and the tab set. Thank You!"
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
"My review is simple. If you take this course, you will pass the exam. I would not have passed without it, however by properly applying the course I got mid 90's on both days. Listen to these review if you want to pass. You don't need to search around to compare. This course does it, period."
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
"I PASSED, I was in a room with hundreds of people that used every type of course you could buy , I began to wonder if I made the right choice. I work 60hrs a week in the field, and only devoted 3hrs a day for three weeks to study. But in the end, I passed. The test was easier than I thought it would be. The study guide was on target, the tabs you get were the key. many people had hundreds of little yellow tabs, I thought to myself, I didn't have enough. but in the end .they were the right amount .I could get around my books very well and I passed the very first time. You will see people there, that have been there 3,4and even 5 times and when you get the magic envelopes they still did not pass. I would recommend this course to any body that is serious about passing. I spent $ 1600.00 on this class. Sounds like a lot huh. Crash courses cost thousands , You learn a lot but you cant find your way around your books because you never used them. They talk you to death! The books alone, will not help much, the tabs, and the disk will make it so easy, study at home at your own pace, then when you are ready, just sign up and do it in one try.
P.S. I am getting ready to sign my first contract a 7 million dollar deal.
Thanks to ContractorClasses.com"
Riviera Beach, Florida
"I want to truly thank your staff for the excellent study program. I'm still amazed at the vast information that was covered on the cd's, it was so HELPFUL. I passed the Residential Contractor exam in October 2007. I had so much of the pertinent information tabbed in my books it guaranteed me success and confidence. THANKS SO MUCH!"
"I will attest that the Contractor Classes home study CD program was the key to my success in passing my June GC exam with high scores. Also, I appreciate all their patience with me when ever I had questions."
Rotonda West, Florida
"The home study course was just the ticket. I was able to study on my schedule and when I had the time. I highly recommend this course. I passed the October Builder Contractor Exam the first time and firmly believe I couldn't have done it without this style of preparation."
Royal Palm Beach, Florida
"English is me second language and without your classes i won't be able to pass in this exam. One of my beloved friend Joepy introduce to me your program, giving self-confidence to dig the books every time, everyday, and I passed. Thanks"
Saint Augustine, Florida
"The program works compared to other classes which can cost much more. This program trains you to know where to locate the information. I passed the first time. Put the time in studying so you get used to flipping through the books so you know where to find it. Not an easy test but doable. Thanks!"
San Antonio, Texas
"I was very apprehensive about the Florida Certified General Contractors exam, having heard stories from many others. I only had 30 days to prepare and decided on a home study program. After surveying what was available I settled on ContractorClasses.com. Their program taught me the material. but more importantly, the method to find the answers. The tests are difficult but with their program I scored 95% on all three sections. Thank you ContractorClasses.com."
"Took the test in Sarasota 24th & 25th and did great. Already having a busy business I would never have been able to set aside the necessary time to attend a conventional classroom course. Most of my free time (when there is any) comes late at night or early in the morning. The course was easy to follow in spite of my demanding schedule. I do sort of miss the class picture though... eh not really!"
"Well a short note to thank you guys. I took the December test and passed with ease, the first time, after taking your home study class. I needed to telephone you for a little help a couple of times and someone was always able to answer my questions. It is definitely all about studying hard and watching the wording of the questions. Just like you said "Fatigue" is also a very big factor. Anyway, Thanks..."
"I already have my Residential contractor license so I didn't have to take the Business day exams. However, I did pass the first time on my Residential and this time I took my General and passed first time. I spent $3,800 the first time I took the Residential test and didn't score as high as I did this time using Contractor Classes. You need to study hard, but this class is exceptional! I would say 25% of what was on your practice tests were exactly as on the actual exam. After using your Flash Cards and re-taking the practice tests, I must admit, I knew where everything was and I scored a 90% and an 88% the first time! I truly recommend this class to everyone. Thanks."
Spring City, Pennsylvania
Being from Pennsylvania, classroom preparation wasn't an option. The CD-Software was all that I needed. Between the tabbing and highlighting guides, navigating the books was easy. The practice questions improved my knowledge and allowed me to achieve an overall 94 on the October exam.
Spring Hill, Florida
"Hello Becky. Well today was the day. I realized first thing in the morning that I should have studied a lot more. However, I passed on the first try. Several people failed that went to other schools. Some people thought I was crazy for choosing an online course, but in the the end I passed and they are trying again in April. Thanks a million. The course was excellent and worth every penny."
Spring Hill, Florida
"Excellent program, it is everything and more the advertised, (rare today) and the support is immediate and fantastic.
Thanks so much for your help!"
St. Simons Island, Georgia
"The folks at ContractorClasses.Com were very helpful via phone whenever I had questions. The course was very easy to follow and the material was very up to date. I scored even higher than I had expected to. I have and will continue to recommend this course to anyone considering taking the exam."
Stafford, VA (Washington DC)
"Thanks this program worked great. Both my wife (an engineer) and my self (an engineer) both bought the books (she won't share) and did your program. I have taken more tests in different states than most anyone that I know. Your computer program works very well. We do work for several major clients that demand that we travel across the US and Europe. We are not worried about high passing scores, we are worried about making money. Your course helped us easily pass the test first try. Thanks. And we did it from the comfort of our own office. (oh, by the way we passed in the 90s on all test, however 90's don't make any more money than 70's). Call me with the profit and loss statement. Thanks again."
"Please find attached my passing test scores for the General Contractor examination that I finished yesterday. Though I did not get a chance to do the flash cards or the practice exams I believe your program is very well thought out and did a great job preparing me for the examinations. Thank You."
"Studying at home is easy. I put in more hours than anyone who attended classes. My study hours were at my schedule. The test was long, but easy."
"Study Materials were an accurate cross section of the tests. I passed the October exam with an 84%. Best tab set in the testing class by far."
"I finished testing yesterday and my scores were a 90 on Business & Finance, 85 on Contract Administration, and a 97 on Project Management. his material and techniques in this course are right on target and easy to follow."
"I passed the Builder's exam with a cumulative score of 92. At the exam I talked with several unhappy people who took a "cram course" over a weekend, and said they "wasted their money". This course is set up so you can work on studying and absorbing the huge amount of material- 15 books worth- over a 2-3 month time period. Sure, it can be done in less time, but it can't be done in just a few days. The point is- in order to pass, you need to know the content of the reference books- this course helps you get that done on your own time."
"What an amazing course! I passed all portions of the exam last week on my first try. My scores were 82, 71 & 85. This is by far, the best course, of the many available, that properly prepares you for 19 grueling hours of examination. Most of the other test takers were exhausted from the crash courses other schools offer right before the test. Not me. I took this course in the comfort of my home in my own time. The 10 CD course, books and tabs were everything I needed to be 100% ready to pass this test. My only regret was not finding this course before spending my money on other schools. Thank You!!!"
"It was my first time taking the exam and after hearing from others how difficult it was, I turned to Contractor Classes for their assistance and their home study guide. It was the best decision I made and worth every cent invested. I passed all three parts the first time around with very generous scores. Their material was very informative and concise in all the required areas. I highly recommend them. My thanks, to Contractor Classes and Staff. Could not have done it without you."
"Just wanted to let you know that I sat for the Residential General Contractor Exam the past 2 days and received the following scores:
Biz and Finance: 99%
Contract Admin: 91%
Project Mgmt: 96%
Thanks for the great CD self study course. It was nice being able to go at my own pace instead of giving up 8 hrs a day on a weekend and nights."
"Thought I would e-mail to let you know that I took your course, passed and received my GC license. The course was great and I was able to work at home and at my pace - since I was holding a full time job during the day. I now run my own company and have over $500,000 in work under contract. Thanks again..."
"I have been a builder for 25 years and worked a couple of hurricanes, this test is more painful, trust me.
The best advice of this course is to listen to the teacher, VERY KEY, listen to the personal and mental advice and spend a little more time reading past what you highlight. They are going to change more often and increase questions. They change one or two words "Out of quotation" of the materials you have a general trick. This course is fantastic, especially if you are in a situation like myself where "Time is of the essence". Thanks again, especially for the tips, the humor and not giving up, because this is the toughest test you will ever take."
"Steve, I wanted to write and thank you for the quality course that you provided for the contractors exam. Your methods and instructions were extremely helpful in the preparation for the test. I averaged a 95% for the test and even received a 100% on the Contract Administration portion of the test on the second day. I heard from several people on how they had attended a cram course the two to four days before the test and then had to sit through two long days with the test. I believe that this is a mistake. I again appreciate your help and would be willing to be a reference (if you need one).
Just answer two questions for me.
1. The number of minutes a piece of 1/2" type drywall adds to the fire rating of a wall.
2. The number of screws wherever it was on a 8/12 pitched cold formed steel building.
I looked for these forever. Thanks again."
Tarpon Springs, Florida
"The tests were brutal, and the sessions were long, but after studying for only a week and a half, 4 hours a day, I passed the April test, first time around. My "tablemate" at the exam, (who took a classroom type study courses), failed all three sections. Thank You."
"I could not have done it without this program (Home Study). Running a full time business (12-16 hrs per day) and preparing for the Florida General Contractors Exam !!! Never would have happened with out this course.... Many Thanks...."
Traverse City, Michigan
"Passed the December exam 1st time. It was a hard test with little time. Your course helped me to be organized and be able to locate needed information quite easily. Good luck to your future students. Thanks for My success."
Vero Beach, Florida
"The CD and Highlighting tips were wonderful. The pressures you place on yourself are your greatest enemy. Do yourself a favor - follow the program and you will pass it the first time."
Vero Beach, Florida
I can't thank you enough for the incredible prep material. This is my fourth state certificate exam. I am a state certified fire fighter, real estate broker, and now I'll add Certified Building Contractor to that list because of the no-nonsense, down to earth approach of your material. I passed the first try 92.5%, 88%, (70%, my fault, I panicked and forgot the principles taught in your course). I would gladly recommend your course to anyone considering contractor related licensing.
Thank You so much and God Bless!"
Vero Beach, Florida
"Passed all parts of the CGC exam on the first try. Course is great for independent students. Quality of course material is excellent. Tabbing and highlighting is an extremely effective preparation technique. I would highly recommend ContractorClasses.com"
"This program was awesome. I particularly like the convenience of studying in my home yet still having access to instructors like Steve via phone. I passed the first time with 80, 74, 85 on the December exam. Thanks!"
"The CD program was a great help with the daunting task of approaching the 14 books required for the GC exam. I scored a 95% on the Business and Finance and 80% on each of the other two. The Contract Admin and Project Management parts were hard but not impossible. The coverage that the books received during the training was right on the spot as I was finding more and more answers on the sections of the books covered.
I highly recommend this program. One thing, no program would do it for you, I spent three months studying an average of 4 hours a day (Mon-Fri). Then the last week, I averaged 8 hours a day taking practice tests. Maybe I over did it. Maybe you can do it with less, but at the end, the only way that you can do it is if you put in the time.
If you follow the CD course diligently and put the effort, you'll pass the test. Taking practice tests will help you with your timing skills. Timing skill are critical on exam day. The four exams at 4 hours and 45 minutes each are meant to break but the most determined of people. Anxiety and fatigue are definitively the enemy. The time is more than sufficient to find the percentage of answers needed to pass, but you have to manage this time properly. The orientation disk gives great advice on how to do this. I followed it and IT WORKED!!!
Thanks to Contractor Classes. Every time I had a question, they were available. Good luck to all of you reading this message. You too can do it."
West Palm Beach, Florida
"The course was great and very easy to use. I aced the December G.C. exam the first time with a 98, 92, and 95. I had not taken a test since high school which was 20 years ago. Thanks for all your help whenever I called for questions!!!"
Wesley Chapel, Florida
"I strongly recommend the self study learning program, I was working in Salt Lake City during my studies and then flew back to FL for my exam. I followed the study tips and exam tips to the letter and passed my first time out in December. I'm not going to say that it wasn't difficult, because it was by far the hardest test I've taken. But, well worth it. Good Luck!"
"This course works. I passed my first time 92, 82, & 80. I haven't taken a test in 21 years. My high school GED. Studying at your own pace is great. The test is very tough, but it works. Thanks to ContractorClasses.com. my dreams are coming true."
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