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96%  PASS RATE

 

 

 

 

 

Same Day Shipping

 

 

 

 

 

Unlimited Instructor Phone Support

 

 

 

 

 

Learn When Your Schedule Permits

 

 

 

 

 

PASS The First Time

 

 

 

 

 

State of the Art Computer Based Training

 

 

 

 

 

Any Questions?
Call Us
(727) 403-1925

 

 

 

 

 

The Only Full Content Distant Learning Program

 

 

 

 

 

Success Guaranteed

 

 

 

 

 

First Choice of the Working Profesional

 

 

 

 

 

Study Only What is On the Exam

 

 

 

 

 

Most Competitive Pricing

 

 

 

 

 

Simple Steps to Success

 

 

 

 

 

96%  PASS RATE

 

 

 

 

 

Same Day Shipping

 

 

 

 

 

Unlimited Instructor Phone Support

 

 

 

 

 

Learn When Your Schedule Permits

 

 

 

 

 

PASS The First Time

 

 

 

 

 

State of the Art Computer Based Training

 

 

 

 

 

Any Questions?
Call Us
(727) 403-1925

 

 

 

 

 

The Only Full Content Distant Learning Program

 

 

 

 

 

Success Guaranteed

 

 

 

 

 

First Choice of the Working Profesional

 

 

 

 

 

Study Only What is On the Exam

 

 

 

 

 

Most Competitive Pricing

 

 

 

 

 

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To view the answer to any of the following FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS either click the question or scroll down the page.

 

Contractors Classes

 - What are the Formats of the Classroom, Online and Software Learning Programs?

 - What if I do not understand any material or have any questions?

 - What is the time limit to complete the program?

 - What hardware and software is required?

 - How will my program be updated and how do I gain access to new test questions?

 - Do you have a recent list of referrals or any student testimonials?

 - How long will it take to receive my order?

 - Do you have a Syllabus for this Course?

 - Should I save time by having my secretary, wife, etc., highlight my books for me?

 - What is Contractor Classes student pass rate?

 - Where can I find more Information?

 

Florida State Contractor's Exam

 - Where and when is the Florida Air Conditioning Contractors Exam offered?

 - What is the Florida Air Conditioning Contractors Exam like?

 - If I fail to pass one section of the examination, do I have to retake all parts?

 - How often does the content on the State exam change and how often is your material updated?

 - How do I register to take the Florida State Air Conditioning Contractor Exam?

 

Florida Contractors License

 - What are the residency requirements for a Florida State Air Conditioning Contractors License?

 - What Contractor categories require state registration or certification?

 - What is the difference between a "Certified" and "Registered" Air Conditioning Contractor license?

 - What scope of work may be performed under a Air Conditioning Contractor's License?

 - What are the requirements to obtain a State Air Conditioning Contractors License?

 - How do I verify my experience? 

 - How do I activate my license after I pass the test?


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What are the Formats of the Classroom, Online and Software Learning Programs?

  Classroom Learning Program Format:
Exam Review Lectures:
Our instructors are seasoned professionals and review the Contractor Exam each and every time it is given. Classes are in the College Lecture type format with information presented utilizing state-of-the-art computer graphics, animations and multimedia exhibits. This course teaches the concepts currently being covered on the exam and explains the problem solving techniques that you must master to do the math problems on your test. These Presentations also pinpoint "Answer" passages to Highlight and critical pages to Tab for quick location. Class size is limited and students have the opportunity to ask questions after class. 

Study Questions: Students are supplied with a printed workbook of study questions which will be very similar to the questions they will see on exam day. Included is an a answer key and explanation of correct answers.

Practice Exam: A simulated practice exam will be administered in class which will be in the same content criteria as the State exam. The exam will be reviewed by the instructor and the student may grade themselves and evaluate their readiness.

   Online or Software Learning Program Format:
Exam Review Lectures:
These are the same exact lectures that we offer in a classroom environment but may be viewed on a computer. This allows you to learn at your own pace and fast-forward, pause, stop, or replay any section to ensure that you fully understand the required material. You are also not burdened with the time & expense of travel costs but may learn in the convenience of your own home or office and as your schedule permits. This format proves to be the first choice of the "Working Professional".

Study Question Software: This is our database of exam study questions compiled into an interactive computer software learning tool. This gives you instantaneous computer feedback on each question along with detailed explanations and/or "Narrated Solution Presentation". These explanations and accompanying Animated Presentations will ensure that you learn how to work through each problem or find the answer to each and every question. In the event that you do not fully understand any material, you are encouraged to call us at your convenience, one of our instructors will be happy to review or explain any items and tutor you personally on the subject.

"Flash Card Review" Software:

Time is of the essence on exam day and our "Flash Card Review" software is designed to help you develop and hone your search procedures to locate the correct answer pages quickly and efficiently.

Practice Exam Software: You can test yourself in the convenience of your own home with this acclaimed software. A typical exam will be randomly-computer-generated using the same content criteria that is used for the Florida State Contractors Exam. Answers selected along with time spent on each question will automatically be tracked for "Student Performance Assessment".  

The assessment will list any questions answered incorrectly along with a detailed explanation on how to derive the required answers. This evaluation will also compare your “Average time spent per question" against the "Maximum Exam Time Permitted" along with your individual Score broken down by Exam Content Category. This information will be displayed in easy to read graphs, allowing you to quickly pinpoint and isolate any area of weakness for review.

 

You may test yourself as often as you like. A new set of typical exam questions will be randomly-computer-generated each and every time you launch an exam. This state-of-the-art "Practice Exam" Software is an Invaluable Tool ensuring that our students are not only Proficient in Each Area of the Required Exam Content but also Up-To-Speed-To-Succeed, on exam day.

 
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What if I do not understand the material or if have any questions?

 

The information in our course is presented in a manner, which makes it very easy to learn and understand. However, in the event that you do not fully understand any material, you are welcome to call us at any time. Our staff will be happy to review or explain any items and tutor you personally on the subject in question.

 

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What is the time limit to complete the program?

 

We support and allow use of our "Learning Program" by the original purchasing student for one installation and six months from time of order.

 

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What hardware and software is required?

 

A Pentium class computer, Windows XP or Vista, and a sound card with speakers are the only hardware required. Our program does not run on "Apple" systems. If you have any concerns, download our demos. If the demos run, then the full versions will also run on your hardware. You will need internet access free of any restrictions from a firewall to facilitate activation and installation of the software and to participate in the On-Line program.

 
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How will my program be updated and how do I gain access to new test questions?

 

Our On-Line program has direct access to our server and our installed Software modules check for updates and new version releases automatically to ensure that the user is never studying outdated information. The student may also, at any time, click their "New Test Questions" link, which specifically lists and itemizes new questions from the previous exams. Students should pay particular attention to these "New Test Questions" since they generally show up repeatedly in the following few test cycles.

 

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Do you have a recent list of referrals or any student testimonials?

 

Click the following link for a listing of recent students who have offered to be references for our "Learning Program".

 

Click To View Recent List of Referrals

 

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How long will it take to receive my order?

 

We maintain one of the largest investments of inventory on the shelf and ready to ship.

We process orders daily and our standard UPS Ground delivery in Florida is generally "Next Day".

You may track your shipment from our web site using the following link.

 

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Do you have a syllabus for this Course?

 

You may view a Syllabus by clicking the following link.

 

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Should I save time by having someone else (secretary, wife, etc.) highlight my books for me?

If you were going to highlight headings such as “Chapter 2” and “Glossary” or irrelevant and outdated exam information, then there would be no value in the student doing this task and it would be very appropriate to have someone else highlight the “Exam Reference Books”.

In our “Learning Program” we pinpoint critical answer passages and topics currently emphasized on the exam. The student correspondingly reads these passages, physically highlights these passages, and hears this information read and explained to them.

This is an extremely effective learning strategy combining “Visual, Tactile, and Auditory” styles of learning. This ensures that the student will be able to quickly locate and understand these answers as opposed to trying to find and read this information for the very first time on exam day.

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What is Contractor Classes student pass rate?

Our most recent polling reports that 95.91% of our students passed their exams on the first attempt.

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Where can I find more information?

You can find Articles and information at the link below pertaining to: 

The Construction Industry
               Contractor Continuing Education
               Future Industry Outlook
               New Trends and Techniques

Exam Preparation
               Studying Strategies
               Test Taking Strategies
               Testing Anxiety

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-Florida State Air Conditioning Contractor's Exam-


Where and when is the Florida Air Conditioning Contractors Exam offered?

 

The exam is given every even month simultaneously in Tallahassee, Orlando, and Miami.

 

Click this link for FL State Reference: Test Dates

 
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What is the Florida Air Conditioning Contractors Exam Like?

 

Business & Finance Exam (All Contractor Classifications)

This is an "Open Book Test" with 120 multiple choice questions which must be completed in 6 ½ hours and with a minimum passing score of 70%. It is offered at over a thousand computer testing centers across the country. Students may make an appointment to take this exam at any location and date convenient for them. A key advantage to our computer based Learning Program is that the student may train and practice with this computer testing interface ensuring their familiarity, confidence and success on exam day.

 

     Business & Finance Exam Content

    The content of this examination is proportioned from the following content areas:

 

  Establishing the Contracting Business 11%
  Managing Administrative Duties 26%
  Managing Trade operations 10%
  Conducting Accounting Functions 32%
  Managing Human Resources   6%
  Complying with Federal Laws and Regulations 15%

 

 

     Business & Finance Exam Reference Books

    The following Exam Reference Books are required for this exam:

 

          Florida Statutes Chapter -455, 2007

          AIA 201

          AIA 401

          AIA 701

          Builders Guide to Accounting

          Contractors Manual

          Code of Federal Regulations (OSHA) 1903

          Code of Federal Regulations (OSHA) 1904

          Code of Federal Regulations (OSHA) 1910

 

 

Air Conditioning Contractor Trade Knowledge Exam

The General Trade Knowledge portions of the examinations is an open book test, administered in one session over one day. (Wednesday) The session consists of 80 equally weighted multiple choice questions, with a minimum passing score of 70%

 

       Air Conditioning Exam Content

      The content of these examinations is proportioned from the following content areas:

 

  Pre-Installation 15%
  Sheet Metal Ducts 10%
  Installation of Refrigeration and HVAC Systems 25%
  Installation of Refrigeration and HVAC Equipment Components 15%
Maintenance Analysis of Refrigeration and HVAC Systems 10%
Maintenance Service of Refrigeration and HVAC Systems 15%
Safety and Equipment  10%
   
   

     Air Conditioning Exam Reference Books

    The following Exam Reference Books are required for this exam:

 

          Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Troubleshooting Handbook         

          Code of Federal Regulations (OSHA) 1926      

          Contractors Manual

          Pipefitter's Handbook

          Installation of Air Conditioning and Ventilating Systems

          Installation of Warm Air Heating and Air Conditioning Systems

          Standard for Exhaust Systems for Air Conditioning Systems   

          Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations

          SMACNA Fibrous Glass Duct Construction Standards     

          SMACNA HVAC Duct Construction Standards, Metal and Flexible

          SMACNA Energy Systems Analysis and Management

          TRANE Air Conditioning Manual

          TRANE Ductulator     

          TRANE Reciprocating Refrigeration Manual

          Energy Efficient Building Construction in Florida

          Florida Building Code Mechanical

          Florida Building Code Chapter 13 Energy Efficiency for Building Construction

   

More information can also be found at the following links:

FL State Reference: Required Exam Reference Books

FL State Reference: Exam Candidate Brochure

FL State Reference: Content: Business & Finance Exam

FL State Reference: Content: AC Exam

 

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If I fail to pass one section of the examination, do I have to retake all parts?

No. You are only required to retake sections which were not passed. However, a candidate must pass all sections within two years.

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How often does the content on the State exam change and how often is your material updated?

The content of the Florida State Contractors exam is in a continual state of change. Each and every examination has 20 new questions called “Pilot Questions”. The emphasis and content of the exam today is totally different than it was six months ago.

If we were using the antiquated method of publishing, printing and stocking workbooks for our students it would be almost impossible to keep up with these changes, and we would also be very reluctant to simply throw all this stock away as changes were made on the test.

This is one of the key reasons why we chose to develop computer-based-training. The ease of Updating Software is built into the dynamic nature of computer systems. This allows us to effortlessly modify our content on a continual basis and keep abreast of the State examination.

This guarantees the students using our "Learning Program" the highest probability of success and saves them from studying a barrage of unrelated subjects and outdated material.

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How do I register to take the Florida Sate Air Conditioning Contactors exam?

 

You may register On-Line at "Professional Testing" by clicking this link:

Register for Exam On-Line

 

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-Florida Air Conditioning Contractors License-


What are the residency requirements for the Florida State Roofing Contractor Licensing?

 

You do not need to be a resident of Florida and your experience does not have to be in the State of Florida.

 

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What Contractor categories require state registration or certification?

 

The following categories require registration or certification: General; Building; Residential; Sheet Metal; Roofing; Air-conditioning; Mechanical; Swimming pool/spa; Plumbing; Electrical; Underground Utility and Excavation; Solar; and Pollutant Storage. The following link describes the work which can be preformed in these various licensure categories.

Licensure Category Descriptions

 

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What is the difference between a "Certified" and "Registered" Air Conditioning Contractor license?

 

A State “Certified” license can be used throughout the State of Florida. A County “Registered” license is issued by one specific County. Other Counties may, or may-not, issue reciprocity and allow you to do business in their jurisdiction. Since very similar requirements, testing, cost, and effort are needed to obtain either type of license, we only recommend pursuing State “Certified” licensure.

 

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What scope of work may be performed under a Air Conditioning Contractors License?

  • A "class A air-conditioning contractor" means a contractor whose services are unlimited in the execution of contracts requiring the experience, knowledge, and skill to install, maintain, repair, fabricate, alter, extend, or design central air-conditioning, refrigeration, heating, and ventilating systems. Class A Contractors may also execute contracts requiring experience in the installation, maintenance, repair, fabrication, alteration, extension or design of duct work in connection with a complete system but only to the extent that such duct work is performed by the contractor as is necessary to complete an air-distribution system, boiler and unfired pressure vessel systems, and all appurtenances, apparatus, or equipment used in connection with them. A "class A air-conditioning contractor" shall not perform any work such as liquefied petroleum or natural gas fuel lines within buildings, potable water lines or connections, sanitary sewer lines, swimming pool piping and filters, or electrical power wiring.

  • A "class B air-conditioning contractor" means a contractor whose services are limited to 25 tons of cooling and 500,000 BTU of heating in any one system in the execution of contracts requiring the experience, knowledge, and skill to install, maintain, repair, fabricate, alter, extend, or design central air-conditioning, refrigeration, heating, and ventilating systems, including duct work in connection with a complete system. A "class B air-conditioning contractor" shall not perform any work such as liquefied petroleum or natural gas fuel lines within buildings, potable water lines or connections, sanitary sewer lines, swimming pool piping and filters, or electrical power wiring.

Click this link for FL State Reference: Occupation & Class Code
For more information see Florida Statutes: 489.113

 

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What are the requirements to obtain a State Air Conditioning Contractors License?

  • Successful completion of the Florida Certified Contractor's Examination.
  • Four years of experience in the category for which he or she seeks licensure, of which ONE YEAR must be supervisory experience. (Categories are described in question above) You may also substitute up to three years of college credit hours for experience and these college credits are NOT required to be construction related.
  • Proof of Workers' Compensation (or an exemption), Liability, and Property Damage Insurance.
  • A credit report along with proof of satisfaction of liens and judgments (if any), and proper financial stability.

 

More information can also be found at the following links:

-FL Statutes: 489.111

-FL Administrative Code: Chapter 61G4

-FL Department of Business & Professional Regulation FAQ's.

-FL Construction Industry Licensing Board website.

 

For answers to any specific questions, you are encouraged to call the "FL Construction Industry Licensing Board" at (850) 487-1395. This is the office of authority.

 
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How do I verify my experience?

 

In completing your Initial Issuance of Licensure Package you must provide signed verification of your experience from a currently licensed, Florida Certified Contractor in the category for which you are applying, or in a category that allows him or her to perform or supervise the work which you are applying. For example, if you are applying to become a Air Conditioning Contractor, you can provide verification from another licensed Florida Certified Residential, Building, General or Air Conditioning Contractor. Your experience may also be verified by a Licensed Architect, Engineer or Building Official, from anywhere in the United States.

 

More information can also be found at the following link:

-Verification of Experience

 

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How do I activate my license after I pass the test?

 

After passing the exam your scores are automatically forwarded to the State of Florida. You will however, need to submit a completed license application form to the "Department of Business and Professional Regulation". In our "Learning Program" we review specific criteria required so you will know how to fill in this application correctly. You may download this form from the following link:

 

Initial Issuance of Licensure Package

 

A credit report must also be submitted with your application and you may view a list of Credit Reporting Agencies accepted by the Florida Construction Industry Board from the following link:

 

Acceptable Credit Reporting Agencies

 

Most students who are not involved in active projects will elect to apply for and secure their license in an "Inactive" status. Then they have it. Prior to starting a project utilizing their license or applying for a permit, the contractor would purchase Liability Insurance and Worker's Compensation Insurance and then apply to "Activate" their license using the form at the following link:

 

Change of Status from Inactive to Active

 

More information can also be found at the following link:

-Hints for change of status application.

 

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