License Information – Building Contractor

The Florida Certified Building Contractor License (CBC) is one step down from a General Contractor license in terms of the scope of work. This license type allows you to construct both commercial buildings and residential structures, not exceeding 3 stories in height. Any accessory structures, like a garage, shed or guest house in connection with those building types are also permitted.

This license type also allows you to do remodeling and repair work on larger buildings, as long as the services do not affect any structural elements of the building.

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Exam Information – Building Contractor

The Building Contractor’s exam consists of a Business & Finance portion and a Trade Knowledge portion. All exams are open book and require a minimum passing score of 70%.

The Business & Finance exam is a 6.5-hour computer-based exam offered by Pearson Vue. There are 120 graded questions and you will use 3 references to locate the answers.

The two Trade Knowledge exams are 4.75 hours each and consist of 50 graded questions (100 total). You will use 16 reference books to locate the answers. All tests also include 5 pilot items.

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Programs & Pricing – Building Contractor

Contractor Classes online learning program is Florida’s most popular and successful method to study for the exam. Our proven teaching methods include:

  • Exam Review & Highlighting Lessons
  • Math & Plan Review
  • Realistic Study Questions (with Hints and Detailed Explanations)
  • Interactive Flash Cards
  • Randomly-Generated Practice Exams (designed to mirror actual state exam)
  • Color-Coded Quick Location Tabs
  • Personalized Study Coach & To-Do List
  • Aptitude Tracking & Performance Assessment
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