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The Business & Finance Exam is an open-book computer-based examination administered by Pearson-Vue authorized testing centers. These centers are located throughout the United States and you do not need to be in Florida to take the exam. You simply schedule a time and location that works for you.
The exam will consist of 120 graded questions and 5 pilot questions; (these are new questions that do not count for or against you). You will have 6.5 hours to complete the examination, which gives you approximately 3 minutes to answer each question.
Remember, the exam is open book! Therefore you need to be familiar with layout and content of each book on the exam in order to be able to find the correct page and paragraph, and answer the question correctly within 3 minutes.
The Trade Knowledge Exam is an open-book sit-down examination administered by Professional Testing, Inc. every even month throughout the year. These exams are administered in only 3 locations in Florida: Tallahassee, Kissimmee, & Miami.
For General, Builder & Residential Licenses, the exam will consist of 2 separate exams given back-to-back on the same day. You will have 4.75 hours to complete each examination, which includes Contract Administration in the morning and Project Management in the afternoon. Collectively, these 2 exams are called “Trade Knowledge”. Each exam will feature a set amount of graded questions plus 5 pilot questions; (these are new questions that do not count for or against you).
- General: 60 graded questions per exam / 4.4 min. per question
- Building: 50 graded question per exam / 5.2 min. per question
- Residential: 45 graded question per exam / 5.7 min. per question
For most other license types, the exam consists of a single “Trade Knowledge” exam, and this will either be computer-based or a sit-down exam, depending on the license type. You can get more information at myfloridalicense.com
Remember, the exams are open book! Therefore you need to be familiar with layout and content of each book on the exam in order to be able to find the correct page and paragraph and answer the question correctly within 4 to 5 minutes (for General, Building & Residential exams).