License Information – General Contractor

In Florida, a General Contractor’s license qualifies you to construct, repair, remodel, demolish, or improve any building or structure without limit as to the scope of work. For example, with a CGC license you can build a single-family home, a small commercial warehouse, a three-story office building, or a high-rise condo. The sky is the limit! In fact, the tallest building in Florida, a 64-story hotel in Miami, attempts to reach just that. Is this the license for you?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the average General Contractor in Florida earns nearly $100,000 annually.

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Exam Information – General Contractor

The General 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 60 graded questions (120 total). You will use 16 reference books to locate the answers. All tests also include 5 pilot items.

Applicants for Building Demolition Specialty, Tower Specialty and Industrial Facilities Specialty licenses must also take and pass the General Contractor’s Examination.

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Programs & Pricing – General 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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