License Information – Residential Contractor

Florida’s Certified Residential Contractors (CRC) provide construction, remodeling, repair, and improvement services to homeowners of one-, two-, and three-family residences, not more than two stores in height, as well as any associated accessory structures like a garage, shed or guest house.

Last year in Florida there were over 68,000 permits pulled for new privately owned one- and two-family residences; that doesn’t even include remodeling jobs! According to the Joint Center for Housing Studies by Harvard University, the rebound in homeowner improvement spending has lifted the remodeling market back to nearly $300 billion nationwide.

Want a piece of the action? Most Residential Contractors earn around 15% on each job!

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Exam Information – Residential Contractor

The Residential 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 45 graded questions (90 total). You will use 16 reference books to locate the answers. All tests also include 5 pilot items.

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Programs & Pricing – Residential 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

Learn more about our program & CRC package discounts