General Contractor Book Rental

To study, you can rent or borrow books for your exam, make sure they are the current books. We currently do not offer them for rent but email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you are interested in renting, we will pair you up with a GC who's done with his/her books so you can communicate directly.

Are you looking for Used Books?

If you are looking to rent a book set, we will assure you that you will obtain the current and correct books needed. We will match you with one of our students who have taken and passed the General Contractor License exams.

Are you looking to Rent out your Books?

If you are looking to help someone else, and you have the book set for the General Contractor License. Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

What to look out for when Renting Books

There are a few things you should know about Book Rentals. They aren't always the best choice to study to obtain any license. Below you will see a few reasons why.


When it comes to book rentals, they have many fees. You have a Deposit, which most of the time could be refundable. At that point, the books must be in the same condition. You have the actual book rental fee. Let's say you take six months to study, you no longer are eligible to have the deposit back, and if you are using their courses, another fee would be added to regain access again. After going through all this, all the money you just spent is more then what a new book set can cost.

Time Frame

A considerable issue with a lot of companies that issue book rentals are the allowed time frame to use their materials. A lot of companies only allow you to use their materials for about a 6-month time cycle. Now your stuck rushing to study throughout all the book required in the time frame they have allowed you to review. If you were to purchase the books, you could study at your own pace.


Most of the time, companies or individuals do not have or provide the current editions needed for the year you take the exams. Now you have to spend more money to repurchase the current versions required. Going through this issue may cost you the exam, which means having to repay testing fees over again until you pass.

List of Books for the General Contractor Trade Exams.

The trade exams for General Contracting are Contract Administration and Project Management. The exact same list of books is used for both of them.

Starting January 1st, 2020, these books will NOT be allowed in the testing room but will be tested on.

Please note that A201, A401, A701, Builder's Guide to Accounting and Florida Contractors Manual are required for both the business and the trade exams. Florida Statutes 455 is the only book that is used exclusively on the Business and Finance Exam. If you just want the business book set, you can find it on the Business Exam page.


# Gary Brown 2020-10-15 13:38
Do you have Florida Building Code books available for rent? Can you provide information on rental pricing and time frame?

# Leah R. 2021-09-09 09:25
We do not have any books for rent at the moment, but if you would like to purchase the building codes, you can visit our online store.
# Jean 2022-04-24 16:36
Do you have books to GC trade exams to rent ?
Thank you
# Sharilyn Baez 2022-04-25 08:56
Hello Jean,
Currently, we do not rent books. We do have the GC trade books available for purchase. You are free to check out our online book store. The link is below.

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