Building B Contractor License (GITS©) | Charlotte County

“Building Contractor” means a contractor whose services are limited to construction of commercial and single-dwelling or multiple-dwelling residential buildings, which commercial or residential buildings do not exceed three stories in height, and accessory use structures in connection therewith or a contractor whose service are limited to remodeling, repair, or improvement of any size building if the services do not affect the structural members of the building. As regulated under Florida Statute, a person who has passed a competency examination as a Building Contractor may perform these or related tasks or may supervise persons in his employ in the execution of these tasks.

Building "B" Contractor Courses

Exams For Building "B" (Trade and Business)

Building "B" Exam

  • Number of Questions: 80
  • Time Allowed (hours): 3
  • Subject Area and Number of Questions:
    • Safety 8
    • Estimating and Plan Reading 16
    • Concrete 7
    • Concrete Reinforcement 4
    • Roofing 5
    • Structural Steel 3
    • Masonry 6
    • Carpentry 7
    • Foundations 3
    • Site work 3
    • Drywall 3
    • Concrete Formwork 7
    • Acoustical Ceilings 3
    • Metal Lightweight Framing 2
    • Associated Trades 3

Business Exam

This exams tests candidate's knowledge of payroll taxes, workers' compensation, unemployment compensation, lien laws and other laws or subjects that will affect their daily operations as contractors. All contractors need to take and pass this exam.

  • Number of Questions: 50
  • Time Allowed (hours): 2
  • Subject Area and Number of Questions:
    • Insurance Laws 10
    • Tax Laws 10
    • Safety 6
    • Management 4
    • Lien Laws 8
    • Employment Laws 4
    • General Accounting 8

Full Bookset For Building "B" Contractor License

The book set includes all required references for both the Building "B" and Business Procedures exams. Orders placed before 2 PM are shipped the same day via UPS and a tracking number is emailed before 3 PM.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY (FLORIDA) BUILDING B (GITS) - BOOK SET WITHOUT TABS INCLUDES ALL BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS EXAMS

Sales price: $1,324.37

CHARLOTTE COUNTY (FLORIDA) BUILDING B (GITS) - BOOK SET WITH TABS INCLUDES ALL BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS EXAMS

Sales price: $1,424.37

Building (B) Books

OSHA is required for both the business and the trade exams.

  • Florida Building Code - Building

    Florida Building Code - Building

    Florida Building Code 2017 edition is the primary source for building code compliance in Florida.
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  • CFR (OSHA) Tile 29 Part 1926

    CFR (OSHA) Tile 29 Part 1926

    OSHA (CFR 29 Part 1926) is the leading safety reference in the construction industry covering all aspects of construction.
    $29.87
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  • Excavation and Grading Handbook

    Excavation and Grading Handbook

    Excavation and Grading Handbook is an important reference for excavation contractors, specially those testing in Florida for a county license in said trade.
    $44.23
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  • Formwork for Concrete

    Formwork for Concrete

    Formwork for Concrete is published by ACI (American Concrete Institute) and is used for contractor testing by several counties in Florida.
    $320.15
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  • Carpentry & Building Construction

    Carpentry & Building Construction

    Carpentry and Building Construction is a heavily used textbook for a significant number of county contractor exams in Florida. This is a used book, used book pricing has been applied.
    $29.78
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  • Placing Reinforcing Bars

    Placing Reinforcing Bars

    Placing Reinforcing Bars covers all aspects of concrete reinforcement.
    $87.96
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  • Roofing Construction and Estimating

    Roofing Construction and Estimating

    Includes everything there is to know on how to estimate, build, and repair most types of roof coverings such as asphalt shingles, roll roofing, wood shingles, shakes, clay tile, slate, metal, built-up, and elastomeric. Number of Pages: 444 Product Dimensions: 11 x 8 3/8 x 1" Weight: 2.8 Lbs Autor: Daniel Atcheson Publisher: Craftsman Book Co ISBN-10: 1572180072 ISBN-13: 978-1572180079
    $31.27
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  • Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures

    Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures

    Many advances have been made in concrete technology over the decades ranging from new materials and testing methods, to improved concrete properties and construction practices. Concrete construction today follows a mantra of quicker, stronger, more durable, more resilient, and more sustainable. That story is proudly displayed within the pages of this centennial edition of Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures.
    $71.14
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  • Ortho's All About Masonry Basics

    Ortho's All About Masonry Basics

    Ortho's All About Masonry Basics is used extensively on most masonry contractor exams in Florida, as well as in tests for related trades.
    $7.20
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  • Code of Standard Practice for Steel Buildings and Bridges

    Code of Standard Practice for Steel Buildings and Bridges

    Code of Standard Practice for Steel Building and Bridge covers all aspects of steel construction and is very important standard for both builders and designers.
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  • Drywall: Professional Techniques For Walls & Ceilings

    Drywall: Professional Techniques For Walls & Ceilings

    Drywall: Professional Techniques For Walls & Ceilings is a useful reference for Florida contractors testing for a variety of contractor licenses; its usefulness derives from the importance of its subject matter (drywall) in construction.
    $17.69
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  • Residential Steel Framing Construction Guide

    Residential Steel Framing Construction Guide

    This book is out of print. The price listed is used-book pricing.Residential Steel Framing Construction Guide is a helpful reference for framing contractors interested in improving their knowledge in this area
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  • Florida Building Code - Residential

    Florida Building Code - Residential

    The 2017 Residential Code is the primary resource for code compliance for single and multi-family dwelling construction in Florida.
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  • Plastering Skills

    Plastering Skills

    Plastering Skills is the single most important reference for contractors in the trade. This book covers every imaginable aspect of plastering, which is probably the reason why it is so widely used as a reference in contractor exams.
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  • Architectural Sheet Metal Manual

    Architectural Sheet Metal Manual

    Architectural Sheet Metal Manual is the go-to reference for contractors in the mechanical and sheet metal trades.
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  • Building Component Safety Information Handling, Installing and Bracing Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses, HIB-91

    Building Component Safety Information Handling, Installing and Bracing Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses, HIB-91

    This book covers all aspects of the handling and installation of metal plate connected wood trusses. It is a great reference for carpenters and builders.
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Business Books

OSHA is required for both the business and the trade exams.

  • Florida Contractor's Business Procedures Reference Manual

    Florida Contractor's Business Procedures Reference Manual

    This book includes many of the aspects of operating a business related to the construction industry and shows everything there is to know about the proper way to file taxes; what insurance to carry; how to manage daily accounts, and how, when, and why to file a paperwork for a lien.
    $69.43
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  • CFR (OSHA) Tile 29 Part 1926

    CFR (OSHA) Tile 29 Part 1926

    OSHA (CFR 29 Part 1926) is the leading safety reference in the construction industry covering all aspects of construction.
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