Are the Contractor Booksets available as PDF's?

Depending on the contractor's license, it would determine the required book set for the Trade and Business Exams. Some licenses do have books that are PDF's. This would need the individual to print out the materials. When using this type of reference for testing, the documents must be bound. Acceptable binding options could be ring binders, brads, plastic snaps binders, or a clear transparent plastic snap binders, or a clear transparent plastic report cover with a slide-on binder bar.

Contractor Books

We carry all the reference books used for any type contractor test anywhere in the United States. All books are shipped from Fort Myers, Florida. We ship books daily via UPS. Regardless of the testing service you are using, we have the right books for you. We carry books for all contractor tests, including Prov©, Prometric©, GITS©, PTI©, and Pearson Vue©.

How do you Incorporate a business in Florida?

There are a few steps to be able to start incorporating your Florida business.

Steps on how to Incorporate a business in Florida

  • The first is to review the instructions for filing the Articles of Incorporation for Florida Profit Corporations.
  • You may file online or print Articles of Incorporation for a Florida Profit Corporation (PDF) and mail application with a check or money order (all payments by credit card must be done by online application).
  • To verify if the corporation is already in use, search our records to determine if the name is distinguishable and available for you to use.
  • Then gather all the information required to complete the form.
  • Most important have a valid form of payment. Such as a credit card, debit card, or a prepaid sunbiz E-File account. Your document will be processed in the order it was received. You will receive a confirmation letter or email that your filling was accepted which will include the corporation’s name, assigned document number, filed date, and effective date if requested. Your Certificate of Status and/or Certified Copy will also be included if you opted to purchase those items.

Once all that is done you have incorporated you must start the process to your Contractor Licensing process.

Upcoming Changes to General, Building, and Residential Contractor Exam in 2020

Starting January 1st, 2020 the list of study materials that can be brought into the testing room will be different. The exam will remain an open book exam but some references are ONLY study material for the examination and MAY NOT be brought into the testing room or facility. This link directs you to the official list of books on the State's Website: General, Building & Residential

Allowed Books

The following references are allowed in the testing room.

Not Allowed in the Testing Room

The following references will be tested on but will NOT be allowed in the testing location. These books need to be studied in order to prepare for the exam.

What to expect on the new 2020 General Contractor Exam in Florida

List of Subjects for Contract Administration

  • Preparing cost-estimates
  • Obtaining and evaluating bids
  • Square Foot Method
  • Penalties and Contingencies in Construction
  • Types of Contracts
  • Primary Contracts
  • Subcontractor Agreements
  • Contract Amendments
  • Payments and Draws
  • Closing out Contracts
  • Licenses Required for Different Scopes of Work
  • Permits
  • Inspections
  • Construction Schedules
  • Coordinating Construction Activities

List of Subjects for Project Management

  • Performing Site Layouts
  • Soil Conditions
  • Performing Earthwork
  • Placing and testing Concrete
  • Placing Masonry
  • Framing with Wood
  • Framing with Metal
  • Innovative Techniques
  • Implementing Energy Efficient Construction
  • Installing miscellaneous materials
  • Understanding the use of Heavy Equipment
  • Complying with OSHA standards
  • Complying with other Safety Standards and Practices
  • Construction Documents
  • Interpreting Construction Codes and Standards

Here are the Contract Administration and Project Management Examination Content Information.

Below are the Courses to prepare you for the exam!