General Contractor For Nassau County (GITS©)

General contractors: Shall be unlimited as to height, area and complexity of construction undertaken. A general contractor shall have the knowledge gained by five (5) years of experience in a supervisory capacity under a general contractor or building contractor, or have been a licensed building contractor for one (1) year or a residential building contractor for two (2) years or shall have an education and experience equivalent thereto, as defined in this section. A general contractor shall subcontract to a qualified contractor all work which is the exclusive work of plumbing, electrical or HARV contractors, unless such contractor also holds a certificate of competency of the respective trade category, provided, that on new site development work, site redevelopment work, mobile home parks, commercial properties, and utility work within public rights-of-way and designated easements, the obligation to subcontract shall not prohibit the general contractor from constructing the main sanitary sewer collection system and the main water distribution system including the continuation of utility lines from the mains to a designated termination point in the right-of-way or easement, after which utility lines shall be constructed by plumbing contractors. As to mobile home parks, the continuation of utility lines from the mains are to be considered a part of the main sewer collection and main water distribution systems. A general contractor may do, contract for, and take out permits for installing room air conditioners, metal decking and siding, pile driving, telephone booths, transport assembly installation, curtain walls, window walls and for the work of any specialty contractor, as defined herein, except that of air conditioning contractors, refrigeration contractors, plumbing contractors, electrical contractors, roofing contractors, except in compliance with Florida Statutes, Section 489.113(3)(b), and elevator contractors.

Courses For General License

General Contractor Exams

General Exam

  • Number of Questions: 80
  • Time Allowed (hours): 3
  • Subject Area and Number of Questions:
    • Safety 12
    • Estimating and Plan Reading 16
    • Sitework 4
    • Concrete 8
    • Concrete Formwork 4
    • Concrete Reinforcement 4
    • Masonry 6
    • Structural Steel 7
    • Carpentry 8
    • Roofing 6
    • Associated Trades 5

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

Bookset For General License

The book set includes all required references for both the General Contractor 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.

NASSAU COUNTY (FLORIDA) GENERAL (GITS) - BOOK SET WITHOUT TABS INCLUDES ALL BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS EXAMS

Sales price: $1,296.72

NASSAU COUNTY (FLORIDA) GENERAL (GITS) - BOOK SET WITH TABS INCLUDES ALL BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS EXAMS

Sales price: $1,396.72

General Books

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

Business Books

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