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Palm Beach County (FL) General Contractor (GITS) License

General Contractors shall be unlimited as to height, area and complexity of construction undertaken. A general contractor shall have the knowledge gained by 5 years of experience in a supervisory capacity under a general contractor or building contractor, or have been a licensed building contractor for 1 year or a residential building contractor for 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, and elevator contractors.

General Contractor Courses

  • Palm Beach County (Florida) General Contractor (GITS) Course

    Course Description: Upon enrolment the student receives an email containing his/her ID and Password combination to access the eCampus. The student can access the eCampus 24/7 for as long as it is necessary until he/she passes all licensing exams. The eCampus contains VIDEOS, PRACTICE QUESTIONS (similar to those seen on the actual exams), typical MATH PROBLEMS with step-by-step solutions, and detailed instructions on how to FIND ANSWERS within the books. The student also has access to optional in-person classroom-style refresher seminars. The training can be completed fully online, but if the student prefers, he/she can go to any number of REFRESHER SEMINARS (no extra charges or limitations).

    Click here for a list of dates and locations of upcoming Refresher Seminars offered for this trade.

    $425.00
    $425.00
  • Palm Beach County (Florida) Business Procedures (GITS) Course

    Course Description: This course can be taken through morning, afternoon, and evening classes, every week. You will be able to choose from all available times and dates at the time of your registration (first come, first served).  Once you register for the course, you will be contacted to set up your training sessions according to your schedule. The subjects covered in this training will reflect material specific to this exam (no generic material). You can access the live classes from any computer and talk to your professor (one-on-one) in real time. You will also receive access to practice questions and training material to complete before taking the exam, after the live training sessions. An email with all instructions will be sent to the student’s email address, immediately after registration. Please continue scrolling down this page for a detailed list of books and subjects involved in this exam. 

    $240.00
    $240.00

Exams For General Contractor

General Exam

  • Exam: GAE1C
  • Testing Method: Open book
  • Testing Company: GITS (Gainesville Independent Testing Service)
  • Hours Alloted: 3h
  • Types of Questions: Multiple Choice
  • Number of questions: 80
  • Subjects Involved:
    • Safety
    • Estimating and Plan Reading
    • Sitework
    • Concrete
    • Concrete Formwork
    • Concrete Reinforcement
    • Masonry
    • Structural Steel
    • Carpentry
    • Roofing
    • Associated Trades

Business Procedures Exam

  • Exam: AAE2C
  • Testing Method: Open Book
  • Testing Company: GITS (Gainesville Independent Testing Service)
  • Hours Allotted: 2h
  • Types of Questions: Multiple Choice
  • Number of questions: 50
  • Subjects Involved:
    • Insurance Laws
    • Tax Laws
    • Safety
    • Management
    • Lien Laws
    • Employment Laws
    • General Accounting

General Contractor Bookset (GITS)

The books set includes all required references for both the General 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.

PALM BEACH COUNTY (FLORIDA) GENERAL (GITS) BOOK SET WITHOUT TABS INCLUDES
BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS - ALL BOOKS LISTED BELOW

Sales price: $1,115.25

PALM BEACH COUNTY (FLORIDA) GENERAL (GITS) BOOK SET WITH TABS INCLUDES
BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS - ALL BOOKS LISTED BELOW

Sales price: $1,215.25

General 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.
    $137.59
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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.
    $36.04
    $36.04
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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.
    $35.87
    $35.87
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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.
    $221.52
    $221.52
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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.
    $21.22
    $21.22
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  • Placing Reinforcing Bars

    Placing Reinforcing Bars

    Placing Reinforcing Bars covers all aspects of concrete reinforcement.
    $73.14
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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
    $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.
    $67.51
    $67.51
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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.
    $19.88
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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.
    $16.84
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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.
    $249.60
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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.
    $128.14
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Business Procedures 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
    $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.
    $36.04
    $36.04
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