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Building Contract Administration Exam

Building Project Management Exam

Business & Finance Exam 1

License Requirements

Excerpts from the Florida Licensing Law ( F.S. Ch. 489 ):

Definitions

“Building contractor” means a contractor whose services are limited to construction of commercial buildings 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 services are limited to remodeling, repair, or improvement of any size building if the services do not affect the structural members of the building.

Qualifications

You must be-  18 years of age, of good moral character, and meet eligibility requirements according to one of the following criteria:

1. – Has received a baccalaureate degree from an accredited 4-year college in the appropriate field of engineering, architecture, or building construction and has 1 year of proven experience in the category in which the person seeks to qualify. For the purpose of this part, a minimum of 2,000 person-hours shall be used in determining full-time equivalency.

2. – Has a total of at least 4 years of active experience as a worker who has learned the trade by serving an apprenticeship as a skilled worker who is able to command the rate of a mechanic in the particular trade or as a foreman who is in charge of a group of workers and usually is responsible to a superintendent or a contractor or his or her equivalent, provided, however, that at least 1 year of active experience shall be as a foreman.

3. – Has a combination of not less than 1 year of experience as a foreman and not less than 3 years of credits for any accredited college-level courses; has a combination of not less than 1 year of experience as a skilled worker, 1 year of experience as a foreman, and not less than 2 years of credits for any accredited college-level courses; or has a combination of not less than 2 years of experience as a skilled worker, 1 year of experience as a foreman, and not less than 1 year of credits for any accredited college-level courses. All junior college or community college-level courses shall be considered accredited college-level courses.

4a. – An active certified residential contractor is eligible to take the building contractors’ examination if he or she possesses a minimum of 3 years of proven experience in the classification in which he or she is certified.

According to Florida Administrative Code 61G-4-15.001:s

Applicants for certification in the general or building contractor categories, the phrases “active experience” and “proven experience” as used in Section are defined as construction experience in four or more of the following areas:

1. – Foundation/Slabs in excess of twenty thousand (20,000) square feet.
2. – Masonry walls.
3. – Steel erection.
4. – Elevated slabs.
5. – Precast concrete structures.
6. – Column erection.
7. – Formwork for structural reinforced concrete.

Restrictions

A contractor shall subcontract all electrical, mechanical, plumbing, roofing, sheet metal, swimming pool, and air-conditioning work, unless such contractor holds a state certificate or registration in the respective trade category, however:

(a) – A general, building, or residential contractor, except as otherwise provided in this part, shall be responsible for any construction or alteration of a structural component of a building or structure, and any certified general contractor or certified underground utility and excavation contractor may perform clearing and grubbing, grading, excavation, and other site work for any construction project in the state. Any certified building contractor or certified residential contractor may perform clearing and grubbing, grading, excavation, and other site work for any construction project in this state, limited to the lot on which any specific building is located.

(b) – A general, building, or residential contractor shall not be required to subcontract the installation, or repair made under warranty, of wood shingles, wood shakes, or asphalt or fiberglass shingle roofing materials on a new building of his or her own construction.

(g) – No general, building, or residential contractor certified after 1973 shall act as, hold himself or herself out to be, or advertise himself or herself to be a roofing contractor unless he or she is certified or registered as a roofing contractor.

The Exam

Obtaining your Building Contractors License requires a 70% or higher on the following 3 exams.

Business and Finance Exam

This computer-based exam, spanning 6 ½ hours, offers the flexibility to be scheduled at your convenience. The assessment comprises 120 questions.

Contract Administration

This computer-based exam, spanning 4 ½ hours, offers the flexibility to be scheduled at your convenience. The assessment comprises 60 questions.

Project Management

This computer-based exam, spanning 4 ½ hours, offers the flexibility to be scheduled at your convenience. The assessment comprises 60 questions.

Every exam is open-book and requires the use of the provided book bundle.

To register for your exam, visit Professional Testing Inc. 

Application Cut-Off Date is 30 Days Prior to First Day of Exam

Palm Construction School cannot schedule or administer your state exam.