Florida General Contractor - Budget Friendly Book Rental Package

Florida General Contractor - Budget Friendly Book Rental Package

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Exam Room Approved Book Rental Package

**All packages include refundable deposit**

Total Cost: $800 (most affordable option) 

*plus $800 refundable deposit if books are returned in similar condition within 6 months from the time they are shipped.

Total: $1,600

The Exam Room Approved Book Rental for Florida General Contractors Includes:

  • Includes all books and references that can be brought into the trade and business exams (does not include suggested references that are not allowed into the trade exam)
  • Books are highlighted & tabbed - test ready!
  • Business and Finance online self-paced home study exam prep course 
  • Trade (Contract Administration and Project Management) online self-paced home study exam prep course
  • 6 month book rental period
  • 6 months of access to self-study courses
  • $800 refundable deposit if books are returned in similar condition within 6 months from the time they are shipped
  • Total Cost: Only $800

Upgrade Your Rental Package:

Use a blended, online home study or live instructor-led virtual class structure to tailor your prep to your individual learning style. Select your exam prep course and book rental period options from the drop down menu above.   

Self-Study Online Courses - 1 year
    1ExamPrep has mastered and perfected the process of passing any open-book contractor exam with our self-paced home study online exam prep course. Enjoy a full year of access to the online course and the books for your exams. 
      • 1 year book rental period (only includes books ALLOWED into the examination center)
      • 1 year access to self-study courses
      • Business and Finance online self-study exam prep course
      • Trade (Contract Administration and Project Management) online self-study exam prep course
      • Test-ready tabbed and highlighted books
      • $800 refundable deposit if books are returned in similar condition within 1 year from the time they are shipped
      • Total Cost: $900

    Instructor-Led Virtual Classes - 6 months
      Use a blended, online home study or live instructor-led virtual class structure to tailor your prep to your individual learning style. Includes 6 months of exclusive access to live virtual classes led by industry expert teaching proven proprietary test taking methods in addition to access to the online home study exam prep courses. 
        • 6 month book rental period (only includes books ALLOWED into the examination center)
        • 6 month access to weekly live instructor-led virtual classes
        • 6 months access to exam prep courses
        • Business and Finance online exam prep course
        • Trade (Contract Administration and Project Management) online exam prep course
        • Test-ready tabbed and highlighted books
        • 50 blank tabs for Business and Finance live virtual class
        • $800 refundable deposit if books are returned in similar condition within 6 months from the time they are shipped
        • Total Cost: $1,000

        Instructor-Led Virtual Classes - 1 year
          Enjoy a full year of exclusive access to live virtual classes in addition to access to the online home study exam prep courses. Classes are led by industry expert with years of experience teaching proven test taking methods to pass your exam.
            • 1 year book rental period (only includes books ALLOWED into the examination center)
            • 1 year access to weekly live instructor-led virtual classes 
            • 1 year access to exam prep courses
            • Business and Finance online exam prep course
            • Trade (Contract Administration and Project Management) online exam prep course
            • Test-ready tabbed and highlighted books
            • 50 blank tabs for Business and Finance live virtual class
            • $800 refundable deposit if books are returned in similar condition within 1 year from the time they are shipped
            • Total Cost: $1,200

           



            This book rental package includes all the books allowed into the exam for the required Business and Finance, Contract Administration, and Project Management examinations already pre-tabbed and highlighted. 

            *Please allow an additional 7-10 business days on tabbed and highlighted trade book package orders.*

            This set of professionally highlighted and tabbed Florida State General Contractor exam books includes only the below listed references ALLOWED into the examination center:

            1. Florida Building Code - Building, 2020
            2. Florida Building Code - Accessibility, 2020
            3. Florida Building Code - Residential, 2020
            4. Florida Building Code – Existing Building, 2020
            5. Florida Building Code – Energy Conservation, 2020
            6. Code of Federal Regulations, (OSHA) 29 Part 1926, (OSHA1926)
            7. Energy Efficient Building Construction in Florida, 10th Ed., 2020
            8. Building Component Safety Information: BCSI-ED2-D “Guide to Good Practices for Handling, Installing and Bracing of Metal Connected Wood Trusses”, 2018 
            9. Contractors Manual, 2021 (includes separate Index bound per DBPR standards)
            10. A201 General Conditions of the Contract for Construction, 2017
            11. A401 Standard Form of Agreement between Contractor-Subcontractor, 2017
            12. A701 Instructions to Bidders, 2018 
            13. Florida Statues Chapter 455 (Current Edition)
            14. Builders Guide to Accounting, Michael C. Thomsett, Copyright 2001 (allowed into the exam for the Business and Finance Exam only)

            NOTE: The below listed references are NOT INCLUDED in this book rental package. These references are suggested study for the examination only and are NOT ALLOWED to be brought into the testing room or facility for the examination: 

            1. Building Estimator’s Reference Book, Walker’s, 31st Edition, 2017 
            2. Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, Steven H. Kosmatka, Beatrix Kerkhoff and William C. Panarese, 17th Edition
            3. Placing Reinforcing Bars, 10th Ed
            4. Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction, Ronald C. Smith and Cameron K. Andres, 10th Edition, 2019 
            5. Application and Finishing of Gypsum Panel Products, GA-216, 2018 Edition.

             

            Requirements: To be a Florida Certified General Contractor, you must be able to pass the contractor’s exams, provide a proven record of financial stability, and present evidence of your experience. Applicants must have a total of at least four years field experience in commercial construction of buildings or equivalent with a college degree or military experience.* One year of experience must be in new construction from the ground up to completion and must be in a supervisory/foreman role. You must also include one year of experience in the construction of structures not less than four stories in height.

            General contractor applicants must present evidence of experience in four or more of the following areas:

            • Foundation/Slabs greater than 20,000 sq. ft. 
            • Masonry walls
            • Steel erection
            • Column Erection
            • Formwork for structural reinforced concrete
            • Elevated slabs

            *A minimum of one year of college credits from an accredited college or university and military service can apply towards a portion of the experience requirements. For more information regarding licensing requirements, please contact a licensing consultant at 954-210-3030.