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Residential Contractor - Trade Knowledge Exams

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Florida Contractor Business & Finance Exam Why Choose ContractorClasses.com Note: The (3) Books, Tabs and Study material for the Business & Finance Exam are also required for the "Contract Administration" and "Project Management" Exams. Listed below are the (13) additional Books, Tabs and Study material required for these two Trade Knowledge Exams.

Our Learning Program is the most comprehensive available, we pinpoint the content currently covered on the test and over 96% of our students pass their examination on the first try.

Trade Knowledge Learning Program

Learning Program:

Our "Learning Program" consists of the following suite of learning modules which may be purchased individually or most commonly purchased as a complete "Package" by going to the bottom of this page. Click here

"Exam Review & Highlighting Guide" Modules

Our Narrated "Exam Review & Highlighting Guide" Lectures walk you through each of the required State "Exam Reference Books" reviewing the concepts from these books which are currently being covered on the exam and explaining the problem solving techniques that you must master to do the math problems on your test.

These Presentations also pinpoint "Answer" passages to Highlight and critical pages to Tab for quick location. You may review each section in the convenience of your own home, on your own schedule, at your own pace, as often as you like until you have mastered the required material, and using the latest in computer-based-training technology.

We do not simply give students endless pages to read like other schools!

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Interactive "Study Questions" Modules:

We review the exam each and every time it is given and our "Study Questions" will be very similar to the questions that you will see on exam day. Each question in our cutting-edge program is accompanied by a "Hint" and "Detailed Explanation". For tough estimating or mathematical problems "Narrated Solution Presentations" are also attached right to the question for your review.

These features will ensure that you learn how to work through each problem or find the answer to each and every question on your exam. In the event that you do not fully understand any material, you are encouraged to call us at your convenience and one of our helpful instructors will be happy to review or explain any items and tutor you personally on the subject. 

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"Flash Card Review" Modules

Time is of the essence on exam day! The "Flash Card Review" component of our Learning Program is designed to help you develop and hone your search procedures to select the appropriate reference book and locate the correct answer pages quickly and efficiently. This review can be taken by individual book or by entire exam depending on your needs or skill level, and will pinpoint any areas of weakness upon completion.

Students who train with our Flash Card modules are "Up-To-Speed-To-Succeed", on exam day. 

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"Practice Exam" Modules:

Unlike other schools that only create one (typical) practice exam, our revolutionary system will randomly-generate a new set of questions each and every time you launch a module and utilizes the exact same content criteria the State uses to compile the real test.

This program will generate a unique "Performance Assessment" which isolates incorrect questions and provides (Detailed Explanations) to ensure students know exactly how to derive the correct answers. Easy-to-read graphs show the student's areas of proficiency and areas of weakness, along with where their speed is on target, or where they are too slow. This state-of-the-art tool gives our students a systematic approach to review & master the required exam material and increase their scores.

Because most contractors are active individuals out & about in the field each day, the experience of sitting in a cubical for 6 hours straight, taking a State certification exam on computer is very stressful. Especially when they have never used, nor ever even seen, the computer program they are being tested with. Our students have a tremendous advantage because our proprietary "Practice Exams" were designed to explicitly match the real State exam. It has the same look, features, and functionality so our students can practice using this program BEFORE they sit for the real deal.

Note: For piracy protection reasons users are restricted to five openings per module.

In fact this module is such an invaluable tool that even instructors at competitive schools encourage students to purchase this program to pass the exam.

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Specialty Learning Modules

Trade-Exam "Math Review" Module:

There are always several involved math questions on every exam. Our Trade Knowledge Math Review module will go over basic geometry and how to use simple geometric shapes in figuring cost and material estimates, which you are expected to be proficient in.  It covers calculating asphalt for a parking lot, bulldozer excavating, brick wall calculations, labor costs based on material quantities, cubic yards of concrete for a slab, a stairway, an elevator pit, and a covered walkway, calculating sod costs, and figuring equipment cycle time.

Because some of these problems can be very time consuming and your exam time is limited it is important to understand that you should not waste too much time on exam day on complex problems with lengthy solutions. You need to have a basic understanding and learn to do quick estimates to find the most likely solution.  If you have extra time at the end of your exam you can always go back and do a more detailed calculation to ensure you selected the right answer.  Remember, a quick look-up question has the same point value as a long estimate question.

This math review module will teach you how to work through each problem in a fully detailed manner to find the exact solution, as well as tips for doing a quick estimate to find the closest answer choice quickly.

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"Exam-Plans Analysis" Module:

There will be several questions on the trade knowledge exam testing your ability to comprehend plans and specifications and evaluate contract documents, with and without blueprints attached.  Our Plans Analysis Module will cover types of sheets, understanding scale, dimensions and notes, how to tackle quantity take-off questions, solving areas and quantities using basic geometric shapes, as well as estimating concrete, rebar, sod, studs, base plates, tile and labor through various examples.

This Plans Analysis Module will ensure you are confident in answering many different types of plans and specifications related questions and provide you with tips for answering them quickly and efficiently.

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"Exam-Vocabulary" Module:

Whether you’re new to the construction industry or a seasoned pro, more than likely you will come across unfamiliar terminology on this exam. The exam draws on many subject areas with unique vocabulary, including: project management, contract administration, code interpretation, agency acronyms, construction techniques and equipment. Familiarize yourself with the exam’s unique terminology with our Exam Vocabulary Module. You can also search for a specific term or review definitions in conjunction with our Study Questions modules.

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Optional Classroom Instruction

Classroom Instruction:

Over 15,000 students have successfully utilized our "Software" and "Online" programs to pass their exam on the first attempt, and verify the quality and success of our school every day. You are welcome to review their comments and even contact graduates yourself on our References Page.

However, we also offer our lectures in a traditional instructor-led classroom setting for students who desire this option. These live classes are subject to change based on student need and number of attendees.

The locations and dates of our optional live classes are listed below with the corresponding registration page.

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Orlando, Weekend Classes $200
(10 days before Exam)

Time: Saturday & Sunday, 8am - 5pm
Location: Rosen Centere
9840 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

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Trade Knowledge Books and Tabs

Exam Reference Book Set: 

These are the Exam Reference Books at a bundled and discounted price.

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       Trade Knowledge Exams Book Package

  • Code of Federal Regulations. OSHA Title 29, Part 1926
  • Building Estimator's Reference Book
  • Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures
  • Placing Reinforcing Bars
  • Principles of Commercial Construction
  • Application and Finishing of Gypsum Panel Products
  • Energy Efficient Building Construction in Florida
  • Building Component Safety Information
  • Florida Building Code, Building
  • Florida Building Code, Residential
  • Florida Building Code, Existing Building
  • Florida Building Code, Accessibility
  • Florida Building Code, Energy Conservation

To view Florida States List of Required Exam Reference Books: Click here
To purchase any of these books individually: Click here

Quick Location Tabs:

Our professionally printed tabs are absolutely the best available. They are continually updated to reflect the most current exam content, they're also large, easy to read, and uniquely color-coded for ease in use. BLUE is for pages related to the common math problems and formulas. BLACK for pages of common look-up questions. And, RED pinpoints locations to begin a detailed search (Table of Contents, Indexes, Glossary's etc.). This exam instructor developed collection of over 300 tabs will be your most valuable tools on exam day, allowing you to flip directly to the correct answers quickly and easily.

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Pre-Printed‚ Exam-Approved "Reference Book"Tabs

Trade Knowledge Package Discounts


Learning Program Package:

This package is designed to give the student who already has their "Exam Reference Books" an all-inclusive offering of our entire "Learning Program" at a bundled and discounted price.

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Learning Program Package:

Save $450
Learning Program (All 9 Learning Modules) $850
Learning Program Discount ($450)
Learning-Program Package $400


Exam Prep Package:

This package is designed to give the student an all-inclusive offering of our Acclaimed Learning Program with Exam Reference Books and Tab Set, at a bundled and discounted price.

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Exam Prep Package:

Save $550
Learning Program (All 9 Learning Modules) $850
Exam Reference Book Package $1,250
Quick Location "Tabs" $50
Exam Prep Package (All Six Modules) $2,150
Learning Program Discount ($550)
Exam Prep Package $1,600

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