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Get Your Air Conditioning Contractor License Today!

Florida's Leader In A/C Contractor Education

We offer exam prep courses for the following A/C license types: 

  • A/C – (A) Contractor – qualified to work on units over 25 tons cooling and over 500,000 BTU heating. 
  • A/C — (B) Contractor – qualified to work on units up to 25 tons cooling and up to 500,000 BTU heating. 
  • Mechanical A/C – qualified to work on medical gas, fuel gas, and A/C units over 25 tons cooling. 

Live Air Conditioning Contractor Courses:

Our instructors aren’t just great teachers; they’re working contractors with years of expertise and extensive trade knowledge who are committed to helping you pass the state exams! Attend our live classes in person at your local Gold Coast Campus or Livestream via Zoom. 

 

Want to learn even more about getting your license?  Attend our Livestream Open House held on the first Tuesday of every month at 5:00pm.  We provide a complete overview of the program, license requirements, and everything you need to know to get started.  You will also have the chance to ask any questions that you have:   Register Now!

Classroom Tuition $999
OR pay over time with Klarna

Your Tuition Includes Everything You Need to Succeed!


One Year Unlimited Instruction

As a Gold Coast student, you can attend unlimited weekday evening classes and weekend Cram Workshops for an entire year - all for one low tuition price!

New Student Orientation

Hit the ground running! Every Monday evening, we host our popular Student Orientation, where we share our Quick Start approach to navigating the reference books and preparing for your state exams.

Exclusive Study Manual

Our comprehensive manual provides expert tips and tricks to answering typical state exam questions plus hundreds of additional practice questions.

Best-in-Class Teaching

Learn from our top-notch Instructors multiple nights a week – in-class or Livestream via Zoom.

Online Practice Exams

Test your knowledge with hundreds of practice questions with our online exam tools!

Expanded Weekend Cram Workshops

Cram Workshops are offered in-class or via Livestream and include a complete reference book review, real-world practice problems, and tabbing and highlighting tips. Workshops are perfect for students just starting and those ready to sit for the exam. Tuition includes access to the 2-day Business and Finance Cram Workshops and 1-day A/C Cram Workshops.

A/C Contractor Classroom Schedule


Part 1: Business & Finance:


(First 2 weeks of every month) 

  • Mondays (6:30pm-9:00pm): Boca 
  • Tuesdays (6:30pm-9:00pm): Doral, Tamarac (Spanish) 
  • Wednesdays (6:30pm-9:00pm): Lantana and North Miami 
  • Thursdays (6:30pm-9:00pm): Tamarac, Orlando, and Doral (Spanish)
  • Fridays (4:00pm-6:00pm): LiveStream Webinar 

Part 2: Trade Knowledge:


Class Schedule: (6:30pm-9:00pm) 

  • Last (2) Tuesdays of each month  – Tamarac (All A/C) 
  • Last (2) Thursdaysof each month– Tamarac (All A/C) 
  • First Tuesdayof each month– Tamarac (Mechanical Only) 
October 2022
10/03 - 09/25 Boca Raton Mondays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
10/04 - 09/26 North Orlando Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
10/04 - 09/26 South Dade (Doral) Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
10/05 - 09/27 North Miami Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
10/05 - 09/27 West Palm Beach (Lantana) Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
10/06 - 09/28 East Orlando Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
10/06 - 09/28 Tamarac (Broward) Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
November 2022
11/01 - 10/24 North Orlando Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
11/01 - 10/24 South Dade (Doral) Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
11/02 - 10/25 North Miami Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
11/02 - 10/25 West Palm Beach (Lantana) Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
11/03 - 10/26 East Orlando Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
11/03 - 10/26 Tamarac (Broward) Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
11/07 - 10/30 Boca Raton Mondays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
December 2022
12/01 - 11/23 East Orlando Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
12/01 - 11/23 Tamarac (Broward) Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
12/05 - 11/27 Boca Raton Mondays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
12/06 - 11/28 North Orlando Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
12/06 - 11/28 South Dade (Doral) Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
12/07 - 11/29 North Miami Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
12/07 - 11/29 West Palm Beach (Lantana) Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm

A/C Contractor State Reference Books

Tuition does not include the state required reference books and tab sets.

If you do not have the current book and tab sets you will have the option to add on a complete book and tab set during the checkout process, or by visiting our online bookstore: View Online Bookstore. Contact our helpful Career Counselors at 1-800-732-9140 for more information.

Online A/C Contractor Courses:

If you prefer to study at your own pace, our online A/C contractor exam prep course is perfect for you.  Online students are still welcome to watch our weekly instructor-led session in a livesteam format.

 

Want to learn even more about getting your license?  Attend our Livestream Open House held on the first Tuesday of every month at 5:00pm.  We provide a complete overview of the program, license requirements, and everything you need to know to get started.  You will also have the chance to ask any questions that you have:   Register Now!

Online A/C Contractor Tuition $999
OR pay over time with Klarna

Online A/C Contractor Program Overview:

The online contractor exam prep course is designed to enable you to prepare to pass the A/C Contractor exam with the convenience of online learning. This online program is designed to bring the classroom experience into your computer or tablet while enabling you to study at your own pace. The course combines the best of classroom education with the flexibility of self-paced online learning and live instructor webinars.

Remember, the state licensing exam contains two parts.  (Part 1) Business and Finance (Part 2) A/C Trade Knowledge.  The online A/C prep program focuses on helping you pass both parts in order to get your license.

Part 1: Business &Finance

  • Online learning modules and practice exams designed to prepare you for your state exam
  • Contractor Orientation held every Monday night via livestream webinar to show you how to get started and successfully complete your exam prep.
  • Live online webinars with our instructors covering key topics and answering any questions that you have
  • Cram Workshops are offered  via Livestream and include a complete reference book review, real-world practice problems, and tabbing and highlighting tips. Workshops are perfect for students just starting and those ready to sit for the exam.
  • Online practice exams designed to prepare you for the type of questions you will face on that portion of the actual licensing exam

Part 2: Trade Knowledge

  • Live online webinar with instructors focusing on topics from the Trade Knowledge portion of the A/C exam
    • Your instructor will go over the material and answer any questions that you have regarding the trade topics on the A/C exam just like they would in the classroom
  • Live online review for the Trade Knowledge portion of the exam
    • This is a  review session that dives deep into the material and gives students extra time to get answers to any questions that they have prior to taking the exam

Live Online Webinar and Review Schedule


Part 1: Business & Finance:


(First 2 weeks of every month)

  • Monday- Thursday (6:30pm-9:00pm)
  • Fridays (4:00pm-6:30pm)

Part 2: Trade Knowledge:


Class Schedule: (6:30pm-9:00pm)

  • Last (2) Tuesdays of each month  – (All A/C)
  • Last (2) Thursdays of each month– (All A/C)
  • First Tuesday of each month– (Mechanical Only)

 

State Reference Books

Tuition does not include the state required reference books and tab sets.

If you do not have the current book and tab sets you will have the option to add on a complete book and tab set during the checkout process, or by visiting our online bookstore: View Online Bookstore. Contact our helpful Career Counselors at 1-800-732-9140 for more information.

 

 

License Requirements


A/C Contractor License Requirements In Florida:

In the state of Florida, becoming a licensed A/C contractor involves meeting the age, credit, and experience/education requirements before licensure will be granted.  Gold Coast is committed to helping you achieve your Air Conditioning contractor license from start to finish.  If you have you any questions about our exam prep program, including the license requirements below, please call our helpful career counselors at 1-800-732-9140.

 

The following applies to all A/C contractor applicants:

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Have good moral character. (A criminal incident in the past does not prevent you from getting a license so long as you have had your civil rights restored, all debts to society paid, no pending or current liens such as IRS, and have no pending or ongoing criminal litigation).
  • Credit worthy. (Applicants will be subject to a credit report on both the applicant and the business with a preferred FICO score of a 660 or above. )
    • If you do not meet the 660 FICO score, you CAN still get your license by posting a licensing bond.
      • Bond amounts vary based on whether the applicant is a Division I or Division II contractor, however this amount can be reduced by 50% upon taking a board-approved financial responsibility course.
      • Gold Coast offers this course in addition to our exam prep programs: Learn more…Financial Responsibility Course
  • Four years of proven construction experience. (FAR 61G4-15.001)
    • You do not have to have the necessary experience before you take the exam.
      • The test scores are valid for 4 years meaning you have 4 years to gain the required experience after passing the state exam.
    • Note: 3 years of any accredited college credits can be used in place of construction experience regardless of the subject matter/courses.

 

Important note about experience:

Experience does not have to be gained in Florida or even the USA so long as it can be verified and notarized by a State Certified Florida Licensed A/C Contractor with an equal to or higher certification.

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Jacksonville

GCR-Office-optimized
12276 San Jose Blvd, Ste 208
Jacksonville, FL 32223

1-800-732-9140

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South Dade (Doral)

11250 N.W. 20TH STREET
Miami, FL 33172

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North Miami

3577 N.E. 163RD STREET
North Miami, FL 33160

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Tamarac (Broward)

5600 HIATUS ROAD
Tamarac, FL 33321

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Boca Raton

2600 N. MILITARY TRAIL Suite 150
Boca Raton, FL 33431

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West Palm Beach (Lantana)

6216 S. Congress Avenue
Lantana, FL 33462

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East Orlando

3505 Lake Lynda Dr Building 300
Orlando, FL 32817

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North Orlando

Climer-Campus
5104 N. Orange Blossom Trail Suite 114
Orlando, FL 32810

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Celebration

1170 Celebration Blvd Suite 200
Celebration, FL 34747

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Location Offers:
Location is only open when there is a class scheduled. Location cannot provide student services like textbook pickup, grading or fingerprinting.


We are committed to answering all of your questions.  Below are common questions students have about our contractor exam prep program.  As always, feel free to contact our helpful career counselors at 1-800-732-9140 for additional information.


Where can I find my class module/topic schedule to know what is being taught each night?

The student resources section of our website includes class schedules as well as other valuable pieces of information.   Simply select the license you are preparing for in the “Schedule & Module Calendar” section:  Click Here!


Do I actually need a contractor license?

The answer is almost always yes.  If you are performing construction/contractor related services for compensation, you almost certainly need to be licensed in the specialty that you are working in.  There are some small exceptions for handyman services, but the scope of work is very limited and if you step outside of it (electrical, plumbing, etc), you will be violating license laws .


Is my tuition really valid for 1 year?

YES!  We stand behind your success from start to finish.  We understand that some students will be able to dive into the material and complete their studying in just 2 months, while others are busy and need longer to prepare.  We do not charge any additional review fees for any of our contractor courses, reviews, or workshops during your 1 year tuition period.


Do I need to purchase the contractor state reference books?

Yes.  The contractor state exams are open book and to pass you will need to have of the business and finance and trade books.   We also highly recommend purchasing the related tabs.  Our curriculum is built around teaching you how to navigate these books quickly so that you will successfully pass the exams and get your license.  Books and tabs can be purchased during the enrollment process either through the website, over the phone, or by visiting our online bookstore and selecting the complete sets related to the license you are pursuing.

Online bookstore link:   Division 2 Contractor Books