Become a Licensed Florida Building Contractor

Are you looking to become a state licensed Florida Building Contractor?  Gold Coast Schools of Construction is Florida’s leader in contractor education for the building industry and will provide you with the knowledge and confidence needed to get your license. Our materials are continuously updated to reflect exam and code changes, and are direct, yet simple to understand. Our instructors are licensed practicing professionals including Contractors, Architects, Engineers, Building Inspectors, and OSHA trainers who care about your success.

Below you will find complete details about our Building Contractor licensing course. If you have any questions, please contact our helpful Career Counselors at 1-800-732-9140.  We are happy to assist!

Schedule Your Course

Please select your prefered class, location, type of class, and start date from the menu below.

Choose from either classroom or online options.

The Gold Coast School of Construction is the leader in construction education for both Registered County and State Certified contractors in the state of Florida. Students enroll with Gold Coast because they have one goal, to pass the state exam and become a licensed Building Contractor! Our curriculum, methods, and team of experienced instructors are dedicated to helping every student achieve that goal.

Florida Building Contractor License Requirements:

In the state of Florida, becoming a licensed state certified building contractor involves meeting the age, credit, and experience/education requirements before licensure will be granted.

Minimum requirements for becoming in a licensed Building Contractor:

  • 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 score of 660 or above
    • If you do not meet the 660 FICO score, you CAN still get your license by posting a licensing bond.  This bond can be reduced by 50% upon completed a Financial Responsibility course.
  • Four years of proven building construction experience under a licensed contractor (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.

For a free evaluation of your experience and guidance in this career field, please contact our Career Counselors at 1-800-732-9140.

 

Classroom Building Contractor Exam Course: $899

To register for the Classroom Based Building Contractor Exam Prep Program, use the “Schedule Your Course” box above, click on the “Register Now” button next to the course offering below, or call our helpful Career Counselors at 1-800-732-9140.

Your Classroom Based Contractor Exam Prep Program will be divided into 3 parts, all of which are included in your tuition.  Your tuition is valid for 1 year allowing you plenty of time to attend as many classes as you would like during this time frame.

Part I:

  • Comprehensive study guides complete with online audio presentations available for streaming from any computer or smart device
  • Our exclusive study manual that is topic specific with self contained learning segments
  • Exclusive exhibits
  • Multiple practice exams both online and in your study manual

Part II:

  • Classroom instruction one night a week (Offered in both English and espanol). Bring your questions and we will show you how to work through to the answer together.
    • Class Locations and Schedule: (7:00pm-9:30pm)
    • Tuesdays: Doral & Boca
    • Wednesdays: Lantana and North Miami
    • Thursdays: Broward and Doral (Spanish)

Part III:

  • Weekend Exam Reviews offered two to three times a month (included free in your tuition)
    • This intensive review consolidates the information and “zeros in” on exam topics ranging from business and finance, law, and the technical portion of the Building Contractor Exam
  • 2-Day Contractor Workshop offered once a month (included free in your tuition)
    • All test related topics are condensed into a 2-day exam prep package focused on navigating the reference materials, negotiating exam type “trick questions”, and solving mathematical questions quickly and efficiently using realistic exam type questions

Tuition Information:

Your tuition is valid for 1 year. Enrolled students can repeat all parts of this program, including weekend exam reviews & 2-day workshops at no extra charge as often as necessary within the tuition period.

Tuition does not include the state required reference books and tab sets. Contact a Career Counselor at 1-800-732-9140 for complete details & pricing.

Start your course anytime! Classes are held weekly. 

Simply register for any of the locations below and you can begin immediately.  Your tuition is valid for 1 year giving you access to unlimited classes and plenty of time to prepare for your license exam.

Class Dates
May 2019
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Class Format
 
 
 
Class Dates
05/01 - 04/28
Location
Boca Raton
Class Format
Tuesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
05/01 - 04/22
Location
North Miami
Class Format
Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
05/01 - 04/28
Location
South Dade (Doral)
Class Format
Tuesdays &/or Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
05/01 - 04/23
Location
Tamarac (Broward)
Class Format
Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
05/01 - 04/22
Location
West Palm Beach (Lantana)
Class Format
Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
June 2019
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Class Dates
06/01 - 05/26
Location
Boca Raton
Class Format
Tuesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
06/01 - 05/27
Location
North Miami
Class Format
Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
06/01 - 05/28
Location
South Dade (Doral)
Class Format
Tuesdays &/or Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
06/01 - 05/28
Location
Tamarac (Broward)
Class Format
Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
06/01 - 05/27
Location
West Palm Beach (Lantana)
Class Format
Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
July 2019
Location
 
Class Format
 
 
 
Class Dates
07/01 - 06/23
Location
Boca Raton
Class Format
Tuesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
07/01 - 06/24
Location
North Miami
Class Format
Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
07/01 - 06/25
Location
South Dade (Doral)
Class Format
Tuesdays &/or Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
07/01 - 06/25
Location
Tamarac (Broward)
Class Format
Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
07/01 - 06/24
Location
West Palm Beach (Lantana)
Class Format
Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
August 2019
Location
 
Class Format
 
 
 
Class Dates
08/01 - 07/28
Location
Boca Raton
Class Format
Tuesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
08/01 - 07/29
Location
North Miami
Class Format
Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
08/01 - 07/28
Location
South Dade (Doral)
Class Format
Tuesdays &/or Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
08/01 - 07/23
Location
Tamarac (Broward)
Class Format
Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
08/01 - 07/29
Location
West Palm Beach (Lantana)
Class Format
Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
September 2019
Location
 
Class Format
 
 
 
Class Dates
09/01 - 08/25
Location
Boca Raton
Class Format
Tuesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
09/01 - 08/26
Location
North Miami
Class Format
Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
09/01 - 08/27
Location
South Dade (Doral)
Class Format
Tuesdays &/or Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
09/01 - 08/27
Location
Tamarac (Broward)
Class Format
Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
09/01 - 08/26
Location
West Palm Beach (Lantana)
Class Format
Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
October 2019
Location
 
Class Format
 
 
 
Class Dates
10/01 - 09/22
Location
Boca Raton
Class Format
Tuesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
10/01 - 09/23
Location
North Miami
Class Format
Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
10/01 - 09/24
Location
South Dade (Doral)
Class Format
Tuesdays &/or Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
10/01 - 09/24
Location
Tamarac (Broward)
Class Format
Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
10/01 - 09/23
Location
West Palm Beach (Lantana)
Class Format
Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
November 2019
Location
 
Class Format
 
 
 
Class Dates
11/01 - 10/27
Location
Boca Raton
Class Format
Tuesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
11/01 - 10/28
Location
North Miami
Class Format
Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
11/01 - 10/29
Location
South Dade (Doral)
Class Format
Tuesdays &/or Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
11/01 - 10/29
Location
Tamarac (Broward)
Class Format
Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
11/01 - 10/28
Location
West Palm Beach (Lantana)
Class Format
Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
December 2019
Location
 
Class Format
 
 
 
Class Dates
12/01 - 11/24
Location
Boca Raton
Class Format
Tuesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
12/01 - 11/25
Location
North Miami
Class Format
Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
12/01 - 11/26
Location
South Dade (Doral)
Class Format
Tuesdays &/or Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
12/01 - 11/26
Location
Tamarac (Broward)
Class Format
Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
12/01 - 11/25
Location
West Palm Beach (Lantana)
Class Format
Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
 

Online Building Contractor Exam Course: $899

Register Now

If you have any questions, call our helpful Career Counselors at 1-800-732-9140. We are happy to assist

Program Overview:

The online contractor exam prep course is designed to enable you to prepare to pass the General, Building, or Residential Contractor exam with the convenience of online learning. Through interactive modules containing audio instruction, we bring the classroom experience into your computer or tablet allowing you to study at your own pace. This course combines the best of classroom education with the flexibility of self paced online learning.

You will go through the material module-by-module gaining a mastery of how to navigate your state reference books, and enabling you to pass your state contractor exam with ease. Remember, the state licensing exam is an open book exam. The key to success is to develop the base knowledge, and combine that with familiarizing yourself with the various state exam books so that you can hone in on the answers quickly. This online course is designed to enable you to do just that.

The course is loaded with hundreds of practice exam questions to help you evaluate your readiness and prepare you for success. These questions are constantly being updated based on student feedback on actual state exam topics.

Includes:

  • Online learning modules & practice exams designed to prepare you for your state exam
  • Live online weekly webinars with our instructors covering key topics
    • Every Thursday 4:00pm-6:00pm
  • Live online weekend exam reviews
    • The 1st Saturday of every month
      • 9:00am-12:00pm (Business & Finance)
      • 1:00pm-4:00pm (Trade Knowledge)
  • Access to our classroom based 2-day contractor workshops reviews designed to help you learn and practice before your state exam
  • Comprehensive study guides complete with workbooks, exhibits, and online modules focusing on key subject areas

Tuition Information: (Your tuition is valid for 1 year allowing plenty of time to complete your course)

Tuition does not include the state required reference books and tab sets. Contact a Career Counselor for complete details & pricing.

Online Construction Course

 

 

West Palm Beach (Lantana)

Lantana
6216 S. Congress Avenue
Lantana, FL 33462

800-732-9140

From I-95:
Take I-95 to Lantana Road. Exit west on Lantana Road to Congress Ave. Turn left on Congress and then left into Atlantis Plaza.

From Turnpike:
(From the North) Take the turnpike to Lake Worth Road. Exit east on Lake Worth Road to Congress Ave. Turn right on Congress and then just past Lantana Road turn left into Atlantis Plaza.

(From the South) Take the turnpike to Boynton Beach Blvd. Exit east on Boynton Beach Blvd to Congress. Turn left (north) on Congress. Turn into Atlantis Plaza, just south of Lantana Road.

Boca Raton

Boca
2600 N. Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33431

800-732-9140

From I-95: Exit on Palmetto Park Road and go west. Make a RIGHT onto Military Trail and continue for less than 2 miles. The location is in the Fountain Square complex located immediately after Butts Road on the right hand side.

From Turnpike: Exit on Glades Road and go EAST. Make a left on Butts Road. Follow the road around and make a left onto Military Trail. The location in the Fountain Square complex located on the right hand side.

Tamarac (Broward)

broward
5600 Hiatus Road
Tamarac, FL 33321

800-732-9140

This Gold Coast building is located on the NE Corner of Hiatus Road and Commercial Blvd., approx. 1/8 mile East of the Sawgrass Expwy off of Commercial Blvd.

Registration for all Insurance and Construction classes are handled by the Gold Coast Professional Schools office at the Broward campus.

North Miami

North-Dade
3577 N.E. 163rd Street
North Miami, FL 33160

800-732-9140

Located just minutes East of the Gold Glades Interchange (I-95, 826 and the Turnpike.) Exit on 163rd street and go East. Located in the Intracoastal Mall at N.E. 35th Ave.

South Dade (Doral)

Doral 2016--landscape
11250 N.W. 20th Street
Miami, FL 33172

800-732-9140

Because this is a new building, on a new street, you will not be able to find us on map search sites yet. Here are directions:

From the North:
Take the Florida Turnpike Extension south to NW 12th Street (exit # 27). Head east.Turn left on NW 111th Ave (just past the mall). Turn left on NW 20th Street. Building is on the left.

From the South:
Take the Florida Turnpike Extension north to NW 12th Street. Head east Turn left on NW 111th Ave (just past the mall). Turn left on NW 20th Street. Building is on the left.

From the East and Downtown Miami:
Head west on 836 to NW 107 Ave exit. Exit north on NW 107 Ave.Turn left on NW 12 St. Turn right on NW 111 Ave. Turn left on NW 20th St. Building is on left.