General Contractor Trade Knowledge CRASH Course

These 2-day intensive CRASH courses are designed to fully prepare General, Building and Residential contractors for passing the Trade Knowledge portion of the state licensing exam.  As you may know, the Trade Knowledge portion of the exam consists of two parts.

  • Part 1: Contract Administration
  • Part 2: Project Management

Gold Coast has created 2-day CRASH courses focused on each of these parts.  Our industry experienced instructors will guide you through this highly focused and structured weekend enabling you to quickly prepare for success on your licensing exam.

Below you will find both of the weekend CRASH courses that Gold Coast offers to prepare you for the Trade Knowledge portion of the exam.

These courses can be enrolled in individually, or as a package saving you $50.00.  Call 1-800-732-9140 for package enrollment in both courses.

Part 1: Contract Administration CRASH Course

Tuition:
$350 for Non-Gold Coast students / $150 for Gold Coast students
(Call to register for student price)

Get answers to questions that you have while honing in on the key points and topics that you must know for the contract administration portion of the contractor licensing exam.

Day 1 Overview:

  • Basic Math – and how to use the construction calculator (required for this course)
    • Configuring the calculator
    • Quick tricks when using the calculator
  • Pre-construction
    • Estimates and types of estimates
  • Project contracts
  • Licensing, permits and approvals
  • Construction procedures and operations

Day 2 Overview:

Day 2 will involved taking an exam simulator just like the exam you will face on the contract administration portion of the actual state exam.  Collectively, you will have the opportunity to discuss the questions and gain a greater understanding of the answers and topics that will be covered.  The entire day is instructor led keeping your review focused and comprehensive.

No classes are scheduled for the selected course.

Part 2: Project Management CRASH Course

Tuition:
$350 for Non-Gold Coast students / $150 for Gold Coast students
(Call to register for student price)

Get answers to questions that you have while honing in on the key points and topics that you must know for the project management portion of the contractor licensing exam.

Day 1 Overview:

  • Basic Math – and how to use the construction calculator (required for this course)
    • Configuring the calculator
    • Quick tricks when using the calculator
  • Safety – OSHA Book Review
  • Construction Means and Methods / Plans / Specifications
    • Site Considerations
    • Surveying & Instruments
    • Soil Conditions
    • Concrete (DCCM) (W) (R)
    • Masonry (W)
    • Earthwork (W) (OSHA) (P&P)
    • Wood Framing (T) (W)
    • Steel Framing  (P&P)
    • Energy Efficient Construction (FBC-E) (Energy Book)
    • Florida Building Codes
    • Plan Reading

Day 2 Overview:

Day 2 will involved taking an exam simulator just like the exam you will face on the project management portion of the actual state exam.  Collectively, you will have the opportunity to discuss the questions and gain a greater understanding of the answers and topics that will be covered.  The entire day is instructor led keeping your review focused and comprehensive.

October 2019
 
 
 
10/19 - 10/20
West Palm Beach (Lantana)
2 Days 9:00 am-5:00 pm

West Palm Beach (Lantana)

6216 S. Congress Avenue
Lantana, FL 33462

1-800-732-9140

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

2600 N. Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33431

1-800-732-9140

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)

5600 Hiatus Road
Tamarac, FL 33321

1-800-732-9140

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

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

1-800-732-9140

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)

11250 N.W. 20th Street
Miami, FL 33172

1-800-732-9140

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.

Orlando

3505 Lake Lynda Dr Building 300
Orlando, FL 32817

1-800-732-9140

When coming from University Blvd, head North on Lake Lynda Drive and the building will be on your right hand side. Lake Lynda Drive is found on the North side of University Blvd between Rouse Rd and the University of Central Florida campus.