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Become a Florida Licensed General Contractor

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 General Contractor! Our curriculum, methods, and team of experienced instructors are dedicated to helping every student achieve that goal.

 

Choose from either classroom or online options.

Our Classroom Option Is Best For:

  • Students that live close to our locations.
  • Students that enjoy the guidance of a live instructor in a classroom setting.
  • Students that prefer a structured schedule.
  • Live Streaming Open House on every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    • Learn more about how the Gold Coast contractor exam prep program will fully prepare to get your contractor license: Attend Open House

Classroom Tuition

$999

General Contractor Classroom Tuition Includes:


1 Year Access

Enrolled students can repeat all parts of this program, including weekend exam reviews & 2-day workshops at no extra charge within the tuition period.

Exclusive Study Manual

This manual will help you navigate our modules by guiding you through the reference materials, as well as provides you with additional practice questions.

Classroom Instruction

Start at anytime! See class schedule below for days, locations, and times.

Weekend Q&A Reviews

These weekend classes provide the opportunity to ask any questions that you have. Get answers from our highly experienced instructors.

Multiple Practice Exams

Practice makes perfect! You will have practice exams online, in your study manual, and through live mock exams during the included workshops.

2-Day Contractor Workshop

You will have access to all of our 2-Day workshops. Day 1 is a full review of all state exam content, including time management techniques and how to navigate trick questions. Day 2 is a mock exam simulation to practice taking the actual state exam type questions.

Contractor Program Testimonials

General Contractor Classroom Schedule


Business and Finance: (First 2 weeks of every month) | Trade Knowledge: (Last 2 weeks of every month)

Monday Evenings


Boca Campus

6:30pm-9:00pm

Tuesday Evenings


Doral & Tamarac (Spanish)

6:30pm-9:00pm

Wednesday Evenings


Lantana and North Miami

6:30pm-9:00pm

Thursday Evenings


Tamarac, Orlando, and Doral (Spanish)

6:30pm-9:00pm

Friday Evenings


Livestream Webinar

4:00pm-6:30pm

November 2021
11/01 - 10/24 Boca Raton Mondays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
11/01 - 10/26 North Miami Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
11/01 - 10/25 South Dade (Doral) Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
11/01 - 10/26 West Palm Beach (Lantana) Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
11/02 - 10/25 North Orlando Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
11/04 - 10/27 East Orlando Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
11/04 - 10/27 Tamarac (Broward) Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
December 2021
12/01 - 11/28 Boca Raton Mondays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
12/01 - 11/24 East Orlando Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
12/01 - 11/23 North Miami Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
12/01 - 11/29 South Dade (Doral) Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
12/01 - 11/24 Tamarac (Broward) Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
12/01 - 11/23 West Palm Beach (Lantana) Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
12/07 - 11/29 North Orlando Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm

 

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.

 

Open House

Live Streaming Open House on every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Learn more about how the Gold Coast contractor exam prep program will fully prepare to get your contractor license: Register Now!

 

Our Online Option Is Best For:

  • Students that are self-motivated and prefer to create their own schedule, but also want the option to attend Livestream instructor lead sessions and state exam reviews.
  • Students that want immediate access to start their online course modules.
  • Live Streaming Open House on every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    • Learn more about how the Gold Coast contractor exam prep program will fully prepare to get your contractor license: Attend Open House

Online Tuition

$999

Your online tuition is valid for 1 year and includes:


Online Modules and Practice Exams

Enrolled students have full access to all aspects of the program for an entire year giving plenty of time to navigate learning modules and complete practice exams.

Live Online Instruction

Industry experienced instructors will teach you via live weekly webinars bringing the classroom experience into your computer. You will have the ability to get answers to questions that you have.

Live Online Weekend Q&A Reviews

These live online reviews are held once a month and provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions that you have about the course material. Our highly experienced instructors will provide you answers to help you fully prepare for success.

2-Day Webinar Based Weekend Workshops

You will have access to all of our 2-Day weekend webinar workshops. Day 1 is a full review of all state exam content, including time management techniques and how to navigate trick questions. Day 2 is a mock exam simulation to practice taking the actual state exam type questions.

Contractor Program Testimonials

Live Online Webinar and Review Schedule


Business and Finance: (First 2 weeks of every month) | Trade Knowledge: (Last 2 weeks of every month)

Weekly Webinar Schedule:


English:

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

Spanish:

Tuesday & Thursday (6:30pm-9:00pm)

Weekend Review Schedule:


Held on scheduled Saturdays

Business & Finance

9:00am – 12:00pm

Trade Knowledge

1:00pm – 4:00pm

 

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.

 

Open House

Live Streaming Open House on every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Learn more about how the Gold Coast contractor exam prep program will fully prepare to get your contractor license: Register Now!

 

General Contractor License Requirements


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

 

Minimum requirements for becoming a licensed General 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 completing a Financial Responsibility course.
  • Four years of proven general 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: You can replace 3 years of experience if you have a 4 Year College Degree from an accredited college, you still need 1 year of experience.

 

Important note about experience:

The experience must be verifiable and under a license contractor in the areas of foundations or slabs, masonry walls, steel erection, elevated slabs, precast concrete structures, column construction, and framework for reinforced concrete.

 

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

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South Dade (Doral)

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

1-800-732-9140

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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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Stuart

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1706 NW FEDERAL HWY
Stuart, FL 34994

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East Orlando

3505 Lake Lynda Dr Building 300
Orlando, FL 32817

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North Orlando

N-Orlando
1912B Lee Rd Building B Suite C1
Orlando, FL 32810

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Lake Nona

8236 Lee Vista Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32829

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Celebration

1170 Celebration Blvd Suite 200
Celebration, FL 34747

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Kissimmee/St.Cloud

2262 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy (US192)
Kissimmee, FL 34744

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Mount Dora

18097 US Highway 441
Mount Dora, FL 32757

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Oviedo

59 Alafaya Woods Blvd
Oviedo, FL 32765

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Deland

421 N Woodland Blvd.
Deland, FL 32723

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Clermont

1200 Oakley Seaver Drive
Clermont, FL 34711

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Waterford Lakes

12301 Lake Underhill Rd
Orlando, FL 32828

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Ocala

2709 SW 27 Ave. Suite 103
Ocala, FL 34471

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Fernandina Beach

1541 S 14th Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

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