Become a Florida Licensed Residential Contractor

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

Complete details about our Residential Contractor exam prep program can be found below.  Please contact our helpful Career Counselors at 1-800-732-9140 for more information.  We are happy to assist.

Schedule Your Course

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

Why Gold Coast Schools?

When it comes to preparing to pass the Florida Residential Contractor state exams, no one makes it easier than Gold Coast Schools! The Gold Coast curriculum is an in-depth review of all state examination topics giving you the knowledge and confidence needed to get your Residential Contractors license.

Tuition Valid for 1 Year

Enrolled students have access to our course, materials, and support for 1 year giving plenty of time to prepare to get your license.

Multiple Locations

Gold Coast is the only school that offers you the opportunity to attend classes at any, or all, of our locations.  This enables you to prepare faster and have access to numerous industry experienced instructors.

Updated Material

Our materials are continuously updated to reflect Residential Contractor exam and code changes and are direct, yet simple to understand.

Multiple Practice Exams

Both our classroom and online options offer a large variety of practice questions to further prepare you for the actual Residential Contractor state licensing exam.

Highly Experienced Instructors

Our instructors are licensed practicing professionals including Contractors, Architects, Engineers, Building Inspectors, and OSHA trainers who care about your success.

Dedicated Staff

Our career counselors and instructors are there for you every step of the way.  We are here to answer questions and guide you through the licensing process.

Learn more about our classroom and online course options by clicking on the Course Schedule and Online Course tabs, or by calling our helpful Career Counselors at 1-800-732-9140

Classroom Residential Contractor Program

$899

Start your course at anytime! Classes are held weekly and your tuition is valid for 1 year allowing you to attend an unlimited number of classes during that period.

Residential Contractor Tuition Includes:

Your classroom 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 within the tuition period.
Classroom Instruction
Start at anytime! See class schedule below for days, locations, and times.
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.
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.
Weekend Q&A Reviews
These weekend classes provide the opportunity to ask any questions that you have.  Get answers from our highly experienced instructors. View Schedule
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. View Schedule

Registration

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

  • Tuesdays: Doral, Boca, Tamarac (Spanish)
  • Wednesdays: Lantana and North Miami
  • Thursdays: Broward, Orlando, and Doral (Spanish)

To register for the Classroom Based Residential Contractor Exam Prep Program, simply click the “Register Now” button next to the course start date and location below.

Our helpful Career Counselors are also available at 1-800-732-9140.

October 2020
10/01 - 09/28 Boca Raton Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
10/01 - 09/23 East Orlando Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
10/01 - 09/29 North Miami Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
10/01 - 09/28 South Dade (Doral) Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
10/01 - 09/23 Tamarac (Broward) Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
10/01 - 09/29 West Palm Beach (Lantana) Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
November 2020
11/01 - 10/26 Boca Raton Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
11/01 - 10/28 East Orlando Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
11/01 - 10/27 North Miami Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
11/01 - 10/26 South Dade (Doral) Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
11/01 - 10/28 Tamarac (Broward) Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
11/01 - 10/27 West Palm Beach (Lantana) Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
December 2020
12/01 - 11/23 Boca Raton Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
12/01 - 11/25 East Orlando Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
12/01 - 11/24 North Miami Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
12/01 - 11/23 South Dade (Doral) Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
12/01 - 11/25 Tamarac (Broward) Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
12/01 - 11/24 West Palm Beach (Lantana) Wednesdays 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.

 

Testimonials

 

Gold Coast Schools is the absolute best school to go to for General Contractor’s license, they have many options of learning the material. From Online Tests, in class lectures, and even all day cram courses. Wally Lawson is a great GC teacher and I would highly recommend going to his classes in Boca for help regarding anything. Passed all three state tests and I am more than happy with my money being spent on Gold Coast Schools.Troy Butcher
Had a truly amazing experience with Gold Coast Schools. Since the day I signed up for my General Contracting Course with Maggy, to taking my last class a week ago; I have never seen so much dedication from a school to help a student pass the state exam. The Construction School, led by Professor Sanjeev Mangoli, helped me pass all 3 state level exams on the first try. In addition to Sanjeev, Professors Lawson and Sawyer led workshops and classes that helped me develop a study plan to tackle the state exams. I did not just leave class with study materials, but with lifelong friends (former classmates) who will help me in my future construction career. Thank you again guys, I plan on taking all of my continuing education courses (Real Estate Broker/GC) at the school again in the not too distant future.Ricky Patel

Online Residential Contractor Program

$899

Get immediate access to your online course modules!

Register Now

Your 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. View Schedule
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. View Schedule

Online Construction Course

Live Online Weekly Webinar Schedule:

Tuesdays (in Spanish): 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Wednesdays: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Thursdays: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Live Online Weekend Review Schedule:

Held on scheduled Saturdays (View Schedule)

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.

 

Testimonials

 

Gold Coast Schools is the absolute best school to go to for Residential Contractor’s license, they have many options of learning the material. From Online Tests, in class lectures, and even all day cram courses. Wally Lawson is a great GC teacher and I would highly recommend going to his classes in Boca for help regarding anything. Passed all three state tests and I am more than happy with my money being spent on Gold Coast Schools.Troy Butcher
Had a truly amazing experience with Gold Coast Schools. Since the day I signed up for my Residential Contracting Course with Maggy, to taking my last class a week ago; I have never seen so much dedication from a school to help a student pass the state exam. The Construction School, led by Professor Sanjeev Mangoli, helped me pass all 3 state level exams on the first try. In addition to Sanjeev, Professors Lawson and Sawyer led workshops and classes that helped me develop a study plan to tackle the state exams. I did not just leave class with study materials, but with lifelong friends (former classmates) who will help me in my future construction career. Thank you again guys, I plan on taking all of my continuing education courses (Real Estate Broker/GC) at the school again in the not too distant future.Ricky Patel

 

 

Residential Contractor License Requirements

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

Minimum requirements for becoming a licensed Residential 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 residential 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:

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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