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Get Your Florida Residential Contractor License Today!

Welcome to Gold Coast School of Construction

If you have been thinking about becoming a licensed residential contractor, you have come to the right place.  Gold Coast School of Construction is the leader in education for residential contractor licensing in the state of Florida.  Whether you choose classroom or online learning, you will be guided through your course with a curriculum that will give both the knowledge and confidence needed to get your license and start your residential contracting career.

 

See below for complete details. Our helpful career counselors are also available at 1-800-732-9140 for any questions that you have.

Classroom Residential Contractor Courses:

Classroom courses are perfect if you prefer to have a live instructor guide you through the material while answering any questions that you have about residential construction.

 

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 4 interest-free payments of $249.75 with Klarna

Classroom Tuition Includes:


Classroom tuition is valid for 1 year

Enrolled students can attend unlimited weekday classes, weekend exam reviews, and 2-day workshops at no extra charge for 1 year.

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! Classes are taught 5 nights a week. 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 in your study manual as well as online.

2-Day Contractor Workshop

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 fully prepare you for the actual state exam.

Residential Contractor Classroom Schedule


Business and Finance: (Taught the FIRST 2 weeks of every month) | Trade Knowledge: (Taught the 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 & North Miami

6:30pm-9:00pm

Thursday Evenings


Tamarac, Orlando, & Doral (Spanish)

6:30pm-9:00pm

Friday Evenings


Livestream Webinar

4:00pm-6:30pm

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.

June 2022
06/01 - 05/24 North Miami Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
06/01 - 05/24 West Palm Beach (Lantana) Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
06/02 - 05/25 East Orlando Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
06/02 - 05/25 Tamarac (Broward) Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
06/06 - 05/22 Boca Raton Mondays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
06/07 - 05/30 North Orlando Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
06/07 - 05/30 South Dade (Doral) Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
July 2022
07/01 - 06/29 East Orlando Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
07/01 - 06/28 North Miami Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
07/01 - 06/29 Tamarac (Broward) Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
07/01 - 06/28 West Palm Beach (Lantana) Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
07/05 - 06/27 North Orlando Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
07/05 - 06/27 South Dade (Doral) Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
07/11 - 06/26 Boca Raton Mondays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
August 2022
08/01 - 07/24 Boca Raton Mondays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
08/01 - 07/27 East Orlando Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
08/01 - 07/26 North Miami Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
08/01 - 07/27 Tamarac (Broward) Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
08/01 - 07/26 West Palm Beach (Lantana) Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
08/02 - 07/25 North Orlando Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
08/02 - 07/25 South Dade (Doral) Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
September 2022
09/01 - 08/24 East Orlando Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
09/01 - 08/30 North Miami Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
09/01 - 08/24 Tamarac (Broward) Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
09/01 - 08/30 West Palm Beach (Lantana) Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
09/06 - 08/29 North Orlando Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
09/06 - 08/29 South Dade (Doral) Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
09/12 - 08/28 Boca Raton Mondays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
October 2022
10/01 - 09/28 East Orlando Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
10/01 - 09/27 North Miami Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
10/01 - 09/28 Tamarac (Broward) Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
10/01 - 09/27 West Palm Beach (Lantana) Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
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
November 2022
11/01 - 10/26 East Orlando Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
11/01 - 10/25 North Miami Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
11/01 - 10/24 North Orlando Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
11/01 - 10/24 South Dade (Doral) Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
11/01 - 10/26 Tamarac (Broward) Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
11/01 - 10/25 West Palm Beach (Lantana) Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
11/07 - 10/30 Boca Raton Mondays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
December 2022
12/01 - 11/27 Boca Raton Mondays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
12/01 - 11/23 East Orlando Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
12/01 - 11/29 North Miami Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
12/01 - 11/28 North Orlando Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
12/01 - 11/28 South Dade (Doral) Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
12/01 - 11/23 Tamarac (Broward) Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
12/01 - 11/29 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.

Online Residential Contractor Courses:

Preparing for your residential contractor exams online is perfect if you prefer to study at your own pace.  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 Tuition $999
OR 4 interest-free payments of $249.75 with Klarna

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 fully prepare you for the actual state exam.

Live Online Webinar and Review Schedule


Business and Finance: (Taught the FIRST 2 weeks of every month) | Trade Knowledge: (Taught the 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.

License Requirements


Residential Contractor License Requirements In Florida:

In the state of Florida, becoming a licensed residential contractor involves meeting the age, credit, and experience/education requirements before licensure will be granted.  Gold Coast is committed to helping you achieve your residential 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 residential 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 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 residential contractor 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 licensed 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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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

1-800-732-9140

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Location Offers:
Classes, Fingerprinting, Grading, Textbook Pickup


North Miami

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

1-800-732-9140

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Location Offers:
Classes, Fingerprinting, Grading, Textbook Pickup


Tamarac (Broward)

5600 HIATUS ROAD
Tamarac, FL 33321

1-800-732-9140

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Location Offers:
Classes, Fingerprinting, Grading, Textbook Pickup


Boca Raton

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

1-800-732-9140

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Location Offers:
Classes, Fingerprinting, Grading, Textbook Pickup


West Palm Beach (Lantana)

6216 S. Congress Avenue
Lantana, FL 33462

1-800-732-9140

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Location Offers:
Classes, Fingerprinting, Grading, Textbook Pickup


East Orlando

3505 Lake Lynda Dr Building 300
Orlando, FL 32817

1-800-732-9140

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Location Offers:
Classes, Fingerprinting, Grading, Textbook Pickup


North Orlando

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

1-800-732-9140

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Location Offers:
Classes, Fingerprinting, Grading, Textbook Pickup


Celebration

1170 Celebration Blvd Suite 200
Celebration, FL 34747

1-800-732-9140

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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 contractors 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 links:   Division 1 Contractor Books