Building Contractor

Building Contractor Course
Price: $500.00

CB and RB - A "building contractor" means a contractor whose services are limited to the construction of commercial buildings and single-dwelling or multiple-dwelling residential buildings. These buildings cannot exceed three stories in height. A building contractor may also construct the "accessory use structures" in connection with these buildings. An accessory use structure would be a garage, guest house, garden shed, or other outbuilding. A building contractor is also a contractor whose services are limited to remodeling, repair, or improvement of any size building - if the services do not affect the structural elements of the building.

Examination Content Outline

The Florida Building Contractor exam is composed of three examinations: Business & Finance, Contract Administration, and Project Management.

  1. Part I: Business & Finance: 120 questions (computer based)
  2. Part II: Contract Administration: 50 questions; Project Management: 50 questions

Approved References Materials

  • Florida Statutes Chapter 455, 2010
  • AIA documents:
    1. A201 – General Conditions of the Contract for Construction, 2007
    2. A401 – Standard Form of Agreement between Contractor-Subcontractor, 2007
    3. A701 – Instructions to Bidders, 1997
    4. G701 – Change Order, 2001
    5. G702 – Application and Certificate for Payment, 1992
    6. G703 – Continuation Sheet, 1992
    7. G706A – Contractor's Affidavit of Release of Liens, 1994
    8. Builder's Guide to Accounting, Michael C. Thomsett, 2001
    9. Building Estimator's Reference Book, Walker's, 28th Edition
    10. Contractors Manual, 2009
    11. Code of Federal Regulations, (OSHA) 29 Part 1904, 2010
    12. Code of Federal Regulations, (OSHA) 29 Part 1910, 2010
    13. Code of Federal Regulations, (OSHA) 29 Part 1926, 2010
    14. Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, Steven H. Kosmatka, Beatrix Kerkhoff and William C. Panarese, 4th Edition
    15. Placing Reinforcing Bars, Eighth Edition
    16. Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction, Ronald C. Smith and Cameron K. Andres
    17. Application and Finishing of Gypsum Panel Products, GA-216, 2010 Edition
    18. Energy Efficient Building Construction in Florida, 2009 Florida Energy Extension Service
    19. Building Component Safety Information: BCSI-ED2-D "Guide to Good Practices for Handling, Installing and Bracing of Metal Connected Wood Trusses"
    20. Florida Building Code –Building, 2007 with 2nd 2009 Supplement
    21. Florida Building Code – Residential, 2007 with 2nd 2009 Supplement
    22. Florida Building Code – Existing Building, 2007 with 2nd 2009 Supplement
Building Contractor Course