2020 Florida Business & Residential Contractor Exam Book Options – The Exam Pros
2020 Florida Business & Residential Contractor Exam Book Options

2020 Florida Business & Residential Contractor Exam Book Options

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Florida Building Contractor Contractor Exam Book Set

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The required books for the exams are listed on the state website here.
Starting in January 2020 these books will be required for the testing. 

The Florida Residential Contractor Exam is an open book test that requires 14 required books for the Business and Finance, Contract Admin and Project Management exams. This book package includes all of the required books for your exams: 

    1. A201 General Conditions of the Contract for Construction - 2017 
    2. A401 Standard Form of Agreement between Contractor & Subcontractor - 2017 
    3. A701 Instructions to Bidders - 2018
    4. Florida Statute 455 2019
    5. Builder's Guide to Accounting
    6. Florida Contractors Manual, 2017 (2021 edition available May 2021)
    7. Code of Federal Regulations, (OSHA) 29 Part 1926, (OSHA1926) July 2020
    8. Energy Efficient Building Construction in Florida, 9th Ed., 2020
    9. Building Component Safety Information: 2018
    10. Florida Building Code - Building, 2020
    11. Florida Building Code - Residential, 2020
    12. Florida Building Code – Existing Building, 2020
    13. Florida Building Code – Energy Conservation, 2020
    14. Florida Building Code - Accessibility, 2020


Suggested Study Reference Material $550 

  1. Building Estimator’s Reference Book, Walker’s, 31st Edition, 2017 
  2. Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures 16th Edition
  3. Placing Reinforcing Bars, 10th Edition
  4. Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction, 10th edition
  5. Application and Finishing of Gypsum Panel Products, GA-216, 2018 Edition.

Suggested Study References for Division One – General, Building and Residential Examinations The following references are suggested study for the examination only and MAY NOT be brought into the testing room or facility for the examination. 

These books were typically used for reference of formulas and generally accepted practices for estimating and calculating production time. Theses are not being classified as Trade Knowledge, and more information will be provided to the student on test day as well as to save space at the testing centers thus making the exams easier for you to pass. 




DID YOU KNOW? Every time you fail the exam, you must pay the State of Florida $135 + $80 to Pearson Vue per exam.

Statistics for Residential Contractor Exam 2019: 

  • Jan 2020 Florida Contractor exam pass rates  - LINK 48% pass - 52% fail 

    2019 Florida Contractor exam pass rates  - LINK 54% pass - 46% fail 


    Our Florida Residential Contractor Exam Prep Courses are designed by contractors, for contractors. We provide the most effective training available to prepare you for the Florida General Contractor Exam and make sure you don't have to take the exam a second or third time!                                                 

    $299.99 Full Online Home Study Course 

    $99.99 Contract Administration Online Home Study Cram

    $99.99 Project Management Online Home Study Cram

    $7.99 - $24.99 Practice Exams

    $49.99 Do-It-Yourself General Contractor Application