Florida DBPR Business & Finance Exam

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Overview & Benefits

Florida Contractors Business and Finance Exam Prep Services & Materials

All Florida State Contractor Applicants seeking CILB (Construction Industry Licensing Board) Licensure are required to take and pass the Florida Business and Finance exam. 

We offer everything you need to pass the Florida Contractors Business and Finance exam! To prepare for the exam, you will need books and tabs as well as our exam prep course. We also offer the option to purchase pre-tabbed and highlighted books, saving you valuable hours of highlighting the information within the books yourself.

What's on the Exam?

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# of Questions Minimum Passing Score Time Allowed
120 70% (84 questions) 6.5 hours

Areas of Examination:

Exam Content:

Content Area A: 11% - Establishing the Contracting Business

Determining the Business Organizational Structure, Developing the Business Plan, Establishing Relationships with Other Professionals, Acquiring Fixed Assets, Obtaining Insurance

Content Area B: 26% - Managing Administrative Duties

Developing the Business, Determining Outsourced Services, Business Overhead; Preparing Bids/Proposals, Purchasing Materials/Supplies, Preparing Invoices, Maintaining Insurance

Content Area C: 10% - Managing Trade Operations

Scheduling Trade Operations, Maintaining OSHA/Safety Records, Purchase/Order Materials and Supplies, Leasing/Purchasing Equipment, Managing Materials/Tools/Equipment

Content Area D: 32% - Conducting Accounting Functions

Managing Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Cash Flow; Filing Tax Forms, Tracking Job Costs, Calculating Employee Payroll

Content Area E: 6% - Managing Human Resources

Hiring New Employees, Developing HR Policies & Procedures, Evaluating Employees

Content Area F: 15% - Complying with Government Regulations

Complying with State and Federal Laws & Regulations

Exam Preparation

What you'll need to prepare for the exam

Exam Prep Course

The online pre-recorded content includes test-taking tips and tricks, highlighting instructions for important sections to familiarize yourself with from each book, and practice exam questions for each book.

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Book Bundle

We offer the necessary references allowed into the exam. We also offer a pre-tabbed and highlighted version of the bundle already containing our permanent tabs and course curriculum highlights, saving you countless hours of tabbing and highlighting the books yourself.

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Our exam prep tabs help mark the commonly referenced sections of the books used in the exam. Don't waste time flipping through your books in the timed exam - our tabs help you to be able to quickly reference important material in your books and move on to the next question without wasting valuable time.

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License Requirements

Steps to obtaining your license

Contractor Applicants are also required to meet other licensing requirements, including submitting a license application and passing a technical exam.

We offer exam prep courses and materials for the National NASCLA Exam, accepted by Florida and 15+ other states.

Need help compiling your license application? We have State License Specialists ready to help you with our Contractor License Application Processing Services.