Maryland Home Improvement Contractor Exam

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Maryland Home Improvement Contractor Exam Prep Services & Materials

We offer everything you need to prepare for the Maryland Home Improvement Contractor Exam.

To prepare for the Maryland Home Improvement Contractor Exam, you will need the required reference manual and tabs as well as our exam prep course. We also give the option to purchase a pre-tabbed and highlighted reference manual, saving you valuable hours of highlighting the information within the book yourself.

In Maryland, Home Improvement work includes alteration, remodeling, repair or replacement of a building or part of a building used as a residence. Home improvement also includes work done on individual condominium units. Home improvement does not include work done on commonly owned areas of condominiums or buildings that contain four or more single-family units.

The Maryland Home Improvement Commission licenses and regulates home improvement contractors and salespersons. 

What's on the Exam?

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# of Questions Minimum Passing Score Time Allowed
55 39 (70%) 150 minutes
Subject Area # of Questions
Home Improvement Law 41
Door-to-Door Sales Act 4
Labor Laws 3
Safety Regulations 4
Estimating 3

You can also refer to the PSI Candidate Information Bulletin here for more information on testing policies.

Exam Preparation

What you'll need to prepare for the exam

Exam Prep Course

Our Maryland Home Improvement Contractor Exam Prep Course is an online, pre-recorded exam prep class you can complete at your own time and pace. Courses are delivered digitally and you have access immediately upon purchase. Pre-Recorded content includes highlighting instructions and practice exam questions for each book.

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Book Bundle

The Maryland Home Improvement Contractor Exam is an open-book exam. You may bring the NASCLA Contractor's Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, Maryland Home Improvement Commission edition into the exam with you. We also offer pre-tabbed and highlighted books as well to save you the time of tabbing and highlighting the book yourself.

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Our Maryland Home Improvement Contractor 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

All Maryland HIC license applicants are still required to meet other state licensing regulations in order to obtain a license. Applicants who pass the exam shall apply for licensure within two years or the score expires and the exam must be re-taken.

Once you pass the exam you can apply. You can find a link to the applications here. Applications can only be received by mail to:
Maryland Home Improvement Commission
P.O. Box 17409
Baltimore, MD 21297-1409

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