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Old 07-01-2019, 05:56 AM   #1
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Obtaining A Florida Gc License


Any school or program you guys recommend best for obtaining a contractor license
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Old 07-13-2019, 06:48 AM   #2
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My personal opinion is that it's more about who you do not choose (who to avoid), than whether you pick the "best".

In addition, I don't feel many people have an objective basis for claiming one school is better than another (at least not definitively) because most people only have experience with one school.

In my case, I reviewed a lot of schools. I investigated them thoroughly, spoke to past students, etc. In the end, and of the large schools that have been around 20 years or more, are all very good.

However, most of the inexpensive primarily-online options were horrible. You will save a ton of money on their rental-book programs, but in the end you'll need to know someone that can give you the tips you'll miss from the big schools.

Goldcoast is the largest (I believe) and has the most locations if you'd like to go to a school where you don't need to travel. If you are pressed for money (particularly after having to pay for your bond) you could get away with their "cram" only courses; this could save you a lot of money and they are, by far, the best part of their curriculum. Camtech is in Tampa and Ft. Myers, if I recall, and extremely good.

Palm and FIU are good if they are in your area. One of the larger companies that I would avoid is the "Contractor's Institute". However, that's just my opinion.

Good luck, and just remember that when someone tells you that a shcool is "the best" they may not have enough objective data to make that claim, lol.

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that makes sense .
i have tried Gold Coast , wasn`t a fan
i did end up with a private entity( i don`t recall her name , 20 years back)
she would let you keep coming back if you happen to fail the test .
she even let my wife join in if i wanted to bring her . gave us home work , even spent an entire day showing you how to use your calculator more efficiently ,

personally i usually like the place with the more personal touch , but thats me.

i do my continued education with "Red Vector"
look them up , and see if they have classes for taking the G.C. exam .
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tried Gold Coast , wasn`t a fan
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personally i usually like the place with the more personal touch , but thats me.
I agree with you, 100%.

In my humble opinion, Gold Coast isn't terrible -- but their support leaves something to be desired. For example, most other options will extend your learning period/classes if you fail, much like your private educator did. Gold Coast doesn't have any sort of "guarantee" and depending on which person you ask, you may get someone quite rue.

Furthermore, not all of their instructors are the most expedient teachers. Sure they know their stuff, but it's equally important to get through content at an efficient pace.

Back on the topic of the private / smaller options -- there is absolutely no doubt this is the best way to go, in my mind.

Everyone learns differently and at a different speed, it's fair to say that for this reason there is no "best", but like you say .. you can't go wrong with the smaller option if you're lucky enough to find/have one in your area.
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True, as each individual most likely only has experience with one school. My vote is for CAMTECH. I thought they prepped us very well to sit for the state exam. Be prepared for testing which consists of two days, 8 hours per day. Then IF you pass test, must then meet all other requirements. Search LISA ADAMS in these type of forums for excellent info as she is a specialist
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