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Building Trades Education Services gives you the training you need to pass the Gypsum Drywall licensing exam the very first time. Instead of wasting your time with classes that are short on substance and high on price, why not choose the Florida Contractors Licensing Exam Prep school with a solid history and a proven 95% student pass rate?

For years, tradespeople have turned to Building Trades Education Services to teach them test-taking skills that actually work. Our instructors take the time to get hands-on with the course material. To give you the edge you need, they also take the most recent Florida Gypsum Drywall licensing test. The students who actively participate in the live class leave with the confidence they need to attain the Florida Gypsum Drywall license.

Here is what you can expect after you register for the Gypsum Drywall Contractors Exam Prep course from BTES:

  • Focused trade classes; no mixing of unrelated trades.
  • Smaller class size to ensure that you receive personal attention.
  • Participate from the comfort of your home or office with our virtual classes led by a live BTES instructor. Cost effective and convenient, our Virtual Classes will save on the expense and travel time of going to a live class.
  • Courses are intensive and in-depth. We make SURE you know your reference books and how to use them.
  • We show you how and where to tab/highlight your reference books.
  • Learn simple ways to turn difficult math problems into easy to answer questions.
  • Up-to-date workbooks providing questions and answers that mirror prior exams so you gain experience practicing on realistic exam material.

Expert Instructors. Every BTES instructor who you work with in our classes has actually taken the time to learn, study, and pass numerous contractor trade and business exams. You not only get the opportunity to work with an expert test-taker, you get the chance to learn the exact same methods that make over 95% of our students pass this test the very first time, with a reliable “No Pass – No Pay” Guarantee.

How do I register for this Gypsum Drywall licensing exam prep classes?
Registering for the 2-day Gypsum Drywall exam prep courses is easy. Call us and you can register over the phone with all four major credit cards.

You can depend on Building Trades Education Services to give you everything you need to successfully maintain and renew your State License. For further information, or to register for a class call 800.832.2496, or use the BTES contact form and we will get right back to you.

Exam Information

All construction examinations, except Plumbing Contractor, are administered in computer-based testing format. After a candidate has been approved by Professional Testing, Inc., they may schedule to sit for their examination(s) by contacting the department’s examination vendor, Pearson VUE. To locate a Pearson VUE Test Center near you, as well as to check that site’s availability, use this link to view the vendor website for more details: https://home.pearsonvue.com/fl/construction

Admission to the Examination
When registering at the test center, you will be required to have the following items:

Two forms of valid signature identification, one of which is government issued: driver’s license, state identification card, passport or military identification card. Student or employment I.D. cards and photo bearing credit cards are not acceptable as picture bearing identification. Candidates will not be admitted without showing proper identification. Your name and address must match what was submitted on your application.

Download the complete Candidate Information Booklet for the Construction Licensure Examinations.

To apply online: http://www.floridaexam.com/
To apply by phone: 407.264.0562

Required Reference Books

State Reference Books

  • Standard Specification for Installation of Steel Framing Members to Receive Screw-Attached Gypsum Panel Products, 2018 (C754-18)
  • Standard Specification for Application and Finishing of Gypsum Board, 2018 (C840-18)
  • Standard Specification for Accessories for Gypsum Wallboard and Gypsum Veneer Base, 2014a (C1047-14a)
  • Standard Specification for Gypsum Board, 2017 (C1396-17)
  • Walker’s Building Estimator’s Reference Book, 32nd Edition, 2021
  • Ceiling Systems Handbook, 19th Printing, 2012
  • Code of Federal Regulations, (OSHA) 29 Part 1926, July 2022
  • Gypsum Construction Handbook, 7th Edition, 2014
  • Application and Finishing of Gypsum Panel Products, GA-216, 2018 Edition

Business & Finance

  • AIA 201: General Conditions of the Contract for Construction, 2017
  • AIA 401: Standard Form of Agreement between Contractor-Subcontractor, 2017
  • AIA 701: Instructions to Bidders, 2018
  • Builder’s Guide to Accounting, 2001
  • Florida Statutes Chapter 455, 2021
  • Florida Contractor’s Manual, 2021

The examination reference book lists are complete and represent the current information for exams. As always, it is the student’s responsibility to obtain the latest reference list and to insure that the books that they have match the list. At BTES, we make every effort to be up-to-date and complete with our materials. But it is always a good idea to verify the accuracy of those materials.

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