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Contractor Test Taking Tips

Are you preparing for a contractor's test? Passing the test will set you up to embark on a new, rewarding career as a contractor, so it makes sense to be as ready for the exam as possible. Don't let test anxiety get the best of you. Get ready to tackle your contractor license test with these tips.

Take a Class

Studying at home for your test is important, but you can significantly increase your readiness by taking contractor licensing classes. During a class, you get the insight of experienced instructors who know what is on the test, and you get an opportunity to get familiar with the test structure. You can also get immediate answers to any questions that come up when you study, instead of trying to make sense of things yourself.

Make Notes

When you sit down in front of the test, your brain will be filled with lots of information – and sometimes that can make it difficult to concentrate on individual questions. Clear your mind by making some notes about important details or things you're worried you'll forget as the test progresses. These notes will help you focus your thoughts, plus, they will be a handy reference for you as answer questions.

Care for Yourself

Resist the urge to spend all of your time preparing instead of looking after yourself. The night before the test, be sure to get a good night of sleep so you wake up refreshed and ready to go. Eat a healthy breakfast with protein to boost your brain power, and be sure to drink plenty of water. If you're allowed, bring bottled water with your to testing center, as dehydration can impact your performance.

With Arizona Contractor License Center on your side, you can approach your contractor's licensing test with confidence. We provide the contractor licensing classes you need before the test and the application filing and license bond help you need after. Call us today at (866) 414-1925 for more information.


A Look at Some Contractor License Classifications

If you're planning on becoming a licensed contractor in Phoenix, the first step is selecting the right license classification for you. The kind of contractor license you need depends on the kind of work you hope to do. Most require that you pass contractor license testing before beginning your business. There are many different types of licenses – here is an overview of some of your options.

General Engineering

A general engineering license allows you to work on a wide variety of public projects, including streets, power and utility plants, dams, and overpasses. As this kind of contractor, you may also be employed to work on public parks, sewage plants, bridges, tunnels, and hydroelectric plants. Obtaining this general license also allows you to do work associated with a range of sublicenses, such as drilling paving, and swimming pools. It does not, however, allow you to work on commercial or residential property.

General Residential

With a general residential license, you can work on any part of a residential building or appurtenance, both new construction and remodeling and repair work. This license also covers a range of sublicense work, including drywall, concrete, carpentry, and elevators. However, work relating to electrical systems, plumbing, air conditioning, boilers, and swimming pool construction must be contracted to licensed contractors in those areas.

Electrical and Transmission Lines

This license is an example of a license for specialized contractor work. With this contractor license, you can install, alter, or repair transmission lines, including street lights, transformers, and primary metering devices. With this license, you may be hired by general contractors to assist in a job.

Arizona Contractor License Center can help you navigate the maze of contractor license options so you get the right one for your career. We also offer contractor license test preparation services, company set-up assistance, and application filing for your contractor's bond. Find out more about what we do by calling (866) 414-1925.


Reasons to Work with a Bonding Specialist

When you are going through the steps of becoming a licensed contractor in Arizona, you will be required to file for a surety bond. This bond is dictated by your specific license classification, and will provide financial assurance for your laborers, subcontractors, clients, and more. As you are going through the bonding process, you may want to work with a bonding specialist. Your bonding specialist will ensure that your bond is approved in a timely manner, and will also assist you with the application process. By working with a bonding specialist, you can make sure that your bond application is completely hassle-free.

At Arizona Contractor License Center, we provide our students with a variety of valuable services. From our expert instructors to our bonding specialists, our staff can assist you with every step of your contractor licensing process. For more information about the benefits of working with us, call our Phoenix location at (888) 738-3175.


Motivating Your Employees as a Contractor

When you start your own contracting business, it is important to motivate and empower your employees. By getting input from your workers, you will have a better idea of their feelings and options. Including your employees in the decision making process will encourage them to work as hard as they possibly can. You can also provide motivation by scheduling trips and parties that will boost morale. For a look at how you can motivate your employees as a contractor, watch this video.

For help preparing for the AZ Contractor License Exam, be sure to contact Arizona Contractor License Center by calling (888) 738-3175. We are proud to have helped our students prepare for and pass their contractor license exams. Our teachers look forward to working with you in the near future.


A Guide to the Solar Licensing Process

Solar is a revolutionary energy source that can be used by homeowners and business owners alike. When you are studying for your contractor license exam, you may want to consider becoming a solar contractor. By becoming a solar contractor, you will be able to help your clients improve the energy-efficiency and environmental impact of their buildings. If solar contracting seems like a path that you may want to pursue after your AZ contractor exam, be sure to check out this brief guide to the solar licensing process.

Creating a Written Statement

In order to become a solar contractor in the state of Arizona, you will first need to provide a written statement. This statement will provide information about your warranty and responsibilities, as well as performance information about the equipment that you intend to install. This written statement is designed to protect consumers from poor installation or workmanship.

Approval of the Written Statement

After you have created your written statement, this statement must next be approved by the Registrar of Contractors. Once the statement has been approved, it will be kept on file. Any person who is considering hiring you as their solar contractor will be able to review the information that you have provided in your statement.

Obtaining the Correct Licensing

Along with creating your written statement, you will also need to obtain the correct licensing. For example, you will need specific licensing to work on solar boilers, solar swimming pools, or solar electric system. To ensure that you are able to get your license, it is a great idea to study for your contractor exam.

At Arizona Contractor License Center of Phoenix, we can help you get the license you need to become a contractor in the state of Arizona. Whether you are interested in solar contracting or general contracting, our instructors will ensure that you are fully prepared for your exam. Call us at (888) 738-3175 to learn more about our study prep services.


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