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Home Improvement Contracting (2016-01-12)

Home Improvement Contracting (Abbr: HIC) means that service which provides for repairs or improvements to one-family and two-family residential buildings or structures annexed to real property. The BLD classification also provides for this function. The HIC specialty does not provide for electrical, plumbing, HVAC, or gas fitting functions. It does not include high rise buildings, buildings with more than two dwelling units, or new construction functions beyond the existing building structure other than decks, patios, driveways and utility out buildings.

HIC includes the following specialties and they are not required to be listed separately on your contractor license.

Masonry Contracting (BRK)
Painting and Wallcovering Contracting (PTC)
Roofing Contracting (ROC)

Questions - 50
Minimum Passing Score of 70%
Time Allowed - 120 Minutes

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