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Home Improvement License

Home improvement contractors coordinate and supervise the construction process from the conceptual development stage through final construction, making sure that the project gets completed on time and within budget. 

Successfully complete this course and you will be prepared to sit for the Maryland Home Improvement License Examination. Home improvement contractors coordinate and supervise the construction process from the conceptual development stage through final construction—making sure that the project gets completed on time and within budget—as well as manage the selection of trade contractors to complete specific phases of the project.

Contractors must be able to read and follow plans, understand regulations, use a variety of tools, and have some math skills to be successful in home improvement. The more trades they are familiar with and the more skills they can offer, the more successful they are in this field.

Program Overview

CREDENTIAL EARNED
Home Improvement License, upon successful completion of the Maryland Home Improvement License Examination

NO. OF COURSES
one

TIME TO COMPLETE
12-hours

CONTACT
Kelly Zajicek
443.412.2163
kzajicek@harford.edu

COST
Approximate cost is $350.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • 10th-grade reading level preferred
  • Construction experience preferred

 

Course

Home Improvement License
Topics include home improvement law, the Door-to-Door Sales Act, labor laws, safety regulations, payroll taxes, statutory liens of real property, business practices, finances, and cost estimating. A secondary objective is to familiarize students with the home improvement contractor business. 

What can I do when I complete this program?

Those successfully completing this program will be qualified and licensed to work in a home improvement or construction career—either for someone else or by starting your own business.

Potential Careers

Employment of home improvement contractors is projected to continue to increase faster than the average for all occupations during the 2016-26 decade.

Construction managers can reach incomes up to $105,000* in Maryland and are also typically qualified to become self-employed home improvement or general contractors.

*Completion of this program does not guarantee this salary.