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 be in this field.

Program Overview

Credential:

Home Improvement License, upon successful completion of the

Maryland Home Improvement License Examination

 

No. of Classes Required:

12-hour course

 

 

Format:

In classroom

 

Contact Information:

Kelly Zajicek

443.412.2163

kzajicek@harford.edu

 

Cost:

Total 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 completing this program will be qualified and licesed to work in a home improvement or construction career—either for someone else of by starting your own business,

 

Employment

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.

 

Who Teaches This Program?

This program is taught by and uses a curriculum developed by an industry professional.