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Maryland

Home Improvement Contractor and Salesperson Licensing & Exam Prep

The State of Maryland requires all tradespeople to obtain a license before any bidding or work can take place. Home Improvement Contractor and Salesperson licenses may be obtained through the state. These licenses are administered by the Maryland Home Improvement Commission (MHIC). All of our training is offered in an online self-paced format. Our exam prep is designed to help you pass your test the first time, and is backed with our no pass, no pay policy. All of our courses are available from almost any device, any time. We hope that you will make RocketCert your home to help you obtain your Maryland Home Improvement Contractor or Salesperson License.

  • $129
    Home Improvement
    Exam Prep
  • $232 $209
    Prep, Book, Tabs
    Bundle
Individual studying for the Maryland Home Improvement Contractor and Salesperson Exam  online with RocketCert
Scope of work

What type of work can be done with this license?

Licensed Home Improvement Contractor and Salesperson in Maryland
  • Home Improvement Contractor

    A Home Improvement Contractor may perform or agree to perform a home improvement for a homeowner. Home Improvement work includes alteration, remodeling, repair or replacement of a building or part of a building used as a residence. Home improvement also includes work done on individual condominium units. Home improvement does not include work done on apartment buildings that contain four or more single family units or work done on the commonly owned areas of condominiums

  • Home Improvement Salesperson License

    A Home Improvement Salesperson may only be licensed to represent up to two licensed contractors in the selling of home improvements.

Requirements & steps

What are the requirements to getting a license?

Home Improvement Contractor and Salesperson RequirementsHome Improvement Contractor and Salesperson
  • Certificate of Good Standing
  • Two years of experience in home improvement work, construction and/or related education (Home Improvement Contractor Only)
  • Proof of financial solvency based on the scope and size of their business
  • A certificate of trade name registration
  • Proof of current $50,000 liability insurance
  • Pass corresponding examination

How do I obtain a license?

To apply for your license, contact the Maryland Home Improvement Commission (MHIC) at 410-230-6309 or visit the Board Website.

No continuing education is required for each renewal. Also, Maryland has no reciprocity agreements.

With RocketCert, our education is written by a combination of professional educators and industry professionals. Our exam prep is guaranteed to help you pass the exam, and is backed with our no pass, no pay policy. We pride ourselves on providing industry leading customer service. Also, if you find a better original price on any online course that we offer, we will beat it by 10%.


RocketCert customer studying to pass their State exam through the RocketCert website or on the mobile app.
PURCHASE EXAM PREP, BOOKS, & STUDY!

Preparing to pass the State exam is a critical part of the licensing process. Failing the exam can result in substantial delays before you are able to work under your MHIC license. We offer industry leading exam prep and all of the required books, at an unbeatable price.

PASS THE STATE EXAM

After studying with RocketCert, you will be on your way to passing the required State exam(s) (see below). Obtain pre-approval by completing the Examination Registration form in the PSI bulletin. Send the completed form to PSI and wait up to 10 business days for approval to sit for the exam, then schedule a time to sit for the exam. Contact PSI at 855-898-0715 to begin this process. Testing centers are setup throughout the State in larger cities. Pre-approval is required from the testing agency prior to scheduling the exam

APPLY FOR YOUR LICENSE

After completing all the steps above, it will be time to apply through Maryland Home Improvement Commission to obtain your Maryland Home Improvement License.

Exam

Which exam do I need to take?

To schedule your exam, visit psiexams.com or call 855-898-0715.

It’s the exam! Home Improvement Contractor Exam

  • Total Questions: 55
  • Passing Score: 39 correct
  • Time: 150 minutes
  • OPEN BOOK

Topics include: Home Improvement Law; Door-to-Door Sales Act; Labor Laws; Safety Regulations; Estimating

Exam details Home Improvement Salesperson Exam

  • Total Questions: 35
  • Passing Score: 25 correct
  • Time: 90 minutes
  • OPEN BOOK

Topics include: Home Improvement Law; Door-to-Door Sales Act

Exam Prep, & Books

How do I pass the exam?

The Maryland home improvement exams are open book. The references below are permitted to be tabbed, highlighted, and used during your test! Unfortunately, our online course is NOT permitted to be accessed during the State exam.

Online Exam Prep Includes:

  • Math & Plans Lessons - Here, we teach you math concepts and how to solve calculations on test day.
  • Highlighting Guides - Introduce the critical information in your book(s). This will familiarize you with each book’s content and its layout.
  • Quizzes - These practice quizzes are based on each individual book/reference. They reinforce key concepts.
  • Test Simulation / Practice Exam - Comprehensive exams randomly generated from our database of questions. Test simulations are restricted by time, and hints are disabled. Test simulations are as close to the real exam as you can get.
  • Guide to Tabbing - This section includes tabbing books and other test taking strategies to keep calm and focused during the exam.

Maryland Home Improvement Contractor Bundle

Includes the following courses:

  • Home Improvement Contractor Online Exam Prep

Plus the following:

  • All physical books permitted to be used during the exam(s)
  • Permanent/Pre-Printed Tabs
  • Free Shipping!
  • Instructor Support
  • No Pass No Pay Policy
  • Lifetime Access from nearly any device

$232 $209

Maryland Salesperson Exam Bundle

Includes the following courses:

  • Maryland Salesperson Online Exam Prep

Plus the following:

  • All physical books permitted to be used during the exam(s)
  • Permanent/Pre-Printed Tabs
  • Free Shipping!
  • Instructor Support
  • No Pass No Pay Policy
  • Lifetime Access from nearly any device

$232 $209

Home Improvement Prep, Books, Tabs:

Maryland Home Improvement Online Exam Prep

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$129

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Maryland NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, 6th Edition

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$89

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1 Book Tab Bundle

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$14

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Salesperson Prep, Books, Tabs:

Maryland Salesperson Online Exam Prep

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$129

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Maryland NASCLA Home Improvement Salesperson Reference Guide, 5th Edition

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$89

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1 Book Tab Bundle

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$14

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This reference is used during BOTH exams, and is provided to you at the test site.
MD Door to Door Sales Act
Will Be Provided At Test
Free / Online
Blank Tabs are also available:

Permanent Blank Tabs - 375 Pack

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$45

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