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Contractor Licensing Exam Preparation: Test Tips
Get as much on the job experience as possible as you can apply your studies to your real world experience.
Determine your state's contractor licensing authority to find out what you need.
Complete your state's exam application.
Start studying in a variety of formats including study guides, practice tests and flash cards.
Get lots of sleep the day before the exam and visualize passing the exam.
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