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College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910

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Licensed Home Improvement Contractors earn up to $83,000 annually dependent upon the type of contract work delivered.


Home Improvement Contractor    High Demand

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Home Improvement Contractors repair, renovate, modernize, install, replace, improve, restore, paint, construct, remodel, move, or demolish residential or noncommercial properties.



Home Improvement Contractor
In order to offer home improvement services in the State of Maryland, contractors must be licensed by the Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation (DLLR). In order to be eligible for licensing, contractors need to pass a home improvement contractor exam given by DLLR. CSM offers training that prepares you to pass the examination.

Course Class Hours
TEC 7560 MD Home Improvement License Exam Prep.            15
TEC 7470 MD Building Codes*            40
*Recommended, not required, for licensing
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  Site for the Maryland Home Improvement Contractor exam to obtain a license.  Contact DLLR ( to schedule your exam and review the experience and insurance requirements. 

For more information contact:

Course Coordinator

Connie Coyle
Program Assistant

For a complete listing of courses that CSM offers, please refer to the Continuing Education Schedule of Classes.

“Construction offers more opportunities than most other industries for individuals who want to own and run their own business. Almost two million self-employed workers in 2006 performed work directly for property owners or acted as contractors on small jobs, such as additions, remodeling, and maintenance projects.”

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics