Maryland Home Improvement License

Pursuing a career in the construction field? Study at home for your Maryland Home Improvement License and Exam with our fully online, easy to take, and self-paced course.

Maryland Home Improvement License and Exam
Steps to Success

1. Purchase Exam Prep and Books
2. Schedule and pass your State Exams.
3. Submit your application, licensing fee, and proof of insurance to the State.

Exam Review Option Includes
Study Tips
Instructor Support
Practice Exams
Math and Plans
Licensing Information
iOS/Android Tablet and Smartphone Compatible
1 Year of Access

Course Fee: $99.00

About This License

This license allows for 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. It does not includes work done on apartment buildings that contain four or more single family units or work done on commonly owned areas of condominiums.


Our training is written by Subject Matter Experts and built by Instructional Designers.

No Pass, No Pay

If you are not able to pass your exam on the SECOND attempt, we will refund your course fee. Conditions do apply.

Flexible & Self Paced

Simply login and out as needed. We track your progress.

Mobile Compatible

Our training is built on HTML5 - so you can take it with on your tablet or smartphone.

Lowest Price

We will beat ANY price by 10% for a similar program.

Requirements to Obtaining your License

  • General liability insurance shall be required to be maintained in the amount of $50,000.
  • Applicants must show 2 years of trade experience.

Exam Review, Training, Education

We offer a practice tests in order to prepare you for the Maryland examination.

Books and References for the Exam

The following references are permitted to be taken into the examination. These references may be tabbed (with a permanent index tab) and highlighted. They are available for purchase from our online contractor's bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-952-0910.

MD Contractor and Subcontractor

  • Maryland, Business and Project Management for Contractors

MD Salesperson

  • Maryland, Home Improvement Salespersons

Exam Details

  • The Maryland Home Improvement Contractor exam has 55 questions and a time limit of 150 minutes while the Home Improvement Subcontractor exam has 35 questions and a time limit of 90 minutes.
  • The contractor exam requires a 71% to pass while the subcontractor exam requires a 72% to pass.
  • Topics on both exams include home improvement law; door-to-door sales act; labor laws; safety regulations; payroll taxes; business and financial; estimating.
  • The contractor exam will also include questions pertaining to the door-to-door sales act.
  • The fee for the exam is $63 and pre-approval is required. To schedule your exams, contact PSI at 1-800-733-9267.

Continuing Education

There are no requirements for continuing education as of this time.

Applying to Get Your License

To apply for a license, contact the Maryland Home Improvement Commission at 1-410-230-6309.

The application/license fees are as follows:

  • $370 for each place of business of the contractor;
  • $170 for a subcontractor license;
  • $120 for a salesperson license.
  • There is also a $15 fee for processing the application.
  • Application processing time is usually 1 month.

Reciprocity Agreement

There are no reciprocal agreements for this license as of this time.
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