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Certificate - Home Improvement

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Certificate - Home Improvement Overview

Home Improvement Contractors must have practical work experience in the construction trades such as HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and carpentry. They also must know and understand the Maryland Home Improvement Law and the Door-to-Door Sales Act. As small businesspersons, they are responsible for business planning, start-up and operating practices, sales and estimating. Contractors must obtain a Home Improvement License to practice in Maryland. 

Occupational Requirements


Information unique to the training


Course to Complete

  • Prerequisites
  • Core Courses
    VOC-373  MHIC License Exam Preparation

View the Non Credit Course Schedule for current course offerings.  Not all courses are offered in every schedule.

Approximate Number of Hours

12 hours

Approximate Training Cost*


Licensure/Certification Earned

Upon successful completion of this training, you will be prepared to sit for the written exam for a MHIC License through the Department of labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR).  


Estimated Hourly Wage**

Income is generated from self-owned business

*Unless noted, the cost does not include any required textbooks, applicable licensing fees, background check fees, testing fees, etc.
**Wages are estimates only and are based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which also provides more occupational information.