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• NOTE: NO personal items are to enter the testing center. PSI will not be responsible for any personal items and suggests that you leave them in a safe place of your choosing.
PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE MARYLAND HOME IMPROVEMENT COMMISSION FOR PRE-APPROVAL.
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS REGARDING PRE-APPROVAL, CONTACT PSI.
YOU MUST MAIL YOUR REGISTRATION FORM TO PSI FOR PRE-APPROVAL.
• The Home Improvement Commission offers free licensing workshops for future and current applicants. These workshops are voluntary for anyone who wants more information about the application process. The workshops are held on the third Thursday of every even month and on the third Tuesday of every odd month from 2pm-3pm. For more information, please visit,
or call MHIC at 410-230-6309. Registration is not required.
Important Notice - Maryland Senate Bill 285 Eliminates Subcontractor Licensing Category. As a result of the passage of Senate Bill 285, the Maryland Home Improvement Commission will eliminate the Subcontractor License category as of July 1, 2016. All application, examination, and renewal requirements will be eliminated.
As of July 1, 2016, home improvement subcontractors may work without a license when performing home improvements for an MHIC licensed contractor in the State of Maryland. The law continues to provide that only MHIC licensed contractors may enter into contracts with homeowners to perform home improvement work.
The Commission encourages all subcontractors that are eligible to become contractors to apply for the Maryland Home Improvement Commission Contractor License. MHIC Contractor License application link: http://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/mhic/mhicapply.shtml.
August 11, 2020, Salesperson candidates must be pre-approved by PSI. See the Candidate Information Bulletin for instructions.
Important: Please call 855-898-0715 to speak to a Customer Service Representative.
FAQs on registration
Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation
MD Contractor-Home Improvement
MARYLAND HOME IMPROVEMENT
This program requires pre-approval before you can sit for the exam. Please follow the instructions listed in your Candidate Information Bulletin or application materials.
MD Contractor-Home Improvement (150 minutes)
You can take this test on Computer.
This is an open book test.
Reschedule 2 days in advance before 12:00 AM Pacific Standard Time.
Cancel 2 days in advance before 12:00 AM Pacific Standard Time.
Schedule 1 day in advance before 11:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.
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