Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing


Exams - Maryland Home Improvement Commission


See license requirements before taking the examination.

PSI Candidate Information Bulletin (PDF document, download Adobe Acrobat for free): Effective February 14, 2013, the exam contains new content based upon the 5th edition of the Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management.

PSI Examination Services
100 West Broadway, Suite 1100
Glendale, CA 91210-1202

  • All applicants for original home improvement licenses must pass an examination with a minimum of 70% correct responses.
  • Examinations are based on laws and regulations relating to the operation of a home improvement business and the sale of home improvement work.
  • An independent testing company has testing centers located regionally throughout Maryland for home improvement examinations. For examination applications, call 1-800-733-9267 or go to PSI's website
  • Upon successful completion of the examination, license applications will be sent to the applicant by the testing company.