Ok here is the text from the examination. It says i can use 1 years worth of my 2 years needed for being a business owner. Anyone have any guess or guide to finding an employer, and if i could work for any company, like a roofing company or a regular construction firm?? In accordance with Business Regulation Article, Section 8- 302.2 and the corresponding Regulation, COMAR, 09.08.01.23, trade experience is defined below. Listed experience MUST be verifiable. If experience cannot be verified, or is questionnable, the application will be returned to applicant. If an applicant questions PSI's decision regarding eligibility to take the exam, the applicant must submit a written request to the attention of the Executive Direcor for review by the Commission . A. Trade Experience. (1) An applicant for a home improvement contractor's license shall have at least 2 years of trade experience. (2) "Trade experience" includes one or more of the following: (a) Participation in a registered apprenticeship program; (b) Employment in performing home improvements; (c) Employment in performing commercial or residential construction, repairs, or renovations; (d) Participation in a community service or charitable building or renovation program; or (e) Performing repairs and improvements which require a building permit on one's home or the home of family members. (3) Experience as a licensed home improvement salesperson for at least 2 years may be credited as trade experience, if the Home Improvement Commission determines that the applicant has gained substantial knowledge of the operation of a home improvement business. B. Business Experience in Other Areas. Experience in the capacity of supervisor, manager, or owner of a business may be substituted for 1 year of the required trade experience, based on a review by the Home Improvement Commission, or an applicant for a home improvement contractor's license may substitute for the required trade experience educational training in: Vocational school training in a building trade; or (2) Participation in a building trade work-study program. C. Experience or educational qualifications of applicants for a home improvement contractor's license who have documented handicaps shall be considered by the Commission on an individual basis.