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(Changes) Tower Specialty Contractors

The Construction Industry Licensing Board has developed a new specialty license for the construction of cell and energy towers. Previously contractors constructing cell and energy towers had to qualify as general contractors. Most contractors with tower construction experience lacked the substantive building construction experience required for a general contractor’s license. Tower Specialty license applicants may utilize their tower construction experience, but are required to pass the general contractor examinations.

Federal Lead-Based Paint Abatement Program

The United States Environmental Protection Agency is responsible for administering the lead based paint abatement program. Beginning in April 2010, contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.

Renewal of Qualified Business Licenses (Certificates of Authority)

House Bill 425 eliminates the qualified business license effective October 1, 2009, however licensees must still renew their qualified business licenses by August 31, 2009. Elimination of the qualified business license means that the department will no longer be issuing a separate license to your construction companies after the effective date of October 1, 2009. However, construction companies must still retain licensed qualifying agents, and the name of the company will still appear on the qualifying agent’s license. House Bill 425 still provides for a fee to process applications to qualify a business and their renewals. As such, you will still need to renew your qualified business licenses by August 31, 2009.

GENERAL TERMS and CLASSIFICATIONS

In general the term 'contractor' means the person who is qualified for, and shall only be responsible for, the project contracted for and means, except as exempted in this part, the person who, for compensation, undertakes to, submits a bid to, or does himself or herself or by others construct, repair, alter, remodel, add to, demolish, subtract from, or improve any building or structure, including related improvements to real estate, for others or for resale to others; and whose job scope is substantially similar to the job scope described in one of the subsequent paragraphs of this subsection. For the purposes of regulation under this part, 'demolish' applies only to demolition of steel tanks over 50 feet in height; towers over 50 feet in height; other structures over 50 feet in height, other than buildings or residences over three stories tall; and buildings or residences over three stories tall.

'certified contractormeans any contractor who possesses a certificate of competency issued by the department and who shall be allowed to contract in any jurisdiction in the state without being required to fulfill the competency requirements of that jurisdiction. Certified contractors are designated by an occupation code which begins with the letter 'C'.

'registered contractormeans any contractor who has registered with the department pursuant to fulfilling the competency requirements in the jurisdiction for which the registration is issued. Registered contractors may contract only in such jurisdictions. Registered contractors are designated by an occupation code which begins with the letter 'R'.

swimming pool specialty contractor” means a sub-contractor whose scope of work is limited to the scope of work of their particular specialty license. Swimming pool specialty contractor licenses may be issued in the areas of layout, structural, excavation, trim, decking, piping, and finishes. Swimming pool specialty contractors may not contract directly with the public, and must work under contract, under the supervision, and within the scope of work of a contractor licensed pursuant to Sections 489.105(3)(j) – (l), Florida Statutes.

CG and RG - A 'general contractor means a contractor whose services are unlimited as to the type of work which he or she may do.

CB and RB - A 'building contractor means a contractor whose services are limited to the construction of commercial buildings and single-dwelling or multiple-dwelling residential buildings. These buildings cannot exceed three stories in heightA building contractor may also construct the 'accessory use structures' in connection with these buildings. An accessory use structure would be a garage, guest house, garden shed, or other outbuilding. A building contractor is also a contractor whose services are limited to remodeling, repair, or improvement of any size building - if the services do not affect the structural elements of the building.

CR and RR - A 'residential contractor means a contractor whose services are limited to construction, remodeling, repair, or improvement of one-family, two-family, or three-family residenceswhich are not more than two stories and the 'accessory use structures' in connection with these buildings. An accessory use structure would be a garage, guest house, garden shed, or other outbuilding.

CS and RS - A 'sheet metal contractor means a contractor whose services are unlimited in the sheet metal trade and who has the experience and skill necessary for the manufacture, fabrication, assembling, handling, erection, installation, dismantling, conditioning, adjustment, insulation, alteration, repair, servicing, or design of ferrous or nonferrous metal work of U.S. No. 10 gauge or its equivalent or lighter gauge. A sheet metal contractor may also work with other materials, including, but not limited to, fiberglass.

CC and RC - A 'roofing contractor means a contractor whose services are unlimited in the roofing trade. Roofing contractors have the experience, knowledge, and skill to install, maintain, repair, alter, extend, or design and use materials and items used in the installation, maintenance, extension, and alteration of all kinds of roofing, waterproofing, and coating, except when coating is not represented to protect, repair, waterproof, stop leaks, or extend the life of the roof. The scope of work of a roofing contractor also includes required roof-deck attachments and any repair or replacement of wood roof sheathing or fascia as needed during roof repair or replacement.

CA and RA - A 'class A air-conditioning contractor means a contractor whose services are unlimited in the execution of contracts requiring the experience, knowledge, and skill to install, maintain, repair, fabricate, alter, extend, or design central air-conditioning, refrigeration, heating, and ventilating systems. Class A Contractors may also execute contracts requiring experience in the installation, maintenance, repair, fabrication, alteration, extension or design of duct work in connection with a complete system but only to the extent that such duct work is performed by the contractor as is necessary to complete an air-distribution system, boiler and unfired pressure vessel systems, and all appurtenances, apparatus, or equipment used in connection with them. A 'class A air-conditioning contractor' shall not perform any work such as liquefied petroleum or natural gas fuel lines within buildings, potable water lines or connections, sanitary sewer lines, swimming pool piping and filters, or electrical power wiring.

CA and RA - A 'class B air-conditioning contractor means a contractor whose services are limited to 25 tons of cooling and 500,000 BTU of heating in any one system in the execution of contracts requiring the experience, knowledge, and skill to install, maintain, repair, fabricate, alter, extend, or design central air-conditioning, refrigeration, heating, and ventilating systems, including duct work in connection with a complete system. A 'class B air-conditioning contractor' shall not perform any work such as liquefied petroleum or natural gas fuel lines within buildings, potable water lines or connections, sanitary sewer lines, swimming pool piping and filters, or electrical power wiring.

CA and RA - A 'class C air-conditioning contractor means a contractor whose business is limited to the servicing of air-conditioning, heating, or refrigeration systems, including any duct cleaning and equipment sanitizing which requires at least a partial disassembling of the system, and whose certification or registration, issued pursuant to this part, was valid on October 1, 1988.NOTE: No person not previously registered or certified as a 'class C air-conditioning contractor' as of October 1, 1988, shall be so registered or certified after October 1, 1988.

CM and RM - A 'mechanical contractor means a contractor whose services are unlimited in the execution of contracts requiring the experience, knowledge, and skill to install, maintain, repair, fabricate, alter, extend, or design central air-conditioning, refrigeration, heating, and ventilating systems, including duct work in connection with a complete system. A 'mechanical contractor'shall not perform any work shall not include any work such as liquefied petroleum gas fuel lines within buildings, potable water lines or connections, sanitary sewer lines, swimming pool piping and filters, or electrical power wiring.

CP and RP - A 'commercial pool/spa contractor means a contractor whose scope of work involves, but is not limited to:
• the construction, repair, and servicing of any swimming pool, or hot tub or spa, including the repair or replacement of existing equipment or the installation of new equipment, as necessary;
• the layout, excavation, operation of construction pumps for dewatering purposes, steelwork, installation of light niches, construction of floors, guniting, fiberglassing, installation of tile and coping, installation of all perimeter and filter piping, installation of all filter equipment and chemical feeders of any type, plastering of the interior, construction of decks, construction of equipment rooms or housing for pool equipment, and installation of package pool heaters; and
• includes the scope of work of a swimming pool/spa servicing contractor.
• A 'commercial pool/spa contractor' cannot perform direct connections to a sanitary sewer system or to potable water lines.
• The installation, construction, modification, or replacement of equipment permanently attached to and associated with the pool or spa for the purpose of water treatment or cleaning of the pool or spa requires licensure; however, the usage of such equipment for the purposes of water treatment or cleaning shall not require licensure unless the usage involves construction, modification, or replacement of such equipment.

CP and RP - A 'residential pool/spa contractor means a contractor whose scope of work involves, but is not limited to:
• the construction, repair, and servicing of any residential swimming pool or hot tub or spa including the repair or replacement of existing equipment or the installation of new equipment, as necessary;
• the layout, excavation, operation of construction pumps for dewatering purposes, steelwork, installation of light niches, construction of floors, guniting, fiberglassing, installation of tile and coping, installation of all perimeter and filter piping, installation of all filter equipment and chemical feeders of any type, plastering of the interior, construction of decks, installation of housing for pool equipment, and installation of package pool heaters; and
• includes the scope of work of a swimming pool/spa servicing contractor.
• 'residential pool/spa contractor' cannot perform direct connections to a sanitary sewer system or to potable water lines.
• The installation, construction, modification, or replacement of equipment permanently attached to and associated with the pool or spa for the purpose of water treatment or cleaning of the pool or spa requires licensure; however, the usage of such equipment for the purposes of water treatment or cleaning shall not require licensure unless the usage involves construction, modification, or replacement of such equipment.

CP and RP - A 'swimming pool/spa servicing contractor means a contractor whose scope of work involves the servicing and repair of any swimming pool or hot tub or spa. The scope of such work may include any necessary piping and repairs, replacement and repair of existing equipment, or installation of new additional equipment as necessary. The scope of such work includes:
• the reinstallation of tile and coping, repair and replacement of all piping, filter equipment, and chemical feeders of any type, replastering, reconstruction of decks, and reinstallation or addition of pool heaters;
• the installation, construction, modification, substantial or complete disassembly, or replacement of equipment permanently attached to and associated with the pool or spa for the purpose of water treatment or cleaning of the pool or spa requires licensure; and
• however, the usage of such equipment for the purposes of water treatment or cleaning shall not require licensure unless the usage involves construction, modification, substantial or complete disassembly, or replacement of such equipment.

CF and RF - A 'plumbing contractor means a contractor whose contracting business consists of the execution of contracts requiring the experience, financial means, knowledge, and skill to install, maintain, repair, alter, extend, or, when not prohibited by law, design plumbing. A plumbing contractor may install, maintain, repair, alter, extend, or design the following without obtaining any additional local regulatory license, certificate, or registration:
• sanitary drainage or storm drainage facilities; 
• venting systems; public or private water supply systems; 
• septic tanks; drainage and supply wells; 
• swimming pool piping; 
• irrigation systems; or 
• solar heating water systems and all appurtenances, apparatus, or equipment used in connection with these, including boilers and pressure process piping and including the installation of water, natural gas (excluding liquid petroleum gases), and storm and sanitary sewer lines; and 
water and sewer plants and substations; 
• the design and installation, maintenance, repair, alteration, or extension of air-piping, vacuum line piping, oxygen line piping, nitrous oxide piping, and all related medical gas systems; 
• fire line standpipes and fire sprinklers to the extent authorized by law; ink and chemical lines; 
• fuel oil and gasoline piping and tank and pump installation, except bulk storage plants; and 
• pneumatic control piping systems.

CU and RU - An 'underground utility and excavation contractor means a contractor whose services are limited to the construction, installation, and repair of:
• main sanitary sewer collection systems; 
• main water distribution systems; 
• storm sewer collection systems; 
• the continuation of utility lines from the main systems to a point of termination up to and including the meter location for the individual occupancy, sewer collection systems at property line on residential or single-occupancy commercial properties, or on multi occupancy properties at manhole or lateral extended to an invert elevation as engineered to accommodate future building sewers, water distribution systems, or storm sewer collection systems at storm sewer structures; and 
• install empty underground conduits in rights-of-way, easements, platted rights-of-way in new site development, and sleeves for parking lot crossings no smaller than 2 inches in diameter, provided that each conduit system installed is designed by a licensed professional engineer or an authorized employee of a municipality, county, or public utility and that the installation of any such conduitdoes not include installation of any conductor wiring or connection to an energized electrical system. 
• An underground utility and excavation contractor shall not install any piping that is an integral part of a fire protection system as defined in s. 633.021 beginning at the point where the piping is used exclusively for such system.

CV - A 'solar contractor means a contractor whose services consist of the installation, alteration, repair, maintenance, relocation, or replacement of solar panels for potable solar water heating systems, swimming pool solar heating systems, and photovoltaic systems and any appurtenances, apparatus, or equipment used in connection with these systems.

PC - A 'pollutant storage systems contractor means a contractor whose services are limited to the installation, maintenance, repair, alteration, extension, or design and use of materials and items used in the installation, maintenance, extension, and alteration of, pollutant storage tanks.

SCC, RX - A 'specialty contractor means a contractor whose scope of work and responsibility is limited to a particular phase of construction and whose scope is limited to a subset of the activities described in the categories established in s. 489.105, F.S. Specialty contractors include Specialty Structure Contractors, Gypsum Drywall Contractors, Glass and Glazing Contractors, Swimming Pool Specialty Contractors, Marine Specialty Contractors and Tower Specialty Contractors.

Board Important Information!!

Tower Specialty Contractors

The Construction Industry Licensing Board has developed a new specialty license for the construction of cell and energy towers. Previously contractors constructing cell and energy towers had to qualify as general contractors. Most contractors with tower construction experience lacked the substantive building construction experience required for a general contractor’s license. Tower Specialty license applicants may utilize their tower construction experience, but are required to pass the general contractor examinations.

Certified licenses  are statewide and allow you to work as a contractor anywhere in Florida.


Registered licenses  are limited to certain local jurisdictions and only allow you to work in the cities or counties where you hold a certificate of competency.

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Asbestos Contractor - Initial Licensure by Examination (ALU 4051

Experience

Completion of a 5-day Contractor/Supervisor Course and a 3-day Respiratory Protection Course. To become an asbestos contractor in Florida you must have verified completion of ten asbestos projects within the last five years.

Examination

Content Overview

I. Asbestos Consultant Examination

II. Asbestos Contractor Examination

A. Technical Knowledge portion

B. Business Knowledge portion

Content Outline

The Asbestos Consultant Examination consists of one hundred multiple-choice questions which candidates will have two and one half hours to answer. The Asbestos Contractor Examination consists of 3

Two portions: the technical knowledge portion and the business knowledge portion. The technical knowledge portion consists of one hundred multiple-choice questions which candidates will have two and one half hours to answer. The business knowledge portion consists of fifty multiple-choice questions which candidates will have one and one half hours to answer. The examinations will be closed-book style.

To begin your preparation in an informed and organized manner, you should know what to expect from the actual examinations in terms of the content and performance areas. The content of the Consultant and Contractor Examinations is outlined in the following pages.

Asbestos Consultant Examination

I. Preparing and Evaluating Adherence to Technical Specifications (40%)

A. Process the required documentation of Local, State and Federal Government

B. Identify the components necessary for shop drawings

C. Identify the components necessary for submittals

D. Select proper schedules

E. Plan personnel protection

F. Design an emergency plan

G. Plan medical monitoring procedures

H. Plan entry and exit procedures

I. Plan enclosures

J. Specify work area isolation markers

K. Plan personnel decontamination units

L. Plan temporary site facilities

M. Plan abatement procedures

N. Select method of handling materials

O. Identify equipment

P. Plan sampling/monitoring

Q. Plan material disposal

R. Plan area cleanup

S. Plan site restoration

 

2. Preparing and Evaluating Adherence to Non-technical Specifications (10%)

A. Evaluate insurance

B. Prequalify contractors

C. Describe scope of work

D. Identify the general conditions

E. Identify the special conditions

F. Identify the component for bidding

 

3. Administering Contracts (10%)

 

A. Estimate quantities

B. Evaluate contracts

C. Conduct pre-construction conference

D. Conduct on-site monitoring of abatement procedures

E. Negotiate change orders

F. Project closeout

G. Prepare final documentation

 

4. Identifying Probable Asbestos Location (10%)

 

 

A. Review plans and specifications including as-built of existing facilities

B. Identify building and mechanical systems

C. Determine dates of addition

 

5. Conducting On-site Inspections (10%)

 

A. Perform visual survey

B. Perform bulk sampling

C. Obtain occupant exposure assessments

D. Interpret lab analysis

 

6. Preparing, Conducting and Evaluating Abatement Management Plans (10%)

 

A. Determine responsive actions

B. Prepare operations and maintenance plan

C. Train personnel

D. Prepare written plan

 

7. Conduct and Evaluate Sampling and Monitoring      Procedures (10%)

 

A. Monitor workers and occupants

B. Conduct pre-abatement and abatement monitoring

C. Conduct clearance testing

 

8. Asbestos Contractor Examination Business Knowledge Portion:

 

            I. Maintaining Cash Flow (4%)

 

A. Insure adequate funding

           

            2. Estimating and Bidding (8%)

 

A. Estimate using takeoffs

B. Check bid specification completeness

C. Determine proper bid

           

9. Negotiating and Interpreting Contracts and Agreements (20%)

 

A. Negotiate and interpret contracts and agreements with general contractors

B. Negotiate and interpret contracts and agreements with consumers

C. Negotiate and interpret contracts and agreements with subcontractors

D. Negotiate and interpret contracts and agreements with asbestos consultants

E. Negotiate and interpret contracts and agreements with suppliers

 

10. Processing Change Orders (8%)

 

A. Process change orders

B. Negotiate and interpret change order agreements

 

11. Purchasing Control (4%)

A. Maintain records by job

 

12. Scheduling Contract (10%)

A. Schedule materials

B. Schedule personnel

C. Schedule equipment

           

13. Insurance and Bonding (14%)

A. Acquire worker's compensation insurance

B. Acquire liability insurance

C. Obtain completed work insurance

D. Acquire asset insurance

E. Obtain performance/bid bonds

 

14. Contracting Laws and Rules (10%)

A. Comply with state and federal laws

B. Obtain permits

C. Obtain required inspections

 

15. Managing Personnel (16%)

 

A. Train personnel on safety procedures

B. Monitor and evaluate field personnel

C. Train personnel on work procedures

D. Comply with Labor Laws

E. Monitor and evaluate office personnel

 

16. Payroll and Sales Tax Laws (6%)

 

A. Comply with income tax/FICA laws

B. Comply with unemployment tax laws

 

17. Technical Knowledge Portion:  Submittals/Notices       (10%)

 

A. Send required notices

B. Maintain logs and records

           

18. Protecting Personnel (20%)

 

A. Train personnel on use of protective equipment

B. Establish an emergency plan

C. Conduct personnel exposure monitoring

D. Conduct safety training

 

19. Preparing for Abatement (25%)

 

A. Prepare site

B. Design/set up procedures

C. Establish entry and exit procedures

D. Handle and store supplies

E. Obtain/identify necessary equipment

F. Set up decontamination unit

 

            19. Abatement Procedures (15%)

A. Conduct abatement procedures

B. Provide for safe handling of materials

C. Secure necessary equipment

           

20. Post-abatement Procedures (20%)

A. Conduct sampling/monitoring

B. Dispose of materials

C. Cleanup area

D. Restore site

 

21. NESHAP Regulations (10%)

 

State Testing Center Sample Questions

The questions are typical of those that will be used on the examination; however, these questions will NOT appear on the examination. The correct answers are underlined and in bold. Asbestos Consultant

 

1. According to AHERA, what is the meaning of the airborne asbestos concentration being the same inside the abatement area as outside the abatement area, as determined by transmission electron micros copy?

 

A. Confirmatory air sampling is needed.

B. Phase contrast microscopy testing should be conducted.

C . The response action is determined to be complete.

D. The response action is ready for final clearance sampling.

 

2. Which respirator will provide MINIMUM adequate protection for the wearer when abatement air monitoring indicates that the concentration of airborne asbestos fibers is 5.0 f/cc?

 

A. half-mask, air purifying

B.  full-face, air purifying

C. powered, air purifying

E. Type-C, supplied air

 

Asbestos Contractor

 

Business Knowledge

1. Which is most often true about asbestos abatement estimating?

A. Estimates can be derived from the drawings alone.

B. Insurance costs vary depending upon the type of asbestos being removed.

C. Labor and material costs are about equal.

          D. Work area preparation is usually the most costly phase of the         project.

 

Technical Knowledge

2. The clean room, shower room and equipment room must be completely sealed to ensure.

 

A. privacy for employees entering and exiting the abatement areas.

B. that no unauthorized personnel enter the abatement area.

C. that the sole source of air flow through these areas are from the exhaust of the air filtration device.

D.  that the sole source of air flow through these areas originates outside the abatement enclosure.

 

3. At an active waste disposal site, what is the MINIMUM required thickness of non-asbestos materials that must be used to cover asbestos containing materials?

 

A. two inches

          B. six inches

          C. twelve inches

          D. eighteen inches

 

References     

V. SCORING INFORMATION AND GRADE NOTIFICATION

SCORING PROCEDURES

All questions are equally weighted. The grading process includes a statistical analysis of each question on the examinations. Questions found to be statistically deficient are subject to further review. In the event that this review leads to a change in the answer key that affects your score, you will be sent an amended grade report 2-3 weeks after the examination.

Examination scores are reported as percentage scores. Your percentage score is used to determine whether you pass or fail and is reported on a scale ranging between 0 and 100.

The minimum percentage score needed to pass has been set at 70%.

 

NOTIFICATION OF RESULTS

All candidates will receive an official photo-bearing score report immediately following completion of their examination.

 

EXAMINATION REVIEW & CHALLENGE PROCESS Candidates who fail an examination are entitled to review the questions answered incorrectly, under such terms and conditions as may be prescribed by the Board. The request to review must be made within twenty-one (21) days from the date of the examination.

Candidates will review only the questions they missed on computer. Per Bureau Rule, 61-11.017 (3) (c), a failing candidate who has reviewed examination must wait twenty-one (21) days before sitting for his/her next examination.

 

Fees

Computer Based Testing Examination Review Fee Matrix

Review Session The review session is considered to be an extension of the examination administration. Only the candidate may attend the review session. Proper identification is required to obtain entry. No talking or note taking of any kind is allowed. Review sessions are usually one-half of the exam administration time. For example, for an exam lasting 2 hours and 30 minute, the candidate will be allowed 1 hour and 15 minutes to review.

 

Challenge Process  Written challenges are accepted for DBPR developed examinations. Candidates are given an opportunity during the review session to note in writing, on the computer, any objections they have to questions answered incorrectly. The challenges are forwarded to the Bureau of Education and Testing for review by a Psychometrician and subject matter experts to determine if there is any merit to the candidate’s objection.

The response time to challenges, on average, is approximately 4 weeks. Due to the confidential nature of the examinations, the only response you will receive is “credit” or “no credit” for each challenged question. Credit will only apply to the candidate who reviewed and challenged.

RE-EXAMINATION INFORMATION

A candidate who fails to achieve the required passing score on the examination may be reexamined upon submission of a reexamination application. Pertinent reexamination information is provided to all affected candidates along with the original grade report.

 

Contractor School Online will assist you with their professional consultants and assist you for the study materials, practice tests for the Business, Law and your trade if available. If you purchase elsewhere make sure the correct author, title and year are appropriate for the trade.

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Florida State Certified Contractor's Licenses and Study Guides

Contractor School Online will assist you with their professional consultants and assist you for the study materials, practice tests for the Business, Law and your trade if available. If you purchase elsewhere make sure the correct author, title and year are appropriate for the trade.

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You need to be registered or certified to do construction work in Florida. You can get a 'registered' contractor's license at the local level unless a certified license is required by the county you want to perform the work in. Contractors with a 'certified' license are allowed to work anywhere in the state.

Certified Contractor's Licenses

Below is a list of the certified contractor's licenses the Board issues:

Division 1

General

Building

Residential


Division 2

Mechanical

Air conditioning class A

Air conditioning class B

Glass and glazing specialty

Roofing

Solar

Sheet metal

Commercial pool/spa*

Residential pool/spa

Pool/spa Servicing

Plumbing

Solar water heating specialty

Underground utility and excavation

Pollutant storage systems

Gypsum drywall specialty

Structure specialty

Gas line specialty

Tank lining applicator

Precision tank tester

Drywall Specialty

 

To qualify for the examination you must be at least 18 years old. You must also meet one of the following requirements:

·Four year construction-related degree from an accredited college (equivalent to three years experience) and one year proven related experience

·One year of experience as a foreman and not less than three years of credits for any accredited college-level courses

·One year experience as a workman, one year proven experience as a foreman, and two years of credits for any accredited college level courses

·Two years experience as a workman, one year experience as a foreman, and one year of credits for any accredited college level courses

·Four years experience as a workman or foreman of which at least one year must have been as a foreman

·Holding an active certified or registered Florida contractor's license

The Division exams have three partsbusiness and finance, contract administration, and project management. The Division II exams have two parts; business and finance, and trade knowledge.

To become a licensed certified contractor, an applicant must pass all parts of the exam, meet education/experience requirements, obtain worker's compensation coverage.  Florida doesn't have any reciprocity or endorsement agreements with other states.   

Recommended Reading for the Contractor's Exams

Contractor School Online will assist you with their professional consultants and assist you for the study materials, practice tests for the Business, Law and your trade if available. If you purchase elsewhere make sure the correct author, title and year are appropriate for the trade.

Please note: Inventory and pricing subject to change without notice.

 

General, Building and Residential

General Conditions of Contract

Contractor-Sub-contractor Agreement

Bidders Book

Builder's Accounting

Contractors Book

Change Order

Certificate for Payment

Continuation Sheet

Release of Liens

Estimator's Book

Federal Regulations

Recommendations for Handling, Installing and Bracing Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses

Concrete Mixtures

Reinforcing Bars

Commercial Construction

Application and Finishing of Gypsum Board

Energy Efficient Building Construction

Building Code

Mechanical, A and B Air Conditioning, and Sheet Metal

Contractors Book

Conditions of Contract

Contractor-Subcontractor Agreement

Bidders Book

Builder's Accounting

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Troubleshooting

Federal Regulations

Air Conditioning and Ventilating Systems

Warm Air Heating and Air Conditioning Systems

Exhaust Systems for Air Conveying of Vapors, Gases, Mists, and Non-combustible Particulate Solids

Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations

Health Facilities

Pipe Hangers and Supports

Pipefitter's Book

Fibrous Glass Duct Construction HVAC Duct Construction Standards, Metal and

Flexible, Sheet Metal

Architectural Sheet Metal Manual

Energy Systems Analysis and Management

Trane Air Conditioning Book

Trane Ductulator

Trane Reciprocating Refrigeration

Energy Efficient Building

Building Code - Mechanical

Building Code - Fuel Gas

Underground Utility

Contractors Book

Conditions of Contract

Contractor-Subcontractor Agreement

Bidders Book

Builder's Accounting

Ductile Iron Pipe Installing

Standard for Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Pressure Pipe, 4 inch through 12 inch for Water Distribution, C900-97

Building Estimator's Book

Chapter 64E-6, Florida Administrative Code, Standards for Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems

Federal Regulations

Concrete Pipe

Pipe & Excavation  

Utility Accommodation Book

PVC Pipe Design and Construction

Excavation Guide

Building Code, Plumbing

Plumbing

Contractors Book

Conditions of Contract

Contractor-Subcontractor Agreement

Bidders Book

Builder's Accounting

Chapter 64E-6, Florida Administrative Code, Standards for Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems, Department of Health

Federal Regulations

Mathematics for Plumbers and Pipefitters

Standard for the Installation of Standpipe, Private Hydrants and Hose Systems

Health Facilities, (Chapter 2 & 4, Appendix A & C)

Solar Water and Pool Heating Design and Installation

Plumber's Book

Building Code - Plumbing

Building Code - Fuel Gas

Roofing

Contractors Book

Conditions of Contract

Contractor-Subcontractor Agreement

Bidders Book

Builder's Accounting

Building Estimator's Book

Federal Regulations

Roofing and Waterproofing

Architectural Sheet Metal

Roofing Construction and Estimating

Building Code – Building

Building Code - Test Protocols for High Velocity Hurricane Zones

Commercial, Residential and Service Pool

Contractors Book

General Conditions of Contract

Contractor-Subcontractor Agreement

Bidders Book  

Builder's Accounting

Standard for Permanently Installed Residential Spas

Standard for Public Spas

Standard for Public Swimming Pools

Standard for Residential In-ground Swimming Pools

Building Estimator's Book

Chapter 64E-9, Public Swimming Pools and Bathing Places

Federal Regulations

Concrete Masonry Book

Shotcrete

Electrical Code, Article 680 Swimming Pools, Fountains and Similar Installations

Official Swimming Pool Design Compendium

Reinforcing Bars

Pool/Spa Operator's Book

Building Code - Building

Gas Line

Contractors Book

Contract Contractor-Subcontractor Agreement

Bidders Book

Builder's Accounting

Building Estimator's Book

Federal Regulations

Pipe & Excavation

Pipefitter's Book

Utility Accommodation Book

Excavation Book

Department of Transportation Trucking Book

Welding of Pipelines & Related Facilities

Federal Regulations, Pipeline Safety Regulations

Equipment and Earthmoving Excavator Book

Earthmoving Equipment Production Rates & Costs

Specification for Line Pipe, API Specification 5L

Standard Specification for Thermoplastic Gas Pressure Pipe, Tubing and Fittings

Rules of the Public Service Commission, Chapter 25-12, Safety of Gas Transportation by Pipeline

Pipeline Valves (Gate, Plug, Ball and Check Valves), API Specification 6D

Metals and How to Weld Them

555-Directional Bore and 556-Jack & Bore

Building Code - Fuel Gas

Pollutant Storage

Contractors Book

Conditions of Contract

Contractor-Subcontractor Agreement

Bidders Book

Builder's Accounting

Building Estimator's Book

Federal Regulations

Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code

30A - Code for Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages

Federal Regulations

Pipefitter's Book

Recommended Practices for Installation of Underground Liquid Storage Systems, PEI/RP100-2000

Steel Underground Tanks for Flammable and Combustible Liquids

Petroleum Storage Systems, Chapter 62-761

Recommended Practices for Installation of Aboveground Storage Systems for Motor Vehicle Fuels, PEI/RP200-03

Recommended Practices for Installation and Testing of Vapor Recovery Systems at Vehicle Fueling Sites PEI/RP300-97

Building Code,

Building Code - Plumbing

Contractor's Book

Conditions of Contract

Contractor-Subcontractor Agreement

Bidders Book  

Builder's Accounting

Active Solar Heating Systems Installation

Building Estimator's Book

Federal Regulations

Maintenance and Operation of Stand-Alone Photovoltaic Systems

Electrical Code

Photovoltaic System Design

Solar Domestic Hot Water Systems Repair and Maintenance Book

Solar Water and Pool Heating Design and Installation

Roofing Estimating and Construction

Building Code - Plumbing

Gypsum Drywall

Contractor's Book

General Conditions of Contract

Contractor-Subcontractor Agreement

Bidders Book

Builder's Accounting

Specifications for Gypsum Wallboard

Specification for Treated Core and Non-treated Core Gypsum Sheathing

Specification for Gypsum Backing Board

Specification for Joint Compound and Joint Tape for Finishing Gypsum

Specification for Nails for the Application of Gypsum Board

Specification for Adhesives for Fastening Gypsum Wallboard to Wood Framing

Specification for Water-Resistant Gypsum Backing Board

Specification for Installation of Steel Framing Members to Receive Screw-Attached Gypsum Panel Products

Specification for Application and Finishing of Gypsum Board

Specification for Application of Gypsum Base to Receive Hypsum Veneer Plaster

Specification for Exterior Gypsum Soffit Board

Specification Installation of Load Bearing (Transverse and Axial) Steel Studs and Related Accessories

Standard Specification for Accessories for Gypsum Wallboard and Gypsum Veneer Base

Building Estimator's Book

Ceiling Systems Book

Federal Regulations

Gypsum Construction

Specifications for the Application and Finishing of Gypsum Board

Building Code – Building

Specialty Structure

Contractor's Book

General Conditions of Contract

Contractor-Subcontractor Agreement

Bidders Book

Builder's Accounting

Building Estimator's Book

Cement Mason's Book

Design of Wood Frame Structures for Permanence, Wood Construction Data, #6

Vinyl Siding Installation

Guide to Aluminum Construction in High Wind Areas

Building Code - Building

Glass and Glazing

Contractor's Book

General Conditions of Contract

Contractor-Subcontractor Agreement

Bidders Book

Builder's Accounting

Federal Regulations

Building Code - Building

Building Code - Test Protocols for High Velocity Hurricane Zones

Electrician's Licenses

To do electrical work statewide in Florida you need to be certified.  The Board issues these types of certificates:

Electrical contractor 
Alarm contractor I (all alarm systems) 
Alarm contractor II (excludes fire alarm systems) 
Specialty

·residential

·lighting maintenance

·signs

·limited energy

·utility line

To qualify for the exam the Board requires for a certificate, you need to fulfill one of the following requirements:

·at least three years of management experience in the trade within the last six years (half can be an approved education)

·at least four years of experience as a foreman , supervisor, or contractor in the trade within the past eight years

·at least six years of comprehensive training, technical education, or broad experience with electrical or alarm system installation or service within the past twelve years

·three years as a licensed engineer

The exam is open book on three subjects -- general business, technical knowledge, and safety. Here's the information on each type of certificate and the percentage of the exam that's devoted to each subject:

Certificate Type

Number of Questions

 

 

Business CBT Exam (required of all certifications)

 

Maintaining cash flow

3 - 5

Estimating and bidding

5 - 7

Interpretation of contracts and agreements

4 - 6

Purchasing control

0 - 2

Contract scheduling

3 - 5

Obtaining insurance and bonding

4 - 6

Complying with contracting laws and rules

5 - 7

Personnel management

3 - 5

Complying with payroll and sales tax laws

6 - 8

Interpretation of financial statements and reports

4 - 6

Management accounting

2 - 4

 

 

Unlimited Electrical Contractor

 

General theory and principles

19 - 21

Plan and specification reading and interpretation

7 - 9

Wiring and protection

13 - 15

Wiring methods and materials

11 - 13

Special occupancies and situations

13 - 15

OSHA, safety, testing procedure, tool and equipment use

8 - 10

Americans with Disabilities Act, life safety

4 - 6

Electrical signs, outline lighting and structural considerations

2 - 4

Alarms and limited energy

14 - 16

 

 

Residential Electrical Contractor

 

General theory and principles

13 - 15

Plan and specification reading and interpretation

12 - 14

Wiring and protection

6 - 8

OSHA, safety, testing procedure, tool and equipment use

8 - 10

Residential life safety and ADA

4 - 6

Motors

4 - 6

Box fill

4 - 6

Demand loads

5 - 7

Conduit fill

2 - 4

Grounding connectors

7 - 9

Neutral loads

3 - 5

Appliance loads

6 - 8

Service

8 - 10

Voltage drop

4 - 6

 

 

Alarm Contractor I (all alarm systems)

 

General theory and principles

17 - 19

Plan and specification reading and interpretation

18 - 20

Wiring and protection

2 - 4

Wiring methods and materials

2 - 4

Special occupancies and situations

0 - 2

OSHA, safety, testing procedure, tool and equipment use

8 - 10

Americans with Disabilities Act, life safety

4 - 6

Limited energy, low voltage

6 - 8

Central station facilities and signaling

6 - 8

Premises protective signaling systems

6 - 8

Initiating devices

12 - 14

Burglar alarms

7 - 9

 

 

Alarm Contractor II (excludes fire alarm systems)

 

General theory and principles

14 - 16

Plan, schematics and diagram reading and interpretation

18 - 20

Wiring and protection

2 - 4

Wiring methods and materials

2 - 4

Special occupancies and situations

2 - 4

OSHA, safety, testing procedure, tool and equipment use

8 - 10

Americans with Disabilities Act

4 - 6

Limited energy, low voltage

6 - 8

Central station facilities and signaling

6 - 8

Premises protective signaling systems

7 - 9

Initiating devices

7 - 9

Burglar alarms

12 - 14

 

 

Limited Energy Specialty Contractor

 

General theory and principles

26 - 28

Plan, schematics and diagram reading and interpretation

21 - 23

Wiring and protection

10 - 12

Wiring methods and materials

10 - 12

OSHA, safety, testing procedure, tool and equipment use

9 - 11

Americans with Disabilities Act

1 - 3

Limited energy, low voltage

16 - 18

 

 

Sign Specialty Electrical Contractor

 

General theory and principles

23 - 25

Plan, schematics and diagram reading and interpretation

5 - 7

Wiring and protection

13 - 15

Wiring methods and materials

13 - 15

OSHA, safety, testing procedure, tool and equipment use

9 - 11

Electrical signs, outline lighting and structural

26 - 28

Signs, neon

4 - 6

 

 

Lighting Maintenance Specialty Electrical Contractor

 

General theory and principles

25 - 27

Wiring and protection

18 - 20

Wiring methods and materials

18 - 20

OSHA, safety, testing procedure, tool and equipment use

9 - 11

Electrical signs, outline lighting and structural

18 - 20

Signs, neon

6 - 8

 

 

Utility Line Electrical Contractor

 

General theory and principles

15 - 17

Plan specification reading and interpretation

9 - 11

Wiring and protection

4 - 6

Wiring methods and materials

34 - 36

OSHA, safety, testing procedure, tool and equipment use

13 - 15

Utility safety

19 - 21

Electrician's license fees : It will cost you $300 non-refundable to file an application for certification by examination. The certificate costs $250. A certificate is good for two years.

With all these certificates, if you can prove you have a valid license in a state with qualifications at least equal to Florida's, you can get a Florida certificate without taking an exam. You still need to pay the fees though.

Recommended Reading for the Contractor's Exam

Below are a few recommendations .

State Contractors Book

Federal Regulations

Electrical Code

The references listed above cover all electrical exam categories. More recommended references are available for each category. Contractor School Online will assist you with their professional consultants and assist you for the study materials, practice tests for the Business, Law and your trade if available. If you purchase elsewhere make sure the correct author, title and year are appropriate for the trade.

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Asbestos Contractor Licenses

To do asbestos work statewide in Florida you need to be certified by:

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Asbestos Licensing Unit
1940 N. Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0071
(850) 487-1395
E-mail: callcenter@dbpr.state.fl.us

The Unit issues licenses for asbestos consultants, asbestos contractors or business organizations.

Education and Experience Requirements

To qualify for an asbestos consultant license, you must hold a current, valid and active license as a professional engineer, architect, geologist, diplomat of the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (517-321-2638), or certified safety professional by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (217-359-9263). Completion of the following courses is required; a 3-day asbestos survey and mechanical systems inspector course, a 2-day management planning course, a 3-day project designer course and a 3-day respiratory protection course. You must also have completed at least 10 asbestos projects within the last 5 years in areas such as asbestos surveys, development of operations and maintenance plans, asbestos abatement and supervision and design of asbestos abatement projects.

To qualify for an asbestos contractor license, you must have proof of completion of a 5-day contractor/supervisor course, a 3-day respiratory protection course and at least 10 asbestos projects within the last 5 years.

To qualify as an individual you must submit:

·a credit report

·a financial statement showing positive net worth

·a statement of bonding limits, an irrevocable letter of credit, or a compliance bond of $10,000

·evidence of worker's compensation insurance or exemption

·evidence of public liability insurance in the amount of at least $100,000/$300,000

·evidence of property damage insurance in the amount of at least $100,000/$300,000

The asbestos consultant exam is 100 multiple-choice questions and lasts 2-1/2 hours. Subject area is as follows:

Subject Area

% of Exam

Preparing and evaluating adherence to technical specifications

40

Preparing and evaluating adherence to non-technical specifications

10

Administering contracts

10

Identifying probable asbestos location

10

Conducting on-site inspections

10

Preparing, conducting and evaluating abatement management plans

10

Conduct and evaluate sampling and monitoring procedures

10

The asbestos contractor's exam consists of two portions. The technical knowledge portion has 100 multiple-choice questions and lasts 2-1/2 hours. The business knowledge portion has 50 multiple-choice questions and lasts 1-1/2 hours.

Technical Knowledge Subjects

% of Exam

Submittals/Notices

10

Protecting personnel

20

Preparing for abatement

25

Abatement procedures

15

Post-abatement procedures

20

NESHAP regulations

10

 

 

Business Knowledge Subjects

% of Exam

Maintaining cash flow

4

Estimating and bidding

8

Negotiating and interpreting contracts and agreements

20

Processing change orders

8

Purchasing control

4

Scheduling contract

10

Insurance and bonding

14

Contracting laws and rules

10

Managing personnel

16

Payroll and sales tax laws

6

Asbestos contractor fees:  The asbestos consultant application and license will cost $1,172.50. The contractor application and license will cost $1,153. The consultant exam is $32.50 and the contractor exam is $52. Licenses expire November 30th of every even-numbered year.

Out-of-State Corporations

Out-of-state corporations and limited partnerships need to file an application before doing any business in the state.

The exam is open book on three subjects -- general business, technical knowledge, and safety. Here's the information on each type of certificate and the percentage of the exam that's devoted to each subject:

Certificate Type

Number of Questions

 

 

Business CBT Exam (required of all certifications)

 

Maintaining cash flow

3 - 5

Estimating and bidding

5 - 7

Interpretation of contracts and agreements

4 - 6

Purchasing control

0 - 2

Contract scheduling

3 - 5

Obtaining insurance and bonding

4 - 6

Complying with contracting laws and rules

5 - 7

Personnel management

3 - 5

Complying with payroll and sales tax laws

6 - 8

Interpretation of financial statements and reports

4 - 6

Management accounting

2 - 4

 

 

Unlimited Electrical Contractor

 

General theory and principles

19 - 21

Plan and specification reading and interpretation

7 - 9

Wiring and protection

13 - 15

Wiring methods and materials

11 - 13

Special occupancies and situations

13 - 15

OSHA, safety, testing procedure, tool and equipment use

8 - 10

Americans with Disabilities Act, life safety

4 - 6

Electrical signs, outline lighting and structural considerations

2 - 4

Alarms and limited energy

14 - 16

 

 

Residential Electrical Contractor

 

General theory and principles

13 - 15

Plan and specification reading and interpretation

12 - 14

Wiring and protection

6 - 8

OSHA, safety, testing procedure, tool and equipment use

8 - 10

Residential life safety and ADA

4 - 6

Motors

4 - 6

Box fill

4 - 6

Demand loads

5 - 7

Conduit fill

2 - 4

Grounding connectors

7 - 9

Neutral loads

3 - 5

Appliance loads

6 - 8

Service

8 - 10

Voltage drop

4 - 6

 

 

Alarm Contractor I (all alarm systems)

 

General theory and principles

17 - 19

Plan and specification reading and interpretation

18 - 20

Wiring and protection

2 - 4

Wiring methods and materials

2 - 4

Special occupancies and situations

0 - 2

OSHA, safety, testing procedure, tool and equipment use

8 - 10

Americans with Disabilities Act, life safety

4 - 6

Limited energy, low voltage

6 - 8

Central station facilities and signaling

6 - 8

Premises protective signaling systems

6 - 8

Initiating devices

12 - 14

Burglar alarms

7 - 9

 

 

Alarm Contractor II (excludes fire alarm systems)

 

General theory and principles

14 - 16

Plan, schematics and diagram reading and interpretation

18 - 20

Wiring and protection

2 - 4

Wiring methods and materials

2 - 4

Special occupancies and situations

2 - 4

OSHA, safety, testing procedure, tool and equipment use

8 - 10

Americans with Disabilities Act

4 - 6

Limited energy, low voltage

6 - 8

Central station facilities and signaling

6 - 8

Premises protective signaling systems

7 - 9

Initiating devices

7 - 9

Burglar alarms

12 - 14

 

 

Limited Energy Specialty Contractor

 

General theory and principles

26 - 28

Plan, schematics and diagram reading and interpretation

21 - 23

Wiring and protection

10 - 12

Wiring methods and materials

10 - 12

OSHA, safety, testing procedure, tool and equipment use

9 - 11

Americans with Disabilities Act

1 - 3

Limited energy, low voltage

16 - 18

 

 

Sign Specialty Electrical Contractor

 

General theory and principles

23 - 25

Plan, schematics and diagram reading and interpretation

5 - 7

Wiring and protection

13 - 15

Wiring methods and materials

13 - 15

OSHA, safety, testing procedure, tool and equipment use

9 - 11

Electrical signs, outline lighting and structural

26 - 28

Signs, neon

4 - 6

 

 

Lighting Maintenance Specialty Electrical Contractor

 

General theory and principles

25 - 27

Wiring and protection

18 - 20

Wiring methods and materials

18 - 20

OSHA, safety, testing procedure, tool and equipment use

9 - 11

Electrical signs, outline lighting and structural

18 - 20

Signs, neon

6 - 8

 

 

Utility Line Electrical Contractor

 

General theory and principles

15 - 17

Plan specification reading and interpretation

9 - 11

Wiring and protection

4 - 6

Wiring methods and materials

34 - 36

OSHA, safety, testing procedure, tool and equipment use

13 - 15

Utility safety

19 - 21

State  Electrician's license fees: It will cost you $300 non-refundable to file an application for certification by examination. The certificate costs $250. A certificate is good for two years.

With all these certificates, if you can prove you have a valid license in a state with qualifications at least equal to Florida's, you can get a Florida certificate without taking an exam. You still need to pay the fees though.

Recommended Reading for the Contractor's Exam

Contractor School Online will assist you with their professional consultants and assist you for the study materials, practice tests for the Business, Law and your trade if available. If you purchase elsewhere make sure the correct author, title and year are appropriate for the trade.

Contractors Book

Federal Regulations

Electrical Code

The references listed above cover all electrical exam categories. More recommended references are available for each category.

Contractor School Online will assist you with their professional consultants and assist you for the study materials, practice tests for the Business, Law and your trade if available. If you purchase elsewhere make sure the correct author, title and year are appropriate for the trade.

Asbestos Contractor Licenses

To do asbestos work statewide in Florida you need to be certified by:

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Department of Business and Professional Regulation
Asbestos Licensing Unit
1940 N. Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0071
(850) 487-1395
http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/pro/asbest/index.html
E-mail: callcenter@dbpr.state.fl.us
Please include 'asbestos' in the subject line

The Unit issues licenses for asbestos consultants, asbestos contractors or business organizations.

Education and Experience Requirements:

To qualify for an asbestos consultant license, you must hold a current, valid and active license as a professional engineer, architect, geologist, diplomat of the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (517-321-2638), or certified safety professional by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (217-359-9263). Completion of the following courses is required; a 3-day asbestos survey and mechanical systems inspector course, a 2-day management planning course, a 3-day project designer course and a 3-day respiratory protection course. You must also have completed at least 10 asbestos projects within the last 5 years in areas such as asbestos surveys, development of operations and maintenance plans, asbestos abatement and supervision and design of asbestos abatement projects.

To qualify for an asbestos contractor license, you must have proof of completion of a 5-day contractor/supervisor course, a 3-day respiratory protection course and at least 10 asbestos projects within the last 5 years.

To qualify as an individual you must submit:

·a credit report

·a financial statement showing positive net worth

·a statement of bonding limits, an irrevocable letter of credit, or a compliance bond of $10,000

·evidence of worker's compensation insurance or exemption

·evidence of public liability insurance in the amount of at least $100,000/$300,000

·evidence of property damage insurance in the amount of at least $100,000/$300,000

The asbestos consultant exam is 100 multiple-choice questions and lasts 2-1/2 hours. Subject area is as follows:

Subject Area

% ofExam

Preparing and evaluating adherence to technical specifications

40

Preparing and evaluating adherence to non-technical specifications

10

Administering contracts

10

Identifying probable asbestos location

10

Conducting on-site inspections

10

Preparing, conducting and evaluating abatement management plans

10

Conduct and evaluate sampling and monitoring procedures

10

The asbestos contractor's exam consists of two portions. The technical knowledge portion has 100 multiple-choice questions and lasts 2-1/2 hours. The business knowledge portion has 50 multiple-choice questions and lasts 1-1/2 hours.

Technical Knowledge Subjects

% of Exam

Submittals/Notices

10

Protecting personnel

20

Preparing for abatement

25

Abatement procedures

15

Post-abatement procedures

20

NESHAP regulations

10

 

Business Knowledge Subjects

 

% of Exam

Maintaining cash flow

4

Estimating and bidding

8

Negotiating and interpreting contracts and agreements

20

Processing change orders

8

Purchasing control

4

Scheduling contract

10

Insurance and bonding

14

Contracting laws and rules

10

Managing personnel

16

Payroll and sales tax laws

6

Asbestos contractor fees:  The asbestos consultant application and license will cost $1,172.50. The contractor application and license will cost $1,153. The consultant exam is $32.50 and the contractor exam is $52. Licenses expire November 30th of every even-numbered year.

Department of Transportation (DOT)

To bid on construction work for the Florida Department of Transportation costing more than $250,000 you must be prequalified by the Department. To get an application, contact:

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Contracts Administration Office
Florida Department of Transportation
Room 60, MS #55
605 Suwannee Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0455
(850) 414-4000
(850) 414-4947 
http://www.dot.state.fl.us/ 
E-mail: contracts.admin@dot.state.fl.us

 

 

 

You have to file a new application every year, or more often if the Department asks you to. You also need to file again if there's a significant change in the structure of your company.

Out-of-State Corporations Out-of-state corporations and limited partnerships need to file an application before doing any business in the state. To get an application, contact:

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Department of State
Office of the Secretary of State, Division ofCorporations, Registration Section P.O. 
Box 6327 Tallahassee, FL 32314 (850) 245-6051

 

 Florida State Certified Contractor's Licenses and Study Guides Information

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You need to be registered or certified to do construction work in Florida. You can get a 'registered' contractor's license at the local level unless a certified license is required by the county you want to perform the work in. Contractors with a 'certified' license are allowed to work anywhere in the state.

Certified Contractor's Licenses

Below is a list of the certified contractor's licenses the Board issues:

Division 1

General

Building

Residential


Division 2

Mechanical

Air conditioning class A

Air conditioning class B

Glass and glazing specialty

Roofing

Solar

Sheet metal

Commercial pool/spa*

Residential pool/spa

Pool/spa Servicing

Plumbing