FLORIDA PLUMBING CONTRACTORS LICENSE

Florida Plumbing Contractor means a contractor whose services are unlimited in the plumbing trade and includes contracting business consisting of the execution of contracts requiring the experience, financial means, knowledge, and skill to install, maintain, repair, alter, extend, or, if not prohibited by law, design plumbing.

What can I do with a Plumbing Contractors License?

Florida Plumbing Contractor means a contractor whose services are unlimited in the plumbing trade and includes contracting business consisting of the execution of contracts requiring the experience, financial means, knowledge, and skill to install, maintain, repair, alter, extend, or, if not prohibited by law, design plumbing. A plumbing contractor may install, maintain, repair, alter, extend, or, if not prohibited by law, design the following without obtaining an additional local regulatory license, certificate, or registration: sanitary drainage or storm drainage facilities, water and sewer plants and substations, venting systems, public or private water supply systems, septic tanks, drainage and supply wells, swimming pool piping, irrigation systems, and solar heating water systems and all appurtenances, apparatus, or equipment used in connection therewith, including boilers and pressure process piping and including the installation of water, natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas and related venting, and storm and sanitary sewer lines. The scope of work of the plumbing contractor also includes the design, if not prohibited by law, 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 if 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, all in a manner that complies with all plans, specifications, codes, laws, and regulations applicable. The scope of work of the plumbing contractor applies to private property and public property, including any excavation work incidental thereto, and includes the work of the specialty plumbing contractor. Such contractor shall subcontract, with a qualified contractor in the field concerned, all other work incidental to the work but which is specified as being the work of a trade other than that of a plumbing contractor. This definition does not limit the scope of work of any specialty contractor certified pursuant to s. 489.113(6), and does not require certification or registration under this part of any authorized employee of a public natural gas utility or of a private natural gas utility regulated by the Public Service Commission when disconnecting and reconnecting water lines in the servicing or replacement of an existing water heater. A plumbing contractor may perform drain cleaning and clearing and install or repair rainwater catchment systems; however, a mandatory licensing requirement is not established for the performance of these specific services.

Licensing Requirements

Age

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Examination

Must take and pass the state certification examinations (Plumbing and Business & Law). Please note that the application process cannot be started until the exams are taken and passing scores are obtained.

Experience / Education

A person will qualify for a Certified Plumbing Contractor’s license by meeting one of the following requirements:

Four-year construction-related degree from an accredited college (equivalent to three years’ experience) and one year proven experience applicable to the category for which you are applying.

One year experience as a foreman and not less than three years of credits from accredited college-level courses.

One year experience as a worker, one-year experience as a foreman, and two years of credits from accredited college-level courses.

Two years’ experience as a worker, one year experience as a foreman, and one year of credits from accredited college-level courses.

Four years’ experience as a worker or foreman of which at least one year must have been as a foreman.

Military Veterans

A veteran will qualify for a certified license by meeting on of the following:

Three years of military service and one year experience as a foreman applicable to the category for which you are applying.

Two years of military service, one year experience as a foreman, and one year experience as a worker or foreman applicable to the category for which you are applying.

One year of military service, one year experience as a foreman, and two years experience as a worker or foreman applicable to the category for which you are applying.

Applicants for the Certified Plumbing Contractor License must have experience in the installation of:

  • Roof and Storm Drainage
  • Waste Piping
  • Backflow Prevention Devices
  • Sanitary Drainage
  • Water Distribution Systems
  • Drainage Venting
  • Water Distribution Lines
  • Natural Gas and Liquid Petroleum Piping and Venting Systems
  • Additional Experience that may be used includes the maintenance and repair of:
  • Roof and Storm Drainage
  • Waste Piping
  • Backflow Prevention Devices
  • Sanitary Drainage
  • Water Distribution Systems
  • Chemical Waste Drainage
  • Drainage Venting
  • Water Distribution Lines
  • Industrial Water Drainage
  • Medical Gas (Oxygen, Helium, Nitrous Oxide, Compressed Air, Vacuum Piping)
  • Industrial Gas (Industrial Vacuum Piping, Steam Distribution, Oil and Gasoline Storage and Distribution)
  • Sewage Disposal Systems (Septic Tanks, Pumps, Lift Stations, and Interceptors)
  • Solar Water Heating Systems
  • Water Wells and Irrigation Systems
  • Swimming Pool Piping Systems

Financial / Credit

Applicants will need to provide proof of financial stability and responsibility by submitting personal credit reports. Credit reports must include a FICO derived credit score and indicate that local, state and federal records have been searched. Credit report containing a credit score (FICO derived) on applicant from a nationally recognized credit reporting agency, which includes a public records statement that records have been checked at local, state, and federal levels. If credit score is below 660 (FICO derived) applicant must submit a bond or irrevocable letter of credit. Note that Fifty percent (50%) of the bond or letter of credit requirement may be met by completion of a 14-hour financial responsibility course.

Fingerprints

An applicant must have a background check as part of the licensing process.

Insurance

Applicants are required to attest that they have obtained public liability and property damage insurance in the amounts determined by Board rule. Applicants are also required to obtain workers compensation insurance or obtain an exemption from worker’s compensation insurance within 30 days of issuance of their license.To download the different application forms related to the Plumbing Contractor’s License, you may visit the Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board’s site.


To download the different application forms related to the General Contractor’s License, you may visit the Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board’s site.

As an exam prep school, Contractor Prep School does not have any enrollment requirements, we will provide anyone with the books and the classes needed. It is your responsibility to make sure you can meet the requirements once you pass the exams! Remember that you must pass the exams first, and then you apply for the actual license.

We offer no formal review of your experience history and cannot give you a guarantee regarding whether the board will approve or deny your application once you pass the exams. For questions directly related to whether you meet the licensing criteria or not, please contact the DBPR’s Construction Industry Licensing Board directly.

Department of Business and Professional Regulation
Division of Professions
Construction Industry Licensing Board
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0783
Customer Contact Center: 850-487-1395

Florida Plumbing Contractor Exams

Florida Plumbing Contractors must pass two exams prior to obtaining their license. sign up to take your exams

Obtain your books and begin studying for them before enrolling to take the exam.

Plumbing Exam

  • The examination is divided into two 4 1/2 hour sections with one section in the a.m. and the other in the p.m.
  • A 70% is required to pass.

We are here to help you and we know how to draw isometrics very well and that’s one of the first things we are going to teach you. We are also going to teach how to find information within your medical gas book (NFPA 99) and all other books used during testing for both the business and the plumbing exams.

Time:  4.5 hrs

Type of Exam: Paper/Pencil – AM & PM

110 (45 AM, 65 PM )
5 Isometric Drawings AM

Business and Finance Exam

This business test is not taken on the same day as the trade exams listed above. This is a separate test which lasts 6.5 hours, and contains 120 questions. Some of the subjects included in this test are: Establishing the Contracting Business, Managing Administrative Duties, Managing Trade Operations, Conducting Accounting Functions, Managing Human Resources, and complying with Government Regulations.

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PLUMBING CONTRACTOR EXAM COURSE DESCRIPTION

COMPLETE PLATINUM PACKAGE

Includes: Business & Technical Prep:

-6 Month Enrollment

-Live Seminars

-Instructional CD’s & DVD’s

-EZ Contractors Tab’s

-Class Manual

*$100 will be automatically added to the price above as a Refundable deposit for the Dvd’s & Cd’s. Once the student returns the Cd’s & Dvd’s , $100 will be refunded to the student

$795

BUSINESS PLATINUM PACKAGE

Includes: Business Prep Only:

-6 Month Enrollment

-Live Seminars

-Instructional CD’s & DVD’s

-EZ Contractors Tab’s

-Class Manual

*$100 will be automatically added to the price above as a Refundable deposit for the Dvd’s & Cd’s. Once the student returns the Cd’s & Dvd’s , $100 will be refunded to the student

$495

TECHNICAL PLATINUM PACKAGE

Includes:  Technical Prep Only:

-6 Month Enrollment

-Live Seminars

-Instructional CD’s & DVD’s

-EZ Contractors Tab’s

-Class Manual

*$100 will be automatically added to the price above as a Refundable deposit for the Dvd’s & Cd’s. Once the student returns the Cd’s & Dvd’s , $100 will be refunded to the student

$495

GOLD COMPLETE PACKAGE

Includes: Business & Technical (HOME STUDY):

-6 Month Enrollment

-4hrs with our Instructors (Online or Via Phone)

-Instructional CD’s & DVD’s

-EZ Contractors Tab’s & Highlighting Guide

-Q&A Manual

*$100 will be automatically added to the price above as a Refundable deposit for the Dvd’s & Cd’s. Once the student returns the Cd’s & Dvd’s , $100 will be refunded to the student

$695

BUSINESS GOLD PACKAGE

Includes: Business (HOME STUDY) Prep:

-6 Month Enrollment

-2hrs with our Instructors (Online or Via Phone)

-Instructional CD’s & DVD’s

-EZ Contractors Tab’s & Highlighting Guide

-Q&A Manual

*$100 will be automatically added to the price above as a Refundable deposit for the Dvd’s & Cd’s. Once the student returns the Cd’s & Dvd’s , $100 will be refunded to the student

$395

TECHNICAL GOLD PACKAGE

Includes: Technical (HOME STUDY) Prep:

-6 Month Enrollment

-2hrs with our Instructors (Online or Via Phone)

-Instructional CD’s & DVD’s

-EZ Contractors Tab’s & Highlighting Guide

-Q&A Manual

*$100 will be automatically added to the price above as a Refundable deposit for the Dvd’s & Cd’s. Once the student returns the Cd’s & Dvd’s , $100 will be refunded to the student

$395

CRAM LIVE SEMINARS

WHAT IS A CRAM SEMINAR?

Our CRAM LIVE SEMINARS are designed to be an intensive review of sample scenarios and questions that will appear on the contractors exam. Attending these reviews will greatly increase the likelihood of passing your exam the first time.

*All prices are subject to change without notice at any time.