Florida Plumbing Contractors Guide To Using Online Courses For Exam Prep

florida plumbing contractors guide to online exam prep

Did you know Florida requires plumbing contractors to have an approved license for work in the trade? Since 1997, AtHomePrep has helped over 350,000 students obtain their contractor’s license. View all Florida contractors license courses & FAQs.

Florida’s Plumbing License:

A plumbing contractor is 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.

Requirements to Obtaining Your License

  • A Plumbing Contractors license is required in Florida for any job that involves the trade. Anyone seeking to become a plumbing contractor in Florida is required to sit for two exams, business and finance and the trade.
  • Applicants must document four years of experience. Applicants are also required to provide a credit report and financial statement that is no more than 12 months old. A net worth of $2,500 – $20,000 (depending on classification) is required.
  • The minimum general liability insurance that is required for licensure is $100,000 for bodily injury and $25,000 for property damage
 The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) regulates the licensing of plumbing contractors in the state of Florida. All plumbing contractors wishing to work in Florida must be licensed by the DBPR. Always visit the Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Application Center for the most up-to-date information on obtaining an electrician’s license in Florida.

Applying For Your License

Applications can be obtained from the Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board by calling 1-850-487-1395 or visit the DBPR licensing portal.  @HomePrep’s Florida Application Processing is here to ensure your application to become a state licensed contractor gets filled out correctly and promptly. We provide a professional service ensuring your privacy and comfort throughout the entire process. Following your purchase of the Florida Application Processing, our AP Coordinator will contact you to discuss the next steps. If you have any questions, please call us at 800-952-0910. We look forward to working with you. Exam Details
  • 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.
  • The fee for the exam is $135.
  • You will be scheduled for the examination date and site that you selected on your application.
 To schedule your exam, please contact the Florida plumbing Contractors Licensing Board at 1-850-487-1395.  The Business examination is 50 questions and has a time limit of 2 and 1/2 hours. A 75% is required to pass. Please note that this is a different business and law exam than other Florida licenses. AtHomePrep offers a convenient book package for plumbing contractor applicants. Florida Plumbing Contractor License – Books Only Package You’ll find everything you need to study for your exam. For the Business and Finance portions of your test, @HomePrep offers you the Florida Business and Finance Exam Review Online The Florida Contractor Business Exam Review Online includes:
  • Highlighting Guides
  • Practice Exams
  • Accounting and Finance Math
  • Study Tips
  • Licensing Information
  • Instructor Support
After you have purchased your online course with AtHomePrep, simply login to access your study material. Everything you need will be found on your account page. We also have education specialists standing by via chat, phone or email to answer any questions you might have.

Books and References for the Exam

The following references are permitted to be taken into the examination. These references may be tabbed (with a permanent index tab) and highlighted. They are available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-952-0910.
  • Florida Fuel and Gas 2017
  • Florida Plumbing Code 2017
  • Florida Mechanical Code 2017
  • Florida Accessibility Code 2017
  • Florida Residential Code 2017
  • Mathematics for Plumbers & Pipefitters
  • NFPA 14, Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems
  • NFPA 99 Health Care Facilities
  • OSHA 29. CFR 1926 for Contractors.
  • Plumbers Handbook Revised, 2018
  • 64E-6, Florida Administrative C

Exam Study Tips

  1. Make a study schedule and stick to it.
  2. Get plenty of rest and exercise; both help improve focus and concentration.
  3. Create a positive study environment for yourself, where you feel comfortable working in and make use of any tools that can help, including flashcards and apps.
  4. Take breaks and allow yourself time to relax; too much focus can lead to burnout.
  5. Stay organized and keep track of your progress to help motivate yourself.
  6. Seek out help when needed, whether that means asking a friend for clarifications or getting a tutor.
  7. Be willing to put in the extra effort – late nights and early mornings–when necessary.
  8. Avoid distractions as much as possible, including social media, television, and your phone.
  9. Test yourself often to gauge your understanding and identify any gaps in your knowledge.
  10. Reward yourself for your successes to help maintain motivation.
@HomePrep has helped students like you for 27 years and is a national leader in contractor licensing, exam prep and continued education. We have helped over 350,000 professionals launch their career and grow in their profession. Get started today by selecting your state to find the right course for you! Or visit our extensive Bookstore to find the materials you need to pass your upcoming exam.  

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