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Florida Plumber License General FAQ

  • Certified Plumbing Contractor - Certified at the state level to conduct business statewide.
  • Registered Plumbing Contractor- Issued by localities, contractors must comply with their procedures to become registered to conduct business in that location.
    Note: Registered contractors are only eligible to conduct business the in the areas where they are registered.
  • Obtain a passing score on all parts of the Florida State Construction examination.
  • Applicants are required to have four years of experience or a combination of college and experience.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Applicant must select one of the following methods of qualification:
    1. 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.
      • Definition of “construction-related degree”, a baccalaureate degree from an accredited 4-year college in the appropriate field of engineering, architecture, or building construction.
    2. One year experience as a foreman and not less than three years of credits from accredited college level courses.
    3. One year experience as a worker, one year experience as a foreman, and two years of credits from accredited college-level courses.
    4. Two years experience as a worker, one year experience as a foreman, and one year of credits fromaccredited college-level courses.
    5. Four years experience as a worker or foreman of which at least one year must have been as a foreman.

      Note: One year of experience is equal to 2000 hours.

  • Be of good moral character.
  • Pay all applicable fees-Make check payable to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
    • Applying for initial certification between May 1st of an EVEN year through August 31st of an ODD year - $249.
      OR
    • Applying for initial certification between September 1st of an ODD year through April 30th of an EVEN year - $149.
  • Obtain worker’s compensation coverage.
  • Demonstrate financial responsibility.

INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING CODE

  • Administration, Scope and Intent/Purpose
  •  Definitions and Symbols
  • Plumbing Math
  • General Regulations
  • Fixtures, Faucets, and Fixture Fittings
  • Water Heaters
  • Water Supply and Distribution
  • Sanitary Drainage
  • Indirect and Special Waste
  • Vents
  • Traps, Interceptors and Separators
  • Storm Drainage
  • Nonpotable Water Systems
  • Subsurface Landscape Irrigation Systems
  • Appendix E
  • Isometrics
  • Private Sewage Systems
  • International Fuel Gas Code
  • Hands-On Practical Application
  • Practice Tests
  • OSHA Safety

Bonus Materials

  • Books That You Should Have During the Exam
  • Effective Study Techniques

Division of Professions
Construction Industry Licensing Board
1940 North Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0783
Phone: 850.487.1395

Website: http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/index.html

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