Underground Utility License (GITS©) | Charlotte County

“Underground utility and excavation contractor” means a contractor whose services are limited to the construction, installation, and repair, on public or private property, whether accomplished through open excavations or through other means, including, but not limited to, directional drilling, auger boring, jacking and boring, trenchless technologies, wet and dry taps, grouting, and slip lining, or main sanitary sewer collection systems, and 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 occupancy, sewer collection systems at property line on residential or single-occupancy commercial properties, or on multi-occupancy properties at manhole or wye 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. However, an underground utility and excavation contractor may 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 conduit does 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. 633021 beginning at the point where the piping is used exclusively for such system. As regulated under Florida Statute, a person who has passed a competency examination as a Utilities Contractor may perform these or related tasks or may supervise persons in his employ in the execution of these tasks.

Underground Utility & Excavation Courses

Exams For Underground Utility & Excavation (Trade & Business)

Underground Utility & Excavation Exam

  • Number of Questions: 50
  • Time Allowed (hours): 2
  • Subject Area and Number of Questions:
    • Excavating and Grading 6
    • Florida Road and Bridge Specifications 4
    • Design Elevations 4
    • Safety OSHA 9
    • Concrete Pipe Installation 9
    • Concrete 5
    • Concrete - Formwork 6
    • Concrete - Reinforcing Steel 7

Business Exam

This exams tests candidate's knowledge of payroll taxes, workers' compensation, unemployment compensation, lien laws and other laws or subjects that will affect their daily operations as contractors. All contractors need to take and pass this exam.

  • Number of Questions: 50
  • Time Allowed (hours): 2
  • Subject Area and Number of Questions:
    • Insurance Laws 10
    • Tax Laws 10
    • Safety 6
    • Management 4
    • Lien Laws 8
    • Employment Laws 4
    • General Accounting 8

GITS Underground Utility & Excavation Bookset

The book set includes all required references for both the Underground Utility & Excavation and Business Procedures exams. Orders placed before 2 PM are shipped the same day via UPS and a tracking number is emailed before 3 PM.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY (FLORIDA) UNDERGROUND UTILITY & EXCAVATION (GITS) - BOOK SET WITHOUT TABS INCLUDES ALL BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS EXAMS

Sales price: $796.54

CHARLOTTE COUNTY (FLORIDA) UNDERGROUND UTILITY & EXCAVATION (GITS) - BOOK SET WITH TABS INCLUDES ALL BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS EXAMS

Sales price: $886.54

Underground Utility & Excavation Books

OSHA is required for both the business and the trade exams.

Business Books

OSHA is required for both the business and the trade exams.