Florida Fire Protection IV Contractor License

Florida contractors certified as Fire Protection IV have a scope of work which covers contracts requiring the layout, installation, inspection and service of the following types of fire suppression systems:

  • Any system described in the scope of NFPA 13D
  • Automatic fire sprinklers

Pre-engineered systems are not included within the scope of this license. Work of this type on single-family homes in cluster units or buildings connected to other dwellings (eg. condos, apartments or assisted living facilities) is prohibited.

How to Obtain the Fire Protection IV Contractor License in Florida

  1. Be at least 18 years old.
  2. Be of good moral character.
  3. Submit the Fire IV Contractor application to the Bureau of Fire Prevention.
  4. Obtain General Liability Insurance.
  5. Licensed as a Florida certified plumbing contractor as stated under chapter 489
  6. Meet education and experience requirements for certification as a Contractor I, Contractor II, Contractor III, or Contractor IV includes experience and training in both installation and system layout as defined in Statutes 633.102.
  7. A 40 hour (contact hours) training program related to the applicable installation standard used by the Contractor IV as described in NFPA 13D must be completed. Florida State Fire Marshal may adopt rules to administer this subsection.
  8. Have the necessary experience in the Fire Protection IV trade:
  9. Experience/education must include knowledge of the layout of risers, cross mains, branch lines, sprinkler heads, sizing of pipe, hanger locations, and hydraulic calculations.
  10. Pass the exam within one year of submitting the application.

Florida Fire Protection IV Contractor License Exam

Florida Fire Protection IV Contractors must pass an exam prior to obtaining their license. Below is all the information related to the trade exam, including the official reference lists.

    • Testing Method: Computer-Based
    • Testing Company: Pearson Vue©
    • Time Allowed: 150 Minutes
    • Passing Score: 70%
    • Types of Questions: Multiple Choice
    • Number of Questions: 100
    • Subjects Involved:
      • Water Tanks for Private Fire Protection
      • Sprinkler Systems
        • Installation of Sprinkler Systems
        • One and Two Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes
      • Florida Administrative Code
        • Definitions
        • Standards of the National Fire Protection Association to be Compiled with
        • Fire Protection Systems
          • Inspection
          • Testing
          • Maintenance
        • Application Procedures
          • Scope
          • Submission of Application
          • Testing
          • Insurance Requirements
          • Required Continuing Education
        • General Provisions
          • Scope
            • Fabrication
            • Installation
            • Inspection
            • Alteration
            • Repair
            • Servicing on the Fire
            • Layout
          • Installation Requirements for Automatic Sprinkler Systems
            • Water as extinguishing agent
      • Florida Statutes
        • Administrative fine
        • Probation
        • Certificate Application and Issuance
          • Examination
          • Investigation of Applicant
          • Application and Issuance
        • Definitions
        • Fire Suppression System Contractors
          • Disciplinary Action
        • Issuance of Certificate
          • Individuals
          • Business Organizations
        • Exemptions
          • Farm buildings
          • Standpipe systems installed by plumbing companies
        • Certificate
          • Expiration
          • Renewal
          • Inactive Certificate
          • Continuing Education
        • Contracting without certificate prohibited
          • Violations
          • Penalty
        • Disciplinary action
          • Fire protection system contractors grounds for denial
            • Non-renewal
            • Suspension
            • Revocation
        • Automatic Fire Sprinkler Systems for One-Family, Two-Family, and Mobile Homes

Courses for Fire Protection IV

      • Login credentials emailed upon enrollment

        Unlimited access (no time limits)

        Lecture videos

        Practice questions

        Key concepts

        Step-by-step solutions to math problems

        In-person review

        classes
        $699.00
        $699.00

Fire Protection IV Book Set

The books set includes all required references for the Fire Protection IV exam. Orders placed before 2 PM are shipped the same day via UPS and a tracking number is emailed before 3 PM.

  • FLORIDA FIRE PROTECTION IV - BOOK SET WITHOUT TABS INCLUDES ALL BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS EXAMS

    Sales price: $387.48
  • FLORIDA FIRE PROTECTION IV - BOOK SET WITH TABS INCLUDES ALL BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS EXAMS

    Sales price: $437.48

Fire Protection IV Books