Florida Fire Protection V Contractor License

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

  • Underground piping for a fire protection system.*
  • Piping beginning at the point of service and ending no more than 1 foot above the finished floor

*System must use water as the extinguishing agent.
A Contractor V may inspect underground piping for a water-based fire protection system under the direction of a Contractor I or Contractor II.
Pre-engineered systems are excluded from the scope of this license.

How to Obtain the Fire Protection V Contractor License in Florida

  1. Be at least 18 years old.
  2. Be of good moral character.
  3. Submit the Fire V Contractor application to the Bureau of Fire Prevention.
  4. Obtain General Liability Insurance.
  5. Have the necessary experience in the Fire Protection V trade:
    • Four years (documented) working for a Fire V contractor, or
    • Equivalent education and experience with V suppression systems.
    • Experience/education must include knowledge of the layout of risers, cross mains, branch lines, sprinkler heads, sizing of pipe, hanger locations, and hydraulic calculations.
  6. Pass the exam within one year of submitting the application
    Fire V contractors can challenge their exam as long as they meet the following criteria:
    • Be licensed as a Certified Underground Utilities Contractors.
    • Four Years of experience in the employment of a certified underground utilities or plumbing contractor.
    • The applicant shall not be approved to challenge a competency examination unless the applicant has substantiated employment experience or a combination of employment and education.

Florida Fire Protection V Contractor License Exam

Florida Fire Protection V 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:
    • Sprinkler Systems
      • Installation of Sprinkler Systems
      • One, Two Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes
      • Residential Occupancies Up to & Including 4 Stories in Height
    • Standpipe and Hose Systems
    • Water Spray Fixed Systems for Fire Protection
    • Deluge Foam-Water Sprinkler and Foam-Water Spray Systems
      • Water Sprinkler Spray Systems
      • Foam-Water Spray Systems
    • Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection
    • Water Tanks for Private Fire Protection
    • Private Fire Service Mains and Their Appurtenances
    • Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water Based Fire Protection Systems
    • Florida Statutes
      • Definitions
      • Fire Suppression System Contractors
        • Disciplinary Action
      • Administrative Fine in lieu of suspension, revocation, or refusal to issue a permit or certificate
      • Probation
      • Certificate Application and Issuance
        • Application and Issuance
        • Examination
        • Investigation of Applicant
      • Certificate Effective Statewide; not transferable
      • Issuance of Certificate to Individuals and Business Organizations
        • Individuals
        • Business Organizations
      • Certificate
        • Expiration
        • Renewal
        • Inactive certificate
        • Continuing Education
      • Fire Protection Systems
        • Installation
        • Inspection
        • Maintenance
      • Contracting without certificate prohibited
        • Violations
        • Penalty
      • Disciplinary action
        • Fire protection system contractors
        • Grounds for denial
          • Non-renewal
          • Suspension
          • Revocation
      • Violations Subject to Injunction
      • Application of Law Regulating Contracting and Contractors
      • Exemptions
        • Farm buildings
        • Standpipe systems installed by plumbing companies
      • Automatic Fire Sprinkler Systems for One-Family Dwellings, Two-Family Dwellings, and Mobile Homes
    • Florida Administrative Code

Courses for Fire Protection V

  • 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 V Book Set

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

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Fire Protection V Books