Florida Gas Line Contractor License

Florida Gas Line contractors can legally engage in contracts which involve working on:

  • Natural gas transmission systems' installation, repair, testing, and maintenance
  • Natural gas distribution systems

This work can be done with all appurtenances within rights-of-way, easements, or terminating at meter.

How to Get a Gas Line Contractor's License in Florida

  1. Be 18 years of age.
  2. Pass all parts of the exam(s) (within four years of the first attempt).
    If an applicant has a Bachelor's degree in building construction or a related field, as well as a 3.0 GPA or higher, the applicant is only required to take the business exam.
  3. Pay the fee for the Application.
  4. Complete the application form using the Online Services, or the Printable Application.
  5. Be of good moral character.
  6. Obtain worker's compensation and general liability coverage.
  7. Demonstrate financial responsibility by submitting a Credit Report :
    • 660 FICO credit score or higher (applicant must submit a bond or irrevocable letter of credit if below 660 - FICO derived).
    • If FICO score is less than 660, the applicant must take a 14-hour financial responsibility course.
    • If applicable, provide proof of satisfaction of liens, judgments, and bankruptcy discharge.
  8. Background check with Electronic Fingerprints.
  9. Obtain public liability and property damage insurance.
    • Obtain workers' compensation or exemption from workers compensation insurance within 30 days of issuance of their license.
  10. Satisfy one of the experience requirements set forth by the CILB:
    • A combination of Experience and Education
      • One year proved experience that applies to the category for which you are applying and a four-year construction-related degree from an accredited college (equivalent to 3 yrs. experience), or
      • No less than three years of credits from accredited college-level courses, and One year of experience as a foreman, or
      • Two years of credits from accredited college-level courses, one year experience as a foreman, and One year experience as a worker, or
      • One year of experience as a foreman, one year of credits from accredited college-level courses, and two years of experience as a worker, or
      • Four years of experience as a foreman or worker of which at least one year must have been as a foreman.
      • The board expects the applicant to have experience in the following areas of the Gas Line trade:
        • Installation and modification of natural gas transmission and distribution systems (primary experience)
        • Repair, maintenance, and testing of transmission and distribution systems (Additional/complementary experience)
    • Military Service
      Note: As part of the application applicant must submit the Fee Waiver and Military Service Verification for licensure
      • One year of experience as a foreman applicable to the category for which you are applying, and three years of military service.
      • One year of experience as a worker or foreman applicable to the category for which you are applying, one year of experience as a foreman, and two years of military service.
      • Two years of experience as a worker or foreman applicable to the category for which you are applying, and one year of military service.
  11. Pass the Gas Line and Business & Finance exams.(sign up for the exams)
  12. Submit the complete Gas Line application form to:
    Department of Business and Professional Regulation
    2601 Blair Stone Road
    Tallahassee, FL 32399-0783

Florida Gas Line Contractor Exams

Florida Gas Line Contractors must pass two exams prior to obtaining their license. Do not sign up to take your exams until you obtain your books and begin studying for them!

Florida Gas Line Contractor License Exam

  • Testing Method: Computer-based testing
  • Testing Company: Pearson Vue©
  • Number of Questions: 80
  • Types of Questions: Multiple Choice
  • Time Allowed: 300 Minutes
  • Minimum Passing Score: 70%
  • Subjects Involved:
    • General Knowledge (10%)
      • Recognizing different corrosion allowances for gas pipe
      • Identifying codes of acceptable gas piping materials
      • Testing for welding soundness - identifying maximum pressure used in mitered gas piping bends
      • Performing support spacing for gas piping
        • Calculations for pipe lengths in bends
          • Pipe setbacks, offsets, run, and travel
          • Area and circumference of piping
          • Equations for linear expansion
        • Bending of steel pipe with a mandrel to form angles without cracking the pipe
        • Techniques used in the grounding o gas pipe systems
      • Determining minimum radius bending on polyethylene
      • Interpreting engineering drawings
      • Using the metric system
      • Obtaining measurements and recording information for record drawings
      • Complying with Public Service Commission Rules - Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, Part 192, and Rules of PSC, Chapters 25-12
        • Florida Department of Transportation Utility Accommodation Manual - utility location criteria, maintenance of traffic, excavation, and jacking and boring
    • Testing and Code Compliance (5%)
      • Recognizing, obtaining, installing and checking required pressure limiting devices for gas pipe systems
        • Properties, uses, and testing requirements of polyethylene
        • Proper test equipment used for gas piping systems and performing tests using the equipment
        • Relationship of operating to test pressures
        • Performing techniques for holiday detection
          • Techniques for cathodic protection
        • Checking compaction testing methods
      • Selecting the correct regulators for different gas systems
        • Correct CAD welding charges according to sizing parameters
        • Performing techniques for wrapping joints
      • Identifying the testing requirements for gas distribution lines and performing the test
        • Requirements for gas transmission lines
        • Number of field butt welds
        • Duration for gas piping systems and performing the tests
    • Taps and Connections (5%)
      • Fabricating and installing valve insertions
        • Live connections to existing pipes
      • Installing pressure line stops
      • Identifying requirements for new service lines not in use
    • Pigging and Purging (5%)
      • Performing pigging procedures
        • Purging procedures
    • Maintenance (5%)
      • Recognizing where and how bolt-on leak repair clamps can be used
      • Performing techniques used for gas pipeline repair
    • Welding and Fusion (20%)
      • Identifying and performing preferred joining techniques for steel gas piping
        • Organization responsible for creating codes and standards
        • Different types of current used in pipe welding
          • Types of welded pipe fittings
        • Factors involved in heat distribution and heat dissipation
        • Causes of excess penetration of welds
        • Included angles, beveled angles, root faces, and root openings
      • Performing pipe welding in a horizontal position
        • Recognizing the relationship between heat transfer and different metal types
          • Acceptable misalignment of pipes being welded
          • Restrictions in relationship to plastic-metallic pipe joints
    • Safety (20%)
      • Complying with the Federal OSHA requirements, Subpart P
        • Modifications or additions to OSHA, Subpart P
        • Federal trucking regulations
      • Recognizing and complying with requirements of clearance from other underground structures
      • Preventing accidental ignition
    • Excavation (10%)
      • Calculating live and dead loads and their effects on piping
      • Complying with underground gas pipe requirements for casing or bridging
        • Requirements for minimum coverage of steel or polyethylene pipes on private property
      • Performing directional drilling
        • De-watering
        • Excavation
        • Compaction
        • Trench-less technology
      • Testing soil for compaction
    • Equipment (10%)
      • Identifying and using equipment for hot taps
      • Using equipment for gas line construction
    • Materials (5%)
      • Identifying the minimum gas pipe design pressures per temperature range
        • The default temperature ratings for known gas pipe pressures
        • The maximum sizes for threaded steel gas pipe
        • Maximum operating pressures for different sizes and materials of gas piping
        • Properties and uses of polyethylene and performing testing of polyethylene pipe
      • Determining the minimum longitudinal "E" weld factor for furnace lap welding
      • Complying with required specifications for pipe thickness
        • Requirements for pipe I.D. and O.D., wall thickness, and materials of gas pipes
      • Using valves
      • Recognizing continuous welded pipe construction
        • Performing techniques for determining minimum radius bending on polyethylene
        • Where wrinkle bends are permitted
        • Restrictions in relationship to plastic-metallic pipe joints
        • Dissimilar material fusion
      • Electric fusion welding of polyethylene
      • Handling pipe
    • Location and Investigation (5%)
      • Recognizing color-coded systems for various types of materials
      • Locating utilities
      • Identifying and locating wire laid with pipe
  • Official list of subjects for the Gas Line contractor exam

Florida Gas Line Business and Finance Exam

  • Testing Method: Computer-based testing
  • Testing Company: Pearson Vue©
  • Number of Questions: 120
  • Types of Questions: Multiple Choice
  • Time Allowed: 390 Minutes
  • Minimum Passing Score: 70%
  • Subjects Involved:
    • Establishing the Contracting Business (11%)
      • Determining the Business Organizational Structure
        • Business structure laws and regulations
        • Fiduciary responsibilities of officers and directors
        • Open vs. closed corporations
        • Organizational charts and chain of responsibilities
        • State and local licensure requirements
        • Tax advantages and/or liabilities for various business structures
      • Develop the Business Plan
        • Accounting practices
        • Local marketplace
        • Scope of contractor license
      • Establish Relationships with Other Professionals
        • Accountant specialization
        • Attorney specialization
        • Insurance types and limitations
        • Underwriting requirements for bonding
      • Acquire Fixed Assets
        • Advantages/disadvantages of business location
        • Advantages/disadvantages of lease vs. purchase
      • Obtain Insurance
        • knowledge of accounting practices
        • Advantages/disadvantages of various types of insurance
        • Coverages and limitations of insurance
    • Managing Administrative Duties (26%)
      • Develop the Business
        • Availability of staffing for business operation
        • Income sources
        • Markets and market share.
      • Determine Outsourced Services
      • Determine Business Overhead
        • FICA
        • Advertising costs (business cards, dues, printing, etc.)
        • Communication costs (cell phones, land lines, etc.)
        • Cost of sales (travel expenses)
        • Federal unemployment (FUTA)
        • General liability rates
        • Lease expenses
        • Loan financing expenses (interest, etc.)
        • Medicare rates
        • Rent costs
        • State unemployment (SUTA)
        • Utility costs
        • Worker’s compensation
      • Preparing Bids/Proposals
        • Accounting principles
        • AIA documents
        • Business projections/goals current status
        • Company overhead
        • Contract documents
        • Contract law
        • Cost of financing projects
        • Costs associated with growth
        • General conditions costs of projects
        • How to review contracts
        • How to write offer
        • Insurances associated with labor rates
        • Labor productivity
        • Statute of frauds
        • Taxes associated with labor rates
        • Components of valid contract
      • Purchase Materials/Supplies
        • Depreciative costs
        • Fundamentals of Uniform Commercial Code
        • Inventory system operation (FIFO, etc.)
        • Invoice approval systems
        • Negotiating skills
        • Purchasing systems
        • Receiving systems
        • State sales tax laws
        • Statute of frauds
        • Vendors in area
      • Prepare Invoices/Draw Requests
        • Basic math skills
        • Calculation of percentage of work completed
        • Contract/subcontract documents
        • How to prepare invoices/draw requests
        • Lien laws
      • Develop a Safety Program
        • Drug testing regulations
        • MSDS sheets
        • OSHA regulations
      • Maintain Insurance
        • General terms and definitions used in policies
        • Insurance policies
        • Limits of insurance
        • Various types of insurance
        • Various types of risk
      • Managing Contracts
        • Contract law
        • Contract scope
        • Job completion schedules
        • Lien laws
        • Mediation and arbitration processes
        • Local building code requirements
        • Tort law
        • Risk management
    • Managing Trade Operations (10%)
      • Schedule Trade Operations
        • Critical path method (CPM)
        • Delivery times
        • Manufacturing times
        • Requests for information (RFI)
        • Sequencing trades
        • Submittals/approval/fabrication process
      • Maintain OSHA/Safety Records
        • Document/record retainage requirements
        • Penalties for non-compliance with OSHA
      • Purchase/Order Materials & Supplies
        • Accounting skills
        • Basic math skills
        • Job schedules
        • Negotiation skills
        • Organizational skills
        • Plan reading skills
        • Quality control
        • Quantity take-offs
        • Terms and abbreviations on invoices
        • Types of building materials
      • Leasing/Purchasing Equipment
        • Cost of operation of equipment
        • Depreciation
        • Equipment operation
        • Forecasted use of purchased equipment
        • Interest costs for financing
        • Maintenance
        • Salvage resale values
        • Support equipment required for equipment
        • Tax credits associated with purchases
        • Training needs for equipment
        • Transportation costs for equipment
      • Manage Material/Tool/Equipment Inventory
        • Equipment maintenance procedures
        • Inventory methods
    • Conducting Accounting Functions (32%)
      • Manage Accounts Receivable
        • Accounting principles
        • Basic math skills
        • Computer skills
        • Lien laws
      • Manage Accounts Payable
        • Accounting principles
        • Basic math skills
        • Computer skills
        • How to calculate discounts
        • Lien laws
      • Manage Cash Flow
        • Accounting
        • Banking
        • Basic math skills
        • Financial ratios
      • File Tax Forms & Returns
        • Accounting principles
        • Basic math
        • Federal tax laws
        • Property tax laws
        • Record keeping requirements
        • Sales tax laws
        • State tax laws
      • Track Job Costs
        • Accounting principles
        • Basic math
      • Calculate Employee Payroll
        • Accounting
        • State & federal tax laws
        • Basic math
        • Employment laws
        • Employment/labor laws
        • Hierarchy of garnishments
    • Managing Human Resources (6%)
      • Hire New Employees
        • Employment laws
        • Discrimination laws
        • Interviewing skills
        • Required forms for new hires
        • Background checks
      • Develop Human Resource Policies & Procedures
        • Employment/labor laws
        • OSHA
        • Chain of custody (drug tests)
        • Insurance regulations
      • Evaluate Employees
        • Employment/labor laws
    • Complying with Government Regulation (15%)
      • Comply with Federal Laws & Regulations
        • FEMA (immigration components)
        • OSHA
        • Tax laws
        • National Pollution Discharge
        • Elimination System (NPDES)
        • Environmental laws
      • Comply with State Laws& Regulations
        • Chapter 455 F.S.(Business & Professional Regulation)
        • Chapter 713 F.S. (Liens)
        • 61G4 F.A.C.
        • Worker’s Compensation
        • Laws/DOR Sales/Use Tax
        • Chapter 489, Part 1 F.S (Construction Contracting)
        • Required continuing education
        • CEU credit records
        • License holder responsibilities
  • Official list of subjects for the Business and Finance exam

Florida Gas Line Contractor Classes

You can take Gas Line Contractor Classes in Tampa, Fort Myers, Orlando, Miami, or Online. You can sign up for your classes at any time and receive access to lecture videos, practice questions, tabbing and highlighting instructions, as well as to step-by-step explanations on how to solve typical Gas Line Contractor Exam Problems. The Gas Line Contractor Classes prepare you for the trade and business exams. Florida Gas Line Contractor Testing Schedule. You must pass all exams before applying for the Gas Line Contractor’s License in Florida. To sign up for the Florida Gas Line Contractor classes, simply click on the "enroll" button below and checkout; this will allow you to receive immediate access to the Florida Gas Line Contractor Classes online, and will also enable you to attend in-person Exam Prep classes. All students have access to both online and in-person classes for an unlimited amount of time (until passing all the Florida Gas Line Contractor exams needed to get the Gas Line license!). The in-person classes are not mandatory and can be taken at the student's discretion. For a list of upcoming classes for the Florida Gas Line Contractor Exams click on the link within the course description below.

  • 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
  • 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
    $399.00
    $399.00

Florida Gas Line Contractor Books

The set of books includes all required references for both the Gas Line and Business and Finance exams. Orders placed before 2 PM are shipped the same day via UPS and a tracking number is emailed before 3 PM.

FLORIDA GAS LINE - BOOK SET WITHOUT TABS INCLUDES ALL BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS EXAMS

Sales price: $1,232.11

 

FLORIDA GAS LINE - BOOK SET WITH TABS INCLUDES ALL BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS EXAMS

Sales price: $1,332.11

 

List of Books for the Gas Line Contractor Trade Exams

Starting July 1st, 2021 the 2020 code books will be used for contractor Licensing. Until then we will still be using the 2017 edition.

List of Books for the Business and Finance Exam