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Florida Gas Line Contractor License

A Florida Gas Line contractor is a contractor whose scope of work is limited to installation, modification, alteration, testing, repair and maintenance of natural gas transmission systems and natural gas distribution systems with all appurtenances within rights-of-way, easements, or terminating at meter.

Licensing Requirements

Below are some of the requirements needed to become a licensed Gas Line Contractor in the State of Florida:

Age

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Examination

Must take and pass the state certification examinations (Gas Line and Business & Finance). Please note that the application process cannot be started until the exams are taken and passing scores are obtained.

Experience / Education

A person will qualify for a Certified Gas Line Contractor’s license by meeting one of the following requirements:

  • 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.
  • One year experience as a foreman and not less than three years of credits from accredited college-level courses.
  • One year experience as a worker, one-year experience as a foreman, and two years of credits from accredited college-level courses.
  • Two years’ experience as a worker, one year experience as a foreman, and one year of credits from accredited college-level courses.
  • Four years’ experience as a worker or foreman of which at least one year must have been as a foreman.

Military Veterans

A veteran will qualify for a certified license by meeting on of the following:

  • Three years of military service and one year experience as a foreman applicable to the category for which you are applying.
  • Two years of military service, one year experience as a foreman, and one year experience as a worker or foreman applicable to the category for which you are applying.
  • One year of military service, one year experience as a foreman, and two years experience as a worker or foreman applicable to the category for which you are applying.
Licensed Florida Gas Line Contractor installs underground section of gas pipe
Florida Gas Line Contractor Installs a Section of Underground Pipe

Applicants for the Certified Gas Line Contractor License must have experience in in the following trade areas:

  • Installation and Modification of Natural Gas Transmission Systems and Natural Gas Distribution Systems.
  • Experience can also be gained through involvement in Repair, Maintenance and Testing of Natural Gas Distribution Systems.

Financial / Credit

Applicants will need to provide proof of financial stability and responsibility by submitting personal credit reports. Credit reports must include a FICO derived credit score and indicate that local, state and federal records have been searched. Credit report containing a credit score (FICO derived) on applicant from a nationally recognized credit reporting agency, which includes a public records statement that records have been checked at local, state, and federal levels. If credit score is below 660 (FICO derived) applicant must submit a bond or irrevocable letter of credit. Note that Fifty percent (50%) of the bond or letter of credit requirement may be met by completion of a 14-hour financial responsibility course.

Fingerprints

An applicant must have a background check as part of the licensing process.

Insurance

Applicants are required to attest that they have obtained public liability and property damage insurance in the amounts determined by Board rule. Applicants are also required to obtain workers compensation insurance or obtain an exemption from worker’s compensation insurance within 30 days of issuance of their license.To download the different application forms related to the Gas Line Contractor’s License, you may visit the Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board’s site.

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!

Gas Line Exam

The Florida Gas Line Contracting Test covers the following subjects: Testing and Code Compliance, Taps and Connections, Pigging and Purging, Maintenance, Welding and Fusion, Safety, Excavation, Equipment, Location and Investigation.

Business and Finance Exam

This is a separate test which lasts 6.5 hours, and contains 120 questions. Some of the subjects included in this test are: Establishing the Contracting Business, Managing Administrative Duties, Managing Trade Operations, Conducting Accounting Functions, Managing Human Resources, and complying with Government Regulations.

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.

  • Florida Gas Line Contractor Course

    Course Description: Upon enrolment the student receives an email containing his/her ID and Password combination to access the eCampus. The student can access the eCampus 24/7 for as long as it is necessary until he/she passes all licensing exams. The eCampus contains VIDEOS, PRACTICE QUESTIONS (similar to those seen on the actual exams), typical MATH PROBLEMS with step-by-step solutions, and detailed instructions on how to FIND ANSWERS within the books. The student also has access to optional in-person classroom-style refresher seminars. The training can be completed fully online, but if the student prefers, he/she can go to any number of REFRESHER SEMINARS (no extra charges or limitations).

    Click here for a list of dates and locations of upcoming Refresher Seminars offered for this trade.

    $599.00
    $599.00
  • Florida Business and Finance (Construction) Course

    This is the course which prepares you for the Business and Finance exam. The Business and Finance exam is mandatory for all contractors regardless of specific trade. This course teaches you how to find answers within the books (AIAs, Builder’s Guide to Accounting, Florida Contractor’s Manual, and Ch 455), and how to solve accounting problems. Detailed lecture videos teach how to solve problems step-by-step, and if you need some extra help, you can go to in-person review classes at no extra charge.
    $299.00
    $299.00

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
BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS - ALL BOOKS LISTED BELOW

Sales price: $636.19

 

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

Sales price: $736.19

 

List of Books for the Gas Line Contractor Trade Exams

  • CFR (OSHA) Tile 29 Part 1926

    CFR (OSHA) Tile 29 Part 1926

    OSHA (CFR 29 Part 1926) is the leading safety reference in the construction industry covering all aspects of construction.
    $36.04
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  • Pipe & Excavation Contracting

    Pipe & Excavation Contracting

    Pipe & Excavation Contracting is an important reference book for underground utilities and excavation contractors. This is specially true in Florida since contractors must use this book to study for their contractor exam.
    $25.51
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  • Pipefitters Handbook

    Pipefitters Handbook

    The Pipefitter's Handbook is the primary reference used by those contractors in the mechanical, gas, plumbing or related trades whose every day job performance depends on accurately measuring, cutting and installing pipe components.
    $30.46
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  • FL DOT Utility Accommodation Manual

    FL DOT Utility Accommodation Manual

    Utility Accommodation Manual is a publication by the Florida Department of Transportation which provides detailed information from virtually all aspects of the installation of underground utilities. Number of Pages: 32 Product Dimensions: 11 x 8 5/8 x 1/8" Weight: 0.2 Lbs Autor: Florida Department of Transportation
    $12.82
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  • Damage Prevention Guide / Excavation Guide (Includes FL Statute Ch. 556 Underground Facility Damage Prevention and Safety Act)

    Damage Prevention Guide / Excavation Guide (Includes FL Statute Ch. 556 Underground Facility Damage Prevention and Safety Act)

    The Damage Prevention Guide contains FL Statute Chapter 556 Underground Facility Damage Prevention and Safety Act, which makes it a vital reference for Underground Utility Contractors testing in Florida.
    $12.00
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  • Florida Department of Transportation Trucking Manual

    Florida Department of Transportation Trucking Manual

    A guide for commercial motor vehicle drivers who transport goods and passengers in Florida. This guide lists size and load limits, safety rules, and permits required by the State of Florida.
    $13.00
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  • Code of Federal Regulations: Pipeline Safety Regulations CFR Title 49 Part 192

    Code of Federal Regulations: Pipeline Safety Regulations CFR Title 49 Part 192

    CFR Title 49 Part 192, Pipeline Safety Regulations prescribes minimum safety requirements for pipeline facilities and the transportation of gas, including pipeline facilities and the transportation of gas within the limits of the outer continental shelf as that term is defined in the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1331).
    $20.22
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  • Metals and How to Weld them

    Metals and How to Weld them

    Metals and How to Weld them explains techniques used to weld metals. It shows metallurgy, crystallography, grains, strength of metals and more. It is a well-organized guide that provides clear illustrated explanations.
    $34.43
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  • 555 Directional Bore

    555 Directional Bore

    555 directional boring is a reference used by contractors in Florida testing to become Certified Underground Utility & Excavation Contractors.
    $7.94
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  • 556 Jack and Bore

    556 Jack and Bore

    This is a brief standard which covers jack and bore procedures as part of underground contracting operations.
    $6.64
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  • Florida Building Code - Fuel Gas

    Florida Building Code - Fuel Gas

    The Fuel Gas Code currently used for state contractor testing in Florida is the 6th edition (2017) . This reference is used during mechanical and plumbing tests.
    $88.00
    $88.00
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List of Books for the Business and Finance Exam

  • Florida Contractor's Manual 2017 Edition

    Florida Contractor's Manual 2017 Edition

    The Florida Contractor's Manual is used as one of the references for the Business and Finance exam.
    $124.80
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  • Florida Statutes Chapter 455

    Florida Statutes Chapter 455

    Chapter 455 of the Florida Statutes (Business and Professional Regulation: General Provisions) contains regulation directly impacting the licensing process of contractors in the State of Florida.
    $10.24
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  • A201 General Conditions of the Contract for Construction

    A201 General Conditions of the Contract for Construction

    The A201 is published by the AIA and establishes the general conditions of the contract for construction.
    $67.10
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  • A401 Standard Form of Agreement between Contractor Subcontractor

    A401 Standard Form of Agreement between Contractor Subcontractor

    Please beware of companies selling photocopies of AIA documents. You will not be allowed to use photocopies during testing. If you suspect a company of engaging in this illegal practice, please email [removed]
    $67.10
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  • A701, Instructions for Bidders

    A701, Instructions for Bidders

    Please beware of companies selling photocopies of AIA documents. You will not be allowed to use photocopies during testing. If you suspect a company of engaging in this illegal practice, please email [removed]
    $46.18
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  • Builder's Guide to Accounting

    Builder's Guide to Accounting

    Builder's Guide to Accounting, is used for the Business and Finance contractor exam in Florida.
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