Florida Glass and Glazing Contractor License
A Florida Glass and Glazing Contractor is a specialty contractor whose scope of work is limited to the installation and attachment of all types of windows and glass, whether fixed or movable; the installation of swinging or sliding glass doors to existing walls, floors, columns or other structural members of the building; the installation of glass holding or supporting mullions or horizontal bars; the installation of structurally anchored impact-resistant opening protection attached to existing building walls, floors, columns or other structural members of the building; and the cutting and installation of glass and mirrors. A glass and glazing specialty contractor may also install prefabricated glass, metal or plastic curtain walls, storefront frames or panels, caulking incidental to such work and assembly, and installation of shower tub enclosures and metal fascias. Nothing in this rule shall be deemed to restrict or limit in any manner the scope of work authorized by law of other contractor classifications.
Licensing Requirements for Glass & Glazing Contractors
Below are some of the requirements needed to become a licensed Glass and Glazing Contractor in the State of Florida:
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Must take and pass the state certification examinations (Glass and Glazing & Business and 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 Glass and Glazing 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.
- 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.
Glass and Glazing Experience
Applicants for the Certified Glass and Glazing Contractor License must have experience in the installation and attachment of:
- Windows and Glass
- Swinging and Sliding Glass Doors
- Glass Holding or Supporting Mullions or Horizontal Bars
- Cutting and Installation of Glass and Mirrors
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.
An applicant must have a background check as part of the licensing process.
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 Glass and Glazing Contractor’s License, you may visit the Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board’s site.
Florida Glass and Glazing Contractor Exams
Florida Glass and Glazing 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!
Glass and Glazing Exam
This 80-question open-book test covers the following subjects: Pre-Construction, Fabricating Product, Transporting Product, Installing Product, and Servicing Product.
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 Glass & Glazing Contractor Classes
You can take Glass & Glazing 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 Glass & Glazing Contractor Exam Problems. The Glass & Glazing Contractor Classes prepare you for the trade and business exams. Florida Glass & Glazing Contractor Testing Schedule. You must pass all exams before applying for the Glass & Glazing Contractor’s License in Florida. To sign up for the Florida Glass & Glazing Contractor classes, simply click on the "enroll" button below and checkout; this will allow you to receive immediate access to the Florida Glass & Glazing 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 Glass & Glazing Contractor exams needed to get the Glass & Glazing 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 Glass & Glazing Contractor Exams click on the link within the course description below.
Login credentials emailed upon enrollment
Unlimited access (no time limits)
Step-by-step solutions to math problems
Florida Glass & Glazing Contractor Books
The set of books includes all required references for both the Glass & Glazing 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 GLASS AND GLAZING - BOOK SET WITHOUT TABS INCLUDES ALL BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS EXAMS
FLORIDA GLASS AND GLAZING - BOOK SET WITH TABS INCLUDES ALL BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS EXAMS
List of Books for the Glass & Glazing 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