Florida Glass and Glazing Contractor License

Florida Glass & Glazing contractors can legally engage in contracts which involve working on:

  • Glass and glazing in residential and commercial applications without any height restrictions
  • All types of windows and glass, fixed or movable
  • Swinging or sliding glass doors to existing walls, floors, columns or other structural members of the building
  • Glass holding or supporting mullions or horizontal bars
  • Structurally anchored impact-resistant opening protection
  • Mirrors
  • Prefabricated glass, metal or plastic curtain walls, storefront frames or panels
  • Incidental Caulking
  • Shower & tub enclosures
  • Metal fascias

How to Get a Glass and Glazing 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 Glass and Glazing trade:
        • Cutting and Installation of Glass and Mirrors
        • Windows and Glass
        • Glass Holding or Supporting Mullions or Horizontal Bars
    • 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 Glass & Glazing and Business & Finance exams.(sign up for the exams)
  12. Submit the complete Glass and Glazing application form to:
    Department of Business and Professional Regulation
    2601 Blair Stone Road
    Tallahassee, FL 32399-0783
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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!

Florida Glass and Glazing 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:
    • Pre-Construction (35%)
      • Assisting with Design Work
        • Assessing conceptual design
        • Abudgeting the work
        • Providing scheduling / lead time
        • Alternative materials
      • Determining Scope of Work
        • Reading contract documents (e.g., contracts, drawings, specifications)
        • Pre-bid Request for Information process
        • Design intent
        • Factors influencing scope of work
        • Reviewing and establishing job specific safety requirements
      • Reading and Interpreting Plans and Specifications
        • Applicable divisions in specifications
        • Material schedules
      • Verifying for Code Compliance
        • Checking product against state and local codes
        • Checking application of product against codes
        • Interpreting wind load maps
        • Permitting requirements
      • Estimating Materials and Labor
        • Conducting material quantity takeoffs
        • Conducting labor take-offs
        • Applying cost factors to takeoffs
        • Obtaining quotes from suppliers
      • Creating Shop Drawings
        • Transferring data from contract drawings to in-house drawings
        • Adding detail to shop drawings
        • Further defining scope of work
      • Verify Product Engineering
        • Confirming product performance meets code
        • Energy code requirements (e.g., U values, thermal performance)
        • Evaluating adjacent materials and systems (e.g., anchoring)
      • Ordering and Submitting Test Results
        • Obtaining test reports
        • Scheduling a job-specific test
        • Scheduling a visual mock-up
      • Preparing Submittals
        • Obtaining signed and sealed engineering drawings
        • Obtaining product data, finishes, samples and warranties
        • Preparing submittal package for design professional approval
      • Establishing Timelines and Work Schedules
        • Contractor’s construction schedule
        • Developing fabrication, shipping and installation schedules
        • Recognizing conflicts and negotiating schedules
        • Job site meetings
      • Procuring Materials and Equipment
        • Issuing purchase orders to suppliers
        • Scheduling delivery of products
    • Fabricating Product (20%)
      • Ensuring Shop Safety
        • Training staff on proper use of equipment
        • Training staff regarding safety issues
        • Checking equipment for safety
        • Drug Free Workplace requirements
        • Instructing staff on proper methods for lifting/handling equip/product
      • Measuring and Confirming Openings
        • Whether openings will be guaranteed dimensions or field verified
        • Field measuring openings for compliance with shop drawings
        • Confirming that field conditions are acceptable for proper installation
      • Cutting Product
        • Establishing cut lists
        • Optimizing stock yield for glass and aluminum
        • Setting up cutting equipment
        • Cutting product
      • Drilling Product
        • Laying out material
        • Drilling or punching assembly and installation holes
        • Locating and drilling weep holes
        • Templates and jigs
      • Assembling Product Framing
        • Manufacturer’s assembly instructions
        • Joining and caulking framing members
        • Quality control checks
      • Storing Product in Shop
        • Protecting product by isolating from other products (e.g., cardboard)
    • Transporting Product (5%)
      • Loading Product
        • Determining best method and route for transporting product
        • Creating a pick list or load list
        • Loading product in manner that protects product during transport
        • Weight distribution
        • Securing the product on platform or truck
      • Unloading Product
        • Determining proper equipment for unloading product
        • Scheduling/arranging for loading equipment
        • Safe material handling procedures
        • Weight distributions
        • Job site conditions
      • Distributing and Storing Product
        • Determining product location at jobsite (e.g., distribution)
        • Ensuring that floor loads will accept product
        • Ensuring that storage is in compliance with manufacturer’s recommendations
        • Protecting product from environment and other trades
    • Installing Product (35%)
      • Ensuring Quality Control
        • Checking product before installing
        • Checking opening before installing product
        • Ensuring installers are properly trained for particular product installed
        • Creating and maintaining daily reports
      • Ensuring Job Safety
        • Ensuring all installers have appropriate safety equipment
        • Ensuring all installers are trained and certified on use of equipment
        • Ensuring installers are
        • Contractor’s safety plan
        • Ensuring that all equipment is properly maintained
        • Compliance with OSHA
      • Preparing for Installation
        • Selecting proper equipment for installation (e.g., pulleys, scaffolding)
        • Coordinating electrical supply with contractor
        • Coordinating installation with contractor and other trades
        • Coordinating installation with security system contractors
        • Staging product (e.g., place product by correct openings)
      • Laying Out Openings
        • Establishing working points, benchmarks, control lines
        • Establishing clip locations (e.g., center line of mullions)
        • Laying out per manufacturer’s instructions
      • Erecting Product
        • Setting product in place
        • Plumbing, leveling and truing product (i.e., square)
        • Proper installation of anchors per approved drawings
        • Inspection requirements (e.g., anchor, bucks)
      • Preparing Product for Glass
        • cleaning materials, removing debris from materials
        • Installing glazing gaskets/tape
        • Installing appropriate setting blocks (e.g., hardness, size, location)
        • Setting glass in frame
        • Installing glass stop
        • Structural caulking
      • Installing Entrance Systems (Doors)
        • Hardware (e.g., hinges, handles, locks, door closers)
        • Security/fire system requirements
        • ADA requirements
        • Automatic door opening systems
      • Inspecting Job for Sign-Off
        • Preparing a punch list
        • Walking job with contractor
        • Obtaining sign-off from contractor of work completed
        • Providing manufacturer’s recommended maintenance instructions
      • Protecting Product
        • Risks to product resulting from ongoing construction
        • Advising regarding suitable materials/methods for protecting product
      • Waterproofing Product
        • Selecting appropriate sealant materials
        • Assuring proper width to depth ratio for caulking performance
        • Cleaning and preparing substrates (e.g., priming)
        • Applying appropriate size and type of backer rod
        • Verifying that caulking shelf life has not expired
        • Applying sealant and properly tooling
    • Servicing Product (5%)
      • Ensuring Code Compliance
        • Evaluating existing glass type
        • Safety glazing codes
        • Glass replacement code requirements
      • Ensuring Job Site Safety
        • Securing site from public access
        • Barriers, safety cones, security tape
        • Securing tools and equipment
      • Replacing Glass Product
        • Determining size and make-up of product
        • Securing opening (e.g., board up opening)
        • Installing replacement product
      • Repairing/Adjusting Non-Glass Product (e.g., doors, hardware, frames)
        • Determining what needs to be repaired/adjusted
        • Repairing/adjusting the product
        • Determining if under warrantee
      • Waterproofing Product
        • Identifying source of leaks
        • Removing existing caulking and preparing substrates
        • Checking for compatibility of sealants with substrates
        • Installing new sealants and tooling
        • Water test procedures
      • Instructing on Product Care
        • Instructing on product care
        • Instructing on how to clean
        • Manufacturer’s recommended maintenance instructions
  • Official list of subjects for the Glass and Glazing contractor exam

Florida Glass and Glazing 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 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.

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Lecture videos

Practice questions

Key concepts

Step-by-step solutions to math problems

In-person review

classes
$699.00
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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 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

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FLORIDA GLASS AND GLAZING - BOOK SET WITH TABS INCLUDES ALL BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS EXAMS

Sales price: $1,170.25

List of Books for the Glass & Glazing Contractor Trade Exams

List of Books for the Business and Finance Exam