All other construction examinations, including General, Building, and Residential (contract administration and project management) as well as the business & finance examination part, are administered in computer-based testing format on a daily basis and at testing sites throughout the world. After a candidate has been approved by Professional Testing, Inc., they may schedule to sit for their examination(s) by contacting the department’s examination vendor, Pearson VUE.
Scheduling a Construction Examination
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation has contracted with Professional Testing, Inc., to register candidates, develop, and score professional examinations for the Construction Industry Licensing Board. Individuals desiring to sit for construction trade knowledge, contract administration, project management, or business & finance examination parts are required to apply directly with Professional Testing, Inc.
To apply by phone: 407.264.0562
To apply online: www.floridaexam.com
Completed applications and appropriate fees must be received by Professional Testing, Inc., no later than 30 days prior to the examination date.
Plumbing examinations (trade knowledge) are administered in paper and pencil format and are offered multiple times per year in Orlando only. Candidates approved to sit for these examinations will receive confirmation from Professional Testing, Inc., that includes the specific date, time, and location of the examination.
All other construction examinations, including General, Building, and Residential (contract administration and project management) as well as business & finance examination part, are administered in computer-based testing format. After a candidate has been approved by Professional Testing, Inc., they may schedule to sit for their examination(s) by contacting the department’s examination vendor, Pearson VUE.
To view the Florida Contractor Exam Codes, please visit Exam Codes for Pearson Vue© Tests in Florida.
To locate a testing site near you or to register to sit for an examination, use this link: http://www.pearsonvue.com/fl/construction/
To schedule by phone, call 888.204.6230
Candidates taking a computer-based examination through Pearson VUE will be required to submit a valid email address, telephone number, and payment at the time the examination is scheduled. Candidates will be eligible to schedule an examination within 72 hours after the candidate’s examination application has been approved by Professional Testing, Inc.
Construction Examinations Content
All examinations are open book and consist of multiple-choice questions. You should be prepared to respond to examination questions on any of the content areas included in the examination content outline. Use the links below to view examination content outlines for each of the construction examinations.
For Information on the number of questions on each exam, please visit "Number of Questions for the Florida Contractor Exams."
Business & Finance
Class A Air Conditioning Contractor
Class B Air Conditioning Contractor
Building Contractor Contract Administration
Building Contractor Project Management
General Contractor Contract Administration
General Contractor Project Management
Glass & Glazing
Residential Contractor Contract Administration
Residential Contractor Project Management
Additionally, for a breakdown of the number of examination questions and allotted time to complete each examination, view Examinations at a Glance.
State Electrical Contractors
ALL electrical exams are Computer-Based.
Scheduling an Electrical Examination
DBPR offers electrical examinations in a computer-based testing (CBT) format. Candidates who have been approved to sit for one of the following examinations may do so by contacting the department’s examination vendor, Pearson VUE. Examinations are available on a daily basis at testing sites throughout the world.
To schedule by phone: 888.204.6230
To locate a testing site near you or to register online visit Pearson Vue
Candidates taking a computer-based examination through Pearson VUE will be required to submit a valid email address, telephone number, and payment at the time the examination is scheduled. Candidates will be eligible to schedule an examination within 72 hours after the candidate’s examination application has been approved by the department.
Preparing for the Examination
To view a list of all books related to any state license, please go to Florida Licenses and click on your particular trade.
County Contractor Exams
There are three testing companies which provide testing services for contractors in Florida. You must contact them directly to schedule your test. Make sure your county accepts their tests results before signing up for testing.
When choosing a testing company, choose one which is customer-oriented, one you can call and talk to a person that can help you. We advise you contact all of them to see which one is more responsive to your needs.
Fire Protection Contractor
For Fire Protection Licenses, you must submit a check of $400 with the Application written out to “Department of Financial Services”. This covers the exam fee ($100) and application fee ($300). Include the following documentation with the application:
- Copy of Underground Utility & Excavation License
- Copy of your FL Drivers License
- Statement, Signed by owner of the company, on company stationary, giving you “full authority to act on behalf of the firm”
- Certificate of Insurance (Accord 25 Form)
- Evidence that the company you are applying under is registered with the Florida Secretary of State (sunbiz.org)
If you have any questions regarding the above information, please contact Ford Wilt.
OPS Government Analyst 1
Office of CFO Jimmy Patronis
Department of Financial Services
Division of State Fire Marshal
Phone Number: 800-997-2129
Phone Number: 866-720-7768
Contact Us Page: Prometric© Contact Us page
Phone Number: 1-800-967-1139
Gulf Coast Testing
Gulf Coast Testing is a testing facility which provides Prometric© Testing in SWFL
Address: 2891 Center Pointe Drive, Suite 201, Fort Myers, FL 33916
Phone Number: 239-274-3184
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The next page will provide you with contact information for government agencies and testing companies related to the licensing process.