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Testing Schedule for Contractors 2018

State Construction Contractors

Dates and Locations

General, Building, Residential, and Plumbing examination parts (trade knowledge, contract administration, and project management) are administered in paper and pencil format and are offered multiple times per year at locations throughout Florida.

Beginning August, 2018: General, Building, and Residential (contract administration and project management) examinations will be administered in computer-based testing format. Plumbing (trade knowledge) examinations will continue to be administered in paper and pencil format multiple times per year.

Paper-Based Testing Schedule
Testing DatesRegistration DeadlineLocation
October 16-17, 2018 September 16, 2018 Kissimmee
Osceola Heritage Park
Exhibition Building
December 11-12, 2018 November 11, 2018 Kissimmee
Osceola Heritage Park
Exhibition Building
February 12-13, 2019 January 12, 2019 Orlando
Hyatt Regency Orlando
Int’l Airport
April 16-17, 2019 March 16, 2019 Kissimmee
Osceola Heritage Park
Exhibition Building
June 11-12, 2019 May 11, 2019 Orlando
Hyatt Regency Orlando
Int’l Airport

All other construction examinations, including 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: http://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.

General, Building, Residential, and Plumbing examination parts (trade knowledge, contract administration, and project management) are administered in paper and pencil format and are offered multiple times per year at locations throughout Florida. 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.

Beginning August, 2018: General, Building, and Residential (contract administration and project management) examinations will be administered in computer-based testing format. Plumbing (trade knowledge) examinations will continue to be administered in paper and pencil format multiple times per year.

All other construction examinations, including the 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 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.

Business & Finance
Class A Air Conditioning Contractor
Class B Air Conditioning Contractor
Building Contractor Contract Administration
Building Contractor Project Management
Gas Line
General Contractor Contract Administration
General Contractor Project Management
Glass & Glazing
Gypsum Drywall
Irrigation
Marine Specialty
Mechanical
Plumbing
Pollutant Storage
Commercial Pool
Residential Pool
Service Pool
Residential Contractor Contract Administration
Residential Contractor Project Management
Roofing
Sheet Metal
Solar
Specialty Structure
Underground Utility

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.

GITS©

Phone Number: 800-997-2129
Website: http://www.gitsllc.org/

Prov©

Phone Number: 866-720-7768
Website: https://www.provexam.com/

Prometric©

Website: https://www.prometric.com/
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
Website: http://www.gctesting.com/
Address: 2891 Center Pointe Drive, Suite 201, Fort Myers, FL 33916
Phone Number: ​239-274-3184


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