Florida Pollutant Storage Contractor License

Florida Pollutant Storage contractors can legally engage in contracts which involve working on:

  • Tanks used to contain regulated substances
  • Integral tank piping
  • Dispensers
  • Spill containment systems
  • Overfill protection systems
  • Secondary containment systems
  • Release detection equipment
  • Underground pollutant storage tank systems with a capacity greater than 110 gallons

How to Get a Pollutant Storage 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 Pollutant Storage trade:
        • Pollutant Storage Systems Installation
        • Pollutant Storage Systems Removal
    • 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 Pollutant Storage and Business & Finance exams.(sign up for the exams)
  12. Submit the complete Pollutant Storage application form to:
    Department of Business and Professional Regulation
    2601 Blair Stone Road
    Tallahassee, FL 32399-0783
Pollutant Storage Tank Being Replaced by Licensed Florida Contractor
Florida Pollutant Storage Contractor Replacing Old Storage Tank

Florida Pollutant Storage Contractor Exams

Florida Pollutant Storage 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 Pollutant Storage 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-Installation and Site Preparation (7%)
      • Drawing plans
        • Symbols
        • Abbreviations
        • Terminology
        • Site dimensions
        • Scale dimensions
        • Soil types
      • Performing a pre-installation inspection and test of all tanks
        • Checking for required parts of tank ability to check for holes, dents, and scrapes on tanks
        • Low pressure air-testing
      • Determining location of excavations
        • Invert elevations
        • Basic surveying and layout
        • Site utility locates (811)
      • Determining burial depths and slopes
        • Excavation
        • Surveying/leveling techniques ability to determine the need for shoring based on soil type
      • Determining ground water conditions
        • Procedures for high water (dewatering)
      • Obtaining required permits
        • Local permitting requirements
        • DEP requirements
        • Local fire department/fire marshal requirements
    • Material Handling (5%)
      • Handling and filling tanks with various forms of petroleum products
        • Spillage
        • Cleanup
        • Safety precautions
        • State and Federal transportation laws relating to dangerous substances
        • Filling attachments
      • Handling and filling tanks with pesticides
        • Spillage
        • Cleanup
        • Safety requirements
        • Attachments
        • Meters
      • Handling and filling tanks with ammonia
        • Spillage
        • Cleanup
        • Safety requirements
        • Attachments
        • Meters
      • Handling and filling tanks with chlorine
        • Spillage
        • Cleanup
        • Safety requirements
      • Handling and filling tanks with other industrial chemicals
        • Spillage
        • Cleanup
        • Safety precautions
        • Attachments
        • Meters
      • Identifying contents and labeling tanks
        • Labeling requirements
        • Placards and symbols
        • MSDS
    • Excavating (10%)
      • Coordinating and directing soil preparation and testing soil and ground water for petroleum products
        • Surveying requirements
        • Backhoes
        • Trenchers
        • Cranes and rigging
        • Soils
        • Identifying polluted soils
        • Where to take soil samples
        • Compaction tests
        • Leveling requirements
        • Removal of debris from excavation
        • Bedding
        • Backfill materials
        • Chocks
        • Foreign materials left in tank and piping excavations
      • Performing dewatering
        • Pump requirements
        • Soils
        • Permeation
        • Supports and anchorage
        • Discharge requirements
        • Treatment requirements for contaminated water
      • Installing sheet pilings
        • Proper materials
        • Supports and placements
        • Soils
        • Layout (tank dimensions, distances from cofferdam walls for safe tank installation)
        • “Wet hole” tank installation method
        • Trenching and excavations
        • Requirements to have an engineer approve plans for sites beyond certain depths
      • Securing excavation sites
        • OSHA
        • Barrier fencing
        • Pollutant runoff
        • Sediment control
    • Supports and Anchorage (7%)
      • Installing deadmen anchors
        • Concrete form work
        • Reinforcing steel
        • Form work
        • Cables and hold-down straps
      • Installing hold-down pads
        • Concrete form work
        • Reinforcing steel
        • Properties of concrete including proper mixing
        • Placement
        • Drying time
        • Cables and hold-down straps
      • Installing reinforcing concrete
        • Concrete
        • Rebar
        • Requirements for slabs given anticipated load and use
      • Performing backfill compaction
        • Moisture tests
        • Tampers and compactors
        • Levels and surveying equipment
      • Checking for required surface elevation
        • Surveying equipment and levels
      • Installing concrete isolation and contraction joints
        • Properties of concrete
        • When joints are needed
        • Form work
    • Backfill (10%)
      • Adding ballast
        • When to add ballast
        • Level of ballast
        • Partial filling
      • Installing backfill materials for tanks
        • Appropriate backfill material
        • Removal of debris
        • Ballasting
        • Backfill material
        • Backfill for nonmetallic tanks
        • Pea gravel
        • Crushed rock or gravel
        • Compaction
      • Measuring tank deflection
        • Determining deflection
        • Causes of deflection
        • Limit of acceptable maximum deflection
      • Installing filter fabric and other backfill migration preventers
        • Installation requirements
        • Determining unstable soils
        • Determining appropriate fabrics
    • Tank Installation (12%)
      • Unloading, lifting and lowering tanks
        • Lining requirements
        • Cables and chains
        • Spreader bars
        • Hoisting equipment and sufficient capacity
        • Proper storage
      • Installing cathodically protected steel tanks
        • Corrosion (dissimilar metals)
        • Pressure testing requirements
        • Pressure relief devices
        • Gauges
        • Potential damage to tank
        • Thread protectors
        • Plugs
      • Installing fiber-reinforced plastic tanks
        • Hazards and potential damage
        • Inspections
        • Appropriate backfill materials
        • Appropriate placement for multiple tanks in one excavation
      • Installing fiberglass-clad steel tanks
        • Hazards and potential damage
        • Inspections
        • Appropriate backfill materials
      • Installing double wall steel tanks
        • Hazards and potential damage
        • Inspections
        • Appropriate backfill materials
      • Installing double wall fiberglass tanks
        • Hazards and potential damage
        • Inspections
        • Appropriate backfill materials
      • Pressure testing tanks
        • Air pressure requirements
        • Leak detection
        • Plugs
        • Removing and disposing of thread protectors
        • Hazards and potential damage to tank while testing
        • Pressure gauges
        • Pressure relief devices
        • Results of over-pressurization
        • Compressors
      • Pressurizing interstice (annular space between tank walls)
        • Compressors
        • Using two gauges
        • Leak detection
        • Result of pressurizing
        • Vacuum gauges
      • Installing emergency generator tanks
        • Piping
        • Valves
        • Transfer pumps
        • Day tanks
        • Float switches
    • Piping, Valves and Fittings (14%)
      • Laying out and constructing trenches
        • Trenches
        • Backhoes
        • Pipe layout
        • Appropriate widths for different pipes
        • Surveying techniques and requirements
      • Laying out pipes, valves, fittings and related components
        • Types of equipment
        • When to use equipment
        • Variation in equipment
        • Swing joints
        • Elbows
        • Nipples
        • Properties of equipment (corrosive resistance)
      • Compacting soil around piping
        • Soil testing requirements
        • Depth requirements
        • Compaction equipment
        • Correct moisture content
        • Percent compaction
      • Determining appropriate pipe sealant
        • Types of sealants
        • Conditions for applications
        • Preparation
        • Application requirements
        • Drying requirements
      • Complying with piping plans and specs
        • Symbols
        • Abbreviations
        • Terminology
        • Site dimensioning
      • Installing submersible pumps and leak detectors
        • Types of pumps
        • Capacity of pumps
        • Installation requirements
      • Performing a tightness test for pipes
        • Compressors
        • Operating pressures systems
        • Soaping
        • Hydrostatic testing
        • Reading pressure gauges
        • Pipe fitting
      • Determining product and vent pipe slopes
        • Vapor and liquid traps
        • Surveying instruments and levels
      • Installing double-walled and flexible piping
        • Sealant requirements
        • Tightness testing
        • Trenching
        • Bedding requirements
        • Sizing pipes
        • Level and surveying requirements
      • Installing fiberglass piping
        • Trenching
        • Appropriate sizes of trenches
        • Tightness testing bedding
        • Sealants
        • Backfilling
        • Compaction
        • Levels and surveying
      • Installing dispensers and pumps
        • Fittings
        • Valves
        • Types of valves
        • Dispenser sumps
      • Installing shear and anchor valves and properly anchoring
        • Types of anchors and when to use
        • Alignment of anchors
        • Concrete
        • Anchor bolts
        • Reinforcing requirements
        • Thrust blocks
      • Determining size and capacity of vents
        • Vent sizing
        • Vent requirements
        • Manifold tanks and siphon piping
      • Installing Stage 1 Vapor Recovery Systems
        • Single point systems
        • Dual point systems
    • Above Tank Covering (5%)
      • Covering tanks with asphalt or concrete
        • Site preparation
        • Concrete mixture requirements
        • Proper conditions for installing concrete
        • Asphalt (properties, application, and site preparation)
        • Finishing
        • Reinforcing
      • Calculating support and buoyancy counteraction
        • Soil conditions
        • Determining depth of burial - from top of tank to finished grade
        • Weight of materials
        • Calculating reflected tank area
        • Determining space occupied by materials and tank
    • Leak Detection (10%)
      • Installing continuous monitoring systems
        • Gauging systems
        • Interstice monitoring
        • Line pressure monitoring
        • Observation venting
        • Automatic line leak detectors
      • Maintaining tank and trench geotextile liners
        • Proper installation
        • Penetration fittings
        • Adhesive materials
        • Backfill materials
        • Sub-base requirements
        • Layout
        • Compacting
        • Seaming liner pieces
      • Installing overfill protection devices
        • Fill pipe enclosure
        • Vent float valve
        • Inventory control procedures
        • "Outage charts"
        • Restricted venting
      • Installing interstitial monitoring systems
        • Types of sensors
        • Monitoring liquid reservoir and riser
        • Testing interstitial space
      • Installing line pressure monitoring systems
        • Submersible pumps
        • Piping and corrosion control requirements
      • Understanding requirements for monitoring wells
        • Who can install them (well driller)
        • Appropriate construction methods
        • Proper abandonment of monitoring wells
      • Developing ground water monitoring plans
        • D.E.P. plan approval process
      • Performing tank and line tests
        • Manufacturer's equipment
        • Manufacturer's procedures
        • Complete and partial full test
        • Air in line and purging
        • Isolation points, sub pumps, and shear valves
        • Proper testing equipment
    • Cathodic Protection Systems (5%)
      • Maintaining and repairing cathodic protection systems
        • What is required
        • When it is required
      • Maintaining and repairing pre-engineered protection systems
        • When it is needed
        • How to install it
      • Using dielectric fittings
        • Product compatibility
        • Operating or test pressures
      • Using galvanic anodes
        • When they are needed
        • How to install them
      • Maintaining and repairing impressed current systems
        • When they are needed
        • How to install them
      • Using field-applied coatings
        • When it is needed
        • How to apply them
      • Inspecting anodes and cathodic protection systems
        • Proper testing authority and methods
        • Monthly and yearly inspections of monitors
      • Maintaining metal cathodic protected pipes
        • Trenching
        • Bedding
        • Tightness testing
        • Sealants
        • Appropriate sizes
        • Levels and surveying equipment
    • Tank Removal and Abandonment (10%)
      • Disconnecting equipment and piping
        • Safety requirements
        • Excavation
      • Testing for adequate removal of pollutant materials in tanks and lines
        • Safety requirements
        • How and when to test
        • Meters (e.g., LEL, O2)
      • Removing tanks
        • Excavation
        • Cranes, hoists and rigging
        • Transportation requirements
      • Filling tanks with an inert solid
        • Acceptable fill materials
        • Eliminating voids when filling
      • Disposing of pollutants
        • Local, State, and Federal laws and regulations relating to transportation and disposal
        • Excavation and backfill
        • Soil testing
      • Cutting and cleaning tanks
        • Testing equipment (how and when to use)
        • Safety requirements
        • Confined space entry
        • Methods for cutting
      • Methods for disposing of tanks
        • Transporting tanks
        • Cutting methods
    • Equipment (5%)
      • Using personal protection equipment
        • OSHA guidelines
        • When to use
        • Type to use
      • Installing warning signs and barricades
        • Florida Dept. of Transportation guidelines
        • Federal transportation guidelines
        • Warning sign requirements
        • Regulatory signs
        • Warning sign requirements
        • Barricades and channel devices and requirements
        • Marking requirements
        • Lighting devices
        • Control of traffic through work areas
        • Expressways and limited access facilities
      • Wearing eye and face protection
        • OSHA guidelines
      • Using respiratory protection
        • Toxic fumes
        • When and how to use
      • Digging with backhoes, trenchers and tractors
        • Lifting capacities
        • Safety requirements
        • Road requirements
      • Using overhead hoists and cranes
        • Lifting capacities
        • Rigging requirements
      • Ensuring adequate ventilation
        • Safety requirements
        • When necessary
      • Using chlorine and hydrocarbon gas leak detection devices
        • When and how to use
      • Consider grounding and combustibility
        • Static electricity
        • Lower explosive limits (LEL)
        • Explosion proof equipment
  • Official list of subjects for the Pollutant Storage contractor exam

Florida Pollutant Storage 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 Pollutant Storage Contractor Classes

You can take Pollutant Storage 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 Pollutant Storage Contractor Exam Problems. The Pollutant Storage Contractor Classes prepare you for the trade and business exams. Florida Pollutant Storage Contractor Testing Schedule. You must pass all exams before applying for the Pollutant Storage Contractor’s License in Florida. To sign up for the Florida Pollutant Storage Contractor classes, simply click on the "enroll" button below and checkout; this will allow you to receive immediate access to the Florida Pollutant Storage 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 Pollutant Storage Contractor exams needed to get the Pollutant Storage 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 Pollutant Storage Contractor Exams click on the link within the course description below.

 

  • Login credentials emailed upon enrollment

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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
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    $399.00

 

Florida Pollutant Storage Contractor Books

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List of Books for the Pollutant Storage Contractor Trade Exams

List of Books for the Business and Finance Exam