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Florida Roofing Contractor License

A Florida Roofing Contractor means a contractor whose services are unlimited in the roofing trade and who has the experience, knowledge, and skill to install, maintain, repair, alter, extend, or design, if not prohibited by law, and use materials and items used in the installation, maintenance, extension, and alteration of all kinds of roofing, waterproofing, and coating, except when coating is not represented to protect, repair, waterproof, stop leaks, or extend the life of the roof. The scope of work of a roofing contractor also includes skylights and any related work, required roof-deck attachments, and any repair or replacement of wood roof sheathing or fascia as needed during roof repair or replacement and any related work.

Licensing Requirements

Below are some of the requirements needed to become a licensed Roofing Contractor in the State of Florida:

Age

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Examination

Must take and pass the state certification examinations (Roofing and Business & Law). 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 Roofing 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.

Military Veterans

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.

Florida Roofing Contractor Re-Roofing an Apartment Building
Florida Roofing Contractor working on a Re-Roof Project at an Apartment Building

Applicants for the Certified roofing Contractor License must have experience in the following areas:

Built-Up Roofing Systems (Built-up Roofing, Roll Roofing, Modified Bitume, and Cold Process)

Single-Ply Systems (Single-Ply, Foam)

Architectural Metal Roofing

Concrete and Tile Roofing

Shingles & Shakes

Gutters and Downspouts

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.

Fingerprints

An applicant must have a background check as part of the licensing process.

Insurance

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 Roofing Contractor’s License, you may visit the Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board’s site.

Florida Roofing Contractor Exams

Florida Roofing 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!

Roofing Exam

This open-book test consists of 80 questions related to the following subjects: Built-Up Roofs; Shingles and Shakes; Architectural Metal Roofs; Single Ply Systems; Modified Roofing Systems; Concrete and Clay Tile Roofs; Membrane Waterproofing; Drain and Gutters; and Equipment and Safety.

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 Roofing Contractor Classes

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

 

Florida Roofing Contractor Course

Course Description: Upon enrolment the student receives an email containing his/her ID and Password combination to access the eCampus. The student can access the eCampus 24/7 for as long as it is necessary until he/she passes all licensing exams. The eCampus contains VIDEOS, PRACTICE QUESTIONS (similar to those seen on the actual exams), typical MATH PROBLEMS with step-by-step solutions, and detailed instructions on how to FIND ANSWERS within the books. The student also has access to optional in-person classroom-style refresher seminars. The training can be completed fully online, but if the student prefers, he/she can go to any number of REFRESHER SEMINARS (no extra charges or limitations).

Click here for a list of dates and locations of upcoming Refresher Seminars offered for this trade.

Sales price: $599.00

Florida Business and Finance (Construction) Course

This is the course which prepares you for the Business and Finance exam. The Business and Finance exam is mandatory for all contractors regardless of specific trade. This course teaches you how to find answers within the books (AIAs, Builder’s Guide to Accounting, Florida Contractor’s Manual, and Ch 455), and how to solve accounting problems. Detailed lecture videos teach how to solve problems step-by-step, and if you need some extra help, you can go to in-person review classes at no extra charge.
Sales price: $299.00

 

Florida Roofing Contractor Books

The set of books includes all required references for both the Roofing 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.

Complete Books Set without Tabs
(Includes all books listed below)


Sales price: $1,389.23

 

Complete Books Set with Tabs
(Includes all books listed below)


Sales price: $1,489.23

 

List of Books for the Roofing Contractor Trade Exams

Building Estimator's Reference Book

Building Estimator's Reference Book

This book is recognized worldwide as the authoritative source for comprehensive cost estimating information. It contains detailed construction cost data, reference tables, charts, and diagrams for quick reference plus detailed explanations of all possible variables affecting job costs. Paperback ISBN-10: 091159230X ISBN-13: 978-0911592306 Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 5.6 x 2.2 inches Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
Sales price: $98.77
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CFR (OSHA) Tile 29 Part 1926

CFR (OSHA) Tile 29 Part 1926

In this text, specifically written for construction industry compliance, you will be able to find all the information needed to meet OSHA standards. In addition to a complete collection of Part 1926 regulations for the construction industry, the book also contains Part 1903 on Inspections, Citations, and Penalties; Part 1904 concerning Recording and Reporting Occupational Illnesses and Injuries; and relevant selections from Part 1910 for General Industry. Number of Pages: 566 Product Dimensions: 11 x 8 1/2 x 1 1/8 Weight: 2.8 Lbs Publisher: Mancomm ISBN-10: 1599595664
Sales price: $39.90
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Architectural Sheet Metal Manual

Architectural Sheet Metal Manual

Architectural Sheet Metal Manual provides the most comprehensive set of recommended practices available for proper design and installation of custom-fabricated architectural sheet metal. It includes roof drainage system, design for scuppers, gutters, and downspouts. It also has details for the historical restoration of skylights, cornices and spires
Sales price: $219.00
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Roofing Construction and Estimating

Roofing Construction and Estimating

Includes everything there is to know on how to estimate, build, and repair most types of roof coverings such as asphalt shingles, roll roofing, wood shingles, shakes, clay tile, slate, metal, built-up, and elastomeric. Number of Pages: 444 Product Dimensions: 11 x 8 3/8 x 1" Weight: 2.8 Lbs Autor: Daniel Atcheson Publisher: Craftsman Book Co ISBN-10: 1572180072 ISBN-13: 978-1572180079
Sales price: $31.82
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NRCA Roofing Manual: Membrane Roof System

NRCA Roofing Manual: Membrane Roof System

This manual provides best industry practices and technical information about the design, materials and installation techniques applicable to membrane roof systems used in low-slope applications.
Sales price: $124.50
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NRCA Roofing Manual: Metal Panel and SPF Roof Systems

NRCA Roofing Manual: Metal Panel and SPF Roof Systems

The Metal Panel and SPF Roof Systems is one of the components of the NRCA Roofing Manual.
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NRCA Roofing Manual: Steep-slope Roof Systems

NRCA Roofing Manual: Steep-slope Roof Systems

This volume of the NRCA Roofing Manual provides five complete sections—Asphalt Shingle Roof Systems, Clay and Concrete Roof Systems, Metal Shingle and Synthetic Component Roof Systems, Slate Roof Systems, and Wood Shake and Wood Shingle Roof Systems
Sales price: $124.50
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NRCA Roofing Manual: Architectural Metal Flashing, Condensation Control and Reroofing

NRCA Roofing Manual: Architectural Metal Flashing, Condensation Control and Reroofing

NRCA Roofing Manual: Architectural Metal Flashing, Condensation Control and Reroofing. This manual contains information about the design, materials and installation techniques applicable to architectural sheet-metal components. In addition, this manual provides background information regarding moisture and air leakage issues in buildings such has ventilation for steep-slope roof assemblies and condensation control for low-slope roof systems.
Sales price: $124.50
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NRCA Waterproofing Manual

NRCA Waterproofing Manual

The NRCA Waterproofing Manual provides the latest information on proper design, quality materials and workmanship, water-stops, warranties, material storage, and handling. This manual should be used as a guideline to prepare proper specifications. Number of Pages: 137 Product Dimensions: 10 3/4 x 8 1/2 x 3/8" Weight: 0.8 Lbs Publisher: National Roofing Contractors Association
Sales price: $85.00
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Florida Building Code - Building

Florida Building Code - Building

The Florida Building Code is the most complete source of code standards and compliance information in the construction industry. It is arguably the single-most important book in the construction industry since it defines the standards with which construction products and installations must comply throughout the construction process. It is for this reason that the Florida Building Code is one of the most heavily-tested reference books in the Florida construction contractor licensing exams. Product Dimensions: 11 3/4" x 13" x 5 1/4" Weight: 8.6 Lbs Author: International Code Council Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning Edition: 2014 ISBN-10: 160983562X ISBN-13: 9781609835576
Sales price: $119.47
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Florida Building Code - Test Protocols for High Wind Velocity Hurricane Zones

Florida Building Code - Test Protocols for High Wind Velocity Hurricane Zones

Florida Building Code determining the test protocols to which structures must be exposed in order to show that they are able to stand high wind velocities (use is limited to high velocity hurricane wind zones). Product Dimensions: 11 3/4" x 12" x 3 1/4" Weight: 4.4 Lbs Author: International Code Council Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning Edition: 2014 ISBN-10: 1609835581 ISBN-13: 978-1609835583
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List of Books for the Business and Finance Exam

Florida Contractor's Manual 2017 Edition

Florida Contractor's Manual 2017 Edition

This book includes many of the aspects of operating a business related to the construction industry and shows everything there is to know about the proper way to file taxes; what insurance to carry; how to manage daily accounts, and how, when, and why to file a paperwork for a lien. It includes excerpts from the entire sections of Federal Codes, State Statutes, local ordinances, and the administrative rules related to all of the above. Product Dimensions: 12 x 10.2 x 3.8 inches; Weight: 9.2 pounds; Author: Multiple; Publisher: Associated Builders and Contractors Florida East Coast Chapter; Edition: 2017 Edition; ISBN-10: 9781232013; ISBN-13: 978-9781232015. The 2013 Edition is out-of-print.
Sales price: $128.40
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Florida Statutes Chapter 455

Florida Statutes Chapter 455

Chapter 455 of the Florida Statutes (Business and Professional Regulation: General Provisions) contains regulation directly impacting the licensing process of contractors in the State of Florida. It is not only an important source of information for contractors in their everyday practice, but it is also a very useful reference used for the business and finance exam for all Florida state-contractor examinations. It covers subjects like continuing education requirements, the composition of the construction board, and unlicensed activity. Product Dimensions: 11" x 8.5" x 1/4"; Weight: 0.5 Lbs; Number of Pages: 58. This document is published by the Division of legislative Information Services, Rm 704 Claude Pepper Building, 111 West Madison St, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1400.
Sales price: $12.00
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A201 General Conditions of the Contract for Construction

A201 General Conditions of the Contract for Construction

Establishes the contractual relationship between the owner and the general contractor in a construction project.
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A401 Standard Form of Agreement between Contractor Subcontractor

A401 Standard Form of Agreement between Contractor Subcontractor

AIA A401 Establishes the contractual relationship between the Contractor and the Sub-Contractor in a construction project.
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A701, Instructions for Bidders

A701, Instructions for Bidders

This contract document is used when competitive bids are to be solicited for construction of the project. It also provides instructions on procedures, including bonding requirements for bidders to follow in preparing and submitting their bids.
Sales price: $24.70
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Builder's Guide to Accounting

Builder's Guide to Accounting

A step-by-step guide for setting up and maintaining records for a construction business. It is a practical, newly-revised guide to all accounting methods showing how to meet state and federal accounting requirements.
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