Florida Roofing Contractor License

Florida Roofing contractors can legally repair, maintain, install, alter, extend, or design in contracts involving the following type of work:

  • Waterproofing
  • Coating
  • Roofing
  • Skylights
  • Roof-deck attachments that is required
  • Repair or Replacement of:
    • Wood roof sheathing
    • Fascia

Coating cannot be done when it is not represented to protect, stop leaks, waterproof, repair, or extend the life of the roof.

How to Get a Roofing 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 Roofing trade:
        • Experience in 3 or more elements below:
          • Shingles
          • Concrete
          • Solar Tile
          • Tile
          • Metal
        • Experience in ALL of the elements below:
          • Single-ply Systems
          • Parapet Walls
          • Flashings
          • Sheathing & Framing Repairs
          • Roof Penetrations
          • Underlayment
          • Insulation
            • Tapered
            • Flat
            • Foam
    • 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 Roofing and Business & Finance exams.
  12. Submit the complete Roofing application form to:
    Department of Business and Professional Regulation
    2601 Blair Stone Road
    Tallahassee, FL 32399-0783

Roofing Contractor Exams

Florida Roofing 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:
    • Built-Up Roofs (15%)
      • Installation of metal gravel stops
        • Placement
        • Fastening requirements and techniques
        • Adhesives requirements and techniques
      • Performing test cuts
        • Test cut requirements and techniques
        • When required
        • Sizes and best method of testing
      • Built-up roof surfaces
        • Liquid applied coatings
        • Spray polyurethanic foam
        • Aggregates
        • Cap sheets
      • Tie-ins for built-up roofs
        • Following a roofing layout
        • Measuring for tie-ins
        • Using cold adhesives or sprayed materials
      • Insulating and ventilating for built-up roofs
        • Mechanically fastening insulation
        • Installing multiple layer insulation
        • Installing factory-tapered board roof insulation systems
        • Installing field-sloped roof fill, cricketed roof fill and insulation systems
        • Installing adhered in-place insulation (e.g., foam, epoxy)
        • Determining thermal values of roofing materials
        • Ventilation requirements for builtup roofs
      • Roof assembly installed over steel decks
        • Underlayment
        • Fastening requirements and techniques
        • Weight and dead loads
        • Flute span capabilities of insulation
      • Roof assembly installed over concrete decks
        • Weights and deadloads
        • Underlayment requirements
        • Adhesives requirements and techniques
        • Fastening requirements and techniques
        • Deck preparation
      • Roof assembly installed over insulating concrete
        • Weights and deadloads
        • Fastening requirements and techniques
      • Roof assembly installed over wood deck
        • Installing rosin-sized sheathing paper
        • Weights and deadloads
        • Underlayment requirements
        • Adhesives requirements and techniques
        • Fastening requirements and techniques
        • Deck preparation
      • Installing coal tar pitch built-up roofing
        • Determining roof slope
        • What materials can be used with coal tar
        • Ponding
        • Roof penetrations
        • Sloped or tapered insulation requirements
      • Installing roofing felts
        • Surface preparation and techniques
        • Temperature requirements
        • Fastening requirements
      • Installing flashing and counter-flashing for built-up roofs
        • Metal flashings
        • Reinforced membrane flashings
        • Flashing around penetrations
        • Crickets and saddle flashings
      • Maintenance and repair of built-up roofs
        • Determine roof type
    • Shingles and Shakes (15%)
      • Selecting appropriate type of shingles
        • Types available
        • Different types and compatibility
        • Number of bundles per square
        • Exposure requirements
        • Approximate coverage
        • Roof deck requirements for application of wood shingles and wood shakes
        • Fastening requirements and techniques
      • Cutting shingles individually when using a pattern
        • Cutting tools
        • Measuring for cutting
      • Using the straight-up method
        • Marking and following bond lines
        • Shingling around obstructions
      • Using the stair stepping method
        • Applying strips of underlayment
        • Overlapping measurements
      • Straightening bond lines
        • Marking and following bond lines
        • Even and uneven lines
        • Shingling around penetrations or obstructions
      • Installing wood shakes
        • Doubling at all eaves
        • Starter course placement
        • Gutter requirements
        • Trough requirements
        • Shingle extension
        • Spacing between adjacent shingles
        • Nailing and fastening
        • Attaching hip and ridge shingles
        • Pre-manufactured hip and ridge unit application
        • Preparing areas to be shingled
        • Handling shingles
        • Roofing underlayments
      • Determining fastener types, placement and length for wood shakes and shingles
        • Types of fasteners and their application
        • Spacing for different types of shingles
        • Types of nails
        • Size of nails needed and required
      • Determining width and grade for wood shakes
        • Types of grades and when applicable
      • Determining shingle and shake exposure
        • Slope calculations
        • Coverage of one square of shingles based on following weather exposures
        • Types of shingles and shakes and their properties
        • Spacing requirements
      • Installing composite shingles
        • Adhesive requirements
        • Live loads
        • Cutting
        • Placement
        • Roof recover requirements
        • Surface preparation requirements
      • Tie-ins for shingles and shakes
        • Following a roofing layout
        • Methods and materials for tie-ins
      • Installing valleys
        • Methods of installation
        • Placing shingles appropriately
        • Plastic cement
        • Valley underlayments
        • Adhesive requirements
        • Fastening requirements and techniques
        • Underlayment
        • Trimming or dub corners
        • Verifying and selecting proper materials
        • Waterproofing blind/dead valleys
      • Installing and repairing ridges
        • Alignment
        • Determining size of nails/attachments
        • Adhesives
        • Temperature requirements
        • Tabs
      • Installing drip edges
        • Appropriate types of fasteners
        • Placement
        • Sealants
        • Flashing requirements
      • Insulating and ventilating for shingle and shake roofs
        • Mechanically fastening insulation
        • Installing insulation
        • Determining thermal values of roofing materials
        • Ventilation requirements for shingle and shake roofs
      • Installing flashing and counter-flashing for shingle and shake roofs
        • Metal flashings/compatibility
        • Reinforced membrane flashings
        • Flashing around penetrations
        • Crickets and saddle flashings
      • Maintenance and repair of shingle and shake roofs
        • Determine roof assembly and condition
        • Leak detection
    • Architectural Metal Roofs (10%)
      • Installing architectural metal roofs
        • Fasteners
        • Caulk
        • Adhesives
        • Soldering
        • Flashing
        • Underlayment
        • Wind loads
        • Use of dissimilar materials
      • Tie-ins for architectural metal roofs
        • Following a roofing layout
        • Measuring for tie-ins
        • Using metal flashings
      • Installing metal shingles
        • Llacement
        • Fastening requirements and techniques
        • Adhesive requirements
        • Sealants
      • Insulating and ventilating for architectural metal roofs
        • Mechanically fastening insulation
        • Determining thermal values of roofing materials
        • Ventilation requirements for architectural metal roofs
      • Installing flashing and counter-flashing for architectural metal roofs
        • Metal flashings
        • Reinforced membrane flashings
        • Flashing around penetrations
        • Crickets and saddle flashings
      • Maintenance and repair of architectural metal roofs
        • Roof assembly and condition
        • Leak detection
    • Single Ply Systems (15%)
      • Installing adhesive-applied systems
        • Adhesives and their properties
        • Effects of sun
      • Installing heat applied systems
        • Heat application equipment
        • Application temperatures
      • Installing mechanically fastened systems
        • Fastening requirements and techniques
        • Sealant requirements and techniques
      • Tie-ins for single-ply roofs
        • Following a roofing layout
        • Methods and materials for Tie-ins
      • Determining seaming needs
        • Types of seaming adhesive and their properties
        • Application requirements and techniques
        • Seaming tapes
        • Heat seaming methods
      • Insulating and ventilating
        • Installing insulation
        • Installing factory-tapered board roof insulation systems
        • Installing field-sloped and cricketed roof fill and insulation systems
        • Determining thermal values of roofing materials
        • Ventilation requirements for single ply roofs
      • Installing flashing and counter-flashing
        • Metal flashings
        • Supported and unsupported membrane flashings
        • Flashing around penetrations
        • Crickets and saddle flashings
      • Maintenance and repair
        • Determine roof assembly and condition
        • Leak detection
    • Modified Roofing Systems (15%)
      • Installing modified systems
        • Asphalt properties
        • Sealants and caulks
        • APP modified
        • SBS modified
        • SA modified
      • Installing adhesive-applied systems
        • Adhesives and their properties
        • Effects of sun
        • Application methods
      • Installing heat applied systems
        • Heat application equipment
        • Application temperatures
      • Insulating and ventilating
        • Installing insulation
        • Installing factory-tapered board roof insulation systems
        • Installing field-sloped and cricketed roof fill and insulation systems
        • Determining thermal values of roofing materials
        • Ventilation requirements for modified roofing systems
      • Installing flashing and counter-flashing
        • Metal flashings
        • Reinforced membrane flashings
        • Flashing around penetrations
        • Crickets and saddle flashings
    • Concrete and Clay Tile Roofs (10%)
      • Loads
      • Roof Layout Bond lines
      • Adhesive requirements
      • Installing flashing and counter-flashing for concrete and tile roofs
        • Metal flashings
        • Reinforced membrane flashings
        • Flashing around penetrations
        • Crickets and saddle flashings
      • Under tile drainage requirements
      • Plastic cement application requirements
      • Mortar applications
      • Battens
      • Fastening requirements
      • Ridge and hip tiles
      • Gables and perimeters
      • Foam
      • Underlayment
      • Insulating and ventilating for concrete and clay tile roofs
        • Mechanically fastening insulation
        • Determining thermal values of roofing materials
        • Ventilation requirements for concrete and clay tile roofs
      • Tie-ins for concrete and tile roofs
        • Following a roofing layout
        • Measuring for tie-ins
        • Using metal flashings
      • Maintenance and repair of concrete and tile roofs
        • Determine roof assembly and condition
        • Leak detection
    • Membrane Waterproofing (5%)
      • Installation of walls below grade
        • Materials
        • Primers
        • Different membrane types
        • Hydrostatic pressure
        • Hot and cold application methods
        • When membrane waterproofing is required
      • Installation of floor slabs
        • Materials
        • Primers different membrane types
        • Hydrostatic pressure
        • Hot and cold application methods
        • When membrane waterproofing is required
    • Drain and Gutters (5%)
      • Verifying scupper overflow requirements
        • Water flow rates
      • Determining gutter and downspout requirements
        • Water flow rates
      • Installing gutters and downspouts
        • Strapping
        • Fastening requirements and techniques
        • Size requirements
      • Installing leader and conductor heads
        • Fastening requirements and techniques
        • Caulk and sealants
        • Size requirements
    • Equipment and Safety (10%)
      • Using ladders
        • Safety requirements
        • OSHA requirements
      • Using scaffolds
        • Safety requirements
        • OSHA requirements
      • Using hoists (manual and automatic)
        • Safety requirements
        • OSHA requirements
        • Load capabilities
      • Using lift trucks
        • Safety requirements
        • OSHA requirements
        • Load capabilities
      • Using kettles
        • Safety requirements
        • OSHA requirements
        • Tar temperature
        • Temperature gauges and automatic controls
        • Starting procedures
      • Using heat welding equipment
        • Safety requirements
        • OSHA requirements
        • Torches
        • Hot air
      • Using manual lifts
        • Safety requirements
        • OSHA requirements
        • Load capabilities
      • Using pump lifts
        • Safety requirements
        • OSHA requirements
        • Dynamic heads
        • Mechanical joints
      • Using roof jacks for steep pitch
        • Safety requirements
        • OSHA requirements
        • Proper anchoring procedures
      • Using spudding machines
        • Safety requirements
        • OSHA requirements
        • Aggregate disposal
      • Using compressors
        • Safety requirements
        • OSHA requirements
      • Using pneumatic equipment
        • Safety requirements
        • OSHA requirements
        • Pressure requirements
        • Fastening requirements and techniques
      • Fall Protection
        • Safety requirements
        • OSHA requirements
  • Official list of subjects for the Roofing contractor exam

Florida Roofing 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 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, and 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. You must pass all exams before applying for the Roofing Contractor’s License in Florida. To sign up for the Florida Roofing Contractor classes, click on the "enroll" button below and checkout; this will allow you to receive immediate access to the Florida Roofing Contractor Classes online and attend in-person Exam Prep classes. All students have access to online and in-person classes for an unlimited 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.

 

  • 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
    $699.00
    $699.00
  • 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

 

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