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.
What are the requirements for a Roofing License?
- Age: Must be at least 18 years of age.
- Examination: Must take and pass the state certification examinations (Roofing and Business). Please note that the application process cannot be started until the exams are taken and passing scores are obtained.
- 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 the 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 the 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.
How Can You Prove Your Roofing Experience?
Roofers can prove their experience in the trade through a combination of Experience and Education or Military Service
- Four-year construction-related degree from an accredited college (equivalent to three years’ experience) and one year proved 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
Experience Options for Military Veterans
- 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
What experience do Roofers need?
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
Roofing Contractor Exams
Roofing Trade 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 that 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.
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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.
FLORIDA ROOFING - BOOK SET WITHOUT TABS INCLUDES ALL BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS EXAMS
FLORIDA ROOFING - BOOK SET WITH TABS INCLUDES ALL BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS EXAMS
List of Books for the Roofing Contractor Trade Exams
If you do not need to buy the complete set but need more than a single book, please visit our Roofing Books Page, you'll be able to add several books to your cart from the same page and even select the tabs you want. If you have any trouble buying your books online, you can always call us.
Starting July 1st, 2021 the 2020 code books will be used for contractor Licensing. Until then we will still be using the 2017 edition.
Starting July 1st 2021 the 2021 NRCA Steep-Slope Roof Systems will be used for contractor Licensing. Until then we will still be using the 2017 edition.
- Building Estimator’s Reference Book, 31st Edition, 2017
Frank R. Walker Company, PO Box 318, 1989 University Lane, Unit “C”, Lisle, IL 60532. www.frankrwalker.com
- Code of Federal Regulations, (OSHA) 29 Part 1926, July 1, 2018
Government Printing Office Bookstore, 100 West Bay Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. bookstore.gpo.gov, (Ph 866.512.1800); www.mancomm.com, (Ph 800.417.2531); or hr.cch.com/safety, (Ph 888.276.5422).
- SMACNA Architectural Sheet Metal Manual, 7th Edition, January 2012.
Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors National Assoc., Inc., (SMACNA), 4201 Lafayette Center Drive, Chantilly, VA 22021. www.smacna.org/bookstore
- Roofing Construction and Estimating, 8th Printing, 1995.
Craftsman Book Company, 6058 Corte del Cedro, Carlsbad, CA 92009. www.craftsman-book.com/
- NRCA BOX (includes 4 books below)
National Roofing Contractors Association manuals are listed below. National Roofing Contractors Association, 10255 West Higgins Road, Suite 600, Rosemont, IL 60018. http://www.nrca.net/store/
- The NRCA Roofing Manual: Metal Panel and SPF Roof Systems, 2016.
- The NRCA Roofing Manual: Membrane Roof System, 2015. *Effective April 2019 the 2019 Edition of R157 will be used for the examination.
- The NRCA Roofing Manual: Steep-Slope Roof Systems, 2017.
- The NRCA Roofing Manual: Architectural Metal Flashing, Condensation Control, and Reroofing, 2018
- NRCA Waterproofing Book
- Florida Building Code - Building, 2017
International Code Council, Inc., 5203 Leesburg Pike, Suite 600, Falls Church, VA 22041, (Ph 800.786.4452). shop.iccsafe.org/state-and-local-codes/florida.html
- Florida Building Code - Test Protocols for High-Velocity Hurricane Zones, 2017
List of Books for the Business and Finance Exam
- Contractors Manual, 2017. (Includes the 2016 Circular E)
Association of Builders and Contractors Institute, Inc., 3730 Coconut Creek Parkway, Coconut Creek, FL 33066, (Ph 866.930.4222).
- Florida Statutes Chapter 455, 2018
Division of Legislative Information Services, Room 704 Claude Pepper Building, 111 West Madison St, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1400, (Ph 800-342-1827). www.flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2017/Chapter455 A BOUND pdf version of this reference may be brought into the test centers for use on the exam.
- A201 General Conditions of the Contract for Construction, 2017.
The American Institute of Architects, PO Box 60, Williston, VT 05495 or Florida Association of AIA, 104 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301. www.aiafla.org/Store_Contract-Documents.cfm
- A401 Standard Form of Agreement between Contractor-Subcontractor, 2017.
- A701 Instructions to Bidders, 2018
- Builder's Guide to Accounting, 2001
Craftsman Book Company, 6058 Corte del Cedro, Carlsbad, CA 92009. https://www.craftsman-book.com/books-and-software