Number of Questions for the Florida Contractor Exams

The following will provide you with information about each of the construction industry licensure examinations. In order to obtain a license you must pass all of the required examinations for your specialty. Division I contractors (General, Building, and Residential) must pass three examinations: Business & Finance, Contract Administration, and Project Management. Division II contractors (all other specialties) must pass two examinations: Business and Finance and General Trade Knowledge.

Number of Questions on the Florida Contractor Exams
Examination# of Scored QuestionsTimeFrequency & Type of Test
Business & Finance 120 6.5 hrs Daily
Business & Finance Service Pool 60 3.5 hrs Daily
Computer Based Testing
Air Conditioning “A” 130 7.5 hrs Daily
Computer Based Testing
Air Conditioning “B” 80 5 hrs Daily
Computer Based Testing
Mechanical Contractor 130 7.5 hrs Daily
Computer Based Testing
Glass and Glazing 80 5 hrs Daily
Computer Based Testing
Marine Specialty 80 5 hrs Daily
Computer Based Testing
Irrigation 80 5 hrs Daily
Computer Based Testing
Pollutant Storage 80 5 hrs Daily
Computer Based Testing
Pool - Commercial 80 5 hrs Daily
Computer Based Testing
Pool - Residential 80 5 hrs Daily
Computer Based Testing
Pool - Service 60 5 hrs Daily
Computer Based Testing
Gas Line 80 5 hrs Daily
Computer Based Testing
Gypsum Drywall 80 5 hrs Daily
Computer Based Testing
Roofing 80 5 hrs Daily
Computer Based Testing
Sheet Metal 80 5 hrs Daily
Computer Based Testing
Solar 80 5 hrs Daily
Computer Based Testing
Specialty Structure 80 5 hrs Daily
Computer Based Testing
Underground Utility 80 5 hrs Daily
Computer Based Testing
GC - Contract Administration 60 4.5 hrs Daily
Computer Based Testing
GC - Project Management 60 4.5 hrs Daily
Computer Based Testing
BC - Contract Administration 50 4.5 hrs Daily
Computer Based Testing
BC - Project Management 50 4.5 hrs Daily
Computer Based Testing
RC - Contract Administration 45 4.5 hrs Daily
Computer Based Testing
RC - Project Management 45 4.5 hrs Daily
Computer Based Testing
Plumbing 110 (45 AM, 65 PM )
5 Isometric Drawings AM
4.5 hrs Paper/Pencil AM & PM
The paper/pencil examinations are currently administered in one day in one location: Orlando. The day is composed of a 4 hour and 30 minute AM session and a 4 hour and 30 minute PM session with reporting times at 7:00 AM and 1:00 PM. If the examination contains pilot test questions additional time will be added to each session. The administrations normally take place on a Tuesday or Wednesday of the following months: February, April, June, August, October, and December. Computer Based Testing (CBT) examinations are offered daily.


# Jose mejicanos 2020-08-12 06:36
Just to be clear:
During this pandemic the test is CBT
Its your choice , to doing in person ?
Thank tou
# Contractor Licensing Experts 2020-08-14 09:50
I would recommend you contact your Testing Center to confirm, each center works very differently. Below I have provided a link showing you all the contact information for the Testing Centers in FL.
# Blaise CASTELLI 2021-01-24 11:28
I am a Licensed Plumber in New York and want to get Licensed in Florida
# Contractor Licensing Experts 2021-01-25 12:48

For the Plumbing Contractors License, you will need to pass the trade and business exams. For you to pass the exam, you must first obtain and study the books and courses. You can take our courses online and in-person. Our in-person classes are refresher classes and are offered in Tampa, Miami, Jacksonville, Orlando, Fort Myers, and Fort Lauderdale. These refresher classes go over the Business, Accounting, Trade math and showing you how to find information within the books. These in-person classes are accessed through the purchase of at least one online course. One of the great things about us is that you can start studying your online courses on the same day you register. Our courses are designed to work at your own pace; you also have unlimited access to the study material. The study material consists of Lecture videos, Layout studies, and practice exams. I have sent you an email regarding the materials we offer.
# Byron Grimes 2021-03-16 18:15
Can you please tell me the cost of this Roofing Exam?
# Contractor Licensing Experts 2021-03-17 12:22
Hello Bryon,

The cost of the test could range from $80 to $100. We would recommend you contact your testing center to confirm. Below I have provided you with a link to show you the contact information.
# CAIO BOTELHO 2022-01-05 15:45
What percentage of the questions for the business and finance do you need to get right to pass?
# Aengels G. 2022-01-06 09:46
Hello Mr. Botelho
You need a 70% or 75%, and It depends on if it's a county or state license and the exam.
# Tina 2022-01-26 11:07
Can you tell me how many math questions are on the Florida Builder's Exam? Not the Business one, but the other two?
# Aengels G. 2022-01-26 15:46
Hello Tina,
There is not a specific amount for the math questions. In the Building Contract Administration Exam, there are 50 questions in total, and the Building Project Management Exam also has 50 questions in total. I will attach a link below to see the percentage of questions per content area in both exams.
# Jennifer Hernandez 2022-04-20 13:53
What is the schedule of dates for the general contractors exam ?
# Sharilyn Baez 2022-04-20 15:00
To obtain the exam schedules for the General Contractor License, you must contact the testing company, which is Pearson Vue. Here is their contact information:
Phone number: 888-204-6230
# Elona Petro 2022-10-13 20:12
How many parts are to obtain the GC exam?
# Aengels G. 2022-10-14 11:35
Hello Elona,
The General Contractor exam has the trade and business exams, within the trade exam they spilt into two parts which are the Contract Administration, and the Project Management exam. For more information on that license please click the link below.
# Dean Hegney 2022-10-21 18:52
What is test got general contractor questions and length?
Where is the application to apply for a general contractor license?
# Aengels G. 2022-10-24 10:01
Hello Dean,

The General contractor license trade exam is split into two, which are Contract Administration, and Project Management.
For the Contract Administration exam, you have 60 questions and 270 minutes. For Project Management, you have 60 questions and 270 minutes. In total, the exams together have 120 questions and 540 minutes. For more information please click the link below.

To apply for the GC license you will need to go to the DBPR page.

Now you also have to take the business exam for the GC license if you haven't already, which is 120 questions and 390 minutes.
# Shekhar Mamtora 2023-01-09 15:07
We are the General Contractor in Texas and I have Master's degree in Construction Engineering and Management.
What do I require to get a General Contractor License?
# Sharilyn Baez 2023-01-10 10:39
Hello Shekhar, for the exact requirements for a General Contractor In Texas, we recommend contacting the state while our site is under construction.
# Curtis Ekstrom 2023-02-05 11:42
Do I have to take all three tests on the same day?
# Aengels G. 2023-02-06 16:13
Hello Curtis,
No, you do not need to take all three exams on the same day. You can contact Pearson Vue at (952) 681-3000 to schedule those exams on different days.
For more detailed information on the exams click the links below.
# Marcos Valera 2023-04-23 18:14
Hola! Por favor necesito conocer el calendario de los examenes de negocios y finanzas y el de Aire Acondicionado para este ano 2023.
gracias de antemano!
# Claudia Soto 2023-04-24 09:35
Hola Marcos,
Para saber el calendario de los exámenes usted necesita contactar a la compañía del examen, Pearson Vue. Este es el contacto para la compañía del examen: 888-204-6230. Nosotros somos una escuela de construcción donde ofrecemos los libros y cursos para prepararlo para tomar los exámenes, abajo le voy a dejar un enlace que tendrá más información sobre el examen de Negocios y Finanzas más los cursos y libros.
# Gil Matos 2024-03-11 23:15
Hello, I have my 5 year degree in Industrial Engineering from Brazil. Can I use it? I worked as installer for 2 years and have my own licensed roofing company in Seattle for about 1 year now, does that pass the experience needed?
For roofing license, what tests do I take?

Thank you
# Sofía M. 2024-03-15 16:08
Hello Gil,

Based on the information provided, your 5-year degree in Industrial Engineering from Brazil would fulfill the academic requirement, provided it is accredited, transferred, and notarized before submission. This will serve as authentic documentation to verify your degree and demonstrate your competence when applying for the license in the state of Florida. Additionally, your two years of installer experience and owning a licensed roofing company in Seattle for about one year would meet the work experience criteria.

It is essential to ensure that your knowledge aligns with the specific elements required by the Department of Professional and Business Regulation (DBPR) and the Construction Industry Licensing Board (CILB) for the Roofing License. According to the DBPR and CILB, applicants must demonstrate proficiency in three or more roofing areas: shingles, concrete, solar tile, tile, and metal. They also need to possess experience in all the following: single-ply systems, parapet walls, flashings, sheathing and framing repairs, roof penetrations, underlayment, and insulation (tapered, flat, and foam). Regarding examinations, candidates shall pass the Florida Roofing Contractor License Exam and the Florida Roofing Business and Finance Exam within four years of the first attempt. However, you are exempt from taking the trade exam and only need to pass the business examination since you hold a degree in a related building construction field.

Moreover, you need to uphold good moral character, obtain worker's compensation and general liability coverage, demonstrate financial responsibility via a credit report, undergo a background check with electronic fingerprints, and acquire public liability and property damage insurance. Also, as part of the process, you must pay the necessary fee and complete the application form through online services or a printable application. For more detailed information on the application process and requirements, please refer to our article on the Florida Roofing Contractor License:

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