Florida Industrial Facilities Specialty Contractor's License

An industrial facility specialty contractor is a contractor who is qualified and certified by the board to perform any work involving the construction, repair, demolition, modification, and alteration of uninhabitable industrial structures housing manufactured industrial equipment being installed therein by the contractor of specialized equipment used to produce or move goods or materials including but not limited to energy production, gas production, chemical production, installation of fixed equipment, above ground storage tanks and related accessory piping; and construction of habitable or uninhabitable attached accessory use structures not exceeding 1,500 square feet used solely to house related operating and controlling equipment. An industrial facility specialty contractor shall be unlimited in his or her ability to enter contracts for the scopes of work described herein and who may perform such work permitted under this rule, except as otherwise expressly provided in section 489.113, F.S.

What are the requirements to obtain a Florida Industrial Facilities Specialty Contractors License?

Age

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Experience/Education

The following is what is needed to obtain a Industrial Facilities Specialty license:

Ways to Prove your Experience

  1. 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.
  2. One year experience as a foreman and not less than three years of credits from accredited college-level courses.
  3. One year experience as a worker, one-year experience as a foreman, and two years of credits from accredited college-level courses.
  4. Two years’ experience as a worker, one year experience as a foreman, and one year of credits from accredited college-level courses.
  5. Four years’ experience as a worker or foreman of which at least one year must have been as a foreman.

Military Veterans

  1. Three years of military service and one year experience as a foreman applicable to the category for which you are applying.
  2. 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
  3. 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.

Areas of experience which satisfy the Florida Industrial Facilities Specialty License

Experience in 5 of the following 7 elements used in the construction, fabrication and/or installation of uninhabitable industrial facilities for purposes energy production, gas production, or chemical production:

  • Foundation/Slabs greater than 20,000 sqft.
  • Structural steel erection
  • Structural column erection
  • Elevated slabs
  • Formwork for structural reinforced concrete
  • Control room construction
  • Manufactured equipment installation

Which exams do I take to obtain a Industrial Facilities Specialty License in Florida

An applicant for a Industrial Facilities Specialty contractor certification shall pass the general contractor examination and shall demonstrate experience in the construction, repair and alteration of towers and accessory use structures.

General Contract Administration Exam

  • Part 1 of GC Trade Exam
  • Testing Method: Computer-Based Testing
  • Testing Provider: Pearson VUE
  • Number of Questions: 60

General Project Management Exam

  • Part 2 of GC Trade Exam
  • Testing Method: Computer-Based Testing
  • Testing Provider: Pearson VUE
  • Number of Questions: 60

Business and Finance Exam

  • Testing Method: Computer-Based Testing
  • Testing Provider: Pearson VUE
  • Number of Questions: 120

Florida Industrial Facilities Specialty Contractor Classes

All General Contractor Classes are offered fully online (unlimited access to practice questions and lecture videos), and although not mandatory, in-person review classes are offered in Orlando, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, and Fort Myers all year round. View Class Schedule

Florida Industrial Facilities Specialty Contractor Books

The set of books includes all required references for both the Industrial Facilities Specialty 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.

  • INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES SPECIALTY 'S - BOOK SET WITHOUT TABS INCLUDES ALL BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS EXAMS

    Sales price: $1,410.77
  • INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES SPECIALTY 'S - BOOK SET WITH TABS INCLUDES ALL BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS EXAMS

    Sales price: $1,510.77

If you want to buy individual books or tabs rather than the package you may click on the links below or visit our Books for the General Contractor Exams page, it will be easier to pick and choose what you need and add the items to your cart (you can do so on that single page).

List of Books for the Business and Finance Exam

The trade exams for General Contracting are Contract Administration and Project Management. The exact same list of books is used for both of them.

Starting January 1st, 2020, these books will NOT be allowed in the testing room but will be tested on.

Please note that A201, A401, A701, Builder's Guide to Accounting and Florida Contractors Manual are required for both the business and the trade exams. Florida Statutes 455 is the only book which is used exclusively on the Business and Finance Exam. If you just want the business book set, you can find it on the Business Exam page.

You can take General Contractor Classes in Tampa, Fort Myers, Orlando, Miami, Fort Lauderdale 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 General Contractor Exam problems. The General Contractor Classes prepare you for the trade (Contract Administration and Project Management) and business and finance exams. You can take your classes at anytime (visit Florida General Contractor Class Schedule) and when you are ready you can sign up for testing by visiting Sign Up for the General Contractor’s License in Florida. To sign up for the Florida General Contractor classes, simply click on the "enroll" button above and checkout; this will allow you to receive immediate access to the Florida General 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 GC Exams needed to get the GC license!).