If you meet the criteria, the first step toward licensure is taking and passing the pool exam.

Make sure you understand the requirements for the Florida State Construction license you are trying to obtain before registering for the examination. If you take an examination but do not meet the qualifications for that license, you will not be granted a license, even if you pass the examination.

Examination Content is two parts, both must be passed for an overall passing score:
  1. Business and Finance
  2. Trade knowledge

Once you have passed all parts of the exam you have four years in which to apply for your license. Thereafter you will have to retake the exam.

Exam dates and locations can be found on the DBPR site.

Scheduling an Exam:

The DBPR has contracted with Professional Testing Inc., to register candidates, develop, and score professional examinations. To register for the exam, individuals are required to apply directly with Professional Testing, Inc.

Preparing for the Exam: Click to view the information on the DBPR site.

Exam Candidate Information Booklet:
The booklet will assist in understanding the examination process and with what is NOT allowed during the exam. Examination Fee Structure and Florida Construction Examination Scheduling Form is included in the booklet.

Construction Examination Reference Lists:
Any materials not listed on the approved list will not be allowed in the exam room. 

Construction Schools and Bookstores:
Neither the DBPR nor FSPA may recommend or endorse a particular construction school or bookstore. The list provided includes all the construction schools and bookstores that DBPR is currently aware of. The list is provided solely as a courtesy to assist you in locating resources. http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/servop/testing/documents/schools_books_list.pdf


License & Application Instructions For questions relating to your application, you must contact the Department of Business and Professional Regulation Customer Contact Center at (850) 487-1395.

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