1. What Swimming Pool Specialty Licenses are available?
Layout, Structural, Excavation, Trim, Decking, Piping and Finishing licenses are available. These are certified specialty licenses that enable the license holder to perform work statewide.
2. Are sub-contractors allowed to hold multiple licenses?
Yes, sub-contractors may hold multiple licenses. Sub-contractors must complete a separate application form for each license category that they are seeking – applications in which the applicant has checked more than one license category will not be processed. Each application must be accompanied by the applicable fees.
Applicants are required to pay the practical examiner examination fee. This fee must be paid each time an exam is taken. The examiner fee is determined by the examiner, with a maximum of $200.00 per exam.
3. May I contract directly with the public with a swimming pool specialty license?
No, you may only contract with a licensed commercial or residential pool/spa contractor, or a licensed swimming pool/spa servicing contractor.
4. Where can I find the license application form?
The application can be obtained online at www.MyFloridaLicense.com > Apply For / Update a License. Download the form and check which license you are seeking on page 4 of the application.
If you do not have internet access or if you need assistance, please call the department’s Customer Contact Center at 850.487.1395.
5. What do I have to do to get licensed?
To become licensed, you must:
• Prove 4 years of experience in the category for which you are seeking licensure.
• Take and pass an exam either a written or practical exam. Please note that the written exam is currently under development and not available at this time. Once it becomes available, information will be posted on the department’s website.
• If you choose to take the practical exam you MUST also complete a minimum of 3 hours of continuing education from a provider approved by the Construction Industry Licensing Board, consisting of:
a. 1 hour of workers compensation
b. 1 hour of workplace safety
c. 1 hour of business practice
• Meet other licensing requirements such as good moral character and financial responsibility.
6. Where can I get a list and contact details for practical examiners?
The Construction Industry Licensing Board maintains a database of practical examiners that have taken the mandatory 2-hour course, which is available online at www.MyFloridaLicense.com > Our Businesses & Professions > Construction Industry > Public Records > Construction Industry > Licensee Files.