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Add a Solar License to Your Certified General Contractor License

If you are Certified Residential, Building or General Contractor, and you are living in Florida your next strategic move is to become a Certified Solar Contractor.  
Here at The Exam Pros, we offer you the A-to-Z service including helping with the application process, book tabs and private tutoring for the exams, and insurance and bonds for your business. 

Method 1: "Upgrade method" 

Four years experience as a worker or foreman of which at least one year must have been as a foreman.

Most of you have gained the required 4 years experience to become a General or Building Contractor. All of you have gained this experience as a licensed General or Building contractor. 

61G4-15.001 (1)(b) Applicants shall follow the guidelines set forth in this section when seeking to verify active experience in accordance with paragraph 61G4-15.001(1)(a), F.A.C. 

If the applicant’s category is: Solar 

The following licensees can verify the applicant’s active experience: General, Building, Residential and/or Roofing contractor

Method 2:”College Degree in Building Construction”

489.113 Qualifications for practice; restrictions.—
(1) Any person who desires to engage in contracting on a statewide basis shall, as a prerequisite thereto, establish his or her competency and qualifications to be certified pursuant to this part. To establish competency, a person shall pass the appropriate examination approved by the board and certified by the department. If an applicant has received a baccalaureate degree in building construction from an accredited 4-year college, or a related degree as approved by the board by rule, and has a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, such applicant is only required to take and pass the business and finance portion of the examination. Any person who desires to engage in contracting on other than a statewide basis shall, as a prerequisite thereto, be registered pursuant to this part, unless exempted by this part.

Person will still have to prove experience as per section III Part A .

SOLAR FAQ
Solar Certified Contractor Application Assistance
Solar Certified Contractor Application Assistance

Solar Certified Contractor Application Assistance

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We are currently completing applications within 2 business days. 

 

The Exam Pros will properly prepare and complete your Solar Contractor application to ensure your application has the best chance of being approved by the Construction Industry Licensing Board. 

You must supply us with all of the valid information necessary for the application and will process the application within 3 business days. 

 

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Solar Contractor Trade Exam Books
Solar Contractor Trade Exam Books

Solar Contractor Trade Exam Books

$1,250.00

Florida Solar Contractor Exam Book Set

These books are valid until June 30, 2021. 

The Florida Solar Contractor Exam is an open book test that requires 12 books for the exam. This book package includes all of the required references for your trade exam:

  1. Building Estimator’s Reference Book, Walker’s, 31st Ed., 2017
  2. Code of Federal Regulations, (OSHA) 29 Part 1926 (OSHA1926)
  3. National Electrical Code Handbook, 2014 
  4. Photovoltaic System Design, (Course Manual), 1999 2nd Edition 
  5. Solar Water & Pool Heating Manual, 2006 
  6. Solar Construction Safety by Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association, December 2006 
  7. Photovoltaic Systems, 2014, 3rd Edition 
  8. The N.R.C.A. Roofing Manual: Membrane Roof System, 2015
  9. The N.R.C.A. Roofing Manual: Metal Panel and SPF Roof Systems, 2016.
  10. The N.R.C.A. Roofing Manual: Steep-slope Roof Systems, 2017
  11. Florida Building Code - Plumbing, 2017
  12. Florida Building Code - Residential, 2017

This book package is for the Florida Solar Exam. If you need to take the Business and Finance Exam, you can buy these books HERE.

Florida Solar Contractor is a contractor whose services consist of the installation, alteration, repair, maintenance, relocation, or replacement of solar panels for potable solar water heating systems, swimming pool solar heating systems, and photovoltaic systems and any appurtenances, apparatus, or equipment used in connection therewith, whether public, private, or otherwise, regardless of use.

DID YOU KNOW? Every time you fail the exam, you must pay the State of Florida $135 + $80 to Pearson Vue per exam. 

Statistics for Solar Contractor Exam 2019: 

  • 33% Passed 
  • 67% Failed 

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