FLORIDA MECHANICAL CONTRACTOR LICENSE FAQ
FLORIDA MECHANICAL CONTRACTOR LICENSE FAQ
You MUST first sign up for your State Exam(s) and pay online at www.floridaexam.com
MAKE SURE THAT YOU ENROLL TO TAKE BOTH THE BUSINESS AND TRADE EXAMS AT THE SAME TIME. IF NOT, YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY AN ADDITIONAL $80 TO TAKE THE SECOND EXAM.
(4) Certification Examination for Mechanical Contractors. The certification examination shall consist of two tests.
(a) Test one shall consist of questions relating to the business and financial management of a contracting firm. The content areas to be covered and the approximate weights to be assigned to said areas are set forth in subsection 61G4-16.001(22), F.A.C.
(b) Test two shall consist of questions relating to general knowledge of the mechanical contracting trade. The content areas to be covered and the approximate weights to be assigned to said areas shall be as follows:
- 9% Pre-installation and Design Engineering,
- 9% Ductwork and HVAC Materials,
- 12% Installation of Refrigeration and HVAC Systems,
- 14% Installation of Mechanical Systems,
- 9% Installation of Refrigeration and HVAC Equipment and Components,
- 14% Installation of Mechanical Equipment and Components,
- 9% Maintenance Analysis of Refrigeration and HVAC Systems,
- 5% Maintenance Service of Refrigeration and HVAC Systems,
- 9% Safety and Equipment,
- 2% Excavating,
- 5% Energy Management; and,
- 3% Indoor Air Quality.
The answers to the examination questions will be based on the editions listed below. Some of the questions will also be based on field experience and knowledge of trade practices. Editions earlier or later than those listed below can be brought to the examination but AT YOUR OWN RISK. However, ONLY ONE COPY of each reference will be allowed into the examination. Photocopies will not be allowed unless the appropriate authorities (DBPR and the publishers) have given written authorization. Hand-written and typewritten notes are NOT allowed. Existing handwritten notes must be blackened out or whitened out completely, by the candidate, prohibiting legibility. Moveable tabs (e.g., Post-it® Flags) are NOT allowed. You will not be permitted to make any marks in your references during the examination. To speak to a Pearson Vue customer service representative about an exam reservation, please call 888-204-6230
"Mechanical contractor" means a contractor whose services are unlimited in the execution of contracts requiring the experience, knowledge, and skill to install, maintain, repair, fabricate, alter, extend, or design, if not prohibited by law, central air-conditioning, refrigeration, heating, and ventilating systems, including duct work in connection with a complete system if such duct work is performed by the contractor as necessary to complete an air-distribution system, boiler and unfired pressure vessel systems, lift station equipment and piping, and all appurtenances, apparatus, or equipment used in connection therewith, and any duct cleaning and equipment sanitizing that requires at least a partial disassembling of the system; to install, maintain, repair, fabricate, alter, extend, or design, if not prohibited by law, piping, insulation of pipes, vessels and ducts, pressure and process piping, pneumatic control piping, gasoline tanks and pump installations and piping for same, standpipes, air piping, vacuum line piping, oxygen lines, nitrous oxide piping, ink and chemical lines, fuel transmission lines, liquefied petroleum gas lines within buildings, and natural gas fuel lines within buildings; to replace, disconnect, or reconnect power wiring on the load side of the dedicated existing electrical disconnect switch; to install, disconnect, and reconnect low voltage heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning control wiring; and to install a condensate drain from an air-conditioning unit to an existing safe waste or other approved disposal other than a direct connection to a sanitary system. The scope of work for such contractor also includes any excavation work incidental thereto, but does not include any work such as potable water lines or connections thereto, sanitary sewer lines, swimming pool piping and filters, or electrical power wiring. A mechanical contractor may test and evaluate central air-conditioning, refrigeration, heating, and ventilating systems, including duct work; however, a mandatory licensing requirement is not established for the performance of these specific services.
- NFPA 90A: Standards for the Installation of Air Conditioning and Ventilating Systems, 2015
- NFPA 90B: Standard for the Installation of Warm Air Heating and Air-Conditioning Systems, 2015
- NFPA 96 Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial, 2014
- Energy Systems Analysis & Management, 2nd Ed., 2014
- Trane Air Conditioning Manual 6th Ed
- Trane Reciprocating Refrigeration Manual, 67th Printing
- Energy Efficient Building Construction in Florida, 9th Edition, 2017
- NFPA 99 Standard for Health Care Facilities, (Chapter 3 & 5, Annex A & C), 2015
- HVAC Duct Construction Standards, Metal and Flexible, 3rd Edition 2005
- Fibrous Glass Duct Construction Standards, 7th Edition, 2003
- Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Troubleshooting Handbook, 2nd Edition
- Pipefitter's Handbook, Forrest R. Lindsey, 3rd Edition, 1967.
- Trane Ductulator
- 2017 Florida Building Code - Fuel Gas
- 2017 Florida Building Code - Mechanical
- 2017 Florida Building Code - Energy Conservation
- 2017 Florida Contractors Manual
- Code of Federal Regulations, (OSHA) 29 Part 1926