Become A Florida Certified Pool Service Contractor

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The Exam Pros provides you with the best educational materials for both Registered and State Certified Pool Service Contractors in the State of Florida. If you are a serious student who wants to pass their licensing exams the first time, talk to one of our experienced Trade Specialists today

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Select The Best Exam Prep Package To Help You Pass Your Exams

Your Trade Specialist can customize any package for you, just ask. All Packages Include our Low-Priced Trade Books! Have your books? Get our exam prep Pool Service Contractor Home Study Course and/or our Business & Finance Home Study Course to help you prepare. Either way, we've got your back!

The Basics

  • New Set of Recommended Books (see Books tab above)

  • FREE start-up consultation with a Trade Specialist to guide you through the licensing process

  • - Optional Add-ons -

    +$250 Business & Finance Books (6)optional

  • +$400 Highlighted and Tabbed - we do it for you! optional.

  • +$150 Preprinted DIY Tabs optional

  • 1on1 Tutoring $100/hour optional

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The Pro

  • New Set of Recommended Books (see Books tab above)

  • Business & Finance Books Included (5)

  • Pool Service Contractor Home Study Course - Lifetime access

  • Business & Finance Home Study Course - Lifetime access

  • Practice Exams

  • FREE start-up consultation with a Trade Specialist

  • - Optional Add-ons -

    +$500 Highlighted and Tabbed - We Do It For You! optional

  • +$300 Rental optional

  • FREE SHIPPING

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The Ultimate

  • Everything in Exam Ready Package PLUS
  • All Books Highlighted and Tabbed - We Do It For You!

  • Application Assistance including DBPR Fees and 1 personal and 1 business credit report

  • 5 Hours of 1on1 Tutoring (Zoom/Phone or In-person)

  • 1000 FREE Business Cards (14pt color, 2 sided)

  • FREE start-up consultation with a Trade Specialist

  • +$1200 Refunded to you if you return all your books*

  • FREE SHIPPING

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  • Highlighted and Tabbed Books have all of the important information highlighted and tabbed for you so it is easier for you to find the answers when needed. Highlighted and Tabbed books are already professionally done for you (nothing for you to do) and are in stock and ship the same day or next.

  • Tutoring – tutoring takes place with our knowledgeable instructors in a private, 1 on 1 session either by Zoom, over the phone or in-person at our office.

  • *Rentals – By selecting this option, the Rentor, the purchaser, agrees to return the books without any writing inside the books, broken binders or torn or unrecognizable covers. The books MAY have highlighting & tabbing inside as well as underlining or words or sentences in pen. Visit our Book Rentals page for more details or call and speak to a Trade Specialist.

Questions?

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Your Florida Pool Service Contractor Package includes everything you need to pass your exams

New Student Open House

Bi-weekly, live open house every other Wed 6PM – 6:30PM – we go over our 4 Step EZ License process, how to prepare for your State exams and a live Q & A

Practice Exams

Get the best preparation experience with professionally developed questions taken right from the your exam materials

Experienced Teaching Staff

Learn directly from our experienced staff of Licensed and Working Contractors who have been through the process.

Expert Advice

our comprehensive courses provide tips and tricks on how to best prepare and to pass your exams

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Interested In Becoming a Florida Pool Service Contractor?

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A Pool Service contractor is a contractor whose work involves but is not limited to the repair and service of any swimming pool, hot tub, or spa, public or private.

This includes the repair and replacement of existing equipment, any cleaning or equipment sanitizing which requires at least partial disassembling, excluding filter changes, and the installation of new pool/spa equipment, interior refinishing, the reinstallation or addition of pool heaters, the repair or replacement of all perimeter piping and filter piping, the repair of equipment rooms or housing for pool/spa equipment, and the substantial or complete draining of a swimming pool, hot tub, or spa for the purpose of any repair or renovation. A Pool Service contractor CANNOT perform direct connections to a sanitary sewer system or to potable water lines. The installation, construction, modification, substantial or complete disassembly, or replacement of equipment permanently attached to or associated with the pool or spa for water treatment or cleaning of the pool or spa requires a license but the use of such equipment for the purposes of water treatment or cleaning does not require licensure unless the usage involves the construction, modification, substantial or complete disassembly, or replacement of such equipment. Water treatment not requiring such equipment will not require a license. Also, a license will not be required for the cleaning of the pool or spa in any way that doesn’t affect the structural integrity of the pool or spa or its associated equipment.

License Requirements

  • Be 18 years of age.

  • Pass all parts of the exam(s) (within four years of the first attempt).

    If an applicant has a Bachelor's degree in building construction or a related field, as well as a 3.0 GPA or higher, the applicant is only required to take the business exam.

  • Pay the fee for the Application.

  • Complete the application form using the Online Services, or the Printable Application.

  • Be of good moral character.

  • Obtain worker's compensation and general liability coverage.

  • Demonstrate financial responsibility by submitting a Credit Report:

    • 660 FICO credit score or higher (applicant must submit a bond or irrevocable letter of credit if below 660 - FICO derived).

    • If FICO score is less than 660, the applicant must take a 14-hour financial responsibility course.

    • If applicable, provide proof of satisfaction of liens, judgments, and bankruptcy discharge.

  • Background check with Electronic Fingerprints.

  • Obtain public liability and property damage insurance.
  • Obtain workers' compensation or exemption from workers compensation insurance within 30 days of issuance of their license.

  • Satisfy one of the experience requirements set forth by the CILB:

    • A combination of Experience and Education

      • One year proved experience that applies to the category for which you are applying and a four-year construction-related degree from an accredited college (equivalent to 3 yrs. experience), or

      • No less than three years of credits from accredited college-level courses, and One year of experience as a foreman, or

      • Two years of credits from accredited college-level courses, one year experience as a foreman, and One year experience as a worker, or

      • One year of experience as a foreman, one year of credits from accredited college-level courses, and two years of experience as a worker, or

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

  • Military Service

    Note: As part of the application applicant must submit the Fee Waiver and Military Service Verification for licensure

    • One year of experience as a foreman applicable to the category for which you are applying, and three years of military service.

    • One year of experience as a worker or foreman applicable to the category for which you are applying, one year of experience as a foreman, and two years of military service.

    • Two years of experience as a worker or foreman applicable to the category for which you are applying, and one year of military service.

  • Pass the Pool Service and Business & Finance exams.(sign up for the exams)

  • Submit the complete Pool Service Contractor application form to:

    Department of Business and Professional Regulation

    2601 Blair Stone Road

    Tallahassee, FL 32399-0783

  • You must pass 2 open book exams in order to become a Florida Pool Service Contractor. The first makes up the trade portion and the second exam is for Business and Finance.

    Florida Pool Service Contractor License Exam

    • Testing Method: Computer-based testing

    • Testing Company: Pearson Vue©

    • Number of Questions: 65

    • Types of Questions: Multiple Choice

    • Time Allowed: 300 Minutes

    • Minimum Passing Score: 70%

    • The Florida Pool Service exam is 60 scored questions.
    • Topics covered on the trade knowledge exam portion are plumbing work, deck work, tile, coping, trim work, accessory work, interior surface preparation and finishing, start up, service and maintenance, and safety

    Florida Pool Service Contractor Business and Finance Exam

    • Testing Method: Computer-based testing

    • Testing Company: Pearson Vue©

    • Number of Questions: 120

    • Types of Questions: Multiple Choice

    • Time Allowed: 390 Minutes

    • Minimum Passing Score: 70%

    We have all the books required for the Florida Pool Service Contractor exam in stock and ready to ship, including our Highlighted and Tabbed versions. We beat all other schools with our prices, speak to one of our Trade Specialists today! Call 954-908-7010 or Fill out our EZ Form To Get Started

    List of Books for the Pool Service Contractor Trade Exams (included in all 3 of our bundles)

    Title: Pool Service Computer Based Examination Reference List. This reference list is Valid from July 1, 2024

    List of recommended Florida Contractor Business and Finance Books:

    Below are some common questions students have about our Florida Pool Service Contractor exam prep and licensing program. Feel free to contact our team of Trade Specialists directly with any questions.

    Am I required to take a class to get my contractor’s license?

    While there are no required classes to qualify you to become a Florida Certified Contractor, we do encourage you to take one of our online courses to help you prepare to take your exams.

    Do I actually need a contractor’s license?

    If you are performing contractor related services for compensation, you would likely need to be licensed in the specialty that you are working in. Check with both the local and State government agencies to determine if your scope of work requires a license.

    Do I need to purchase the state reference books?

    Yes. The state exam is open book and to pass it you will need to have all of the business and finance and trade books specific to your license. We also recommend purchasing the Highlighted and Tabbed books if you can, giving you an advantage when it comes to knowing where to look during your timed exams. We teach you how to navigate these books quickly so that you will successfully pass the exams and get your license.