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Roofing FAQ

FLORIDA ROOFING 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.

(7) Certification Examination for Roofing 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 roofing trade. The content areas to be covered and the approximate weights to be assigned to said areas shall be as follows:

  1. 15% Built-Up Roofs,
  2. 15% Shingles and Shakes,
  3. 10% Architectural Metal Roofs,
  4. 15% Single-ply Systems,
  5. 15% Modified Roofing Systems,
  6. 10% Concrete and Tile Roofs,
  7. 5% Membrane Waterproofing,
  8. 5% Drains and Gutters; and,
  9. 10% Equipment and Safety.

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.

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SCOPE

"Roofing contractor" means a contractor whose services are unlimited in the roofing trade and who has the experience, knowledge, and skill to install, maintain, repair, alter, extend, or design, if not prohibited by law, and use materials and items used in the installation, maintenance, extension, and alteration of all kinds of roofing, waterproofing, and coating, except when coating is not represented to protect, repair, waterproof, stop leaks, or extend the life of the roof. The scope of work of a roofing contractor also includes skylights and any related work, required roof-deck attachments, and any repair or replacement of wood roof sheathing or fascia as needed during roof repair or replacement and any related work.

EXAMINATION OUTLINE

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 hand written notes must be blackened out or whitened out completely, by the candidate, prohibiting legibility. Movable tabs (e.g., Post-it Flags) are NOT allowed. You will not be permitted to make any marks in your references during the examination.

Construction Industry Licensing Board Examination At A Glance

Roofing Contractors General Trade Knowledge Examination Content Information

APPROVED REFERENCES

  1. Architectural Sheet Metal 7th Edition
  2. Roofing Construction and Estimating, 1995, D. Atcheson
  3. NRCA Roofing Manual: Steep-Slope Roof Systems, 2017
  4. NRCA Roofing Manual: Architectural Metal Flashing, Condensation and Air Leakage Control, 2018 
  5. NRCA Roofing Manual: Membrane Roof Systems, 2019
  6. NRCA Roofing Manual: Metal Panel and SPF Roof Systems - 2020   
  7. NRCA Waterproofing Manual - 2005 or newer
  8. Walker's Building Estimator's Reference Book, 31st Edition 
  9. 2017 Florida Building Code - Test Protocols for High Velocity Hurricane Zones 
  10. 2017 Florida Building Code - Building  
  11. OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Construction Industry Regulations