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Florida Plumbing Contractor Exam (Book Rental)

$2,145.00

Package Pricing

**All packages include refundable deposit**

$1,145  (taxes and shipping included)

*plus $1,000 refundable deposit if books are returned in similar condition within 6 months from the time they are shipped.

Total: $2,145.00

Book Rental for Florida Plumbing Contractors Includes:

  • Highlighted and tabbed books
  • Business and Finance online self-paced home study exam prep course 
  • Plumbing Trade online self-paced home study exam prep course 
  • 6 month book rental period
  • 6 months of access to self-study courses
  • $1,000 refundable deposit if books are returned in similar condition within 6 months from the time they are shipped
  • Total Cost: $1,145

Upgrade Your Rental Package:

Use a blended, online home study or live instructor-led virtual class structure to tailor your prep to your individual learning style. Select your exam prep course and book rental period options from the drop down menu above.   

Self-Study Online Courses - 1 year
    1ExamPrep has mastered and perfected the process of passing any open-book contractor exam with our self-paced home study online exam prep course. Enjoy a full year of access to the online course and the books for your exams. 
      • 1 year book rental period
      • 1 year access to self-study courses
      • Business and Finance online self-study exam prep course
      • Plumbing Trade online self-study exam prep course
      • Test-ready tabbed and highlighted books
      • $1,200 refundable deposit if books are returned in similar condition within 1 year from the time they are shipped
      • Total Cost: $1,145

    Instructor-Led Virtual Classes - 6 months
      Use a blended, online home study or live instructor-led virtual class structure to tailor your prep to your individual learning style. Includes 6 months of exclusive access to live virtual classes led by industry expert teaching proven proprietary test taking methods in addition to access to the online home study exam prep course. 
        • 6 month book rental period
        • 6 month access to live instructor-led virtual classes*
        • 6 months access to exam prep courses
        • Business and Finance online exam prep course
        • Plumbing Trade online exam prep course
        • Test-ready tabbed and highlighted books
        • 50 blank tabs for Business and Finance live virtual class
        • $1,000 refundable deposit if books are returned in similar condition within 6 months from the time they are shipped
        • *Plumbing trade virtual class is covering books only, in-person isometrics class not included with purchase of the course
        • Total Cost: $1,445

        BEST VALUE: Instructor-Led Virtual Classes - 1 year
          Enjoy a full year of exclusive access to live virtual classes in addition to access to the online home study exam prep course. Classes are led by industry expert with years of experience teaching proven test taking methods to pass your exam.
            • 1 year book rental period
            • 1 year access to live instructor-led virtual classes
            • 1 year access to exam prep courses
            • Business and Finance online exam prep course
            • Plumbing Trade online exam prep course
            • Test-ready tabbed and highlighted books
            • 50 blank tabs for Business and Finance live virtual class
            • $1,200 refundable deposit if books are returned in similar condition within 1 year from the time they are shipped
            • *Plumbing trade virtual class is covering books only, in-person isometrics class not included with purchase of the course
            • Total Cost: $1,645 

           

           

          This book rental package includes all the required books for the Plumbing Contractor and the Business and Finance open book examinations already pre-tabbed and highlighted to help you quickly and easily navigate through the books during your exam. 

          *Please allow an additional 7-10 days on tabbed and highlighted trade book package orders.*

          The set of highlighted and tabbed Florida Plumbing Contractors trade exam books includes the following: 

          1. Chapter 64E-6, Florida Administrative Code, Standards for Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems, July 16, 2013
          2. Code of Federal Regulations, (OSHA) 29 Part 1926
          3. NFPA 14 – Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems, 2016
          4. NFPA 99 - Health Care Facilities, (Chapter 3 & 5, Annex A & C), 2018 
          5. Plumber’s Handbook Revised, 2018, 5th Ed. 
          6. Solar Thermal Manual: Solar Water & Pool Heating Manual, 2006. 
          7. Mathematics for Plumbers and Pipefitters, 8th Edition 2013
          8. Florida Building Code - Mechanical, 2020
          9. Florida Building Code - Accessibility, 2020
          10. Florida Building Code - Plumbing, 2020
          11. Florida Building Code - Residential, 2020
          12. Florida Building Code – Fuel Gas, 2020

            The Complete Set of highlighted and tabbed Florida State Business and Finance Books includes the following books:

            1. A201 General Conditions of the Contract for Construction, 2017 
            2. A401 Standard Form of Agreement between Contractor-Subcontractor, 2017 
            3. A701 Instructions to Bidder 2018
            4. Builders Guide to Accounting, Michael C. Thomsett, Copyright 2001 (9781572181052)
            5. Contractors Manual, 2021 
            6. Florida Statutes Chapter 455 (Current Edition)

            Requirements: To be a Florida Certified Plumbing Contractor, you must be able to pass the trade exam and business and finance exam, provide a proven record of financial stability, and present evidence of your experience for the category in which you wish to be licensed. Applicants are required to have four years of experience or a combination of college and experience. Experience gained in the military may also be used toward the requirements of licensure*.

            A “Plumbing contractor” means a contractor whose services are unlimited in the plumbing trade and includes contracting business consisting of the execution of contracts requiring the experience, financial means, knowledge, and skill to install, maintain, repair, alter, extend, or, if not prohibited by law, design plumbing. A plumbing contractor may install, maintain, repair, alter, extend, or, if not prohibited by law, design the following without obtaining an additional local regulatory license, certificate, or registration: sanitary drainage or storm drainage facilities, water and sewer plants and substations, venting systems, public or private water supply systems, septic tanks, drainage and supply wells, swimming pool piping, irrigation systems, and solar heating water systems and all appurtenances, apparatus, or equipment used in connection therewith, including boilers and pressure process piping and including the installation of water, natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas and related venting, and storm and sanitary sewer lines. The scope of work of the plumbing contractor also includes the design, if not prohibited by law, and installation, maintenance, repair, alteration, or extension of air-piping, vacuum line piping, oxygen line piping, nitrous oxide piping, and all related medical gas systems; fire line standpipes and fire sprinklers if authorized by law; ink and chemical lines; fuel oil and gasoline piping and tank and pump installation, except bulk storage plants; and pneumatic control piping systems, all in a manner that complies with all plans, specifications, codes, laws, and regulations applicable. The scope of work of the plumbing contractor applies to private property and public property, including any excavation work incidental thereto, and includes the work of the specialty plumbing contractor. Such contractor shall subcontract, with a qualified contractor in the field concerned, all other work incidental to the work but which is specified as being the work of a trade other than that of a plumbing contractor. This definition does not limit the scope of work of any specialty contractor certified pursuant to s. 489.113(6) and does not require certification or registration under this part as a category I liquefied petroleum gas dealer, or category V LP gas installer, as defined in s. 527.01, who is licensed under chapter 527 or an authorized employee of a public natural gas utility or of a private natural gas utility regulated by the Public Service Commission when disconnecting and reconnecting water lines in the servicing or replacement of an existing water heater. A plumbing contractor may perform drain cleaning and clearing and install or repair rainwater catchment systems; however, a mandatory licensing requirement is not established for the performance of these specific services.

            *For more information regarding licensing requirements, please contact a licensing consultant at 877-938-1888

               

              Plumbing Exam Dates and Deadlines: 

              The plumbing (trade knowledge) examinations are administered in paper and pencil format multiple times per year in Orlando only. 

              Exam Date   Deadline 
              February 26, 2021 January 24, 2021
              April 14, 2021 March 14, 2021
              June 2, 2021 May 2, 2021
              August 11, 2021 July 11, 2021
              October 13, 2021 September 12, 2021
              December 8, 2021 November 7, 2021