Florida Plumber License Requirements

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We found the following Plumber requirements for Florida.

Please click on each license link for additional details.

Provisional Plumbing Inspector

“Plumbing inspector” means a person who is qualified to inspect and determine that the plumbing installations and systems for buildings and structures are in compliance with the provisions of the governing plumbing code.

Requirements:

Exam: No exam

Education: No education required

Continuing Education: No continuing education requirement

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

FL Dept. of Business and Professional Regulation
1940 N. Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
(850) 487-1395

Provisional Plumbing Plans Examiner

"A plans examiner” means a person who is qualified to determine that plans submitted for purposes of obtaining building and other permits comply with the applicable building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, gas, fire prevention, energy, accessibility, and other applicable construction codes. Categories of plans examiners include building plans examiner, plumbing plans examiner, mechanical plans examiner, and electrical plans examiner.

Requirements:

Exam: No exam

Education: No education required

Continuing Education: No continuing education requirement

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

FL Dept. of Business and Professional Regulation
1940 N. Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
(850) 487-1395

Registered Plumbing Contractor

"A plumbing contractor” means a contractor whose contracting business consists of the execution of contracts requiring the experience, financial means, knowledge, and skill to install, maintain, repair, alter, extend, or, when not prohibited by law, design plumbing. A plumbing contractor may install, maintain, repair, alter, extend, or design the following without obtaining any additional local regulatory license, certificate, or registration: sanitary drainage or storm drainage facilities; venting systems; public or private water supply systems; septic tanks; drainage and supply wells; swimming pool piping; irrigation systems; or solar heating water systems and all appurtenances, apparatus, or equipment used in connection with these, including boilers and pressure process piping and including the installation of water, natural gas, and storm and sanitary sewer lines; and water and sewer plants and substations; the design 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 to the extent 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.

Requirements:

Exam: No exam

Education: No education required

Continuing Education: No continuing education requirement

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

FL Dept. of Business and Professional Regulation
1940 N. Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
(850) 487-1395

Registered Pool/Spa Contractor

"A commercial pool/spa contractor” means a contractor whose scope of work involves, but is not limited to: the construction, repair, and servicing of any swimming pool, or hot tub or spa, including the repair or replacement of existing equipment or the installation of new equipment, as necessary; the layout, excavation, operation of construction pumps for dewatering purposes, steelwork, installation of light niches, construction of floors, guniting, fiberglassing, installation of tile and coping, installation of all perimeter and filter piping, installation of all filter equipment and chemical feeders of any type, plastering of the interior, construction of decks, construction of equipment rooms or housing for pool equipment, and installation of package pool heaters; and includes the scope of work of a swimming pool/spa servicing contractor. A “commercial pool/spa contractor” cannot perform direct connections to a sanitary sewer system or to potable water lines. The installation, construction, modification, or replacement of equipment permanently attached to and associated with the pool or spa for the purpose of water treatment or cleaning of the pool or spa requires licensure; however, the usage of such equipment for the purposes of water treatment or cleaning shall not require licensure unless the usage involves construction, modification, or replacement of such equipment.

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: Specific course required

Continuing Education: No continuing education requirement

Experience: Experience

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

FL Dept. of Business and Professional Regulation
1940 N. Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
(850) 487-1395

Registered Precision Tank Tester

“Registered contractor” means any contractor who has registered with the department pursuant to fulfilling the competency requirements in the jurisdiction for which the registration is issued. Registered contractors may contract only in such jurisdictions.

Requirements:

Exam: No exam

Education: No education required

Continuing Education: No continuing education requirement

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

FL Dept. of Business and Professional Regulation
1940 N. Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
(850) 487-1395

Registered Tank Lining Applicator

“Registered internal pollutant storage tank lining applicator” means any person who has registered with the department pursuant to subsection (3). This registration is exempt from the provisions of prior municipality, county, or development district registration, as required under s. 489.117, and is on a statewide basis.

Requirements:

Exam: No exam

Education: No education required

Continuing Education: No continuing education requirement

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

FL Dept. of Business and Professional Regulation
1940 N. Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
(850) 487-1395

Standard Commercial Pool Inspector

"A commercial pool inspector” means a person who is qualified to inspect a pool located on any property other than one and two family dwellings. In order to obtain this voluntary certification the Board will require the state certified pool contractor license and in addition, the applicant must hold certification as a building, plumbing, mechanical, or electrical inspector.

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: Specific course required

Continuing Education: No continuing education requirement

Experience: Experience

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

FL Dept. of Business and Professional Regulation
1940 N. Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
(850) 487-1395

Standard Residential Pool Inspector

"A residential pool inspector” means a person who is qualified to inspect a pool on the property of one and two family dwellings. In order to obtain this voluntary certification the Board will require the State certified pool contractor license and in addition, the applicant must hold certification as a building or electrical inspector.

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: Specific course required

Continuing Education: No continuing education requirement

Experience: Experience

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

FL Dept. of Business and Professional Regulation
1940 N. Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
(850) 487-1395

Septic Tank Contractor

Onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems (OSTDS), commonly referred to as septic systems, are currently used for wastewater disposal by approximately 30 percent of Florida’s population. With an estimated 2.6 million systems in operation, Florida represents 12 percent of the United States’ septic systems. Proper design, construction and maintenance of systems are important to help protect Florida’s ground water, which provides 90 percent of the state's drinking water.

Requirements:

Exam: No exam

Education: No education required

Continuing Education: No continuing education requirement

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

FL Department of Health
4042 Bald Cypress Way
Tallahassee, FL 32399
(850) 488-0595

Certified Plumbing Contractor

“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.

Requirements:

Exam: No exam

Education: No education required

Continuing Education: No continuing education requirement

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

FL Dept. of Business and Professional Regulation
1940 N. Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
(850) 487-1395

Certified Pool/Spa Contractor

"A commercial pool/spa contractor” means a contractor whose scope of work involves, but is not limited to: the construction, repair, and servicing of any swimming pool, or hot tub or spa, including the repair or replacement of existing equipment or the installation of new equipment, as necessary; the layout, excavation, operation of construction pumps for dewatering purposes, steelwork, installation of light niches, construction of floors, guniting, fiberglassing, installation of tile and coping, installation of all perimeter and filter piping, installation of all filter equipment and chemical feeders of any type, plastering of the interior, construction of decks, construction of equipment rooms or housing for pool equipment, and installation of package pool heaters; and includes the scope of work of a swimming pool/spa servicing contractor. A “commercial pool/spa contractor” cannot perform direct connections to a sanitary sewer system or to potable water lines. The installation, construction, modification, or replacement of equipment permanently attached to and associated with the pool or spa for the purpose of water treatment or cleaning of the pool or spa requires licensure; however, the usage of such equipment for the purposes of water treatment or cleaning shall not require licensure unless the usage involves construction, modification, or replacement of such equipment.

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: Specific course required

Continuing Education: No continuing education requirement

Experience: Experience

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

FL Dept. of Business and Professional Regulation
1940 N. Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
(850) 487-1395

 

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