Construction Examinations

Plumbing trade knowledge examinations are administered in paper and pencil format and are offered multiple times per year.

Beginning August, 2018: General, Building, and Residential (contract administration and project management) examinations will be administered in computer-based testing format. Plumbing (trade knowledge) examinations will continue to be administered in paper and pencil format multiple times per year.

Exam Dates Exam City Exam Location
August 14-15, 2018 Kissimmee Osceola Heritage Park, Exhibition Building
October 16-17, 2018 Kissimmee Osceola Heritage Park, Exhibition Building
December 11-12, 2018 Kissimmee Osceola Heritage Park, Exhibition Building
February 12-13, 2019 Orlando Hyatt Regency Orlando Int’l Airport
April 16-17, 2019 Kissimmee Osceola Heritage Park, Exhibition Building
June 11-12, 2019 Orlando Hyatt Regency Orlando Int’l Airport

All other construction examinations, including the business & finance examination part, are administered in computer-based testing format on a daily basis and at testing sites throughout the world. After a candidate has been approved by Professional Testing, Inc., they may schedule to sit for their examination(s) by contacting the department’s examination vendor, Pearson VUE.

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation has contracted with Professional Testing, Inc., to register candidates, develop, and score professional examinations for the Construction Industry Licensing Board. Individuals desiring to sit for construction trade knowledge, contract administration, project management, or business & finance examination parts are required to apply directly with Professional Testing, Inc.

To apply by phone: 407.264.0562
To apply online: http://www.floridaexam.com

Completed applications and appropriate fees must be received by Professional Testing, Inc., no later than 30 days prior to the examination date.

Plumbing trade knowledge examinations are administered in paper and pencil format and are offered multiple times per year. Candidates approved to sit for these examinations will receive confirmation from Professional Testing, Inc., that includes the specific date, time, and location of the examination.

Beginning August, 2018: General, Building, and Residential (contract administration and project management) examinations will be administered in computer-based testing format. Plumbing (trade knowledge) examinations will continue to be administered in paper and pencil format multiple times per year.

All other construction examinations, including the business & finance examination part, are administered in computer-based testing format. After a candidate has been approved by Professional Testing, Inc., they may schedule to sit for their examination(s) by contacting the department’s examination vendor, Pearson VUE.

To locate a testing site near you or to register to sit for an examination, use the links below.

Construction – Business and Finance Construction – Contract Administration, Project Management, and Trade Knowledge Exams

To schedule by phone: 888.204.6230

Candidates taking a computer-based examination through Pearson VUE will be required to submit a valid email address, telephone number, and payment at the time the examination is scheduled. Candidates will be eligible to schedule an examination within 72 hours after the candidate’s examination application has been approved by Professional Testing, Inc.

All examinations are open book and consist of multiple-choice questions. You should be prepared to respond to examination questions on any of the content areas included in the examination content outline. Use the links below to view examination content outlines for each of the construction examinations.

Business & Finance
Class A Air Conditioning Contractor
Class B Air Conditioning Contractor
Building Contractor Contract Administration
Building Contractor Project Management
Gas Line
General Contractor Contract Administration
General Contractor Project Management
Glass & Glazing
Gypsum Drywall
Irrigation
Marine Specialty
Mechanical
Plumbing
Pollutant Storage
Commercial Pool
Residential Pool
Service Pool
Residential Contractor Contract Administration
Residential Contractor Project Management
Roofing
Sheet Metal
Solar
Specialty Structure
Underground Utility

Additionally, for a breakdown of the number of examination questions and allotted time to complete each examination, view Examinations at a Glance.

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Candidate Information Booklet (CIB) provides additional information to prepare candidates to take their professional licensure examinations.    Click this link to view and download Candidate Information Booklets.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to bring approved reference materials to the examination site to be used during the examination. No other references are allowed at the examination site.   Click here to view a list of approved reference materials. Reference materials may be purchased from any number of construction schools, bookstores, and retailers.

The Department cannot recommend or endorse a particular construction school or bookstore.  Click here for help locating reference materials for your examination.