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CILB 5-J - Certified Commercial Pool Contractor as an Individual

After passing a state certification examination, individuals seeking licensure as a CERTIFIED contractor must complete an initial licensure application form. Out-of-state licensees seeking licensure in Florida and have not passed Florida?s certification examination, refer to the Certification by Endorsement application. Before submitting this application, make sure that you have passed the state certification examination. Board rules provide that you must obtain your license within 4 years of receiving your exam score. To apply for the state certification examination, refer to the application for Initial and Retake Examination.

Application Requirements:
  • AGE: An individual applying for certification must be at least 18 years of age.
  • EXAMINATION: Individuals seeking licensure as a CERTIFIED contractor, except for Swimming Pool Specialty contractors, must first take and pass a state certification examination.

    For individuals seeking licensure as a Swimming Pool Specialty contractor, proof of passing a practical examination provided by a board-approved practical examiner is required. To download a list of board-approved practical examiners, please visit our website.

  • EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION: Applicants are required to have four years of experience or a combination of college and experience. This is not a complete listing of all experience/education requirements; please see the application's instruction page for complete information.
  • FINANCIAL/CREDIT: Applicants will need to provide proof of financial stability and responsibility by submitting personal credit reports. Credit reports must include a FICO derived credit score and indicate that local, state and federal records have been searched. You may find additional information regarding the Board's financial requirements by visiting the Department's Financial Responsibility and Stability website.
  • FINGERPRINTS: An applicant must have a background check as part of the licensing process. To learn more about fingerprinting, please visit our fingerprint FAQs.
  • MILITARY VETERANS: Experience gained in the military may be used toward the requirements for licensure. Please complete the Veteran Fee Waiver and Military Service Verification Form and submit it along with your application for licensure. Military veterans, their spouses and Florida National Guard members may be eligible for a fee waiver, fee reimbursement, and/or fee discount. Please visit our DBPR Military Services page for more information.
  • INSURANCE: Applicants are required to attest that they have obtained public liability and property damage insurance in the amounts determined by Board rule. Applicants are also required to obtain workers compensation insurance or obtain an exemption from workers compensation insurance within 30 days of issuance of their license.
  • DEFINITIONS: Multiple license types are available in this licensure category. For a complete listing of each license type and a description of each, you may view a term glossary on our website.

  • FEE: Pay the required fee as provided in the application. Make check payable to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Military veterans, their spouses and Florida National Guard members may be eligible for a fee waiver, fee reimbursement, and/or fee discount. Please visit our DBPR Military Services page for more information.
  • APPLICATION: Complete the application by clicking on the "Printable Application" link at the bottom of the page.

  • MORE INFORMATION: Learn more about this profession's application requirements (use the back button or arrow to return to this page).

If you have questions or need assistance in completing this application, please call the Customer Contact Center at 850.487.1395 or use our convenient contact form.

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