Plumbing Contractor

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CF and RF - 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 (excluding liquid petroleum gases), 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.

Examination Content Outline

The Florida Plumbing Contractor exam is composed of two parts:

  1. Business & Finance (computer based); 120 questions
  2. General Trade Knowledge; 110 questions

Approved References Materials

  1. Florida Statutes Chapter 455, 2010
  2. AIA documents:
    • A201 – General Conditions of the Contract for Construction, 2007
    • A401 – Standard Form of Agreement between Contractor-Subcontractor, 2007
    • A701 – Instructions to Bidders, 1997
    • Builder's Guide to Accounting, Michael C. Thomsett, 2001
    • Contractors Manual, 2009 Edition
    • Code of Federal Regulations, (OSHA) 29 Part 1903, 2010
    • Code of Federal Regulations, (OSHA) 29 Part 1904, 2010
    • Code of Federal Regulations, (OSHA) 29 Part 1910, 2010
    • Code of Federal Regulations, (OSHA) 29 Part 1926, 2010
    • Chapter 64E-6, Florida Administrative Code, Standards for Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems, April 2010
    • Mathematics for Plumbers and Pipefitters, 7th Edition 2008
    • NFPA 14 – Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems, 2010
    • NFPA 99 – Health Care Facilities, (Chapter 3 & 5, Annex A & C), 2005
    • Plumber's Handbook Revised, Howard C. Massey, 2006
    • Solar Thermal Manual: Solar Water & Pool Heating Manual, 2006
    • Florida Building Code – Plumbing, 2007 with 2nd 2009 Supplement
    • Florida Building Code – Fuel Gas, 2007 with 2nd 2009 Supplement

Bring a small 30/60 degree triangle for isometric drawings on Day 2 of the Examination.