Florida Mechanical Contractor License

This exam is required to be passed to obtain your State license. We stock all reference books in our online store. Shipping is always fast and affordable.

Florida Mechanical Contractor License
Steps to Success

1. Purchase Books and other references.
2. Schedule and pass your state exams.
3. Submit your application, licensing fee, and proof of insurance to the State.

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About This License

  • A "mechanical contractor" means a contractor whose services are unlimited in the execution of contracts requiring the experience, knowledge, and skill to install, maintain, repair, fabricate, alter, extend, or design central air-conditioning, refrigeration, heating, and ventilating systems, including duct work in connection with a complete system.

Requirements to Obtaining your License

  • A Mechanical Contractors license is required in Florida for any job that involves the trade. Anyone seeking to become a mechanical contractor in Florida is required to sit for two exams, business and finance and the trade.
  • Applicants must document four years of experience. Applicants are also required to provide a credit report and financial statement that is no more than 12 months old. A net worth of $2,500 - $20,000 (depending on classification) is required.
  • The minimum general liability insurance that is required for licensure is $100,000 for bodily injury and $25,000 for property damage.

Exam Review, Training, Education

As of this time we do not offer any classes for this content. Please check back in the future for possible material. However, we do stock all of the recommended references in our online bookstore.

Books and References for the Exam

The following references are permitted to be taken into the examination. These references may be tabbed (with a permanent index tab) and highlighted. It is available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-952-0910.

  • Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Troubleshooting Handbook
  • Energy Efficient Building Construction in Florida
  • Energy Systems Analysis Management
  • Fibrous Glass Duct Construction Standards
  • Florida Energy Code, 2014
  • Florida Building Code for Fuel and Gas 2014
  • Florida Contractors Reference Manual
  • Florida Mechanical Code 2014
  • HVAC Duct Construction Standards-Metal & Flexible
  • NFPA 90A-Installation A/C and Vent. Systems
  • NFPA 90B - Installation of Warm Air & A/C Systems,
  • NFPA 96 Standard Ventilation Control and Fire Protection, 2014
  • NFPA 99 Health Care Facilities, 2015
  • OSHA 29. CFR 1926 for Contractors
  • Pipefitter's Handbook
  • Trane A/C Manual
  • Trane Ductulator
  • Trane Reciprocating Refrigeration

Exam Details

  • The examination is divided into two 4 1/2 hour sections with one section in the a.m. and the other in the p.m.
  • A 70% is required to pass.
  • The fee for the exam is $135.
  • You will be scheduled for the examination date and site that you selected on your application.

Continuing Education

14 hours of continuing education is required.

Applying to Get Your License

Applications can be obtained from the Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board by calling 1-850-487-1395. The application fee when applying for initial licensure:

For Individual Only

  • From May 1st of an EVEN YEAR through August 31st of an ODD YEAR is $249.
  • From September 1st of an ODD YEAR through April 30th of an EVEN YEAR is $309.

Qualifying a Business

  • From May 1st of an EVEN YEAR through August 31st of an ODD YEAR is $308.
  • From September 1st of an ODD YEAR through April 30th of an EVEN YEAR is $208.

If you need assistance with the application process, @ Home Prep- a division of Stautzenberger College can help you by saving you time and money. With our years of experience, we can quickly and accurately submit your application to your state.

Reciprocity Agreement

Florida has no reciprocity agreements; however, does endorse certain examinations from California, Georgia, and North Carolina for electrical contractors in select categories. The endorsements from Georgia include alarm and speciality categories.