Florida Residential Pool Operator Contractor License FAQ

Testing Company Info

Below is the testing company information you will need concerning your exam.

The answers to the examination questions will be based on the editions listed below. Some of the questions will also be based on field experience and knowledge of trade practices. Editions earlier or later than those listed below can be brought to the examination but AT YOUR OWN RISK. However, ONLY ONE COPY of each reference will be allowed into the examination.

Photocopies will not be allowed unless the appropriate authorities (DBPR and the publishers) have given written authorization. Hand-written and typewritten notes are NOT allowed. Existing handwritten notes must be blackened out or whitened out completely, by the candidate, prohibiting legibility. Moveable tabs (e.g., Post-it® Flags) are NOT allowed. You will not be permitted to make any marks in your references during the examination.

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Scope

 

"Residential pool/spa contractor" means a contractor whose scope of work involves, but is not limited to, the construction, repair, and servicing of a residential swimming pool, or hot tub or spa, regardless of use. The scope of work includes the installation, repair, or replacement of existing equipment, any cleaning or equipment sanitizing that requires at least a partial disassembling, excluding filter changes, and the installation of new pool/spa equipment, interior finishes, the installation of package pool heaters, the installation of all perimeter piping and filter piping, and the construction of equipment rooms or housing for pool/spa equipment, and also includes the scope of work of a swimming pool/spa servicing contractor. The scope of such work does not include 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 does not require licensure unless the usage involves construction, modification, or replacement of such equipment. Water treatment that does not require such equipment does not require a license. In addition, a license is not required for the cleaning of the pool or spa in a way that does not affect the structural integrity of the pool or spa or its associated equipment.

 

 

Examination Outline

Construction Industry Licensing Board Examination At A Glance

Residential Pool Contractors General Trade Knowledge Examination Content Information

 

 

Approved References

  1. ANSI/NSPI-3 Standard for Permanently Installed Residential Spas, 2014
  2. ANSI/APSP/ 5 ICC-Standard for Residential Inground Swimming Pools, 2011
  3. Walker's Building Estimator's Reference Book, 31st Edition 
  4. Concrete Masonry Handbook for Architects, Engineers and Builders, 6th Edition
  5. Guide to Shotcrete, (506R-5), 2016
  6. NFPA 70 - National Electrical Code, Article 680 Swimming Pools, Fountains and Similar Installations Softbound, Article 680, 2014
  7. Placing Reinforcing Bars, 9th Edition, 2011
  8. Pool & Spa Operator Handbook, 2014 Edition.
  9. ANSI/NSF 50 – Equipment for Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs and other Recreational, 2016a 
  10. Florida Building Code (Building), 2074 
  11. Code of Federal Regulations – Title 29, Part 1926(OSHA)