Florida State Pool Service 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

Florida Swimming Pool and Spa Service Contractor is a contractor whose scope of work involves, but is not limited to, the repair and servicing of a swimming pool, or hot tub or spa, whether public or private or otherwise, regardless of use.

The scope of work includes the repair or replacement of existing equipment, any cleaning or equipment sanitizing that requires at least a partial disassembling, (excluding filter changes), the installation of new pool/spa equipment, interior refinishing, the reinstallation or addition of pool heaters, the repair or replacement of all perimeter piping and filter piping, the repair of equipment rooms or housing for pool/spa equipment, and the substantial or complete draining of a swimming pool, or hot tub or spa, for the purpose of repair or renovation.

The scope of such work does not include direct connections to a sanitary sewer system or to potable water lines. The installation, construction, modification, substantial or complete disassembly, 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, substantial or complete disassembly, or replacement of such equipment. Water treatment that does not require such equipment does not require a license. 

 

Examination Outline

Construction Industry Licensing Board Examination At A Glance

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 kno wledge 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 hand written 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 theexamination.

 

Approved References

  1. ANSI/NSPI-3 Standard for Permanently Installed Residential Spas, 2014
  2. ANSI/APSP-2 Standard for Public Spas, 1999
  3. ANSI/APSP-1 Standard for Public Swimming Pools, 2014
  4. ANSI/APSP/ 5 ICC-Standard for Residential Inground Swimming Pools, 2011
  5. Chapter 64E-9, Public Swimming Pool and Bathing Places, 2016
  6. NFPA 70 - National Electrical Code, Article 680 Swimming Pools, Fountains and Similar Installations Softbound, Article 680, 2014
  7. Pool & Spa Operator Handbook, 2014 Edition.
  8. ANSI/NSF 50 – Equipment for Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs and other Recreational, 2017 
  9. Florida Building Code (Building), 2017
  10. Code of Federal Regulations – Title 29, Part 1926(OSHA)