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ELECTRICAL AND ALARM CONTRACTOR LICENSE

Fuel your enthusiasm for the future with BTES: Florida Prep Courses for Electrical Contractors License!

BTES is your gateway to transforming from an aspiring electrician to getting your Florida Electrical Contractors License. Our specialized teaching methods, honed over the years, boast an outstanding success rate of 99.8%. Enrolling in our Florida Electrical Contractors license prep courses means learning from dedicated instructors committed to not just teaching but empowering you to teach yourself.

WHAT WE COVER

Discover a personalized approach to success with individual exam study guides that cover:

  • Unlimited Electrical Contractor
  • Residential Electrical Contractor
  • Alarm Systems Contractor I
  • Alarm Systems Contractor II
  • Limited Energy Contractor

By fully immersing yourself into our Electrical Contractor’s Licensing Exam courses, you’ll gain confidence, test-taking skills, and the knowledge that you can and WILL pass the state exam. When you sign up for our live exam prep courses, you can expect to work with teachers who create a curriculum based on proven methods of finding obscure information in obscure places within the required textbooks which is what the State exams test you on. Trade knowledge, unfortunately, is a very minuscule part of the process.

WHY CHOOSE US?

  • Focused trade classes; no mixing of unrelated trades.
  • Smaller class size to ensure that you receive personal attention.
  • Participate from the comfort of your home or office with our virtual classes led by a live BTES instructor. Cost-effective and convenient, our Virtual Classes will save on the expense and travel time of going to a live class.
  • Courses are intensive and in-depth. We make SURE you know your reference books and how to use them.
  • We show you how and where to tab/highlight your reference books.
  • Learn simple techniques to turn difficult math problems and electrical theory into easy-to-answer questions.
  • Up-to-date workbooks provide questions and answers that mirror prior exams so you gain experience practicing on realistic exam material.

THE CONTRACTORS EXAM IS NOT EASY

Given the stakes, doesn’t it make sense to make sure you’re prepared from the start for the Florida Electrical Contractors License exam? Learn the essentials, pass the exam, and get your license. With BTES, you get everything you need to pass the Florida Master Electrical Contractor’s exam, for the first time.

For further information, or to register for a class call 800.832.2496, or use our contact form and we will get right back to you.

EXAM INFORMATION


ABOUT THE EXAM

DBPR offers electrical examinations in a computer-based testing (CBT) format. Candidates who have been approved to sit for one of the following examinations may do so by contacting the department’s examination vendor, Pearson VUE. Examinations are available on a daily basis at testing sites throughout the world.

Candidates taking a computer-based examination through Pearson VUE will be required to submit a valid email address, telephone number, and payment at the time the examination is scheduled. Candidates will be eligible to schedule an examination within 72 hours after the candidate’s examination application has been approved by the department.

CANDIDATE INFORMATION BOOKLET

Download the complete Candidate Information Booklet for the Electrical Licensure Examinations.

Required Reference Books

State Reference Books

  • Code of Federal Regulations, (OSHA) 29 Part 1926, July 2020 or 2022
  • NFPA 70: National Electric Code (NEC), 2017
  • NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm Code, 2019
  • NFPA 780: Lightning Protection Code, 2017
  • NFPA 101: Life Safety Code, 2018
  • Fire Alarm Signaling Systems Handbook, 2010
  • UL 681: Installation and Classification of Burglar and Holdup Alarm Systems
  • UL 365: Police Station Connected Burglar Alarm Units
  • Engineering Sign Structures: An Introduction to Analysis & Design
  • NEON Techniques
  • Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, 16th / 17th Edition
  • Telecommunications Wiring
  • NTC Blue Book Low Voltage Systems 2020

RESIDENTIAL

  • Code of Federal Regulations, (OSHA) 29 Part 1926, July 2020 or 2022
  • NFPA 70: National Electric Code (NEC), 2017
  • NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm Code, 2019
  • NFPA 780: Lightning Protection Code, 2017
  • NFPA 101: Life Safety Code, 2018

Alarm Systems I & II

Alarm Systems I

  • Florida Contractor’s Manual, 2021
  • Code of Federal Regulations, (OSHA) 29 Part 1926, July 2020 or 2022
  • NFPA 70: National Electric Code (NEC), 2017
  • NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm Code, 2019
  • NFPA 101: Life Safety Code, 2018
  • Fire Alarm Signaling Systems Handbook, 2010
  • UL 681: Installation and Classification of Burglar and Holdup Alarm Systems
  • UL 365: Police Station Connected Burglar Alarm Units
  • Telecommunications Wiring
  • NTC Blue Book Low Voltage Systems 2020

Alarm Systems II

  • Florida Contractor’s Manual, 2021
  • Code of Federal Regulations, (OSHA) 29 Part 1926, July 2020 or 2022
  • NFPA 70: National Electric Code (NEC), 2017
  • UL 681: Installation and Classification of Burglar and Holdup Alarm Systems
  • UL 365: Police Station Connected Burglar Alarm Units
  • Telecommunications Wiring
  • NTC Blue Book Low Voltage Systems 2020

Other Electrical Specialities

Limited Energy

  • Florida Contractor’s Manual, 2021
  • Code of Federal Regulations, (OSHA) 29 Part 1926, July 2020 or 2022
  • NFPA 70: National Electric Code (NEC), 2017
  • NFPA 780: Lightning Protection Code, 2017
  • Telecommunications Wiring

Sign Specialty

  • Florida Contractor’s Manual, 2021
  • Code of Federal Regulations, (OSHA) 29 Part 1926, July 2020 or 2022
  • NFPA 70: National Electric Code (NEC), 2017
  • Engineering Sign Structures: An Introduction to Analysis & Design
  • NEON Techniques
  • Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, 16th / 17th Edition

Business & Finance

  • AIA 201: General Conditions of the Contract for Construction, 2017
  • AIA 401: Standard Form of Agreement between Contractor-Subcontractor, 2017
  • AIA 701: Instructions to Bidders, 2018
  • Builder’s Guide to Accounting, 2001
  • Florida Statutes Chapter 455, 2021
  • Florida Contractor’s Manual, 2021

The examination reference book lists are complete and represent the current information for exams. As always, it is the student’s responsibility to obtain the latest reference list and to insure that the books that they have match the list. At BTES, we make every effort to be up-to-date and complete with our materials. But it is always a good idea to verify the accuracy of those materials.

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