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Pool Residential & Commercial CONTRACTOR LICENSE

Where do you get your Florida pool contractor license? For over 40 years, tradespeople looking to take their career to the next level have taken the Florida pool contractors test with confidence thanks to the live exam prep courses offered by Building Trades Education Services.

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Why Should You Register?

Here is what you can expect after you register for the Commercial Pool Contractors Exam Prep course from BTES:

  • 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 ways to turn difficult math problems into easy to answer questions.
  • Up-to-date workbooks providing questions and answers that mirror prior exams so you gain experience practicing on realistic exam material.


Our instructors know the Florida Contractor exams inside and out. By taking the exams themselves, our instructors have an edge that we pass onto you. You will never hear any outdated information, or learn test-taking methods that don’t work. By taking our course, you give yourself the best chance to learn and pass your Florida pool contractor license exams.

Installing a pool is one of the most difficult applications any builder can face. The process is a delicate one that takes special care. Mistakes can be costly. This is why licensed contractors get the Pool licensing exam prep they need from Building Trades Education Services, get that Florida pool contractor license!


You can depend on Building Trades Education Services to give you everything you need to successfully maintain and renew your State or County License. For further information, or to register for a class call 800.832.2496, or use the BTES contact form and we will get right back to you.

Exam Information

All construction examinations, except Plumbing Contractor, are administered in computer-based testing format. After a candidate has been approved by Professional Testing, Inc., they may schedule to sit for their examination(s) by contacting the department’s examination vendor, Pearson VUE. To locate a Pearson VUE Test Center near you, as well as to check that site’s availability, use this link to view the vendor website for more details:

Admission to the Examination
When registering at the test center, you will be required to have the following items:

Two forms of valid signature identification, one of which is government issued: driver’s license, state identification card, passport or military identification card. Student or employment I.D. cards and photo bearing credit cards are not acceptable as picture bearing identification. Candidates will not be admitted without showing proper identification. Your name and address must match what was submitted on your application.

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

To apply online:
To apply by phone: 407.264.0562

Required Reference Books

State Reference Books

  • American National Standard Public Swimming Pools, 2014 (ANSI/APSP-1)
  • American National Standard Public Spas, 1999 (ANSI/APSP-2)
  • American National Standard Permanently Installed Spas, 2014 (ANSI/APSP-3)
  • American National Standard Res Inground Pools, 2011 (ANSI/APSP-5)
  • Code of Federal Regulations Title 29 (OSHA) Part 1926, July 2023
  • Ch. 64E-9, Public Swimming Pools and Bathing Places, 2016
  • Concrete Masonry Handbook for Architects, Engineers, Builders 6th, 2008
  • Equipment for Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs & Other, 2020 (ANSI/NSF 50)
  • Florida Building Code: Building, 2023
  • Guide to Shotcrete (506R-5), 2016
  • NFPA 70 – National Electrical Code, Article 680 Swimming Pools, 2017
  • Pool & Spa Operator Handbook, 2022
  • Placing Reinforcing Bars 10th Ed, 2019
  • Walker’s Building Estimator’s Reference Book, 32nd Ed.

State 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 Contractors 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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