When homeowners find out you are a fully licensed Pool & Spa Service contractor, you’re more than likely going to get the job over someone who’s just a technician. Where do the most profitable Pool Service contractors get the exam prep they need to pass the Florida Pool Service licensing exam?

Building Trades Education Services has over four decades of experience helping tradespeople become fully licensed Florida pool contractors. Our goal is to give you the tools, test-taking methods, and knowledge you need to pass the Florida Pool service contractors exam the first time.

How does BTES set you up for success?

Our Pool Service licensing exam prep class:

  • Helps you turn difficult math equations into easy to solve problems
  • Study current codes & regulations so you won’t be left behind
  • Backed by our reliable “No Pass – No Pay” Guarantee.
  • After class help is available thru our toll-free homework hotline and email
  • Get the confidence you need with test-taking tips and strategies

For further information, or to register for a class call 1.800.832.2496, or use our 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: https://home.pearsonvue.com/fl/construction

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: http://www.floridaexam.com/
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 2022
  • Ch. 64E-9, Public Swimming Pools and Bathing Places, 2016
  • Equipment for Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs & Other, 2017 (ANSI/NSF 50)
  • Florida Building Code: Building, 2020
  • NFPA 70 – National Electrical Code, Article 680 Swimming Pools, 2017
  • Pool & Spa Operator Handbook, 2022

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, 2018
  • 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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