Building Trades Education Services has created a proven curriculum that turns roofers into Roofing Contractors


Building Trades Education Services has created a proven curriculum that turns roofers into Roofing Contractors. Not only do our students gain the necessary knowledge they need to pass Florida’s Roofing Contractors licensing exam, MANY pass the very first time!

What’s the secret to passing the Roofing Contractors test?

Perhaps the biggest key to our students’ success is how they absorb the four decades of knowledge accumulated by our instructors. Our instructors have a deep understanding of the format and types of questions you’ll be LIKELY to see on the Florida Roofing licensing exam. They also take the time to study and learn the most recent versions of the required reference books and manuals and then pass along that knowledge to you, so as to inform you as to what to probably expect on your exam such as the very obscure information taken from obscure locations within those references….a favorite tactic of the folks who write and administer the exams! Trade knowledge is nowhere near as important as you might think!!!

Here is what you can expect after you register for the Roofing 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.

Who teaches the class? 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 You will never hear any outdated information, or learn test-taking methods that don’t work.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 Contractors exams.

You can depend on Building Trades Education Services to give you everything you need to successfully maintain and renew your State 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

  • Code of Federal Regulations, (OSHA) 29 Part 1926, January 2020
  • Florida Building Code: Building, 2020
  • Florida Building Code: Test Protocols for High Velocity Hurricane Zones, 2020
  • NRCA Roofing Manual: Membrane Roof System, 2019/2022
  • NRCA Roofing Manual: Metal Panel and SPF Roof Systems, 2020
  • NRCA Roofing Manual: Steep-slope Roof Systems, 2021
  • NRCA Roofing Manual: Architectural Metal Flashing, Condensation Control and Reroofing, 2018
  • NRCA Waterproofing Manual, 2005 or later
  • Roofing Construction and Estimating, 1st Edition, 1995
  • SMACNA Architectural Sheet Metal Manual, 7th Edition, 2012
  • Walker’s Building Estimator’s Reference Book, 32nd Ed.

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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Roofing contractor working on a residential home. He is excited that he received his contractors license.