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Building Trades Education offers classes designed to help you pass the Florida Plumbing Contractor License.

Did you know over 50% of applicants who take the Florida Plumbing Contractor License examination fail on their first attempt? When you are sitting in the test center taking your plumbing contractors examination you will quickly realize that it is NOT a measure of your plumbing skills and field experience. Those who venture in unprepared are surprised to find that it IS indeed a measure of your ability to find and interpret textbook information and NOT as stated above, your trade knowledge.

At Building Trades Education, we have a 95% success rate preparing people just like you to pass their Florida plumbing contractors examination. Our plumbing contractors examination preparation course gives you the best chance of passing.

What makes our licensing exam prep courses so essential?

  • You will be shown what content areas are on the plumbing contractors examination
  • You will not have an issue with the isometric drawings.
  • You will be shown methods that help you see complicated math as easy as 1+1=2
  • Easy translation of complicated terms and equations
  • Comprehensive courses that use current information & regulations
  • Simple to follow study guides
  • Methods that help you manage your plumbing contractors examination time
  • Guidance from an instructor who is a Certified Plumbing Contractor.
  • You get everything you need to pass your plumbing contractors examination.
  • A “No Pass – No Pay” Guarantee

We’ve heard repeatedly from contractors who say the Florida Plumber’s exam is one of the toughest they’ve ever taken. Why waste your time and money by being unprepared? Instead, become one of the few who pass the Florida Plumber’s exam the first time.

Expert Instructors. Every BTES instructor who you work with in our classes has actually taken the time to learn, study, and pass numerous contractor trade and business exams. You not only get the opportunity to work with an expert test-taker, you get the chance to learn the exact same methods that make over 95% of our students pass this test the very first time, with a reliable “No Pass – No Pay” Guarantee.

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.


Plumbing trade knowledge examinations are administered in paper and pencil format and are offered multiple times per year. All examinations are open book and consist of multiple-choice questions. You should be prepared to respond to examination questions on any of the content areas included in the examination content outline. The General Trade Knowledge examination will be administered in two sessions. The morning session will consist of 45 equally weighted questions and 5 isometric drawings. The isometric drawings will be worth 10 points each. The afternoon session will consist of 65 equally weighted questions. Your scores for the morning and afternoon sessions will be combined to determine your total score for this examination. Download the Plumbing Exam Content Here.

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 Plumbing Licensure Examinations.

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation has contracted with Professional Testing, Inc., to register candidates, develop, and score professional examinations for the Construction Industry Licensing Board. Individuals desiring to sit for construction trade knowledge, contract administration, project management, or business & finance examination parts are required to apply directly with Professional Testing, Inc.

To apply online:
To apply by phone: 407.264.0562

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.

Required Reference Books

State Reference Books

  • Chapter 64E-6, Florida Administrative Code, Standards for Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems, 2013
  • Code of Federal Regulations, (OSHA) 29 Part 1926, July 2022
  • Mathematics for Plumbers and Pipefitters, 8th Edition, 2013
  • NFPA 14: Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems, 2013
  • NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities, 2018
  • Plumber’s Handbook Revised, 2018 (or 2006)
  • Solar Thermal Manual: Solar Water & Pool Heating Manual, 2006
  • Florida Building Code: Mechanical, 2020
  • Florida Building Code: Accessibility, 2020
  • Florida Building Code: Plumbing, 2020
  • Florida Building Code: Residential, 2020
  • Florida Building Code: Fuel Gas, 2020

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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