Florida Marine Contractor w. Business and Finance | EXAMPREP.ORG

Florida Marine Contractor w. Business and Finance

A marine contractor is a specialty contractor qualified and certified by the board to perform any work involving the construction, repair, alteration, extension and excavation for fixed docks, floating docks, boathouses, mooring devices, mooring fields, seawalls, bulkheads, piers, wharfs, boatlifts, boat ramps, revetments, cofferdams, wave attenuators, dune crossovers and other related marine structures and activities, including pile driving, framing, concrete, masonry, dredge and fill, and wood shingle, wood shakes, or asphalt or fiberglass shingle roofing on a new structure of his or her own construction.

$1,095.00

Clear
SKU: c1423 Category: Tag:

Required Books 

The references listed below are permitted to be taken into the examination. These references may be tabbed (with permanent index tabs) and highlighted. They are available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-992-1910.

 

Add All Required Books to Cart

Additional Services

  • Please note that the Florida Business and Finance exam as well as the Marine exam is required to be passed to obtain your contractor’s license.
  • Minimum amounts required for General Liability insurance for General, Residential, and Building contractors are $300,000 for bodily injury and $50,000 for property damage. All contractors are required to carry Worker’s Compensation Insurance....OR....Exemption Certificate.
  • All contractors must be at least 18 years of age and be of good moral character.

    Beginning November 1, 2007, all applicants for initial licensure or changed of status will be required to have a criminal background check performed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Federal Bureau of Investigation.

    YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING THAT YOUR FINGERPRINTS HAVE BEEN SCANNED BY THE DEPARTMENT’S VENDOR, PROMISSOR/PEARSON VUE, PRIOR TO SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION.

    • If an applicant has a FICO credit score lower than 660, he/she will be requested to provide a licensing bond or letter of credit to obtain licensure. Please review the Department’s Financial Responsibility and Stability website for additional information on the Board’s requirements. The amount of the licensing bond or letter of credit is based on the type of license requested: $20,000 for Division I contractors and $10,000 for Division II contractors. 
    • Experience Required:
    • 4 years of experience in the trade with at least 1 year having been supervisory work OR
       
    • A 4 year college degree from an accredited college and 1 year proven experience applicable to the category for which you are applying OR
       
    • 1 year as a foreman and not less than 3 years of credits from any accredited college level courses OR
       
    • 1 year as a workman, 1 year proven experience as a foreman, and 2 years of credits from any accredited college level courses OR
       
    • 2 years of experience as a workman, 1 year of experience as a foreman, and 1 year of credits from any accredited college level coursesOR
       
    • Have an active Certified Florida contractor’s license (This option only applies to Certified Building, Residential, Air Conditioning, and Swimming Pool contractors as provided in Section 489.111 (2)(c)4-6, Florida Statutes).
    •  Building officials are no longer allowed to vouch for Florida Contractors’ experience.   Only Florida State Certified Contractor, U.S. License Architects and U.S. Licensed Engineers

    • *You can substitute up to 3 years of college credit for experience*

A marine contractor is a specialty contractor qualified and certified by the board to perform any work involving the construction, repair, alteration, extension and excavation for fixed docks, floating docks, boathouses, mooring devices, mooring fields, seawalls, bulkheads, piers, wharfs, boatlifts, boat ramps, revetments, cofferdams, wave attenuators, dune crossovers and other related marine structures and activities, including pile driving, framing, concrete, masonry, dredge and fill, and wood shingle, wood shakes, or asphalt or fiberglass shingle roofing on a new structure of his or her own construction.

To apply, contact State of Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation 1-850-487-1395.

If applying for initial licensure from May 1st of an Even numbered year through August 31st of an Odd numbered year the fee is $249.

If applying for initial licensure from September 1st of an Odd numbered year through April 30th of an Even numbered year the fee is $149.

You must pay a fee of $56.25 to Promissor/Pearson VUE for the processing of your electronic fingerprints.

Candidates will receive an unofficial grade report on the day they pass the exam,however, test scores and license approval do not become official until ratified by the Contractors Licensing Board at their next meeting.

Licenses are typically received within 14 - 60 days after submission of application

There is currently no reciprocity for this license.

As of this time Florida requires 14 hours of board approved continuing education each biennium prior to the renewal period for both certified and registered contractors. At least 1 hour must deal with workplace safety, 1 hour must be on the subject of worker’s compensation, 1 hour must cover the subject of business practices, 1hour must cover the subject of laws and rules, 1 hour must cover wind mitigation methodologies, and 1 hour must cover the Florida Building Code advanced modules.

    All parts of the examination:
    Pay $135.00 examination development fee payable to PTI, $80.00 examination administration fee payable to DBPR, but mailed to PTI. An $80.00 examination administration fee payable to Pearson Vue (formerly Promissor), the CBT (Computer Based Testing) contracted vendor, is due at the time of scheduling.

  • A score of at least 70% is required to pass the exams.
  • The exam is 2 days, open book, multiple-choice, and timed.
  • There are 3 parts to the exam: the Business Finance portion is 6.5 hrs, the Contract Administration portion is 4.5 hrs, and the Project Management portion is 4.5 hrs. 
  •  The exams are computer based and offered throughout the year at PearsonVue Testing Facility. Exams are on a first come first serve basis.
  • You must complete all portions of the examination within 4 years of the first attempt. After four years, all previous test scores become invalid and you will be required to take all parts of the examination again.

  • The Florida Business and Finance exam is a 6.5 hr exam consisting of 125 equally weighted questions.
  • The Trade Knowledge exam consists of 80 equally weighted questions. 

    Applicants must submit an application and exam fee to become registered to take the exam. The testing company must receive completed applications and appropriate fees no later than 30 days prior to the next scheduled exam date.

    Topics covered on the business and finance exam portion are establishing the contracting business, managing administrative duties, managing trade operations, conducting accounting functions, managing human resources, and complying with government regulations.

  • To schedule your exam you must contact Professional Testing, Inc (PTI) at 1-407-264-0562.

American Contractors Exam Service offers a five-day Florida Marine Specialty Contractor Seminar that guarantees you will pass the Florida Marine exam and the Florida Business and Finance exam.

Please contact us for additional information at 800-992-1910.

Additional information

Location and date

Pensacola, FL    7/21/2018, TBA ORLANDO    7/30/2018, TBA Ft Lauderdale    8/8/2018, TBA Tampa    9/5/2018, TBA Pensacola    9/15/2018, TBA Jaksonville, FL    9/24/2018, TBA ORLANDO    10/1/2018, TBA Ft Lauderdale    10/10/2018, TBA Tampa    10/24/2018, TBA Pensacola    11/5/2018, TBA Jaksonville, FL    11/14/2018, TBA ORLANDO    11/28/2018, TBA Ft Lauderdale    12/5/2018