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Florida Swimming Pool and Spa Contractor License Course

Get your pool service or building contractors license today!

Whether you are looking to become a pool service contractor, or want to take the next step and become licensed to build pools and spas, Gold Coast School of Construction has you covered.  Our pool contractor program will help you get licensed so that you can work legally in Florida’s booming pool contracting industry.  The only thing you need to do is commit to getting started.  Our curriculum and guidance will take you through the licensing process and fully prepare you for your exams.

 

Contact our helpful career counselors at 1-800-732-9140 if you have any questions.  We are always happy to assist!

Florida Swimming Pool and Spa Contractor License Course

Get your pool service or building contractors license today!

Whether you are looking to become a pool service contractor, or want to take the next step and become licensed to build pools and spas, Gold Coast School of Construction has you covered.  Our pool contractor program will help you get licensed so that you can work legally in Florida’s booming pool contracting industry.  The only thing you need to do is commit to getting started.  Our curriculum and guidance will take you through the licensing process and fully prepare you for your exams.

 

Contact our helpful career counselors at 1-800-732-9140 if you have any questions.  We are always happy to assist!

Pool Service and Pool Builder's License

Gold Coast will prepare you for the following license types:

  • Florida State Certified Pool Contractor  (Residential or Commercial)
  • Florida State Certified Pool Service Contractor (Residential or Commercial)

These prep courses are designed for contractors who are serious about passing their exams and getting started with growing their business.

 

Want to learn even more about getting your license?  Attend our Livestream Open House held on the first Tuesday of every month at 5:00pm.  We provide a complete overview of the program, license requirements, and everything you need to know to get started.  You will also have the chance to ask any questions that you have:   Register Now!

Tuition - $799
OR 4 interest-free payments of $199.75 with Klarna

Full Service Exam Prep Program:

Includes class tutorials and cram classes

*Tuition does not include the state required reference books and tab sets.

To purchase your complete set of course textbooks and tabs: View Online Bookstore!

Contact our helpful career counselors at 1-800-732-9140 if you have any questions. We are happy to assist.

Swimming Pool/Spa Contractor Schedule


Becoming a licensed swimming pool/spa contractor in the state of Florida requires passing a two part licensing exam. Part 1: Trade Knowledge and Part 2: Business and Finance. Gold Coast’s classroom based exam prep program is structured to help you pass both parts.

Part 1: Business & Finance:


(First 2 weeks of every month)

  • Mondays (6:30pm-9:00pm): Boca
  • Tuesdays (6:30pm-9:00pm): Doral, Tamarac (Spanish)
  • Wednesdays (6:30pm-9:00pm): Lantana and North Miami
  • Thursdays (6:30pm-9:00pm): Tamarac, Orlando, and Doral (Spanish)
  • Fridays (4:00pm-6:30pm): LiveStream Webinar

Part 2: Trade Knowledge:


Class Schedule: (6:30pm-9:00pm)

  • 3rd & 4th Mondays of each month– Tamarac
October 2022
10/01 - 09/28 East Orlando Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
10/01 - 09/28 Tamarac (Broward) Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
10/03 - 09/25 Boca Raton Mondays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
10/04 - 09/26 North Orlando Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
10/04 - 09/26 South Dade (Doral) Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
10/05 - 09/27 North Miami Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
10/05 - 09/27 West Palm Beach (Lantana) Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
November 2022
11/01 - 10/26 East Orlando Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
11/01 - 10/24 North Orlando Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
11/01 - 10/24 South Dade (Doral) Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
11/01 - 10/26 Tamarac (Broward) Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
11/02 - 10/25 North Miami Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
11/02 - 10/25 West Palm Beach (Lantana) Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
11/07 - 10/30 Boca Raton Mondays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
December 2022
12/01 - 11/23 East Orlando Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
12/01 - 11/23 Tamarac (Broward) Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
12/05 - 11/27 Boca Raton Mondays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
12/06 - 11/28 North Orlando Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
12/06 - 11/28 South Dade (Doral) Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
12/07 - 11/29 North Miami Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
12/07 - 11/29 West Palm Beach (Lantana) Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm

License Requirements:


Pool and Spa Contractor License Requirements In Florida:

In the state of Florida, becoming a licensed pool service or pool building contractor involves meeting the age, credit, and experience/education requirements before licensure will be granted.  If you have you any questions about the remaining license requirements, please call our helpful career counselors at 1-800-732-9140.  We are always happy to assist.

 

The following applies to all pool contractor applicants: 

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Have good moral character. (A criminal incident in the past does not prevent you from getting a license so long as you have had your civil rights restored, all debts to society paid, no pending or current liens such as IRS, and have no pending or ongoing criminal litigation).
  • Credit worthy. (Applicants will be subject to a credit report on both the applicant and the business with a preferred FICO score of a 660 or above. )
    • If you do not meet the 660 FICO score, you CAN still get your license by posting a licensing bond.
  • Four years of proven construction experience. (FAR 61G4-15.001)
    • You do not have to have the necessary experience before you take the exam.
      • The test scores are valid for 4 years meaning you have 4 years to gain the required experience after passing the state exam.
        • For Swimming Pool/Spa Contractors, you must have been a foreman or supervisor that was involved in all aspects of construction, repair, water treatment and servicing of commercial/residential pools.
    • Note: 3 years of any accredited college credits can be used in place of construction experience regardless of the subject matter/courses.  This would reduce your field experience requirement down to just 1 year if you have a college degree.
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Jacksonville

GCR-Office-optimized
12276 San Jose Blvd, Ste 208
Jacksonville, FL 32223

1-800-732-9140

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South Dade (Doral)

11250 N.W. 20TH STREET
Miami, FL 33172

1-800-732-9140

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Location Offers:
Classes, Fingerprinting, Grading, Textbook Pickup


North Miami

3577 N.E. 163RD STREET
North Miami, FL 33160

1-800-732-9140

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Classes, Fingerprinting, Grading, Textbook Pickup


Tamarac (Broward)

5600 HIATUS ROAD
Tamarac, FL 33321

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Boca Raton

2600 N. MILITARY TRAIL Suite 150
Boca Raton, FL 33431

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Location Offers:
Classes, Fingerprinting, Grading, Textbook Pickup


West Palm Beach (Lantana)

6216 S. Congress Avenue
Lantana, FL 33462

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East Orlando

3505 Lake Lynda Dr Building 300
Orlando, FL 32817

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Classes, Fingerprinting, Grading, Textbook Pickup


North Orlando

Climer-Campus
5104 N. Orange Blossom Trail Suite 114
Orlando, FL 32810

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Celebration

1170 Celebration Blvd Suite 200
Celebration, FL 34747

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Location Offers:
Location is only open when there is a class scheduled. Location cannot provide student services like textbook pickup, grading or fingerprinting.


We are committed to answering all of your questions.  Below are common questions students have about our contractor exam prep program.  As always, feel free to contact our helpful career counselors at 1-800-732-9140 for additional information.


Where can I find my class module/topic schedule to know what is being taught each night?

The student resources section of our website includes class schedules as well as other valuable pieces of information.   Simply select the license you are preparing for in the “Schedule & Module Calendar” section:  Click Here!


Do I actually need a contractors license?

The answer is almost always yes.  If you are performing construction/contractor related services for compensation, you almost certainly need to be licensed in the specialty that you are working in.  There are some small exceptions for handyman services, but the scope of work is very limited and if you step outside of it (electrical, plumbing, etc), you will be violating license laws .


Is my tuition really valid for 1 year?

YES!  We stand behind your success from start to finish.  We understand that some students will be able to dive into the material and complete their studying in just 2 months, while others are busy and need longer to prepare.  We do not charge any additional review fees for any of our contractor courses, reviews, or workshops during your 1 year tuition period.


Do I need to purchase the contractor state reference books?

Yes.  The contractor state exams are open book and to pass you will need to have of the business and finance and trade books.   We also highly recommend purchasing the related tabs.  Our curriculum is built around teaching you how to navigate these books quickly so that you will successfully pass the exams and get your license.  Books and tabs can be purchased during the enrollment process either through the website, over the phone, or by visiting our online bookstore and selecting the complete sets related to the license you are pursuing.

Online bookstore link:   Division 2 Contractor Books