Florida Swimming Pool and Spa Contractor License Program

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Below you will find complete details about becoming a licensed Florida Swimming Pool and Spa contractor.  We understand that the details about how to get started can be difficult.  If you have any questions, please contact our helpful Career Counselors at 1-800-732-9140.  We are happy to assist.

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Swimming Pool & Spa Contractor Exam Prep Program:

The Gold Coast School of Construction is the leader in construction education for both Registered County and State Certified contractors. Students enroll with Gold Coast because they have one goal, to pass the state exam! Our curriculum, methods, and team of experienced instructors are dedicated to help every student achieve that goal. We understand that anyone can claim to be the best school in Florida, but we can prove it.

The Gold Coast curriculum is an in depth review of all state examinations topics. Our materials are continuously updated to reflect exam and code changes, and are direct, yet simple to understand. Our instructors are licensed practicing professionals including Contractors, Architects, Engineers, Building Inspectors, and OSHA trainers who care about your success.

Gold Coast Pool/Spa Contractor Program is the leader in education for the following Pool Certifications:

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

Gold Coasts Exam Prep program is offered in two formats, the Full Service Contractor Exam Prep and our Basic Contractor Exam Prep. These prep courses are designed for contractors who are serious about passing their exams and getting started with growing their business.


Full Service Pool Contractor Exam Prep Program – $799

This is a classroom based exam prep program.  Enrolled student can attend unlimited evening classes and weekend exam reviews sessions during their 1 year tuition period.

Part I:

  • Comprehensive study guides complete with audio/visual presentations
  • Our exclusive study manual workbook that is topic specific with self contained learning segments
  • Exclusive exhibits
  • Multiple practice exams and optional online exam simulator

Part II:

  • Classroom instruction one night a week from 7:00pm-9:30pm.
    • The first two weeks of the month will be covering Business and Finance and is taught at all Gold Coast locations
    • The last two weeks of the month will cover Pool Trade Knowledge and is only offered on Monday nights at the Broward campus.

Bring your questions and we will show you how to work through to the answers together.  Your tuition is valid for one year allowing you to take as many classes as you would like during this period.

To register online, use the drop down menu in the “Schedule Your Course” box above, click on the “Register Now” button next to the course offering below, or contact our helpful Career Counselors at 1-800-732-9140.  We are happy to assist.

Tuition Information:

  • Full Service Exam Prep Program: (Includes class tutorials and Cram Classes) – $799
    *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.

Class Locations and Basic Schedule:

Pool Contractor Business & Finance:

  • 1st & 2nd week of every month: 7:00pm – 9:30pm
    • Tuesday – Doral & Boca
    • Wednesday – North Miami
    • Wednesday – Lantana
    • Thursday – Broward

Pool Contractor Trade Knowledge:

  • 3rd & 4th weeks of the month: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
    • Monday – Broward

Start your course anytime! Classes are held weekly.

Simply register for the month in which you plan to start and your tuition will be valid for 1 year.  There is no limit to the number of class sessions that you can attend.

December 2019
12/01 - 11/24
Boca Raton
Tuesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
12/01 - 11/25
North Miami
Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
12/01 - 11/24
South Dade (Doral)
Tuesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
12/01 - 11/26
Tamarac (Broward)
Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
12/01 - 11/25
West Palm Beach (Lantana)
Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Pool and Spa Contractor License Requirements in Florida:

  • 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.
      • Bond amounts vary based on whether the applicant is a Division I or Division II contractor, however this amount can be reduced by 50% upon taking a board-approved financial responsibility course.
      • Gold Coast offers this course in addition to our exam prep programs: Learn more…Click Here!
  • Four years of proven general 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.



West Palm Beach (Lantana)

6216 S. Congress Avenue
Lantana, FL 33462


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Boca Raton

2600 N. Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33431


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Tamarac (Broward)

5600 Hiatus Road
Tamarac, FL 33321


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North Miami

3577 N.E. 163rd Street
North Miami, FL 33160


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South Dade (Doral)

11250 N.W. 20th Street
Miami, FL 33172


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3505 Lake Lynda Dr Building 300
Orlando, FL 32817


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