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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Please select your prefered class, location, type of class, and start date from the menu below.

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.

Part III:

  • Intensive Weekend Exam Reviews one weekend (Sunday 9:00am-4:00pm) each month
    • Exam reviews are in-depth reviews of exam style questions and scenarios and are designed to drive home the key topics needed to be successful on the state exam.

Basic Service Pool Contractor Exam Prep Program – $649

This is a home study exam prep program.  The Basic Contractor Exam Prep Program provides all the information and materials needed to help you pass the exam, but requires far more individual effort and discipline when it comes to reading and studying. If you learn best from live classroom based instruction, our Full Service Package is designed for you.

Part I:

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

 

 

 

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. Contact a Career Counselor for complete details & pricing. )
  • Basic Exam/Home Study Prep Program: (Excludes the in-class instruction and crams)- $649
    ( *Tuition does not include the state required reference books and tab sets. Contact a Career Counselor for complete details & pricing. )

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.

Class Dates
May 2019
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Class Dates
05/01 - 04/28
Location
Boca Raton
Class Format
Tuesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
05/01 - 04/22
Location
North Miami
Class Format
Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
05/01 - 04/28
Location
South Dade (Doral)
Class Format
Tuesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
05/01 - 04/23
Location
Tamarac (Broward)
Class Format
Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
05/01 - 04/22
Location
West Palm Beach (Lantana)
Class Format
Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
June 2019
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Class Dates
06/01 - 05/26
Location
Boca Raton
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Tuesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
06/01 - 05/27
Location
North Miami
Class Format
Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
06/01 - 05/26
Location
South Dade (Doral)
Class Format
Tuesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
06/01 - 05/28
Location
Tamarac (Broward)
Class Format
Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
06/01 - 05/27
Location
West Palm Beach (Lantana)
Class Format
Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
July 2019
Location
 
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Class Dates
07/01 - 06/23
Location
Boca Raton
Class Format
Tuesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
07/01 - 06/24
Location
North Miami
Class Format
Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
07/01 - 06/23
Location
South Dade (Doral)
Class Format
Tuesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
07/01 - 06/25
Location
Tamarac (Broward)
Class Format
Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
07/01 - 06/24
Location
West Palm Beach (Lantana)
Class Format
Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
August 2019
Location
 
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Class Dates
08/01 - 07/28
Location
Boca Raton
Class Format
Tuesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
08/01 - 07/29
Location
North Miami
Class Format
Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
08/01 - 07/28
Location
South Dade (Doral)
Class Format
Tuesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
08/01 - 07/23
Location
Tamarac (Broward)
Class Format
Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
08/01 - 07/29
Location
West Palm Beach (Lantana)
Class Format
Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
September 2019
Location
 
Class Format
 
 
 
Class Dates
09/01 - 08/25
Location
Boca Raton
Class Format
Tuesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
09/01 - 08/26
Location
North Miami
Class Format
Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
09/01 - 08/25
Location
South Dade (Doral)
Class Format
Tuesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
09/01 - 08/27
Location
Tamarac (Broward)
Class Format
Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
09/01 - 08/26
Location
West Palm Beach (Lantana)
Class Format
Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
October 2019
Location
 
Class Format
 
 
 
Class Dates
10/01 - 09/22
Location
Boca Raton
Class Format
Tuesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
10/01 - 09/23
Location
North Miami
Class Format
Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
10/01 - 09/22
Location
South Dade (Doral)
Class Format
Tuesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
10/01 - 09/24
Location
Tamarac (Broward)
Class Format
Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
10/01 - 09/23
Location
West Palm Beach (Lantana)
Class Format
Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
November 2019
Location
 
Class Format
 
 
 
Class Dates
11/01 - 10/27
Location
Boca Raton
Class Format
Tuesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
11/01 - 10/28
Location
North Miami
Class Format
Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
11/01 - 10/27
Location
South Dade (Doral)
Class Format
Tuesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
11/01 - 10/29
Location
Tamarac (Broward)
Class Format
Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
11/01 - 10/28
Location
West Palm Beach (Lantana)
Class Format
Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
December 2019
Location
 
Class Format
 
 
 
Class Dates
12/01 - 11/24
Location
Boca Raton
Class Format
Tuesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
12/01 - 11/25
Location
North Miami
Class Format
Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
12/01 - 11/24
Location
South Dade (Doral)
Class Format
Tuesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
12/01 - 11/26
Location
Tamarac (Broward)
Class Format
Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Class Dates
12/01 - 11/25
Location
West Palm Beach (Lantana)
Class Format
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)

Lantana
6216 S. Congress Avenue
Lantana, FL 33462

800-732-9140

From I-95:
Take I-95 to Lantana Road. Exit west on Lantana Road to Congress Ave. Turn left on Congress and then left into Atlantis Plaza.

From Turnpike:
(From the North) Take the turnpike to Lake Worth Road. Exit east on Lake Worth Road to Congress Ave. Turn right on Congress and then just past Lantana Road turn left into Atlantis Plaza.

(From the South) Take the turnpike to Boynton Beach Blvd. Exit east on Boynton Beach Blvd to Congress. Turn left (north) on Congress. Turn into Atlantis Plaza, just south of Lantana Road.

Boca Raton

Boca
2600 N. Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33431

800-732-9140

From I-95: Exit on Palmetto Park Road and go west. Make a RIGHT onto Military Trail and continue for less than 2 miles. The location is in the Fountain Square complex located immediately after Butts Road on the right hand side.

From Turnpike: Exit on Glades Road and go EAST. Make a left on Butts Road. Follow the road around and make a left onto Military Trail. The location in the Fountain Square complex located on the right hand side.

Tamarac (Broward)

broward
5600 Hiatus Road
Tamarac, FL 33321

800-732-9140

This Gold Coast building is located on the NE Corner of Hiatus Road and Commercial Blvd., approx. 1/8 mile East of the Sawgrass Expwy off of Commercial Blvd.

Registration for all Insurance and Construction classes are handled by the Gold Coast Professional Schools office at the Broward campus.

North Miami

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

800-732-9140

Located just minutes East of the Gold Glades Interchange (I-95, 826 and the Turnpike.) Exit on 163rd street and go East. Located in the Intracoastal Mall at N.E. 35th Ave.

South Dade (Doral)

Doral 2016--landscape
11250 N.W. 20th Street
Miami, FL 33172

800-732-9140

Because this is a new building, on a new street, you will not be able to find us on map search sites yet. Here are directions:

From the North:
Take the Florida Turnpike Extension south to NW 12th Street (exit # 27). Head east.Turn left on NW 111th Ave (just past the mall). Turn left on NW 20th Street. Building is on the left.

From the South:
Take the Florida Turnpike Extension north to NW 12th Street. Head east Turn left on NW 111th Ave (just past the mall). Turn left on NW 20th Street. Building is on the left.

From the East and Downtown Miami:
Head west on 836 to NW 107 Ave exit. Exit north on NW 107 Ave.Turn left on NW 12 St. Turn right on NW 111 Ave. Turn left on NW 20th St. Building is on left.