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Florida Gas Line Contractor w. Business Finance

A Gas Line contractor falls under the category of a “Specialty Contractor”. The scope of work and responsibility is limited to a particular phase of construction and is also limited to a subset of activities. This license allows the installation, repair, alteration, extension, and maintenance of gas lines.

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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.

*There are downloadable documents for the Business and Finance portion of the exam and the Gas Line portion of the exam.* These are available from American Contractors at the cost to produce the documents in a bound version.

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Additional Services

  • Please note that the Florida Business and Finance exam as well as the Gas Line exam is required to be passed to obtain your contractor’s license. The Course we offer for the Gas Line Contractor includes Business and Finance you do not have to register for the coursrs separately.
  • Minimum amounts required for General Liability insurance for Gas Line contractors are $100,000 for bodily injury and $25,000 for property damage. Worker’s Compensation Insurance is required also.
  • 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 pass 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.  Please call us for more detailed information or if you have personal credit concerns. 

  • Experience Required:

  • 4 years of experience in the trade with at least 1 year having been supervisory work OR
  • A 4 year 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 courses OR
  • 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).
    • *You can substitute up to 3 years of college credit for experience*

A Gas Line contractor is a specialty contractor whose scope of work is limited to installation, modification, alteration, testing, repair and maintenance of natural gas transmission systems and natural gas distribution systems with all appurtenances within rights-of-way, easements, or terminating at meter.

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.

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 to 60 days from application submission. American Contractors offers Application Assistance; please call for more information!

Important Contacts

Commercial, residential & public works construction is regulated at the local/municipal level AND at the state level. A statewide-certified license is granted by the construction or electrical licensing boards for most categories of licensure.

Applications for contractor licenses (other than electrical) are filed with:

Department of Business & Professional Regulation
The Construction Industry Licensing Board
1940 North Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Information on electrical licensing may be obtained from:

Electrical Contractors Licensing Board
Department of Business & Professional Regulation
1940 North Monroe Street
Tallahassee, Fl 32399

To schedule the Florida Electrical Business exam (CBT) you must contact Promissor/Pearson Vue at 1-888-204-6230.

To register for the exam:

Professional Testing Inc.
PO Box 691226
Orlando, FL 32869-1226
phone: 407-264-0562
fax: 407-264-2977

To make a reservation to meet the fingerprinting requirement:

Pearson VUE
Customer Care: (888) 204-6230
Florida General Construction - County License
To Register for the exam:

Canton Crossing
1501 South Clinton Street
Baltimore, MD 21224
1-866-PROMETRIC (776-6387)

Florida has no reciprocal agreements with any states at this time.

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, 1 hour 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:

To schedule your exam you must contact Professional Testing Inc. (PTI) at 407-364-0562 or visit them online at: www.floridaexam.com to register. Applicants Registering for ANY Examination Category offered on Computer Based Test (B&F or B&F/TK): 

$135.00 registration fee payable to PTI, $80.00 Business and Finance computer based test (CBT) with Pearson VUE.  $80.00 TK computer based test with Pearson VUE.  

Applicants will receive instruction for Pearson VUE on how to schedule the exam and pay teh CBT administrative fees or contact Pearson Vue at 888-204-6230. 

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 2 parts to the exam. Computer based testing will be administered in two sessions. Business and Finance will be a 6.5 hour exam and Trade knowledge will be a 5 hour exam.


             A candidate must pass all parts of the examination (Business and Finance or Trade Knowledge or Contract Administration or Project Management) within four years from the first exam scheduled.

             You have an unlimited number of attempts within the four year period.

             You must pass all parts of the examination required for licensure within four years.

             Your four-year examination period begins with your first scheduled examination date.

             Topics covered on the trade knowledge exam portion are general knowledge, testing and code compliance, taps and connections, pigging and purging, maintenance, welding and fusion, location and investigation, materials, equipment, excavation, and safety.

American Contractors now offers a preparation course for the Gas Line Contractor license exam as well as the Business & Finance exam.  Please contact us for additional information, 1-800-992-1910.