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Roofing Contractor License

The exam for the Roofing Contractor License is timed and requires you to find the correct information quickly.

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The complete set of Roofing Contractor exam books includes Business & Finance and Trade Knowledge, and is available for purchase. Books are highlighted and tabbed for FREE with the purchase of an Exam Prep Course.*

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Our comprehensive exam prep courses cover the Business & Finance and Trade Knowledge exams, and provide you with practice quizzes, simulated final exams, test taking strategies, referencing tips and more so that you're prepared to pass on your first attempt.

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Additional Information

License Scope

A licensed roofing contractor can perform roofing on all types of buildings, including commercial, residential, condominiums, apartments, industrial and agricultural buildings of all sizes and heights.  The scope of work of a roofing contractor also includes required roof-deck attachments and any repair or replacement of wood roof sheathing or fascia as needed during roof repair or replacement.

Method of Qualification

You must have 4 years of roofing construction experience, of which at least one year must have been as a foreman or supervisor. College credits can substitute for up to 3 years of experience. If you have a four year college degree in ANY field, that counts as 3 years of experience. You do not have to have the necessary experience before you take the exam. After passing the exam you have up to 4 years to gain the necessary experience to become a licensed Roofing Contractor.

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Licensing Steps

Step 1. Register for one of our comprehensive exam preparation courses, and select the exam ready book purchase option.  Please note: You are allowed to use the exam ready books at the open-book Florida contractors State exam!

Step 2. Register for your Florida contractors State exam.  Let us help you with your exam registration - telephone CEI at: 800-423-7058. If you are confident with the required registration process and steps then you can register through Professional Testing Inc. at:

Step 3.  Prepare for and pass your exam.

Step 4. Mail application with your passing exam scores to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. You will receive your license within approximately 60 days after submitting the completed application.

For detailed information please visit the State of Florida website.

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Exam Details - What to Expect

The Applicant will be required to pass 2 separate exams with a score of 70% or higher.

  • Business & Finance Exam – 6.5 hour computer-based exam
  • Roofing Trade Knowledge - 5 hour computer-based

Both exams are open-book, multiple-choice, and timed.

Reference books should be brought to both open book exams. Permanent book tabs and highlighting in books is allowed for the examinations.

Business & Finance Exam

The Business and Finance Examination is composed of 120 questions. It will be administered in one session via computer in the calm atmosphere of a convenient testing center at a time of your choosing.

Roofing Trade Knowledge Exam

The Roofing Trade Knowledge examination is composed of 80 equally weighted questions, covering the following topics:

  • Built-Up Roofs
  • Shingles and Shakes
  • Architectural Metal Roofs
  • Single Ply Systems
  • Modified Roofing Systems
  • Concrete and Tile Roofs
  • Membrane Waterproofing
  • Drain and Gutters
  • Equipment and Safety

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The trade knowledge exam will be administered in one session via computer in the calm atmosphere of a convenient testing center at a time of your choosing.

Preparing for Your Exam

Applicants will need to get familiar with all of their exam books. Applicants must know how to properly read the test questions and quickly locate the answers. Knowing which books to use for each content area is essential to passing the exam. A quality exam preparation class is the best way to prepare for the exam. We recommend either the Pro Pack or the Power Pack to prepare for your exam.

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Students receive access to their course for a full year from the date of their registration!

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The licensing exam is an open-book exam. CEI stocks all books required for the general contractor exam. 

EXAM READY BOOKS (Highlighted & Tabbed for the Exam) 

Exam Ready Books are specially prepared to make passing the exam easier. Exam Ready Books are professionally highlighted and tabbed by CEI's staff to indicate the answers to common test questions. Book tabs will help you find the correct section of the books much more quickly when looking for the answer to an exam question, and highlights detail parts of the books from where questions are often asked.

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Book set includes all references required for the Trade and Business & Finance exams:

  • AIA Documents: (A-201, A-401, A-701)
  • Builder's Guide to Accounting
  • Florida Contractor's Manual
  • Florida Statutes Chapter 455                              
  • Building Estimator's Reference Book (Walkers)
  • Code of Federal Regulation (OSHA) Title 29, Part 1926
  • N.R.C.A. Roofing Manual: Membrane Roof System
  • N.R.C.A. Roofing Manual: Metal Panel and SPF Roof Systems
  • N.R.C.A. Roofing Manual: Steep-slope Roof Systems
  • N.R.C.A. Roofing Manual: Architectural Metal Flashing
  • N.R.C.A. Waterproofing Manual
  • SMACNA Architectural Sheet Metal Manual
  • Roofing Construction & Estimating
  • Florida Building Code "Building"
  • Florida Building Code "Test Protocols for High Velocity Hurricane Zones"

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