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2017 National Electrical Code
2017 Florida Contractors Manual
Code of Federal Regulations Title 29 (OSHA) 1926
2019 National Fire Alarm Code

2017 NFPA 780
Lightning Protection Code
2018 NFPA 101
Life Safety Code
2003 or 2010 Fire Alarm Signaling Systems Handbook
UL 681 – Installation and Classification of Burglar and Holdup Alarm Systems

UL 365 – Police Station Connected Burglar Alarm Units and Systems
Understanding and Servicing Alarm Systems
Engineering Sign Structures, an introduction to Analysis and Design

Security: A Guide to System Design
NEON, Techniques and Handling
Design and Control of concrete Mixture

Telecommunication Wiring
National Electrical Safety Code
2017 Edition
The Lineman’s and Cableman’s Handbook, 11th Edition

Florida Business Exam


  • The test consists of 50 questions.

  • You have 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete the test.

  • You must score at least 75% to pass.


All license classifications must complete this test and the technical/safety exam to receive license.

Reference Materials Allowed into testing center

  1. Contractors Manual, Florida Contractors Manual, 2017 edition
  2. Florida Unemployment Compensation Employer Handbook (In chapter 5 of the Contractors Manual)
  3. Florida Workers’ Compensation Law (In chapter 6 of the Contractors Manual)
  4. Construction Lien Law (In chapter 9 of the Contractors Manual)
  5. Fire Marshal Code – Fire Prevention and Control (In chapter 5 of the Contractors Manual)
  6. Employer’s Tax Guide, Circular E (In chapter 3 of the Contractors Manual)
  7. Accounting (In chapter 3 of the Contractors Manual)
  8. Americans with Disabilities Act (In chapter 5 of the Contractors Manual)
  9. Floria Statutes, Chapter 489, Part II, and Florida Administrative Code, Chapter 61G6 (In chapter 2 of the Contractors Manual)
  10. Bonding (In chapter 4 of the Contractors Manual)
  11. Contracting and Subcontracting (In chapter 2, 3, 8 and 10 of the Contractors Manual)
  12. Handy Reference Guide to the Fair Labor Standards Act (In chapter 5 of the Contractors Manual)
  13. Recordkeeping Guidelines for Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (In chapter 3, 5 and 7 of the Contractors Manual)
Subject Area

Number of Questions

Maintaining Cash Flow
3-5
Estimating and Bidding a job
5-7
Interpretation of Contracts and Agreements
4-6
Purchasing Control
0-2
Contract Scheduling
3-5
Obtaining Insurance and Bonding
4-6
Complying with Contracting Laws and Rules
5-7
Personnel Management
3-5
Complying with Payroll and Sales Tax Laws
6-8
Interpretation of Financial Statements and Reports
4-6
Management Accounting
2-4
Total
50

Florida Unlimited Electrical Contractor


  • The test consists of 100 questions.

  • You have 5 hours to complete the test.

  • You must score at least 75% to pass.


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Reference Materials Allowed into testing center

  1. Florida Contractors Manual, 2017 edition
    Fire Marshal code (FS Chapt. 633)
    Americans with Disability Act
  2. 2017 National Electrical Code
  3. Code of Federal Regulations Title 29 (OSHA) 1926
  4. 2019 National Fire Alarm Code
  5. 2017 Lighting Protection Code
  6. 2018 Life Safety Code
  7. Fire Alarm Signaling System Handbook, 3rd, or 4th
  8. UL 681-Installation and Classification of Burglar and Holdup Alarm Systems
  9. UL 365-Police Station Connect, Burg. Alarm Units
  10. Understanding and Servicing Alarm Systems
  11. Engineering Sign Structures, An Introduction to Analysis and Design
  12. Security: A Guide to Security System Design
  13. NEON, Techniques and Handling
  14. Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures
  15. Telecommunication Wiring
Subject Area

Number of Questions

General Theory and Electrical Principles
19-21
Plan and Specification Reading and Interpretation
7-9
Wiring and Protection
13-15
Wiring Methods and Materials
11-13
Special Occupancies and Situations
13-15
OSHA, Safety, Procedures for Testing and Use of Tools and Equipment
8-10
Life Safety and Americans with Disabilities Act
4-6
Electrical Signs, Outline Lighting, and Structural Considerations
2-4
Alarms/ Limited Energy
14-16
Total
100

Florida Residential Electrical Contractor


  • The test consists of 100 questions.

  • You have 5 hours to complete the test.

  • You must score at least 75% to pass.


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Reference Materials Allowed into testing center

  1. Florida Contractors Manual, 2017 edition
    Americans wit Disability Act
    Recordkeeping Guidelines for Occupational Injuries/ Illnesses
  2. 2017 National Electrical Code
  3. Code of Federal Regulations Title 29 (OSHA) 1926
  4. 2019 National Fire Alarm Code
  5. 2017 Lighting Protection Code
  6. 2018 Life Safety Code
Subject Area

Number of Questions

General Theory and Electrical Principles
13-15
Plan and Specification Reading and Interpretation
12-14
Wiring and Protection
6-8
OSHA, Safety, Procedures for Testing and Use of Tools and Equipment
8-10
Residential Life Safety and ADA
4-6
Motors
4-6
Box Fill
4-6
Demand Loads
5-7
Conduit Fill
2-4
Grounding Conductors
7-9
Neutral Loads
3-5
Appliance Loads
6-8
Service
8-10
Voltage Drop
4-6
Total
100

Florida Alarm Systems Contractor I


  • The test consists of 100 questions.

  • You have 5 hours to complete the test.

  • You must score at least 75% to pass.


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Reference Materials Allowed into testing center

  1. Florida Contractors Manual, 2017 edition
    Fire Marshal Code (FS Chapt. 633)
    Americans with Disability Act
    Recordkeeping Guidelines for Occupational Injuries/ Illnesses
  2. 2017 National Electrical Code
  3. Code of Federal Regulations Title 29 (OSHA) 1926
  4. 2019 National Fire Alarm Code
  5. 2018 Life Safety Code
  6. Fire Alarm Signaling System Handbook, 3rd, or 4th
  7. UL 681-Installation and Classification of Burglar and Holdup Alarm Systems
  8. UL 365-Police Station Connect, Burg. Alarm Units
  9. Understanding and Servicing Alarm Systems
  10. Security: A Guide to Security System Design
  11. Telecommunication Wiring
Subject Area

Number of Questions

General theory and Electrical Principles
17-19
Plan and Specification Reading and Interpretation
18-20
Wiring and Protection
2-4
Wiring Methods and Materials
2-4
Special Occupancies and Situations
0-2
OSHA, Safety, Procedures for Testing and Use of Tools and Equipment
8-10
Life Safety and Americans with Disabilities Act
4-6
Limited Energy/ Low Voltage
6-8
Central Station Facilities an Signaling
6-8
Premises Protective Signaling Systems
6-8
Initiating Devices
12-14
Burglar Alarms
7-9
Total
100

Florida Alarm Systems Contractor II


  • The test consists of 100 questions.

  • You have 5 hours to complete the test.

  • You must score at least 75% to pass.


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Reference Materials Allowed into testing center

  1. Florida Contractors Manual, 2017 edition
    Americans with Disability Act
    Recordkeeping Guidelines for Occupational Injuries/ Illnesses
  2. 2017 National Electrical Code
  3. Code of Federal Regulations Title 29 (OSHA) 1926
  4. UL 681-Installation and Classification of Burglar and Holdup Alarm Systems
  5. UL 365-Police Station Connect, Burg. Alarm Units
  6. Understanding and Servicing Alarm Systems
  7. Security: A Guide to Security System Design
  8. Telecommunication Wiring
Subject Area

Number of Questions

General theory and Electrical Principles
14-16
Plan, Schematics and Diagram Reading and Interpretation
18-20
Wiring and Protection
2-4
Wiring Methods and Materials
2-4
Special Occupancies and Situations
2-4
OSHA, Safety, Procedures for Testing and Use of Tools and Equipment
8-10
Americans with Disabilities Act
4-6
Limited Energy/ Low Voltage
6-8
Central Station Facilities an Signaling
6-8
Premises Protective Signaling Systems
7-9
Initiating Devices
7-9
Burglar Alarms
12-14
Total
100

Florida Limited Energy Speciality Contractor


  • The test consists of 100 questions.

  • You have 5 hours to complete the test.

  • You must score at least 75% to pass.


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Reference Materials Allowed into testing center

  1. Florida Contractors Manual, 2017 edition
    Americans with Disability Act
    Recordkeeping Guidelines for Occupational Injuries/ Illnesses
  2. 2017 National Electrical Code
  3. Code of Federal Regulations Title 29 (OSHA) 1926
  4. 2011 Lighting Protection Code
  5. Telecommunication Wiring
Subject Area

Number of Questions

General theory and Electrical Principles
26-28
Plan, Schematics and Diagram Reading and Interpretation
21-23
Wiring and Protection
10-12
Wiring Methods and Materials
10-12
OSHA, Safety, Procedures for Testing and Use of Tools and Equipment
9-11
Americans with Disabilities Act
1-3
Limited Energy/ Low Voltage
16-18
Total
100

Florida Sign Specialty Electrical Contractor


  • The test consists of 100 questions.

  • You have 5 hours to complete the test.

  • You must score at least 75% to pass.


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Reference Materials Allowed into testing center

  1. Florida Contractors Manual, 2017 edition
    Americans with Disability Act
    Recordkeeping Guidelines for Occupational Injuries/ Illnesses
  2. 2017 National Electrical Code
  3. Code of Federal Regulations Title 29 (OSHA) 1926
  4. Engineering Sign Structures, An introduction to Analysis and Design
  5. NEON, Techniques and Handling
  6. Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures
Subject Area

Number of Questions

General theory and Electrical Principles
26-28
Plan and Specification Reading and Interpretation
5-7
Wiring and Protection
13-15
Wiring Methods and Materials
13-15
OSHA, Safety, Procedures for Testing and Use of Tools and Equipment
9-11
Electrical Signs, Outline Lighting and Structural Considerations
26-28
Signs-Neon
4-6
Total
100

Florida Lightning Maintenance Specialty Electrical Contractor


  • The test consists of 100 questions.

  • You have 5 hours to complete the test.

  • You must score at least 75% to pass.


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Reference Materials Allowed into testing center

  1. Florida Contractors Manual, 2017 edition
    Americans with Disability Act
    Recordkeeping Guidelines for Occupational Injuries/ Illnesses
  2. 2017 National Electrical Code
  3. Code of Federal Regulations Title 29 (OSHA) 1926
  4. NEON, Techniques and Handling
Subject Area

Number of Questions

General Theory and Electrical Principles
25-27
Wiring and Protection
18-20
Wiring Methods and Materials
18-20
OSHA, Safety, Procedures for Testing and Use of Tools and Equipment
9-11
Electrical Signs and Outline Lighting
18-20
Signs-Neon
6-8
Total
100

Florida Utility Line Electrical Contractor


  • The test consists of 100 questions.

  • You have 5 hours to complete the test.

  • You must score at least 75% to pass.


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Reference Materials Allowed into testing center

  1. Florida Contractors Manual, 2017 edition
    Americans with Disability Act
    Recordkeeping Guidelines for Occupational Injuries/ Illnesses
  2. 2017 National Electrical Code
  3. Code of Federal Regulations Title 29 (OSHA) 1926
  4. Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures
  5. National Electrical Safety Code C2-2007
  6. The Lineman’s and Cableman’s Handbook 2006, 11th Edition
Subject Area

Number of Questions

General Theory and Electrical Principles
15-17
Plan Specification Reading and Interpretation
9-11
Wiring and Protection
4-6
Wiring Methods and Materials
34-36
Utility Technical/ Safety
19-21
OSHA, Safety, Procedures for Testing, and Use of Tools/ Equipment
13-15
Total
100