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Florida – HB 27/ SB 1640 (Licensing)

Issue: Pool/Spa Contractor Licensing Requirements

Affects:  Pool/Spa Contractors

Bill Summary: This measure relates to eligibility requirements for a license.  

An active certified swimming pool servicing contractor is eligible to receive:

  • a certified residential swimming pool contractor license after passing or having previously passed the residential swimming pool contractors' examination if he or she possesses a minimum of 3 years of proven experience in the classification in which he or she is certified.
  • a certified commercial swimming pool contractor license after passing or having previously passed the swimming pool commercial contractors' examination if he or she possesses a minimum of 4 years of proven experience in the classification in which he or she is certified.

An active certified residential swimming pool contractor is eligible to receive:

 

  • a certified commercial swimming pool contractor license after passing or having previously passed the commercial swimming pool contractors' examination if he or she possesses a minimum of 1 year of proven experience in the classification in which he or she is certified.

     

    An applicant is eligible to receive a certified swimming pool/spa servicing contractor license after:

  • passing or having previously passed the swimming pool/spa servicing contractors' examination if he or she has satisfactorily completed 60 hours of instruction in courses related to the scope of work covered by that license and approved by the Construction Industry Licensing Board by rule and has at least 1 year of proven experience related to the scope of work of such a contractor. 

     

    The Florida Building Commission is created and located within the Department of Business and Professional Regulation for administrative purposes. Members are appointed by the Governor subject to confirmation by the Senate. The commission is composed of 17 members, consisting various professionals including:

  • ·one member who is a swimming pool contractor licensed to do business in this state and actively engaged in the profession. The Florida Swimming Pool Association and the United Pool and Spa Association are encouraged to recommend a list of candidates for consideration.

Status:  Both bills died May 3, 2019.

HB (most recent version 03/19/19 version): http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2019/27/BillText/c1/PDF

SB: https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2019/1640/BillText/Filed/PDF