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Old 02-28-2008, 06:59 PM   #1
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Florida Plumbing License


hello guys,

im new to this forum and have a few questions.

I'm a licensed plumber of Massachusetts, I'm 24 yrs old almost 25. ive been doing plumbing heating and A/C for a total of 9 years. I've been in a truck on my own for 2+ years and I do pretty well.

i want to move to Florida this April. I've contacted the plumbing board of Florida 3 times to see if they can tell me im qualified to take the test down there since they dont grant out of state licenses. the only thing they have told me was i need so many years in college and some other stuff. the only thing i can see that would make me able to take the test is. I have been in the field for 4 years and i have had my mass plumbing license for atleast 1 yr (you need 4 years in field experience and 1 year as a foreman overlooking others work. and i think my mass license covers the foreman part, not sure tho).

the only thing the Florida plumbing board told me was i have to apply to see if im eligible which is $300+ never mind the test fee to get it. i dont wanna fork out that money if i cant take the test.

I'm not looking to open my own company i just want my license in Florida so i can get good pay, I skipped out on college an focused hard to earn my mass license. i dont wanna abandon my career by moving to Florida.

so to my questions,

Do you even need a license to do plumbing in Florida and still get good pay?

Will i be able to get my Florida license with what i have under my belt now?

Will a company even look at me without a license?

Does anyone think i will have to work under someone again to get my Florida license or have to take schooling hours or even have to retake a test?

any replies would be great

Thanks guys
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Still headed for Florida? Did someone help you out yet?
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hello guys,

im new to this forum and have a few questions.

I'm a licensed plumber of Massachusetts, I'm 24 yrs old almost 25. ive been doing plumbing heating and A/C for a total of 9 years. I've been in a truck on my own for 2+ years and I do pretty well.

i want to move to Florida this April. I've contacted the plumbing board of Florida 3 times to see if they can tell me im qualified to take the test down there since they dont grant out of state licenses. the only thing they have told me was i need so many years in college and some other stuff. the only thing i can see that would make me able to take the test is. I have been in the field for 4 years and i have had my mass plumbing license for atleast 1 yr (you need 4 years in field experience and 1 year as a foreman overlooking others work. and i think my mass license covers the foreman part, not sure tho).

the only thing the Florida plumbing board told me was i have to apply to see if im eligible which is $300+ never mind the test fee to get it. i dont wanna fork out that money if i cant take the test.

I'm not looking to open my own company i just want my license in Florida so i can get good pay, I skipped out on college an focused hard to earn my mass license. i dont wanna abandon my career by moving to Florida.

so to my questions,

Do you even need a license to do plumbing in Florida and still get good pay?

Will i be able to get my Florida license with what i have under my belt now?

Will a company even look at me without a license?

Does anyone think i will have to work under someone again to get my Florida license or have to take schooling hours or even have to retake a test?

any replies would be great

Thanks guys
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1-yes you do need a license.

2-you will need a master plumber to sign off for your work exp.

3-most companies in florida don"t care about your license if you never worked in florida.

4-yes. I suggest school, are test for state license are very hard.

5-good luck finding work down here, not trying to discourge you
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You have to do it all again both school and license. There is no other way or if work under anyone you they'll not pay as much your expectation.
I think the OP has probably since retired....
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