Marine contractors are qualified, board certified specialists allowed to perform construction, repair, extension and alteration on docks, boathouses, boatlifts and other water-based structures or devices. Acquiring a marine contractors license in Florida requires a combination of education and contracting experience as well as passing multiple licensing exams.
Acquire an application for the Florida Business and Finance and Florida Marine exams from the State of Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR). Consult the Florida DBPR link in the Resources section to find their contact information. You may also create an online account through which you can complete the application for the Florida Business and Finance and Florida Marine exams, which are required to receive a Florida Marine Contractors License.
Contact the State of Florida DBPR to schedule a mandatory fingerprinting appointment. Visit the State of Florida DPBR to submit the fingerprints on your appointed date.
Contact the State of Florida DBPR to schedule times to take the required Florida Business and Finance and Florida Marine exams. Allow yourself enough time to study for the exams or take a test preparation course if you are not sure that you are prepared to pass.
Complete the Florida Business and Finance and Florida Marine exams. You must pass both of these exams with a score better than 70 percent. You will receive a grade report upon completing each exam. You will receive your Florida Marine Contractors License after your scores are officially processed and ratified.