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Examinations are required for certification in all types of licenses marked by an asterisk (*).

Plumber*

Plumbing Contractor is a contractor whose contracting business consists of

  • the execution of contracts requiring the experience, financial means, knowledge and skill to install, maintain, repair, alter or extend plumbing, septic tanks, drainage and supply wells, swimming pool and piping or solar heating systems
    • and all appurtenances, apparatus or equipment used in connection therewith, including boilers and pressure and process piping
    • and including the installation of water, gas, storm and sanitary sewer lines,
    • and for the mechanical installation of gas, water and sewage plants and substations.

The scope of work of the plumbing contractors shall also include

  • the installation, maintenance, repair, alteration or extension of airpiping, vacuum line piping, oxygen line piping, nitrous oxide piping, fire line standpipes and fire sprinklers, ink and chemical lines, gasoline piping and tank and pump installation (excepting bulk storage plants) and pneumatic control piping systems,
    • all in such a manner as to comply with all plants, specifications, codes, laws and regulations applicable.

Such contractor shall have as qualifying agent a master plumber.

The scope of work of the plumbing contractor shall

  • apply to private and public property,
  • include any excavation work incidental thereto
  • and include the work of the specialty plumbing contractor.

Such contractor shall subcontract, with a qualified contractor in the field concerned, all other work incidental to the work, but which is specified herein as being the work of a trade other than that of a plumbing contractor.

The scope of work of such a contractor does not include the installation of chilled water lines or related work incidental thereto.

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Journeyman Plumber*

Journeyman Plumber: The term Journeyman shall mean

  • any person who possesses the required skill, knowledge and experience,
    • as evidenced by three (3) years' proven experience in the trade or craft, or education equivalent thereto, or a combination thereof,
    • but not more than one-half (1/2) of such experience may be education equivalent,
    • and who has passed an examination in his or her particular trade or craft
    • and possesses a valid certificate of competency as a journeyman in such trade or craft.

There shall be at least one (1) journeyman for every three (3) trainees on each construction or installation job site for which a permit is required, and which involves a trade in which journeyman are required and certified.

It shall be the responsibility of the employing contractor, and the qualifying agent, to provide journeymen on each job site in accordance with this section, and failure to do so shall be a violation of this chapter, subject to the penalties provided herein, and provided under Section 1-5 of this Code.

In addition, any work in the trade concerned on any such job site wherein journeymen are not provided in accordance with this section shall be stopped by the enforcing agency or administrative agency concerned until journeymen are so provided.

Further, any person working at a trade which requires journeymen on the job site where no journeyman or master in the trade concerned is present shall be in violation of this chapter and subject to the penalties provided herein, and provided under Section 1-5 of this Code.

A journeyman may only work in the employ of a contractor holding a certificate of competency in the field in which the journeyman is certified. Journeymen shall be required in the electrical, plumbing and mechanical trades. Journeymen are required to earn continuing education credit during each term the personal certificate of competency is valid as established in this chapter and as required by the board through written rules or regulations commencing October 1, 1995.

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Lawn Sprinkler*

Lawn Sprinkler Contractor is a contractor,

  • having the financial means
  • and who has a qualifying agent with one (1) year experience in the lawn sprinkler trade,
  • and qualified and certified to install, maintain, repair, alter or extend a lawn sprinkling system and appliances and devices used in connection with such systems,
    • except that such systems shall not include the drilling of wells or the connecting of such systems to potable water.

Sprinkler and irrigation systems used for agricultural purposes shall not be included within the scope of this subsection.

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Portable Chemical Toilets

Portable Chemical Toilet Contractor is a Contractor qualified and certified to

  • install temporary and portable chemical toilets in accordance with the applicable provisions of Health Department requirements and South Florida Building Code requirements
  • and equipment used to service temporary and portable units shall be inspected and approved by the Health Department and the Dade County Plumbing Inspector.

Installation of units shall be inspected by the Dade County Plumbing inspector.

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Swimming Pool Maintenance (Limited)*

Swimming Pool Maintenance Contractor (limited) is a contractor qualified and certified to do any or all of the following, including, but not limited to,

  • maintaining and treating the water in existing swimming pools, both public and private,
  • making minor repairs to existing pool masonry such as patching cracks in pool bottoms and walls,
  • repainting or resurfacing the walls and bottoms of pools,
  • performing preventive maintenance and replacing existing equipment and appurtenances thereof of swimming pools, such as pumps, valves, filters and chlorinators; provided, such a contractor may only replace existing equipment and appurtenances in private pools of single-family residences.
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Swimming Pool Maintenance (Unlimited)*

Swimming Pool Maintenance Contractor (unlimited) is a contractor qualified and certified to

  • do the work of a swimming pool maintenance contractor (limited)
  • and is covered by the same definition
    • except that the swimming pool maintenance contractor (unlimited) shall be able to carry on all such work in connection with both private and public pools.
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Swimming Pool Piping*

Swimming Pool Piping Contractor is a contractor having the required financial means and having a qualifying agent as provided herein.

Such qualifying agent shall have experience and skill gained

  • by not less than one (1) year of experience,
  • or its educational equivalent,
  • or a combination of such experience and education,
  • in installing swimming pool piping under the supervision of a plumbing contractor or a contractor making swimming pool piping installations.

Such qualifying agent shall be qualified, examined, and certified to perform the functions within the scope of work of a swimming pool piping contractor as hereinafter provided.

The scope of work of a Swimming Pool Piping Contractor shall permit such a contractor to

  • install, maintain, repair, alter, or extend swimming pool piping systems
  • including the pumps, filters, pool heaters and chlorinators incidental to swimming pools
  • and involving the means of disposing of pool water.

The scope of work in this classification shall not include the making of connections to any water supply to be used for human consumption or to sanitary or storm sewers nor shall the scope of work include the installation of any lawn sprinkler system.

The swimming pool piping contractor shall have a qualifying agent at all times.

A contractor holding a current, valid certificate of competency as a swimming pool piping contractor on the effective date of this section shall continue to be entitled to such certificate and to do, contract for, and take out any permits which might be required for the work of a swimming pool piping contractor.

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Gas Fitter*

Gas Fitting Contractor is a contractor qualified and certified to

  • install, maintain, repair, alter or extend fuel gas piping or appliances,
  • including wall and central heating units,
    • in any building or structure or on any premises, public or private,
    • including liquefied petroleum gas piping and appliances,
  • if such contractor qualified, in addition, under State law.

Such contractor shall have as a qualifying agent a master gas-fitter.

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Journeyman Gas Fitter*

Journeyman Gas Fitter: The term Journeyman shall mean any person who possesses the required skill, knowledge and experience, as evidenced by three (3) years' proven experience in the trade or craft, or education equivalent thereto, or a combination thereof, but not more than one-half (1/2) of such experience may be education equivalent, and who has passed an examination in his or her particular trade or craft and possesses a valid certificate of competency as a journeyman in such trade or craft.

There shall be at least one (1) journeyman for every three (3) trainees on each construction or installation job site for which a permit is required, and which involves a trade in which journeyman are required and certified.

It shall be the responsibility of the employing contractor, and the qualifying agent, to provide journeymen on each job site in accordance with this section, and failure to do so shall be a violation of this chapter, subject to the penalties provided herein, and provided under Section 1-5 of this Code.

In addition, any work in the trade concerned on any such job site wherein journeymen are not provided in accordance with this section shall be stopped by the enforcing agency or administrative agency concerned until journeymen are so provided.

Further, any person working at a trade which requires journeymen on the job site where no journeyman or master in the trade concerned is present shall be in violation of this chapter and subject to the penalties provided herein, and provided under Section 1-5 of this Code.

A journeyman may only work in the employ of a contractor holding a certificate of competency in the field in which the journeyman is certified. Journeymen shall be required in the electrical, plumbing and mechanical trades. Journeymen are required to earn continuing education credit during each term the personal certificate of competency is valid as established in this chapter and as required by the board through written rules or regulations commencing October 1, 1995.

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