Steps to Get a Marine Contractor License

The contractor world continues to grow and needs skilled workers. With college continue to skyrocket with tuition, more people are gravitating toward a career in contracting, as they will have little to no debt and a good salary starting out in their careers. With the current contractor labor shortage, it is a great time to entre the field. In the contracting industry, there’s many different types of work and you can easily find something that matches your interests and skills.

As a contractor licensing company, we wanted to share with you details about being a marine contractor. If you like the water, boats, and working with your hands, this is the contracting job for you! We help people get their marine contractor licenses in Florida, Georgia, and all other states.

By definition, a marine contractor “is a specialty contractor qualified and certified by the board to perform any work involving the construction, repair, alteration, extension and excavation for fixed docks, floating docks, boathouses, mooring devices, mooring fields, seawalls, bulkheads, piers, wharfs, boatlifts, boat ramps, revetments, cofferdams, wave attenuators, dune crossovers and other marine structures and activities, including pile driving, framing, concrete, masonry, dredge and fill, and wood shingle, wood shakes, or asphalt or fiberglass shingle roofing on a new structure of his or her own construction. Nothing in this rule shall be deemed to restrict or limit in any manner the scope of work authorized by law of other contractor classification.”

Sound like an interesting job?

The requirements to become a marine contractor include.

  • Four years of experience, which can be reduced by up to three years with college credits and/or military experience.
  • At least one year out of the four years of experience must have been as a foreman.
  • You must show experience from this employment period that demonstrates substantial compliance with statutory experience:
  • Floating Marine Structures:
    • Floatation
    • Framing
    • Decking
    • Anchor
    • Access Gangway
    • Mooring
  • Fixed Marine Structures:
    • Framing
    • Concrete Deck
    • Roof System
  • Foundation:
    • Concrete Footers
    • Structural Pilings

Our company can make obtaining this marine contractor’s license easy. We will pull together all the things needed to complete the marine contractor license application. We will let you know what courses, tests, exams, and experience you need or are missing.  Our goal is to make the process smooth and simple for you.

We are a Florida contractor licensing company. To get started on the process, click our contractor’s license page or our marine contractor license page call us at 239-777-1028.

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