How To Get Your Contractors License In Florida
If you’re working in the Florida construction industry and want to maximize your career opportunities, you’ll need a Florida Contractors License. By getting licensed, you will be able to take on bigger and more complex projects. You’ll also have a greater chance for more stable and steady income.
The licensing steps for the Sunshine state are slightly different from others, which is why we’ve created this guide.
For almost three decades, @HomePrep has helped students with Florida contractor licensing and renewals. We excel at preparing students for their state required exams and helping them with the licensing processing.
Contractors License Requirements
Per the state of Florida, there are a few qualifications you must meet to qualify for your contractors license. These include:
- 18+ years of age
- Valid SSN (Social Security Number) or ITIN (Individual Tax Payer Identification Number)
- Proof of 4+ years of experience or vocational school (may be a combo of the two)
- Proof of financial stability (credit report and recent financial statement)
- Proof of liability insurance coverage (minimum of $300,000)
Which License Is Right For You?
After meeting the license requirements, you’ll need to decide which license is right for you and your career goals. In Florida, licensing is at both the state and local level.
- Certified – May work anywhere in the state.
- Registered – May work only in the county/city of license.
Additionally, Florida has many different contractor licensing types and requirements. Click here to view a more complete list.
Steps to Get Your License
Step 1 – Prepare for your exam
All applicants must sit for two exams before applying: Business and Finance and your trade exam. To pass your exam on the first try, it’s crucial to buy the right online course or books.
Step 2 – Take Your Exam
State exams are administered by Professional Testing and you can register and apply online or call 407-264-0562 or email them at FLconstruction@proftesting.com.
Step 3 – Submit Your Application
Once you’ve completed the exam and met the state requirements, it’s time to submit your application plus the appropriate licensing fees. Applications can be obtained from the Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board by calling 1-850-487-1395.
- From May 1st of an EVEN YEAR through August 31st of an ODD YEAR is $249.
- From September 1st of an ODD YEAR through April 30th of an EVEN YEAR is $309.
Click here for a checklist of everything you need to submit your application.
Online Course for Exam Prep
We specialize in contractor licensing, helping contractors grow their careers through exam prep and continuing education.
We offer review for the Florida General Contractor Exam through a home study/online course format. The fee for the online class is $249.99 for the Contract/Project Administration exam review ONLY or $399.99 for the full review which includes the Business and Finance exam review.
The Florida Contractor Exam Review Online includes:
- Highlighting Guides
- Practice Exams
- Math and Plans
- Study Tips
- Licensing Information
- Instructor Support
Related Resources & Links
Popular Florida Contractor Exam Prep Courses
- Florida Contractor Complete Package
- Florida Complete Exam Review
- Florida Business and Finance Exam Review
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