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The state of Florida requires a contractors license prior to bidding on any work. The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation issues licenses in various classifications, including:

Per Florida state guidelines, candidates are required to pass two examinations: business and finance and their trade, both of which are open book.  In addition, candidates must show proof of four years of experience, or a combination of education and experience, proof of financial stability, as well as liability and worker’s compensation insurance. Contractors register with the state and also apply for a trade license at the local, city or county level. We offer online exam prep, books, and continuing education to help you obtain and maintain your Florida Contractors License with several license types to choose from. Includes No-Pass No-Pay and pricing guarantees.

Florida License & Exam

To become a licensed contractor, candidates are required to pass two examinations: business and finance and their trade. The exams are open book. We offer online training as well as all of the books you can use during your exam.

  • Florida Contractor – Complete Package 2017

    $1,799.99

    The Florida Contractor full package includes everything needed to prepare for the Contractor Exam in the state of Florida. This package includes ALL of the books that are recommended for both the Contractor (General, Building or Residential) and the Business and Finance Exams in addition to the online course. @ HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in Yourself.

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  • Florida Roofing Contractor License – Books Only Package

    As of this time we do not offer any courses for this exam. We do offer all the required books for this exam here in one complete package. Individual books can be found in our bookstore. Please be sure to check back in the future for possible course material, as we are always adding to our course catalog.

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  • Florida Mechanical Contractor License – Books Only Package

    As of this time we do not offer any courses for this exam. We do offer all the required books for this exam here in one complete package. Individual books can be found in our bookstore. Please be sure to check back in the future for possible course material, as we are always adding to our course catalog.

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  • Florida Air “A” and “B” Contractor License – Books Only Package

    As of this time we do not offer any courses for this exam. We do offer all the required books for this exam here in one complete package. Individual books can be found in our bookstore. Please be sure to check back in the future for possible course material, as we are always adding to our course catalog.

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  • Florida Unlimited Electrical Contractor License – Books Only Package

    As of this time we do not offer any courses for this exam. We do offer all the required books for this exam here in one complete package. Individual books can be found in our bookstore. Please be sure to check back in the future for possible course material, as we are always adding to our course catalog.

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  • Florida Plumbing Contractor License – Books Only Package

    As of this time we do not offer any courses for this exam. We do offer all the required books for this exam here in one complete package. Individual books can be found in our bookstore. Please be sure to check back in the future for possible course material, as we are always adding to our course catalog.

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  • Florida Residential Electrical Contractor License – Books Only Package

    As of this time we do not offer any courses for this exam. We do offer all the required books for this exam here in one complete package. Individual books can be found in our bookstore. Please be sure to check back in the future for possible course material, as we are always adding to our course catalog.

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  • Florida COMPLETE Exam Review

    $399.99

    To become a licensed contractor in Florida, applicants must sit for two exams: business and finance and the trade. Applicants must document four years of experience. Applicants are also required to provide a credit report and financial statement that is no more than 12 months old. A net worth of $2,500 – $20,000 (depending on classification) is required. The minimum general liability insurance that is required for licensure is $300,000 for bodily injury and $50,000 for property damage. We offer review for the Florida General Contractor Exam through a home…

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  • Air A & B Contractor Home Study

    $299.99

    This course is offered in partnership with The Exam Pros. This Florida Air A and Air B Exam Prep Course is designed by contractors, for contractors. We provide the most effective training available to prepare you for the Florida Air A or Air B Exam. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in Yourself.

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  • Florida Business and Finance Exam Review

    $249.99

    To become a licensed contractor in Florida, applicants must sit for two exams: business and finance and the trade. We offer review for the Florida Business and Finance Contractor Exam through a home study or online course format. The program includes highlighting guides for your references books, practice tests, study tips, accounting, and more. After your highlighting is completed with each book, you have the option take an online practice test to reinforce concepts presented. This program provides review for ALL portions of testing (including business and fin…

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  • Florida Contract/Project Administration Exam Review

    $249.99

    The Florida Contractor Exam Review Online includes:

    • Highlighting Guides
    • Practice Exams
    • Accounting and Finance Math
    • Study Tips
    • Licensing Information
    • Instructor Support
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    Florida Contractor Continuing Education (14 Hours)

    $89.99 $62.99

    In the state of Florida, all State Registered and Certified Contractors and Inspectors are required to complete 14 hours of continuing education prior to their renewal period. All Dade County licensed contractors must complete 16 hours of CE. Architects and Engineers are also required to complete designated hours. Our courses are approved by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations. The 14 hour package of Florida Contractor Continuing Education, which includes everything you need for your renewal, is available for all licenses (except ele…

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  • Florida Certified Electrical Contractor Performing Alarm Work Continuing Education (11 Hours)

    $59.99

    11 hours of board-approved continuing education are required each 2-year period prior to the renewal of certified electrical contractors performing alarm work. The continuing education must include 7 hours on technical subjects (including 1 hour of FBC advanced module course and 2 hours of false alarm prevention), 1 hour on workers’ compensation, 1 hour on workplace safety, 1 hour on business practices, and 1 hour of laws and rules. Our courses will satisfy all of your required continuing education hours and topics.@HomePrep is a National Leader in online…

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  • Florida Certified/Registered Electrical Contractor Continuing Education (11 Hours)

    $59.99

    11 hours of board-approved continuing education are required each 2-year period prior to the renewal of certified and registered electrical contractors. The continuing education must include 7 hours on technical subjects (including 1 hour of FBC advanced module course), 1 hour on workers’ compensation, 1 hour on workplace safety, 1 hour on business practices, and 1 hour of laws and rules. Our courses will satisfy all of your required continuing education hours and topics.@HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students …

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  • Florida Certified/Registered Alarm Contractor Continuing Education (7 Hours)

    $49.99

    7 hours of board-approved continuing education are required each 2-year period prior to the renewal of certified and registered alarm contractors. The continuing education must include 1 hour on technical subjects (to include 1 hour of FBC advanced module course), 1 hour on workers’ compensation, 1 hour on workplace safety, 1 hour on business practices, 1 hour of laws and rules, and 2 hours on false alarm prevention. Our courses will satisfy all of your required continuing education hours and topics.@HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With…

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  • Florida Certified/Registered Electrical Specialty Contractor Continuing Education (7 Hours)

    $49.99

    7 hours of board-approved continuing education are required each 2-year period prior to the renewal of certified and registered electrical specialty contractors. The continuing education must include 1 hour on technical subjects (to include 1 hour of FBC advanced module course), 1 hour on workers’ compensation, 1 hour on workplace safety, 1 hour on business practices, 1 hour of laws and rules, and 2 hours on general topics. Our courses will satisfy all of your required continuing education hours and topics.@HomePrep is a National Leader in online educatio…

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  • Florida 6 Hour Business Practices Continuing Education

    $39.99

    This course satisfies 6 hours of Florida Contractor Continuing Education. Topics Include: Contracts, Bidding and Estimating, Marketing, Customer Relations.

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  • Florida Advanced Building Code Continuing Education (1 Hour)

    $29.99

    This course satisfies 1 hour of Florida Contractor Advanced Building Code Continuing Education for the following classifications. General Contractor, Building Contractor, Residential Contractor, Electrician, Air Contractors, Roofing Contractors, Plumbing Contractors, All other construction related licenses.  @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in Yourself.

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  • Florida 2 Hour OSHA Continuing Education

    $25.99

    This course satisfies 2 hours of Florida Contractor Continuing Education. Topics Include: Workplace Safety/OSHA

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  • Florida 1 Hour Construction Laws Continuing Education

    $19.99

    This course satisfies 1 hour of Florida Contractor Continuing Education. Topics include Construction Laws.

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  • Florida 1 Hour Lien Laws Continuing Education

    $19.99

    This course satisfies 1 hour of Florida Contractor Continuing Education. Topics include: Florida Lein Laws.

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  • Florida 1 Hour Wind Mitigation Continuing Education

    $19.99

    This course satisfies 1 hour of Florida Contractor Continuing Education. Topics include: Wind Mitigation.

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  • Florida 1 Hour Workers’ Compensation Continuing Education

    $19.99

    This course satisfies 1 hour of Florida Contractor Continuing Education. Topics include: Worker’s Compensation.

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Why Choose @HomePrep for Your Contractor Licensing?

We help general contractors and specialty trade professionals in Florida who are serious about investing in themselves, advancing their careers, and increasing working capital. Our goal is to deliver the highest quality Florida contractors license courses at the lowest possible price.

Whether you are a general contractor, home builder, electrician, plumber, air service provider or specialize in another trade, we have the online courses and the books you need to get your license and maintain continuing education in Florida.

If you are looking for classes for a general contractor or builder -- or a trade such as mechanical, electrical, plumbing, or air -- you will find our online courses deliver outstanding value for exam prep and continuing education.

This site offers 1000 courses and 115 State Board Accreditations, and we’ve served 110,000 students in 25 industries since 2014. We strive to provide the most inclusive and beneficial content to help our students advance in their field.

Below are some of the benefits & features of selecting our site for your training needs.

Benefits:

  • Price match policy
  • Reciprocity for continued education across states
  • Live and very responsive customer support team via phone and email
  • Courses written and vetted by industry professionals
  • Industry-related bookstore
  • No-pass, No Pay policy for Exam Prep in most states
  • One stop shop for application services, courses and books
  • Live seminar options available
  • Certain courses offered in Spanish
  • Veteran Discount
  • Loyalty Discount

Features:

  • 365 days of course access
  • Start and stop courses as needed
  • 80% exam pass rate when course sections and quizzes are taken and scored well on
  • Courses are state and industry compliant
  • All Continuing education is state approved
  • Courses are narrated
  • Application processes services
  • American company
  • In business since 2002
  • Over 75 years of combined educational experience
  • Partnership and reseller options available
  • Industry-related products

TESTIMONIALS

“As a busy contractor with multiple state licenses and needs, it is nice to find a valuable source that can help fulfill my obligations from testing prep to CEU requirements.” - Ken R.

“I have finally experienced customer satisfaction in the highest form. You guys are so much more than a voice or words on the other side of the phone or screen. You are all real people who really care!” – Soo C.

“Their training was first class. The website is easy to navigate and they provided me all the tools I needed to complete this very stressful task. All in all, they helped make this a positive experience.” - Alfred R.

Florida License FAQs

How Do I Get A Contractors License In Florida?

In order to get your contractor license in Florida, you must first pass your exams and go through the process conducted through the Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board, which operates under the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR). By allowing us to be the chosen provider for exam prep courses, continuing education credits and a variety of other courses, students can be assured they are receiving state and industry approved training.

Where Can I Find Exam Prep Books?

We offer a wide range of exam prep books for the construction fields. Visit our bookstore to begin.

How Much Does It Cost?

Licensing costs vary depending on the type of license you need. For example, some trades will cost more than others and some licenses, like the general contractors license, require additional certification. Those additional certifications add to the cost. If you have a specific question about the cost of study materials for your license, contact us. Our support team is here to help.

License Requirements

The Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board offers many different contractor license types. As different license types allow for varying work parameters, requirements and supporting documents may change slightly for your individual application process. However, the board will require most applicants to:

  • Be 18 years of age.
  • Show proof of financial solvency — Including submitting proof of a FICO credit score of a minimum of 660. You may purchase a surety bond if your credit score is lower.
  • Scan and comply with an electronic fingerprint. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement offers a list of approved Livescan Device Vendors.
  • Provide proof of general liability and workers’ compensation insurance.
  • Pass a Florida State Construction Examination.
  • Fill out your application.
  • Pay all application and licensing fees.
  • Several licenses, including the general contractor licenses below, will have additional requirements to be met.

Does A Handyman Need A License

According to Florida state law, a general handyman does not need a license to perform basic repair and maintenance tasks for homeowners. However, if an unlicensed handyman does work that falls into the scope of a licensed contractor, he or she is subject to fines and prosecution. It’s better to be safe than sorry if you’re considering handyman work, so check with your licensing department for specific rules.

Can I Get A Contractors License Without Experience?

According to the DBPR, applicants are required to have four years of experience or a combination of college and experience. Learn more at myfloridalicense.com.

Can I Get One With A Felony?

Yes, it is possible to get a contractor’s license in Florida if you are a convicted felon. According to thelienzone.com, there are some limitations that apply so be sure to check with your specific licensing department for a final verdict on your ability to get the license.

Florida Contacts

To apply for a license (other than electrical), contact:
Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
1940 North Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL  32399
1-850-487-1395

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To apply for an electrical license, contact:

Electrical Contractors Licensing Board
1940 North Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL  32399
1-850-487-1395
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To schedule your exam, contact:

Professional Testing Inc.
P.O. Box 691226
Orlando, FL 32869
1-407-264-0562
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