50-State Construction Licensing Compliance Guide
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Florida Construction Licensing

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Licenses are typically required for individuals and businesses that provide construction industry services. This guide contains information about construction industry licensing in Florida.

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Company Licenses

Florida Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Florida Abestos Consultant (Business)

Agency:Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation - Asbestos Contractors and Consultants
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$255

Due:

By November 30 of odd-numbered years.

Florida Abestos Contractor (Business)

Agency:Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation - Asbestos Contractors and Consultants
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Form ALU 2: Asbestos Consultant/Contractor - Licensure as a Business

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$1,110

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$255

Due:

By November 30 of odd-numbered years.

Florida Certified Air-Conditioning Contractor License - Class A

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Financial Requirements:

  • FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.
  • If the applicant's credit score is below 660, they must provide proof of completion of 14-hour financial responsibility course approved by the Board.
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Class A Air Conditioning Contractor Qualifying Business Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$249 if you apply during the first half of the biennial license period and $149 if you apply during the second half of the biennial license period.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$249

Due:

By August 31 of even-numbered years.

Florida Certified Air-Conditioning Contractor License - Class B (Business)

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Financial Requirements:

  • FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.
  • If the applicant's credit score is below 660, they must provide proof of completion of 14-hour financial responsibility course approved by the Board.
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Class B Air Conditioning Contractor Qualifying Business Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$249 if you apply during the first half of the biennial license period and $149 if you apply during the second half of the biennial license period.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$249

Due:

By August 31 of even-numbered years.

Florida Certified Alarm System Contractor I License (Business)

Agency:Florida Department of Business & Progessional Regulation - Electrical Contractors Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Alarm System Contractor I – Initial (ECLB 1)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$150.50

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Only the qualifying individual's license must be renewed.

Florida Certified Alarm System Contractor II License (Business)

Agency:Florida Department of Business & Progessional Regulation - Electrical Contractors Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Alarm System Contractor II – Initial (ECLB 1)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$150.50

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Only the qualifying individual's license must be renewed.

Florida Certified Building Contractor License (Business)

Agency:Florida Department of Business & Progessional Regulation - Electrical Contractors Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Building Contractor who is Qualifying a Business (CILB 6-B)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$145 if you apply during the first half of the biennial license period and $95 if you apply during the second half of the biennial license period.

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Only the qualifying individual's license must be renewed.

Florida Certified Electrical Contractor License (Business)

Agency:Florida Department of Business & Progessional Regulation - Electrical Contractors Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Electrical Contractor – Initial (ECLB 1)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$150.50

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Only the qualifying individual's license must be renewed.

Florida Certified Gas Line Specialty Contractor License (Business)

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Insurance Requirements:

$100,000 liability insurance and $25,000 property damage insurance.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Gas Line Specialty Contractor who is Qualifying a Business (CILB 6-R)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$145 if applying between May 1 of an even year through August 31 of an odd year or $95 if you are applying between September 1 of an odd year through April 30 of an even year.

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Only the qualifying individual's license must be renewed.

Florida Certified General Contractor License (Business)

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Financial Requirements:

  • FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.
  • If the applicant's credit score is below 660, they must provide proof of completion of 14-hour financial responsibility course approved by the Board.
Insurance Requirements:

$300,000 liability insurance and $50,000 property damage insurance.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified General Contractor Qualifying Business Application

Agency Fee:

$249 if you apply during the first half of the biennial license period and $149 if you apply during the second half of the biennial license period.

How to Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  1. Appoint an individual to qualify for the Contractor License for your business matching the qualifications on page 4 of the application.
  2. Appoint a second individual to qualify for the Contractor License for your business matching the qualifications on page 4 of the application.
  3. Obtain public liability and property damage insurance in the amounts determined by the rule of the Construction Industry Licensing Board.
  4. Obtain workers’ compensation insurance or filed for an exemption with the Division of Workers’ Compensation. 

Foreign Applicants:

  1. Appoint an individual to qualify for the Contractor License for your business matching the qualifications on page 4 of the application.
  2. Appoint a second individual to qualify for the Contractor License for your business matching the qualifications on page 4 of the application.
  3. Obtain public liability and property damage insurance in the amounts determined by rule of the Construction Industry Licensing Board.
  4. Obtain workers’ compensation insurance or filed for an exemption with the Division of Workers’ Compensation. 
Required Attachments:
  • Credit report containing a credit score (FICO derived) on applicant from a nationally recognized credit reporting
    agency, which includes a public records statement that records have been checked at local, state, and federal levels.
  • Credit report on business to be qualified from a nationally recognized credit reporting agency, which includes a public records statement that records have been checked at local, state, and federal levels. 
  • Electronic fingerprints
  • Supporting legal documentation, if necessary.
  • Proof of satisfaction of liens, judgments, and discharge of bankruptcy, if applicable. 

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$249

Due:

Biennially by August 31 every even year.

Required Attachments:
  • Continuing education requirement 

Amendment
Qualifying Agent Replacement

Form:

Certified General Contractor Qualifying Business Application

Agency Fee:

If appointing a new qualifying agent: $249 if you apply during the first half of the biennial license period and $149 if you apply during the second half of the biennial license period.

Due:

A business organization that loses its qualifying person has 60 days from the date the qualifier terminated his affiliation within which to appoint another qualifying person.

Law:

FL Admin Code 61G4-15.009

Notes:
  • If a company has more than one qualifier in each of its classifications, it may simply notify the board that the qualifying agent is no longer associated with its license. Otherwise, the entity must appoint a new qualifying agent.
  • Companies can obtain a temporary, nonrenewable license that will allow them to continue working for up to 60 days to complete any existing contracts.

Florida Certified Industrial Facilities Specialty Contractor License

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

General liability insurance with a minimum of $100,000 public liability; $25,000 property damage coverage.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Industrial Facilities Specialty Contractor who is Qualifying a Business

Agency Fee:

$145 if applying between September 1 of an odd-numbered year through April 30 of an even-numbered year and $245 if applying between May 1 of an even-numbered year and August 31 of an odd-numbered year.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$130

Due:

By August 31 of even-numbered years.

Florida Certified Marine Specialty Contractor License (Business)

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Financial Requirements:
  • FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.
  • If the applicant's credit score is below 660, they must provide proof of completion of 14-hour financial responsibility course approved by the Board.
Insurance Requirements:
  • Liability insurance in amounts not less than $100,000 public liability and $25,000 property damage
  • Worker's Compensation Insurance as required by the State of Florida
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Marine Specialty Contractor who is Qualifying a Business (CILB 6-T)

Filing Method:

Mail or online

Agency Fee:

$145 if applying between May 1 of an even year through August 31 of an odd year or $95 if you are applying between September 1 of an odd year through April 30 of an even year.

Background Check Requirements: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Only the qualifying individual's license must be renewed.

Florida Certified Mechanical Contractor License (Business)

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Financial Requirements:

  • FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.
  • If the applicant's credit score is below 660, they must provide proof of completion of 14-hour financial responsibility course approved by the Board.
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Mechanical Contractor Qualifying Business Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$249 if you apply during the first half of the biennial license period and $149 if you apply during the second half of the biennial license period.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$249

Due:

By August 31 of even-numbered years.

Florida Certified Solar Contractor License (Business)

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Insurance Requirements:

$100,000 liability insurance and $25,000 property damage insurance.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Solar Contractor who is Qualifying a Business (CILB 6-O)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$145 if applying between May 1st of an even year through August 31st of an odd year or $95 if you are applying between September 1st of an odd year through April 30th of an even year.

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Only the qualifying individual's license must be renewed.

Florida Certified Specialty Electrical Contractor License (Business)

Agency:Florida Department of Business & Progessional Regulation - Electrical Contractors Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Specialty Electrical Contractor – Initial (ECLB 1)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$150.50

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Only the qualifying individual's license must be renewed.

Florida Certified Tower Specialty Contractor License (Business)

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Insurance Requirements:

$100,000 liability insurance and $25,000 property damage insurance.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Tower Specialty Contractor who is Qualifying a Business (CILB 6-AB)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$145 if applying between May 1 of an even year through August 31 of an odd year or $95 if you are applying between September 1 of an odd year through April 30 of an even year.

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Only the qualifying individual's license must be renewed.

Florida Fire Protection Systems Contractor License

Agency:Florida Regulatory Licensing Section - Bureau of Fire Prevention - Division State Fire Marshall
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Fire Protection System Contractor

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$300

Required Attachments:
  • If a Fictitious Name is used attach evidence of compliance with the Secretary of State’s requirements under the Fictitious Name Act

Registration Renewal

Form:

Fire Protection Systems Contractor 

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$300

Due:

Biennially by June 30. 

Required Attachments:
  • If a Fictitious Name is used attach evidence of compliance with the Secretary of State’s requirements under the Fictitious Name Act.

Florida Lead Abatement Company License

Not required



Lead Services Company licensure is not required on the State level in Florida.

Florida does not have a state-issued lead abatement license; instead, these licenses are administered federally by the EPA.

Florida Registered Air-Conditioning Contractor License (Business)

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Financial Requirements:

  • FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.
  • If the applicant's credit score is below 660, they must provide proof of completion of 14-hour financial responsibility course approved by the Board.
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Registered Contractor Qualifying Business Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$309 if you apply during the first half of the biennial license period and $209 if you apply during the second half of the biennial license period.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$309

Due:

By August 31 of odd-numbered years.

Florida Registered Alarm System Contractor I License (Business)

Agency:Florida Department of Business & Progessional Regulation - Electrical Contractors Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Registered Alarm Contractor I Initial License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$155

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Only the qualifying individual's license must be renewed.

Florida Registered Alarm System Contractor II License (Business)

Agency:Florida Department of Business & Progessional Regulation - Electrical Contractors Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Registered Alarm System Contractor II – Initial License (ECLB 3)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$78

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Only the qualifying individual's license must be renewed.

Florida Registered Building Contractor License (Business)

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Financial Requirements:

  • FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.
  • If the applicant's credit score is below 660, they must provide proof of completion of 14-hour financial responsibility course approved by the Board.
Insurance Requirements:

$300,000 liability insurance and $50,000 property damage insurance.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Registered Building Contractor who is Qualifying a Business (CILB 3)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$305 if you apply during the first half of the biennial license period and $205 if you apply during the second half of the biennial license period.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$309

Due:

Biennially

Florida Registered Electrical Contractor License (Business)

Agency:Florida Department of Business & Progessional Regulation - Electrical Contractors Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Registered Electrical Contractor Initial License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$155

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$125

Due:

By August 31 of even-numbered years.

Florida Registered General Contractor License (Business)

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Financial Requirements:

  • FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.
  • If the applicant's credit score is below 660, they must provide proof of completion of 14-hour financial responsibility course approved by the Board.
Insurance Requirements:

$300,000 liability insurance and $50,000 property damage insurance.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Online

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$309 if you apply during the first half of the biennial license period and $209 if you apply during the second half of the biennial license period.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$309

Due:

Biennially

Required Attachments:
  • Copy of current local competency card
  • Credit report containing a credit score (FICO derived) on applicant from a nationally recognized credit reporting agency, which includes a public records statement that records have been checked at local, state, and federal levels. 
  • Credit report on business to be qualified from a nationally recognized credit reporting agency, which includes a public records statement that records have been checked at local, state, and federal levels.
  • Electronic fingerprints
  • Supporting legal documentation, if necessary
  • Proof of satisfaction of liens, judgments, and discharge of bankruptcy, if applicable

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Florida Registered Mechanical Contractor License (Business)

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Financial Requirements:

  • FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.
  • If the applicant's credit score is below 660, they must provide proof of completion of 14-hour financial responsibility course approved by the Board.
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Registered Contractor Qualifying Business Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$309 if you apply during the first half of the biennial license period and $209 if you apply during the second half of the biennial license period.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$309

Due:

By August 31 of odd-numbered years.

Florida Registered Pool/Spa Contractor License (Business)

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Financial Requirements:

  • FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.
  • If the applicant's credit score is below 660, they must provide proof of completion of 14-hour financial responsibility course approved by the Board.
Insurance Requirements:

$100,000 liability insurance and $25,000 property damage insurance.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Registered Contractor Qualifying Business Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$309 if you apply during the first half of the biennial license period and $209 if you apply during the second half of the biennial license period.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$309

Due:

Biennially

Florida Registered Residential Contractor License (Business)

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Financial Requirements:

  • FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.
  • If the applicant's credit score is below 660, they must provide proof of completion of 14-hour financial responsibility course approved by the Board.
Insurance Requirements:

$100,000 liability insurance and $25,000 property damage insurance.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Registered Contractor Qualifying Business Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$309 if you apply during the first half of the biennial license period and $209 if you apply during the second half of the biennial license period.

How to Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  1. Appoint an individual to qualify for the Contractor License for your business matching the qualifications on page 4 of the application.
  2. Appoint a second individual to qualify for the Contractor License for your business matching the qualifications on page 4 of the application.
  3. Obtain public liability and property damage insurance in the amounts determined by the rule of the Construction Industry Licensing Board.
  4. Obtain workers’ compensation insurance or filed for an exemption with the Division of Workers’ Compensation. 

Foreign Applicants:

  1. Appoint an individual to qualify for the Contractor License for your business matching the qualifications on page 4 of the application.
  2. Appoint a second individual to qualify for the Contractor License for your business matching the qualifications on page 4 of the application.
  3. Obtain public liability and property damage insurance in the amounts determined by rule of the Construction Industry Licensing Board.
  4. Obtain workers’ compensation insurance or filed for an exemption with the Division of Workers’ Compensation. 
Required Attachments:
  • Copy of current local competency card
    • You may also submit a letter from a local building official testifying that you have met local
      competency standards and requirements for your specific trade, and you are waiting for state registration.
  • Credit report containing a credit score (FICO derived) on applicant from a nationally recognized credit reporting agency, which includes a public records statement that records have been checked at local, state, and federal levels. 
  • Credit report on business to be qualified from a nationally recognized credit reporting agency, which includes a public records statement that records have been checked at local, state, and federal levels.
  • Electronic fingerprints
  • Supporting legal documentation, if necessary.
  • Proof of satisfaction of liens, judgments, and discharge of bankruptcy, if applicable.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$309

Due:

Biennially

Florida Registered Roofing Contractor License (Business)

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Financial Requirements:

  • FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.
  • If the applicant's credit score is below 660, they must provide proof of completion of 14-hour financial responsibility course approved by the Board.
Insurance Requirements:

$100,000 liability insurance and $25,000 property damage insurance.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Registered Contractor Qualifying Business Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$309 if you apply during the first half of the biennial license period and $209 if you apply during the second half of the biennial license period.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$309

Due:

Biennially

Florida Registered Sheet Metal Contractor License (Business)

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Financial Requirements:

  • FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.
  • If the applicant's credit score is below 660, they must provide proof of completion of 14-hour financial responsibility course approved by the Board.
Insurance Requirements:

$100,000 liability insurance and $25,000 property damage insurance.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Registered Contractor Qualifying Business Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$309 if you apply during the first half of the biennial license period and $209 if you apply during the second half of the biennial license period.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$309

Due:

Biennially

Florida Registered Specialty Electrical Contractor License (Business)

Agency:Florida Department of Business & Progessional Regulation - Electrical Contractors Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Registered Specialty Electrical Contractor Initial License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$155

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Only the qualifying individual's license must be renewed.

Florida Registered Underground Utility and Excavation Contractor License (Business)

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Financial Requirements:

  • FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.
  • If the applicant's credit score is below 660, they must provide proof of completion of 14-hour financial responsibility course approved by the Board.
Insurance Requirements:

$100,000 liability insurance and $25,000 property damage insurance.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Registered Contractor Qualifying Business Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$309 if you apply during the first half of the biennial license period and $209 if you apply during the second half of the biennial license period.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$309

Due:

Biennially

Local Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

City of Auburndale Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Auburndale Community Development Department - Construction Services Office (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • General Liability Insurance
  • Worker's Compensation Insurance or Valid Exemption as required by the State of Florida
  • The certificate holder must be listed as the City of Auburndale 
Bond Requirements:

$5,000 (State-Registered Contractors Only)

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

There is no form to register as a contractor in the City of Auburndale

Instructions:

Email the required documents to permit@auburndalefl.com

Filing Method:

E-mail

Agency Fee:

State-Certified Contractors: $0

State-Registered Contractors: $15

Required Attachments:

For State Certified Contractors:

  • State License
  • Business Tax Receipt (Occ. License)
  • Liability Insurance
  • Workers Comp Insurance or Exemption

For State Registered Contractors:

  • State License
  • Business Tax Receipt (Occ. License)
  • Municipal Board of Examiners Card
  • Liability Insurance
  • Workers Comp Insurance or Exemption
  • $5,000 bond

Registration Renewal

Form:

There is no form to renew a contractor registration in the City of Auburndale

Instructions:

E-mail updated copies of the required documents to permit@auburndalefl.com

Filing Method:

Email

Agency Fee:

State-Certified Contractors: $0

State-Registered Contractors: $15

Due:

Renewals are due on the same date as the associated state-level license renewal

Required Attachments:

For State Certified Contractors:

  • State License
  • Business Tax Receipt (Occ. License)
  • Liability Insurance
  • Workers Comp Insurance or Exemption

For State Registered Contractors:

  • State License
  • Business Tax Receipt (Occ. License)
  • Municipal Board of Examiners Card
  • Liability Insurance
  • Workers Comp Insurance or Exemption
  • $5,000 bond

City of Bonita Springs Contractor Registration - Company

Agency:City of Bonita Springs Community Development Department (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • General Liability Insurance
  • Worker's Compensation Insurance or valid exemption
  • The certificate holder must be listed as City of Bonita Springs 9220 Bonita Beach Road, Suite 111 Bonita Springs, FL 34135
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$0

Required Attachments:
  • Copy of an Active State License or Lee County Competency Card
  • Proof of Liability Insurance
  • Proof of Workman’s Compensation Insurance or Workers comp Exempt Certificate

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:
  • County contractor certificates and craftsman registration are nontransferable and expire on September 30 of either even- or odd-numbered years depending on last name.
  • Those registering with their state license are nontransferable and expire on August 31 of even-numbered years.
Required Attachments:
  • Copy of an Active State License or Lee County Competency Card
  • Proof of Liability Insurance
  • Proof of Workman’s Compensation Insurance or Workers comp Exempt Certificate

City of Cape Coral State-Certified Electrical Contractor Registration

Agency:Cape Coral Compliance Division (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online (click the BTR and Licenses tab and select the Electrical Contractor Application)

Required Attachments:
  • State License
  • Business Tax Receipt (only if the business address is in the City of Cape Coral)

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Due:

Renewals are due on the same date as the associated state-level license renewal.

Required Attachments:
  • State License
  • Business Tax Receipt (only if the business address is in the City of Cape Coral)

City of Lauderhill Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Lauderhill Building Department (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

General Liability and Worker's Compensation Insurance (no minimums) with the City of Lauderhill listed as the certificate holder

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Form

Filing Method:

Mail or fax

Agency Fee:

$25 registration fee

Required Attachments:
  • State License or County Competency License(s)
  • County Local Business Tax Receipt
  • Certificate of Insurance

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Form (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or fax

Agency Fee:

$25 renewal fee

Due:

Renewals are due on the same date as the associated state-level license or county competency license(s)

Required Attachments:
  • State License or County Competency License(s)
  • County Local Business Tax Receipt
  • Certificate of Insurance

City of Leesburg Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Leesburg Building Services Department (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • General Liability and Worker's Compensation Insurance in an amount not less than $1,000,000
  • Certificate holder should read: City of Leesburg 204 N. 5th Street Leesburg, FL 34748
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration

Filing Method:

Mail or e-mail

Agency Fee:

There is no fee to register as a contractor in the City of Leesburg

Required Attachments:
  • State License
  • Certificate of Insurance

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Mail or e-mail

Agency Fee:

There is no fee to renew a contractor registration in the City of Leesburg

Due:

Renewals are due on the same date as the associated state-level license renewal

Notes:

There is no application to renew a Contractor Registration in the City of Leesburg. To keep a registration active, all required documents must be kept current

Required Attachments:
  • State License
  • Certificate of Insurance

City of Palm Bay Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Palm Bay - Building Department (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • Liability Insurance in amounts of no less than $300,000 Bodily Injury + $50,000 Property Damage for any one accident, including damage to rights-of-ways and/or shrubbery
  • Worker's Compensation Insurance
  • The certificate holder should read: The City of Palm Bay Building Department 190 Malabar Road, Suite 105 Palm Bay, Florida 32907
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

There is no fee to register as a contractor in the City of Palm Bay

Required Attachments:
  • State License or County Competency Card
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Business Tax Receipt or Occupational License

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

There is no fee to renew a contractor registration in the City of Palm Bay

Due:

Renewals are due on the same date as the associated state-level license or county competency card renewal

Notes:

There is no application to renew a contractor registration in the City of Palm Bay. To complete a renewal, use the online portal and upload current copies of the required documents 

Required Attachments:
  • State License or County Competency Card
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Business Tax Receipt or Occupational License

City of Plant City Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Plant City - Building Division (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • General Liability Insurance
  • Worker's Compensation Insurance or valid exemption affidavit
  • The certificate holder must be listed last the City of Plant City
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Instructions:

Once logged on to the online portal, follow these steps to locate the contractor registration form: 

  1. Click My Profile
  2. Click Credentials
  3. Click Submit Credentials
  4. Select Contractor Registration
Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

There is no fee to register as a contractor in Plant City

Required Attachments:
  • Certificate of General Liability Insurance
  • Certificate of Worker's Compensation Insurance or valid exemption
  • State License, if applicable

Registration Renewal

Form:

There is no form to renew a contractor registration in Plant City. Upload current copies of the relevant state license(s) and certificates of insurance to keep a registration active.

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

There is no fee to renew a contractor registration in Plant City

Due:

Renewals are due on the same date as the associated state-level license renewal.

Required Attachments:
  • Certificate of General Liability Insurance
  • Certificate of Worker's Compensation Insurance or valid exemption
  • State License, if applicable

City of Plantation Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Plantation Building Development Department (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • General Liability and Worker's Compensation Insurance (minimum amounts required as per Florida Statutes)
  • The certificate holder should be the City of Plantation
  • Certificate should indicate mailing address, policy number, and effective dates
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Form

Filing Method:

E-mail or fax

Agency Fee:

There is no fee to register as a contractor in the City of Plantation

Required Attachments:
  • State License or County Competency License(s)
  • Certificate of Insurance

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

There is no fee to renew a contractor registration in the City of Plantation

Due:

    
Renewals are due on the same date as the associated state-level license or county competency card renewal

Notes:

There is no application to renew a contractor registration in the City of Plantation. To complete a renewal, e-mail updated copies of all the required documents

Required Attachments:
  • State License or County Competency License(s)
  • Certificate of Insurance

City of Sebring Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Sebring Building Department (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • General Liability and Worker's Compensation Insurance (no minimum)
  • The certificate holder should be listed as the City of Sebring
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Form

Filing Method:

E-mail or fax

Agency Fee:

There is no fee to register as a contractor in the City of Sebring

Required Attachments:
  • State License
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Notarized Letter of Authorization signed by the license holder (if applicable)

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

E-mail

Agency Fee:

There is no fee to renew a contractor registration in the City of Sebring

Due:

Renewals are due on the same date as the associated state-level license renewal

Notes:

There is no application to renew a contractor registration in the City of Sebring. To complete a renewal, email updated copies of all required to documents 

Required Attachments:
  • State License
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Notarized Letter of Authorization (if agents signing for permits are changing)

City of St. Petersburg Contractor Affidavit

Agency:City of St. Petersburg - Construction Services & Permitting (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Affidavit

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$0

Notarization Required?:Required
Required Attachments:
  • Pinellas County Construction Contractor Certificate
  • State License
  • St. Petersburg Business License, if applicable

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Affidavit (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Renewals are due on the same date as the associated local and state-level certificate and license renewals.

Notarization Required?:Required
Required Attachments:
  • Pinellas County Construction Contractor Certificate
  • State License
  • St. Petersburg Business License, if applicable

City of Tampa Contractor License Registration

Agency:City of Tampa - Development & Growth Management Department - Construction Services Division (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Worker's Compensation Insurance or proof of exemption

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Registration Form

Contractor's Letter of Authorization

Filing Method:

E-mail

Agency Fee:

There is no fee to register as a contractor in the City of Tampa. 

Notes:

Contractors must sign the Letter of Authorization in the presence of a notary public. 

Required Attachments:

State Certified Contractors:

  • State License
  • Certificate of Worker's Compensation or proof of exemption
  • Contractor's Letter of Authorization, if applicable

State Registered Contractors:

  • State License
  • Hillsborough County Competency Card
  • Certificate of Worker's Compensation Insurance or proof of exemption
  • Contractor's Letter of Authorization, if applicable

Specialty Contractors: 

  • Hillsborough County Competency Card
  • Certificate of Worker's Compensation Insurance or proof of exemption
  • Contractor's Letter of Authorization, if applicable

Tree Services: 

  • Copy of Business Tax License
  • Certificate of Worker's Compensation Insurance or proof of exemption
  • Contractor's Letter of Authorization, if applicable

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

E-mail

Agency Fee:

There is no fee to renew a Contractor's License Registration in the City of Tampa. 

Due:

Renewals are due on the same date as the associated state-level license or county-level competency card renewal.

Notes:

There is no form to renew a contractor's license registration in the City of Tampa. E-mail copies of all the required documents to csdhelp@tampagov.net to update an existing registration.

Required Attachments:

State Certified Contractors:

  • State License
  • Certificate of Worker's Compensation or proof of exemption
  • Contractor's Letter of Authorization, if applicable

State Registered Contractors:

  • State License
  • Hillsborough County Competency Card
  • Certificate of Worker's Compensation Insurance or proof of exemption
  • Contractor's Letter of Authorization, if applicable

Specialty Contractors: 

  • Hillsborough County Competency Card
  • Certificate of Worker's Compensation Insurance or proof of exemption
  • Contractor's Letter of Authorization, if applicable

Tree Services: 

  • Copy of Business Tax License
  • Certificate of Worker's Compensation Insurance or proof of exemption
  • Contractor's Letter of Authorization, if applicable

City of Venice Contractor License Registration

Agency:City of Venice - Building Department (FL)
Law:

Venice, Fla., Municipal Code § 88.4.2.

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Notes:
  • General Liability and Worker's Compensation Insurance (or Qualifiers Exemption Card) in amounts not less than $100,000/$300,000 Personal Injury and $10,000 Property Damage
  • The certificate holder must be listed as The City of Venice Building Department 100 S Harbor Drive Venice, Florida 34285
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Form

Filing Method:

E-mail

Agency Fee:
  • State-Certified Contractors: $0
  • State-Registered Contractors (General): $150
  • State-Registered Contractors (All Others): $125
  • County Certificate Holders: $100
Notarization Required?:Required
Notes:

The Contractor License Registration form must be notarized

Required Attachments:
  • State License, if applicable
  • County Competency Card, if applicable
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Notarized Authorized Agent Affidavit, if applicable
  • Proof of passing the relevant exam (all applicants who are not State-Certified Contractors must submit this)

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Form (Renewal)

Filing Method:

E-mail

Agency Fee:
  • State-Certified Contractors: $0
  • State-Registered Contractors (General): $125
  • State-Registered Contractors (All Others): $100
  • County Certificate Holders: $75
Due:

Biennially by September 30 of odd-numbered years

Notarization Required?:Required
Notes:

The Contractor License Registration form must be notarized

Required Attachments:

City of Winter Haven Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Winter Haven - Economic Opportunity and Investment - Building Division (FL)
Law:

Winter Haven, Fla., Municipal Code § 5-1. — § 5-8.

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • State-Certified and State-Registered Contractors must have General Liability Insurance in amounts not less than $100,000 per person in any one accident, $300,000 for accidents with more than 1 person, and $25,000 per accident Property Damage
  • The certificate holder must be listed as the City of Winter Haven
Bond Requirements:

State-Registered Contractors Only

  • $10,000 surety bond
  • Bond must be payable to the City of Winter Haven 490 3rd Street NW Winter Haven, Florida 33881
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

There is no application form to register as a contractor in the City of Winter Haven.

E-mail copies of all the required documents to a permit specialist (scroll to the bottom of the page for the most current contact information).

Filing Method:

E-mail

Agency Fee:

There is no fee to register as a contractor in the City of Winter Haven.

Required Attachments:

State-Certified Contractors: 

  • Valid State License
  • Current Occupational License (for the business listed on the state license)
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Worker's Compensation Insurance or Valid Exemption Form
  • FEIN number or a copy of the relevant Business Registration document

State-Registered Contractors: 

  • Valid State License
  • Current Business Tax Receipt (for business listed on State License)
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Worker's Compensation Insurance or Valid Exemption Form
  • Municipal Board of Examiners Competency Card
  • Bond
  • FEIN number or a copy of the relevant Business Registration document

Owner/Builder: 

Registration Renewal

Form:

There is no form to renew a contractor registration in the City of Winter Haven.

E-mail updated copies of all the required documents to a permit specialist (scroll to the bottom of the page for the most current contact information).

Filing Method:

E-mail

Agency Fee:

There is no fee to renew a contractor registration in the City of Winter Haven.

Due:

Annually by September 30.

Required Attachments:

State-Certified Contractors: 

  • Valid State License
  • Current Occupational License (for the business listed on the state license)
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Worker's Compensation Insurance or Valid Exemption Form
  • FEIN number or a copy of the relevant Business Registration document

State-Registered Contractors: 

  • Valid State License
  • Current Business Tax Receipt (for business listed on State License)
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Worker's Compensation Insurance or Valid Exemption Form
  • Municipal Board of Examiners Competency Card
  • Bond
  • FEIN number or a copy of the relevant Business Registration document

Owner/Builder: 

Clay County State Certified Contractor License

Agency:Clay County Building Department (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • Liability Insurance in an amount not less than $100,000
  • Worker's Compensation Insurance
  • Certificate holders should read: Clay County Building Division P.O. Box 1366 Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:
Filing Method:

In-person or e-mail

Agency Fee:

There is no fee to register in Clay County as a State Certified Contractor

Required Attachments:

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

In-person or e-mail

Agency Fee:

There is no fee to renew a State Certified Contractor License in Clay County

Due:

Renewals are due on the same date as the associated state-level license renewal.

Notes:

There is no application to renew a State Certified Contractor License in Clay County. To keep a registration active, all required documents must be kept current

Required Attachments:

Collier County Firm Certificate of Competency

Agency:Collier County - Growth Management Department - Contractor Licensing (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • General Liability Insurance in amounts not less than $100,000 bodily injury and $25,000 property damage or any higher minimums as required by Florida State Law
  • Worker's Compensation Insurance or valid exemption Affidavit
  • The certificate holder must read as Collier County Contractor Licensing Board 2800 N. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Firm Application (under the All Applications, Forms, and Reference Documents drop-down menu)

Filing Method:

Mail or online

Agency Fee:
  • Major Trades: $230
  • Specialty Trades: $205
Notarization Required?:Required
Required Attachments:
  • Proof of passing exam score
  • Proof of Satisfaction of Liens, Judgements, and Discharge of Bankruptcy, if applicable
  • Credit Report for Applicant & Business (if over 1 year old)
  • Articles or Organization or other Business Entity Registration Document
  • Proof of company name registration from Sunbiz
  • Fictitious name recording, if applicable
  • IRS Form SS-4
  • 3 Notarized Verification of Construction Experience Affidavits
  • 2 Notarized Affidavit of Integrity and Good Character
  • 3 Notarized Letters on company letterhead from contractors you have worked with
  • Driver's License
  • Certificate of Worker's Compensation Insurance or valid Workmen's Compensation Affidavit
  • Certificate of General Liability Insurance
  • Business Tax Receipt from the jurisdiction where office or business is located
  • State Registration, if applicable

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:
  • Major Trades: $145
  • Specialty Trades: $125
Due:

Annually by September 30

Notes:

Renewal notices with a list of required documents will be mailed or emailed prior to the expiration of the license

Collier County State-Certified Voluntary Registration

Agency:Collier County - Growth Management Department - Contractor Licensing (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • General Liability Insurance in amounts not less than $100,000 bodily injury and $25,000 property damage or any higher minimums as required by Florida State Law
  • Worker's Compensation Insurance or copy of exemption filed with the State
  • The certificate holder must read as Collier County Contractor Licensing Board 2800 N. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

New State Certified Voluntary Registration Checklist and Form

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$45 portal access fee for each license being submitted

Required Attachments:
  • State License
  • Business Tax Receipt from the County where office is located
  • Certificate of General Liability Insurance
  • Certificate of Worker's Compensation Insurance or copy of exemption filed with the State
  • Driver's License

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$45 portal access fee for each license being renewed

Due:

Renewals are due on the same date as the associated state-level license renewal.

Notes:

Renewal notices with a list of required documents will be mailed or emailed prior to the expiration of the license

Haines City Contractor Registration

Agency:Haines City - Development Services Department - Building Division (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

General Liability and Worker's Compensation Insurance (no minimum) with Haines City listed as the certificate holder

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

In-person

Agency Fee:

There is no fee to register as a contractor in Haines City

Notes:

There is no application to register as a contractor in Haines City. Contractor Registration can be performed and completed by bringing all of the required documents when going to pull the first permit

Required Attachments:
  • Copy of State License
  • Certificate of Insurance

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

In-person

Agency Fee:

There is no fee to renew a contractor registration in Haines City

Due:

Renewals are due on the same date as the associated state-level license renewal

Notes:

There is no application to renew a contractor's registration in Haines City. To renew a contractor registration you must provide updated copies of all the required documents when going to pull a permit

Required Attachments:
  • Copy of State License
  • Certificate of Insurance

Jacksonville Contractor Registration

Agency:Jacksonville Planning and Development Department - Building Inspection Division (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Form

Filing Method:

In-person

Agency Fee:

$0

Notarization Required?:Required
Required Attachments:
  •  A copy of a valid certificate issued by the Florida Department of Professional Regulation, Construction Industry Licensing Board
  • A personal picture identification. (Driver’s license).
  • A proof of compliance with the Florida Worker’s Compensation law
    • A certificate of Worker’s Compensation insurance issued to the City of Jacksonville as certificate holder, or
    •  A “Certificate of Election to be Exempt” from Florida workers compensation law
  • Business Tax receipt(s) procured from the Tax Collector

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Contractor registrations do not expire. The division does request that when the contractor's state license is renewed, a copy of the new license is sent to them.

Lee County State Contractor Registration

Agency:Lee County - Community Development Department - Contractor Licensing Division (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • General Liability and Worker's Compensation Insurance (no minimum) with the insured's name matching the company name exactly as it appears on the license
  • The certificate holder should read: Lee County Contractor Licensing P.O. Box 398 Fort Myers, FL 33902
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Lee County Contractor Agreement

Filing Method:

Mail, e-mail, fax, or in-person

Agency Fee:

There is no fee to register as a State Certified Contractor in Lee County

Required Attachments:
  • State Certified License
  • Certificate of Insurance

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Mail, e-mail, fax, or in-person

Agency Fee:

There is no fee to renew a State Certified Contractor Registration in Lee County

Due:

Renewals are due on the same date as the associated state-level license renewal

Notes:
  • There is no application to renew a contractor registration in Lee County
  • Mail, e-mail, or fax updated copies of required documents to complete a registration renewal
  • If any authorized signers are changing, then please send in an updated Lee County Contractor Agreement form
Required Attachments:
  • State Certified License
  • Certificate of Insurance

Leon County State Certified Contractor Registration

Agency:Leon County - Department of Development Support and Environmental Management - Code Compliance Services (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • General Liability and Worker's Compensation Insurance (no minimum)
  • Certificate holder should read: Leon County 435 N Macomb Street 2nd Floor Tallahassee, FL 32301
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

State Certified Contractor Registration Form

Filing Method:

E-mail or fax

Agency Fee:

There is no fee to register as a State Certified Contractor in Leon County

Required Attachments:
  • Authorized Agent Form
  • Accela User Declaration 
  • State Certified License
  • Certificate of Insurance

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

E-mail

Agency Fee:

There is no fee to renew a State Certified Contractor Registration in Leon County

Due:

Renewals are due on the same date as the associated state-level license renewal

Notes:

There is no application to renew a State Certified Contractor Registration in Leon County. To keep a registration active, all required documents must be kept current

Required Attachments:
  • Authorized Agent Form
  • Accela User Declaration
  • State Certified License
  • Certificate of Insurance

Manatee County Voluntary State-Certified Contractor Registration

Agency:Manatee County - Development Services Department - Licensing (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Required Attachments:
  • State License
  • Certificate of Liability Insurance
  • Certificate of Worker's Compensation Insurance, if applicable

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Renewals are due on the same date as the associated state-level license renewal.

Required Attachments:
  • State License
  • Certificate of Liability Insurance
  • Certificate of Worker's Compensation Insurance, if applicable

Martin County Contractor License

Agency:Martin County Construction and Licensing Board (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Ownership Requirements:
  • 4 year superviosry 
  • Applicants for exam:
    • proof of General Liability and Worker's Comp. insurance
    • state registration due in 30 days
    • Business Tax Reciept 
  • Applicants for recprocity: 
    • Certificate of General Liability and Workers' Comp insurance 
    • State registration 
    • Business Tax Reciept 
Insurance Requirements:
  • Applicants for exam : Proof of General Liability and Workers' Comp. Insurance 
  • Applicants for Reciprocity: Certificate of General Liability and Workers' Comp insurance 

 

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Martin County License - Exam and Recirpocity 

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$250

Required Attachments:
  • A copy of clear, valid driver’s license.
  • Completed affidavit of experience – experience must be verified by a licensed
  • Contractor. Signature must be notarized.
  • Three complete credit references.
  • Resume - must account for last 5 years of employment and correspond with the Affidavit of experience.
  •  If application is for reciprocity, furnish a “letter of reciprocity” verifying passing a Standardized exam prepared, proctored and graded with a minimum score of 75% from the area that sponsored the original examination.**
  • If applicant wishes to qualify and do business as a corporation or llc, furnish a copy of the election of current officers and corporate documents. (www.Sunbiz.Org)
  • Application must be complete before it is presented at the construction industry licensing board meeting. Incomplete applications will delay your attendance in front of the board (reciprocity applicants can be processed by staff as long as it is complete).
  • If the business organization is a corporation, chartered by the state of Florida, include copy of articles of incorporation and election of officers, and fill in below the names and addresses with city & state

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Martin County License - Exam and Recirpocity 

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$250

Due:

Biennially by September 30.  

Required Attachments:
  • A copy of clear, valid driver’s license.
  • Completed affidavit of experience – experience must be verified by a licensed
    Contractor. Signature must be notarized.
  • Three complete credit references.
  • Resume - must account for last 5 years of employment and correspond with the Affidavit of experience.
  • If application is for reciprocity, furnish a “letter of reciprocity” verifying passing a Standardized exam prepared, proctored and graded with a minimum score of 75% from the area that sponsored the original examination.**
  • If applicant wishes to qualify and do business as a corporation or llc, furnish a copy of the election of current officers and corporate documents. (www.Sunbiz.Org)
  • Application must be complete before it is presented at the construction industry licensing board meeting. Incomplete applications will delay your attendance in front of the board (reciprocity applicants can be processed by staff as long as it is complete).
  • If the business organization is a corporation, chartered by the state of Florida, include copy of articles of incorporation and election of officers, and fill in below the names and addresses with city & state

Miami Building Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Miami Building Department (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Notes:

To build or renovate properties in the City of Miami, contractors must be registered to verify their certification.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

In-person or by mail.

Agency Fee:

$0

Notes:

There is no application form; simply submit the required documentation to the Building Department.

Required Attachments:
  • Proof of Qualifiers Competency license (State or County)
  • Qualifier’s Driver’s License
  • Municipal Contractor’s Occupational License
  • Dade County Registration and/or Certificate of Competency
  • State License (DBPR) - if applicable
  • Proof of General Liability Insurance
  • Proof of Worker’s Compensation
  • Business Tax Receipt and/or Occupational License
  • Company address, phone # and contact person with phone # and email

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

In-person or by mail.

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually

Notes:

There is no application form; simply submit the required documentation to the Building Department.

Required Attachments:
  • Proof of Qualifiers Competency license (State or County)
  • Qualifier’s Driver’s License
  • Municipal Contractor’s Occupational License
  • Dade County Registration and/or Certificate of Competency
  • State License (DBPR) - if applicable
  • Proof of General Liability Insurance
  • Proof of Worker’s Compensation
  • Business Tax Receipt and/or Occupational License
  • Company address, phone # and contact person with phone # and email

Miami-Dade County Building Contractor License

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Ownership Requirements:

The Qualifying Agent must have a significant interest or financial interest in the entity he/she is qualifying as evidenced by his/her position as an officer or partner or principal stockholder in accordance with Section 10-6 (E) 5 of the Code of Miami-Dade County.

Insurance Requirements:

A certificate of general liability insurance must be provided with the
following minimum insurance requirements:

  • Bodily Injury Liability - $300,000 Per accident or occurrence
  • Property Damage - $50,000 Per accident or occurrence
Notes:

A Building Contractor is a contractor whose services are limited to construction of commercial buildings and single dwelling or multiple dwelling residential buildings, which commercial or residential buildings do not exceed three stories in height, and accessory use structures in connection therewith, and must satisfactorily pass a building contractors' examination.

Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Business Application (Post Exam)

Agency Fee:

$315

Notarization Required?:Required
Required Attachments:
  • If qualifying a corporation, a Certificate of Status from the Florida Secretary of State's office
  • A copy of the Articles of Incorporation with proof of acknowledgment by the Florida Department of State or By-laws, whichever applicable
  • A DBA certificate for the Florida Secretary of State
  • If you are qualifying a business entity other than a corporation or Sole-Proprietor, you must submit documents that demonstrate the ownership interest of the business including, but not limited to, name, home address, and ownership interest
  • Certificate of workers' compensation insurance

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Building Specialty License

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Ownership Requirements:

The Qualifying Agent must have a significant interest or financial interest in the entity he/she is qualifying as evidenced by his/her position as an officer or partner or principal stockholder in accordance with Section 10-6 (E) 5 of the Code of Miami-Dade County.

Insurance Requirements:

A certificate of general liability insurance must be provided with the
following minimum insurance requirements:

  • Bodily Injury Liability - $300,000 Per accident or occurrence
  • Property Damage - $50,000 Per accident or occurrence
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Business Application (Post Exam)

Agency Fee:

$315

Notarization Required?:Required
Required Attachments:
  • If qualifying a corporation, a Certificate of Status from the Florida Secretary of State's office
  • A copy of the Articles of Incorporation with proof of acknowledgment by the Florida Department of State or By-laws, whichever applicable
  • A DBA certificate for the Florida Secretary of State
  • If you are qualifying a business entity other than a corporation or Sole-Proprietor, you must submit documents that demonstrate the ownership interest of the business including, but not limited to, name, home address, and ownership interest
  • Certificate of workers' compensation insurance

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County General Contractor License

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Ownership Requirements:

The Qualifying Agent must have a significant interest or financial interest in the entity he/she is qualifying as evidenced by his/her position as an officer or partner or principal stockholder in accordance with Section 10-6 (E) 5 of the Code of Miami-Dade County.

Insurance Requirements:

A certificate of general liability insurance must be provided with the
following minimum insurance requirements:

  • Bodily Injury Liability - $300,000 Per accident or occurrence
  • Property Damage - $50,000 Per accident or occurrence
Notes:

A General Contractor is a contractor whose services are unlimited as to the type of work, height, area or complexity of construction. A general contractor may do, contract for and obtain permits for the work of any specialty building contractor subject to certain limitations, and must satisfactorily pass a general contractors' examination.

Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Business Application (Post Exam)

Agency Fee:

$315

Notarization Required?:Required
Required Attachments:
  • If qualifying a corporation, a Certificate of Status from the Florida Secretary of State's office
  • A copy of the Articles of Incorporation with proof of acknowledgment by the Florida Department of State or By-laws, whichever applicable
  • A DBA certificate for the Florida Secretary of State
  • If you are qualifying a business entity other than a corporation or Sole-Proprietor, you must submit documents that demonstrate the ownership interest of the business including, but not limited to, name, home address, and ownership interest
  • Certificate of workers' compensation insurance

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Residential Contractor License

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Ownership Requirements:

The Qualifying Agent must have a significant interest or financial interest in the entity he/she is qualifying as evidenced by his/her position as an officer or partner or principal stockholder in accordance with Section 10-6 (E) 5 of the Code of Miami-Dade County.

Insurance Requirements:

A certificate of general liability insurance must be provided with the
following minimum insurance requirements:

  • Bodily Injury Liability - $300,000 Per accident or occurrence
  • Property Damage - $50,000 Per accident or occurrence
Notes:

A Residential Contractor is a contractor whose services are limited to construction, remodeling, repair or improvement of one-family, two-family, or three-family residences, not exceeding two habitable stories above no more than one uninhabitable story and accessory use structures in connection therewith, and must satisfactorily pass a building contractors' examination.

Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Business Application (Post Exam)

Agency Fee:

$315

Notarization Required?:Required
Required Attachments:
  • If qualifying a corporation, a Certificate of Status from the Florida Secretary of State's office
  • A copy of the Articles of Incorporation with proof of acknowledgment by the Florida Department of State or By-laws, whichever applicable
  • A DBA certificate for the Florida Secretary of State
  • If you are qualifying a business entity other than a corporation or Sole-Proprietor, you must submit documents that demonstrate the ownership interest of the business including, but not limited to, name, home address, and ownership interest
  • Certificate of workers' compensation insurance

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Okaloosa County State Certified Contractor Registration

Agency:Okaloosa County - Department of Growth Management - Licensing Division (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • General Liability and Worker's Compensation Insurance
    • Electrical and Alarm Contractors: Liability Insurance in an amount not less than $100,000 per person, $300,000 per occurrence, $500,000 property damage, OR combined single limit policy of $800,000
    • All others: Liability Insurance in an amount not less than $300,000
  • Certificate Holder must be Okaloosa County Department of Growth Management
  • Please see the Insurance Certificate Guidelines for more information
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Only Application

Filing Method:

Fax or e-mail

Agency Fee:
  • There is no fee for a State Certified Contractor Registration in Okaloosa County if the associated State License was issued by the State of Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation
  • If a State License was issued by a different department, please contact the licensing division for a fee quote
Required Attachments:
  • State License
  • Business Tax Receipt from a jurisdiction in Florida or from the state in which your home office is located for your particular trade
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Letter of Authorization (if applicable)
  • Hold Harmless Agreement
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Copy of Articles of Incorporation

Registration Renewal

Form:

Certified Only Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Fax or e-mail

Agency Fee:
  • There is no fee to renew a State Certified Contractors Registration if associated State License was issued by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation
  • If a State License was issued by a different department, please contact the licensing division for a fee quote
Due:
  • Biennially by date of issuance
  • The date of expiration will be the last day of the license holder's birth month

Palm Beach County Contractor License Certificate

Agency:Palm Beach County - Planning Zoning Building Department - Contractors Certification Division (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Notes:

This certificate is for contractors who are registering their state license with the County.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Required Attachments:
  • State of Florida License
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Drivers License
  • DBA, if applicable

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Renewals are due on the same date as the associated state-level license renewal

Required Attachments:
  • State of Florida License
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Driver's License

Pasco County State Certified Contractor Registration

Agency:Pasco County Permitting and Construction (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • Worker's Compensation Insurance (no minimum)
  • The certificate holder must be listed as Pasco County
  • The certificate should also indicate the name of the business entity, indicating that the license holder is covered under the policy 
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

There is no fee to register as a State Certified Contractor in Pasco County

Required Attachments:
  • State License
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Contractor Maintenance Form (you will be prompted with this form when you are registering through the online portal)

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

There is no fee to renew a State Certified Contractor Registration in Pasco County

Due:

Renewals are due on the same date as the associated state-level license renewal

Required Attachments:
  • State License
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Contractor Maintenance Form (if there are changes to contact information or authorized signers)

South Bay Contractor Registration

Agency:South Bay Planning and Building Department (FL)
Law:

South Bay, Fla., Municipal Code § 30-20.

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Notes:

This registration is only for contractors who do not have a physical place of business within the City of South Bay.

If you have a physical place of business in South Bay, you need a Business Tax Receipt.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractors Registration Form

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

Fee varies based on the nature of the contracting work. Call (561) 996-6751 to verify.

Required Attachments:
  • County Business Tax Receipt
  • State License or Certificate of Competency
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Articles of Corporation or Incorporation, or Fictitious Name Registration

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

Fee varies based on the nature of the contracting work. Call (561) 996-6751 to verify. 

Due:

Annually by September 30

Notes:

Renewal notices with instructions will be mailed prior to the expiration of the registration

Required Attachments:
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • State License or Certificate of Competency

Village of Estero Contractor Registration

Agency:Village of Estero - Building and Permitting Services (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • Liability Insurance
  • Worker's Compensation Insurance or Valid Exemption Certificate
  • The Village of Estero must be listed as the certificate holder
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration

Filing Method:

Mail, e-mail, fax, or in-person

Agency Fee:

There is no fee to register as a contractor in the Village of Estero

Notes:

Authorized Agent Affidavits are required when anyone other than the Qualifier will be picking up a permit.

Required Attachments:
  • State License or Lee County Competency Card
  • Authorized Agent Affidavit, if applicable
  • Certificate of Liability Insurance
  • Certificate of Worker's Compensation Insurance or Valid Exemption Certificate

Registration Renewal

Form:

There is no application to renew a contractor registration in the Village of Estero

Due:

Renewals are due on the same date as the associated state-level license renewal

Notes:

To keep a registration active, a contractor must keep all required documents current. 

 

Any Authorized Agent Affidavits on file with the Village of Estero will expire annually by September 30. New Affidavits will have to be submitted every year. 

Required Attachments:
  • State License or Lee County Competency Card
  • Authorized Agent Affidavit, if applicable
  • Certificate of Liability Insurance
  • Certificate of Worker's Compensation Insurance or Valid Exemption Certificate

Volusia County Contractor Registration

Agency:Volusia County - Building & Code Administration Division - Contractor Licensing (FL)
Law:

Volusia County, Fla., Municipal Code § 22-81 — 22-177.

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

General Contractors must have liability insurance in amounts not less than:

  • $300,000 general liability
  • $50,000 property damage

Electrical Contractors must have liability insurance in amounts not less than:

  • $300,000 per occurrence general liability
  • $100,000 per person general liability
  • $50,000 property damage

All Other Contractors must have liability insurance in amounts not less than: 

  • $100,000 general liability
  • $25,000 property damage

 

Notes:

The cities of Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach Shores, DeBary, DeLand, Deltona, Edgewater, Holly Hill, Lake Helen, New Smyrna Beach, Oak Hill, Orange City, Ormond Beach, Ponce Inlet, Port Orange, and South Daytona participate by interlocal agreement in the Volusia County Contractor Licensing Program. Registration includes all cities.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Listing Application

Filing Method:

E-mail

Agency Fee:

There is no fee to register as a contractor in Volusia County.

$45 if participating in the voluntary Volusia County Licensing Program.

Notes:

Contractors are given the option of participating in the Volusia County Licensing Program. This is a completely voluntary program. This program does not issue a license. This program gives a contractor access to the online portal to apply for permits, schedule inspections, and make payments. If a contractor chooses to decline participation in the Volusia County Licensing Program, proof of licensure and insurance will be required for each permit application. 

Required Attachments:
  • State License, if applicable
  • County Competency Card, if applicable
  • Certificate of Insurance

Registration Renewal

Form:

There is no form to renew a contractor's registration in Volusia County. Email updated copies of all the required documents and write "Contractor Registration Update" in the subject line. If participating in the voluntary Volusia County Licensing program, please indicate that in the body of the email.

Filing Method:

E-mail

Agency Fee:

There is no fee to renew a contractor registration in Volusia County. 

$45 if participating in the voluntary Volusia County Licensing Program

Due:

Annually by September 30

Required Attachments:
  • State License, if applicable
  • County Competency Card, if applicable
  • Certificate of Insurance

Individual Licenses

Florida Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

Florida Asbestos Consultant License (Individual)

Agency:Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation - Asbestos Contractors and Consultants
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Consultant License (Individual)

Agency Fee:

$555

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$155

Due:

By November 30 of even-numbered years.

Notes:

90 days prior to the expiration of the license a renewal notice will be mailed to the address on file.

Florida Asbestos Contractor License (Individual)

Agency:Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation - Asbestos Contractors and Consultants
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Contractor License (Individual)

Agency Fee:

$555

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$155

Due:

By November 30 of even-numbered years.

Notes:

90 days prior to the expiration of the license a renewal notice will be mailed to the address on file.

Florida Certified Air-Conditioning Contractor License - Class A (Individual)

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Exam Application

Form:

Initial and Retake Examination Application (CILB 1)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$135 registration fee + exam fees paid to the exam vendor.

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Class-A Air Conditioning Contractor as an Individual Application

Agency Fee:

$249 if you apply during the first half of the biennial license period and $149 if you apply during the second half of the biennial license period.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$249

Due:

By August 31 of even-numbered years.

Florida Certified Air-Conditioning Contractor License - Class B (Individual)

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Exam Application

Form:

Initial and Retake Examination Application (CILB 1)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$135 registration fee + exam fees paid to the exam vendor.

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Class-B Air Conditioning Contractor as an Individual Application

Agency Fee:

$249 if you apply during the first half of the biennial license period and $149 if you apply during the second half of the biennial license period.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$249

Due:

By August 31 of even-numbered years.

Florida Certified Alarm System Contractor I License (Individual)

Agency:Florida Department of Business & Progessional Regulation - Electrical Contractors Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Alarm System Contractor I Initial Certification Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$300

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$300

Due:

By August 31 of even-numbered years.

Florida Certified Alarm System Contractor II License (Individual)

Agency:Florida Department of Business & Progessional Regulation - Electrical Contractors Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Financial Requirements:

  • FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.
  • If the applicant's credit score is below 660, they must provide proof of completion of 14-hour financial responsibility course approved by the Board.
Insurance Requirements:

$100,000 liability insurance and $25,000 property damage insurance.

Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Exam Application

Form:

Initial and Retake Examination Application (CILB 1)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$135 registration fee + exam fees paid to the exam vendor.

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Alarm System Contractor II Examination Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$316

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$300

Due:

By August 31 of even-numbered years.

Florida Certified Building Contractor License (Individual)

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Financial Requirements:

  • FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.
  • If the applicant's credit score is below 660, they must provide proof of completion of 14-hour financial responsibility course approved by the Board.
Insurance Requirements:

$300,000 liability insurance and $50,000 property damage insurance.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Exam Application

Form:

Initial and Retake Examination Application (CILB 1)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$135 registration fee + exam fees paid to the exam vendor.

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Building Contractor who is Qualifying a Business (CILB 6-B)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$145 if you apply during the first half of the biennial license period and $95 if you apply during the second half of the biennial license period.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$130

Due:

By August 31 of even-numbered years.

Florida Certified Commercial Pool/Spa Contractor License (Individual)

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Financial Requirements:

  • FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.
  • If the applicant's credit score is below 660, they must provide proof of completion of 14-hour financial responsibility course approved by the Board.
Insurance Requirements:

$100,000 liability insurance and $25,000 property damage insurance.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Exam Application

Form:

Initial and Retake Examination Application (CILB 1)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$135 registration fee + exam fees paid to the exam vendor.

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Commercial Pool Contractor Qualifying Business Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$249 if you apply during the first half of the biennial license period and $149 if you apply during the second half of the biennial license period.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$249

Due:

Biennially

Florida Certified Electrical Contractor License (Individual)

Agency:Florida Department of Business & Progessional Regulation - Electrical Contractors Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Exam Application

Form:

Certified Electrical Contractor – Examination (ECLB 8)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$263.25

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Electrical Contractor – Initial (ECLB 1)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$150.50

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$223.25

Due:

By August 31 of even-numbered years.

Florida Certified Gas Line Specialty Contractor License (Individual)

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Financial Requirements:

  • FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.
  • If the applicant's credit score is below 660, they must provide proof of completion of 14-hour financial responsibility course approved by the Board.
Insurance Requirements:

$100,000 liability insurance and $25,000 property damage insurance.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Exam Application

Form:

Initial and Retake Examination Application (CILB 1)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$135 registration fee + exam fees paid to the exam vendor.

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Gas Line Specialty Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$145 if applying between May 1 of an even year through August 31 of an odd year or $95 if you are applying between September 1 of an odd year through April 30 of an even year.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$130

Due:

By August 31 of even-numbered years.

Florida Certified General Contractor License (Individual)

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Financial Requirements:

  • FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.
  • If the applicant's credit score is below 660, they must provide proof of completion of 14-hour financial responsibility course approved by the Board.
Insurance Requirements:

$300,000 liability insurance and $50,000 property damage insurance.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Exam Application

Form:

Initial and Retake Examination Application (CILB 1)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$135 registration fee + exam fees paid to the exam vendor.

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified General Contractor Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$145 if you are applying between May 1 of an even year through August 31 of an odd year or $95 if you are applying between September 1 of an odd year through April 30 of an even year.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$130

Due:

By August 31 of even-numbered years.

Florida Certified Marine Specialty Contractor License (Individual)

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Financial Requirements:
  • FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.
  • If the applicant's credit score is below 660, they must provide proof of completion of 14-hour financial responsibility course approved by the Board.
Insurance Requirements:
  • Liability insurance in amounts not less than $100,000 public liability and $25,000 property damage
  • Worker's Compensation Insurance as required by the State of Florida
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Marine Specialty Contractor as an Individual (CILB 5-T)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$145 if applying between May 1 of an even year through August 31 of an odd year or $95 if you are applying between September 1 of an odd year through April 30 of an even year.

Background Check Requirements: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$105 for individual license + $25 if qualifying a business

Due:

By August 31 of even-numbered years.

Florida Certified Mechanical Contractor License (Individual)

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Exam Application

Form:

Initial and Retake Examination Application (CILB 1)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$135 registration fee + exam fees paid to the exam vendor.

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Mechanical Contractor as an Individual Application

Agency Fee:

$249 if you apply during the first half of the biennial license period and $149 if you apply during the second half of the biennial license period.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$249

Due:

By August 31 of even-numbered years.

Florida Certified Plumbing Contractor License (Individual)

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Financial Requirements:

  • FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.
  • If the applicant's credit score is below 660, they must provide proof of completion of 14-hour financial responsibility course approved by the Board.
Insurance Requirements:

$100,000 liability insurance and $25,000 property damage insurance.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Exam Application

Form:

Initial and Retake Examination Application (CILB 1)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$135 registration fee + exam fees paid to the exam vendor.

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Plumbing Contractor Qualifying Business Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$249 if you apply during the first half of the biennial license period and $149 if you apply during the second half of the biennial license period.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$130

Due:

By August 31 of even-numbered years.

Florida Certified Pollutant Storage Systems Contractor License (Individual)

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Financial Requirements:

  • FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.
  • If the applicant's credit score is below 660, they must provide proof of completion of 14-hour financial responsibility course approved by the Board.
Insurance Requirements:

$100,000 liability insurance and $25,000 property damage insurance.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set
Qualifying Individual Requirements:
  • A person will qualify for a certified license by meeting one of the following requirements:
    • Four year construction-related degree from an accredited college (equivalent to three years experience) and one year proven experience applicable to the category for which you are applying.
    • One year experience as a foreman and not less than three years of credits from accredited college-level courses.
    • One year experience as a worker, one year experience as a foreman, and two years of credits from accredited college-level courses.
    • Two years experience as a worker, one year experience as a foreman, and one year of credits from accredited college-level courses.
    • Four years experience as a worker or foreman of which at least one year must have been as a foreman.
  • A veteran will qualify for a certified license by meeting one of the following:
    • Three years of military service and one year experience as a foreman applicable to the category for which you are applying.
    • Two years of military service, one year experience as a foreman, and one year experience as a worker or foreman applicable to the category for which you are applying.
    • One year of military service, one year experience as a foreman, and two years experience as a worker or foreman applicable to the category for which you are applying.

Exam Application

Form:

Initial and Retake Examination Application (CILB 1)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$135 registration fee + exam fees paid to the exam vendor.

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Pollutant Storage System Contractor Qualifying Business Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$245 if you apply during the first half of the biennial license period and $145 if you apply during the second half of the biennial license period.

Required Attachments:
  • Credit report containing a credit score (FICO derived) on applicant from a nationally recognized credit reporting agency, which includes a public records statement that records have been checked at local, state, and federal levels.
  • Electronic fingerprints
  • Supporting legal documentation, if necessary.
  • Proof of satisfaction of liens, judgments, and discharge of bankruptcy, if applicable.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$130

Due:

By August 31 of even-numbered years.

Florida Certified Residential Contractor License (Individual)

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Financial Requirements:

  • FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.
  • If the applicant's credit score is below 660, they must provide proof of completion of 14-hour financial responsibility course approved by the Board.
Insurance Requirements:

$100,000 liability insurance and $25,000 property damage insurance.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Exam Application

Form:

Initial and Retake Examination Application (CILB 1)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$135 registration fee + exam fees paid to the exam vendor.

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Residential Contractor Qualifying Business Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$249 if you apply during the first half of the biennial license period and $149 if you apply during the second half of the biennial license period.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$249

Due:

Biennially

Florida Certified Residential Pool/Spa Contractor License (Individual)

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Financial Requirements:

  • FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.
  • If the applicant's credit score is below 660, they must provide proof of completion of 14-hour financial responsibility course approved by the Board.
Insurance Requirements:

$100,000 liability insurance and $25,000 property damage insurance.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Exam Application

Form:

Initial and Retake Examination Application (CILB 1)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$135 registration fee + exam fees paid to the exam vendor.

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Residential Pool Contractor Qualifying Business Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$249 if you apply during the first half of the biennial license period and $149 if you apply during the second half of the biennial license period.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$249

Due:

Biennially

Florida Certified Roofing Contractor License (Individual)

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Financial Requirements:

  • FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.
  • If the applicant's credit score is below 660, they must provide proof of completion of 14-hour financial responsibility course approved by the Board.
Insurance Requirements:

$100,000 liability insurance and $25,000 property damage insurance.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Exam Application

Form:

Initial and Retake Examination Application (CILB 1)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$135 registration fee + exam fees paid to the exam vendor.

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Roofing Contractor Qualifying Business Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$249 if you apply during the first half of the biennial license period and $149 if you apply during the second half of the biennial license period.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$249

Due:

Biennially

Florida Certified Sheet Metal Contractor License (Individual)

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Financial Requirements:

  • FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.
  • If the applicant's credit score is below 660, they must provide proof of completion of 14-hour financial responsibility course approved by the Board.
Insurance Requirements:

$100,000 liability insurance and $25,000 property damage insurance.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Exam Application

Form:

Initial and Retake Examination Application (CILB 1)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$135 registration fee + exam fees paid to the exam vendor.

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Sheet Metal Contractor Qualifying Business Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$249 if you apply during the first half of the biennial license period and $149 if you apply during the second half of the biennial license period.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$249

Due:

Biennially

Florida Certified Solar Contractor License (Individual)

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Financial Requirements:

  • FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.
  • If the applicant's credit score is below 660, they must provide proof of completion of 14-hour financial responsibility course approved by the Board.
Insurance Requirements:

$100,000 liability insurance and $25,000 property damage insurance.

Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Exam Application

Form:

Initial and Retake Examination Application (CILB 1)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$135 registration fee + exam fees paid to the exam vendor.

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Solar Contractor Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$145 if applying between May 1 of an even year through August 31 of an odd year or $95 if you are applying between September 1 of an odd year through April 30 of an even year.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$130

Due:

By August 31 of even-numbered years.

Florida Certified Specialty Electrical Contractor License (Individual)

Agency:Florida Department of Business & Progessional Regulation - Electrical Contractors Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Exam Application

Form:

Certified Specialty Electrical Contractor – Examination (ECLB 8)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$263.25

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Specialty Electrical Contractor – Initial (ECLB 1)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$150.50

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$223.25

Due:

By August 31 of even-numbered years.

Florida Certified Swimming Pool/Spa Servicing Contractor License (Individual)

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Financial Requirements:

  • FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.
  • If the applicant's credit score is below 660, they must provide proof of completion of 14-hour financial responsibility course approved by the Board.
Insurance Requirements:

$100,000 liability insurance and $25,000 property damage insurance.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Exam Application

Form:

Initial and Retake Examination Application (CILB 1)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$135 registration fee + exam fees paid to the exam vendor.

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Pool Pool/Spa Servicing Contractor Qualifying Business

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$249 if you apply during the first half of the biennial license period and $149 if you apply during the second half of the biennial license period.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$249

Due:

Biennially

Florida Certified Tower Specialty Contractor License (Individual)

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Financial Requirements:

  • FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.
  • If the applicant's credit score is below 660, they must provide proof of completion of 14-hour financial responsibility course approved by the Board.
Insurance Requirements:

$100,000 liability insurance and $25,000 property damage insurance.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Exam Application

Form:

Initial and Retake Examination Application (CILB 1)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$135 registration fee + exam fees paid to the exam vendor.

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Tower Specialty Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$145 if applying between May 1 of an even year through August 31 of an odd year or $95 if you are applying between September 1 of an odd year through April 30 of an even year.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$130

Due:

By August 31 of even-numbered years.

Florida Certified Underground Utility and Excavation Contractor License (Individual)

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Financial Requirements:

  • FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.
  • If the applicant's credit score is below 660, they must provide proof of completion of 14-hour financial responsibility course approved by the Board.
Insurance Requirements:

$100,000 liability insurance and $25,000 property damage insurance.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Exam Application

Form:

Initial and Retake Examination Application (CILB 1)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$135 registration fee + exam fees paid to the exam vendor.

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Underground Utility and Excavation Contractor Qualifying Business Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$249 if you apply during the first half of the biennial license period and $149 if you apply during the second half of the biennial license period.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$249

Due:

Biennially

Individuals seeking to become a financially responsible officer for a construction qualified business entity.

Florida Financially Responsible Officer

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Bond Requirements:

Individuals wishing to become financially responsible officers must provide a surety bond in the amount of $100,000. An irrevocable letter of credit in the amount of $100,000 may be submitted in lieu of a surety bond. Applicants will need to provide proof of financial stability and responsibility by submitting personal credit reports.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Requirement Notes:

An applicant must have a background check as part of the licensing process. You must submit your fingerprints using a FDLE approved Livescan Service Provider immediately after submitting your application for licensure.

Initial Registration

Form:

Add, change, or remove a Financially Responsible Officer (CILB 8)

Filing Method:

Mail or online

Agency Fee:

$200

Required Attachments:
  • Credit report on applicant from a nationally recognized credit reporting
    agency, which includes a public records statement that records have been checked at local, state, and federal levels.
  • Bond or Irrevocable Letter of Credit for Financially Responsible Officer.
  • Proof of satisfaction of liens, judgments, and discharge of bankruptcy, if
    applicable.
  • Electronic fingerprints for applicant.
  • Supporting legal documentation, if necessary.

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Florida Fire Inspector I Certification

Agency:Florida Regulatory Licensing Section - Bureau of Fire Prevention - Division State Fire Marshall
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Qualifying Individual Requirements:

Initial Registration

Instructions:

Firesafety Inspector I Requirements

Filing Method:

Online

Before you Apply:

Fingerprints are REQUIRED for certification

Registration Renewal

Instructions:

Special Instructions for Reciprocity CEU Courses from the Florida Building Code Administrators and Inspector Board (BCAID) SFM-BCAIB

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$15

Due:

Every 4 years by the registration anniversary date.

Before you Apply:

Renewal of certification is subject to the affected person completing a proper application for renewal and meeting all of the requirements, which must include completion of at least 54 hours during the preceding 4-year period of  approved Continuing Education (CEU) as required by the rule of the department.

Florida Home Inspector

Agency:Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation - Home Inspectors Licensing Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Commercial General Liability Insurance in amount no less than $300,000

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Home Inspector Initial Active License by Examination

Filing Method:

Mail or online

Agency Fee:
  • $180
  • Fee does not include the cost of fingerprinting, which varies by Livescan Service Provider
Required Attachments:
  • Proof of passing the National Home Inspector Examination (NIHE)
  • Certificate of completion of 120-hour pre-licensure training approved by the Department
  • Supporting legal documentation, if applicable
  • Set of electronic fingerprints
  • Certificate of Insurance
Background Check Requirements: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Reciprocal Registration

Form:

Home Inspector Initial Active License for Out-of-State Applicants

Filing Method:

Mail or online

Agency Fee:
  • $180
  • Fee does include cost of fingerprinting, which varies by Livescan Service Provider
Required Attachments:
  • Certificate of licensure from state(s) with equivalent educational and experience requirements as Florida
  • Certificate of completion of 120-hours of education related to Home Inspection
  • Supporting legal documentation, if applicable
  • Set of electronic fingerprints
  • Certificate of Insurance
Background Check Requirements: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Reciprocal Registration

Form:

Home Inspector Initial License by Endorsement (10 years of experience)

Filing Method:

Mail or online

Agency Fee:
  • $180
  • Fee does include cost of fingerprinting, which varies by Livescan Service Provider
Required Attachments:
  • Certificate of licensure from state(s) with equivalent educational and experience requirements as Florida
  • Supporting legal documentation, if applicable
  • Set of electronic fingerprints
  • Certificate of Insurance
Background Check Requirements: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Registration Renewal

Form:

Blank Renewal Form

Filing Method:

Mail or online

Agency Fee:

$105

Due:
  • Biennially by July 31 of every even-numbered year
  • If July 31 falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the renewal deadline will be extended until Midnight of the following Monday
Required Attachments:
  • Proof of completing the continuing education requirement
    • 14 hours of CE with a minimum of 2 hours in wind mitigation and 12 hours of Department approved courses related to home inspection services or the components of a home

Florida Lead Abatement Individual License

Not required



Lead Services Individual licensure is not required on the State level in Florida.

Florida does not have a state-issued lead abatement license; instead, these licenses are administered federally by the EPA.

Florida Registered Air-Conditioning Contractor License (Individual)

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Registered Air Conditioning Contractor as an Individual Application

Agency Fee:

$309 if you apply during the first half of the biennial license period and $209 if you apply during the second half of the biennial license period.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$249

Due:

By August 31 of odd-numbered years.

Florida Registered Alarm System Contractor I License (Individual)

Agency:Florida Department of Business & Progessional Regulation - Electrical Contractors Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Registered Alarm System Contractor I – Initial License (ECLB 3)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$78

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$92

Due:

By August 31 of even-numbered years.

Florida Registered Alarm System Contractor II License (Individual)

Agency:Florida Department of Business & Progessional Regulation - Electrical Contractors Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Financial Requirements:

  • FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.
  • If the applicant's credit score is below 660, they must provide proof of completion of 14-hour financial responsibility course approved by the Board.
Insurance Requirements:

$100,000 liability insurance and $25,000 property damage insurance.

Exam Required?No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Registered Alarm Contractor II Initial License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$155

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$125

Due:

By August 31 of even-numbered years.

Florida Registered Electrical Contractor License (Individual)

Agency:Florida Department of Business & Progessional Regulation - Electrical Contractors Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Registered Electrical Contractor – Initial License (ECLB 3)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$78

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$92

Due:

By August 31 of even-numbered years.

Florida Registered General Contractor License (Individual)

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Financial Requirements:

  • FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.
  • If the applicant's credit score is below 660, they must provide proof of completion of 14-hour financial responsibility course approved by the Board.
Insurance Requirements:

$300,000 liability insurance and $50,000 property damage insurance.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Registered General Contractor Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$205 if you are applying between May 1 of an even year through August 31 of an odd year or $155 if you are applying between September 1 of an odd year through April 30 of an even year.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$130

Due:

By August 31 of odd-numbered years.

Florida Registered Mechanical Contractor License (Individual)

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Registered Mechanical Contractor as an Individual Application

Agency Fee:

$309 if you apply during the first half of the biennial license period and $209 if you apply during the second half of the biennial license period.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$309

Due:

By August 31 of odd-numbered years.

Florida Registered Plumbing Contractor License (Individual)

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Financial Requirements:

  • FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.
  • If the applicant's credit score is below 660, they must provide proof of completion of 14-hour financial responsibility course approved by the Board.
Insurance Requirements:

$100,000 liability insurance and $25,000 property damage insurance.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Registered Contractor Qualifying Business Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$309 if you apply during the first half of the biennial license period and $209 if you apply during the second half of the biennial license period.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$130

Due:

By August 31 of odd-numbered years.

Florida Registered Specialty Electrical Contractor License (Individual)

Agency:Florida Department of Business & Progessional Regulation - Electrical Contractors Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Registered Specialty Electrical Contractor – Initial License (ECLB 3)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$78

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$92

Due:

By August 31 of even-numbered years.

Local Construction and Contracting Individual Licenses

City of Apopka Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Apopka Community Development Department - Building-Safety Division (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Worker's Compensation Insurance or Valid Exemption as required by the State of Florida

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Required Attachments:
  • State License
  • Business Tax Receipt
  • Certificate of Worker's Compensation Insurance or Valid Exemption Form (Certificates of Insurance must be sent directly from the issuing insurance company)

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Renewals are due on the same date as the associated state-level license renewal.

Required Attachments:
  • State License
  • Business Tax Receipt
  • Certificate of Worker's Compensation Insurance or Valid Exemption Form (Certificates of Insurance must be sent directly from the issuing insurance company)

City of Bonita Springs Contractor Registration - Individual

Agency:City of Bonita Springs Community Development Department (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$0

Required Attachments:
  • Copy of an Active State License or Lee County Competency Card
  • Proof of Liability Insurance
  • Proof of Workman’s Compensation Insurance or Workers comp Exempt Certificate

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:
  • County contractor certificates and craftsman registration are nontransferable and expire on September 30 of either even- or odd-numbered years depending on last name.
  • Those registering with their state license are nontransferable and expire on August 31 of even-numbered years.
Required Attachments:
  • Copy of an Active State License or Lee County Competency Card
  • Proof of Liability Insurance
  • Proof of Workman’s Compensation Insurance or Workers comp Exempt Certificate

City of Crestview Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Crestview - Community Development Services - Building Permits & Inspections (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Liability, Property Damage, and Worker's Compensation Insurance as required by the State of Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation - Construction Industry Licensing Board Rule 61G4-15.003

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

There is no fee to register as a contractor in the City of Crestview

Required Attachments:
  • Copy of State License
  • Certificate of Insurance with the City of Crestview as the certificate holder

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

There is no fee to renew a contractor's registration in the City of Crestview

Due:

Renewals are due on the same date as the associated state-level license renewal

Notes:

There is no application to renew a contractor's registration in the City of Crestview. You must provide current copies of your State License and Certificate of Insurance

Required Attachments:
  • Copy of State License
  • Certificate of Insurance

City of Largo Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Largo - Community Development Department- Building Division (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

General Liability and Worker's Compensation Insurance as required by the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

E-mail

Agency Fee:

There is no fee for contractor registration in the City of Largo

Notes:

There is no application to register as a contractor in the City of Largo. Send registration requests and required documents to contractor@largo.com

Required Attachments:
  • Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board Card
  • State License
  • Local Business Tax Receipt from the jurisdiction your business is based out of
  • Contact Information

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

E-mail

Agency Fee:

There is no fee to renew a contractor registration in the City of Largo

Due:

Annually by September 30

Notes:

There is no application to renew a contractor registration in the City of Largo. Submit updated copies of all required documents to contractor@largo.com

Required Attachments:
  • Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board Card
  • State License
  • Local Business Tax Receipt from the jurisdiction your business is based out of
  • Contact Information

City of Ocala State Certified or State Registered Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Ocala Growth Management Department (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • General Liability and Worker's Compensation Insurance (no minimum)
  • The certificate holder should read: City of Ocala 201 SE 3rd Street 2nd Floor Ocala, FL 34471
  • The certificate should also include the license holder's state license number(s)
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

State Certified Contractor Form

Filing Method:

Mail, e-mail, or fax

Agency Fee:

There is no fee for State Certified or State Registered Contractors to register in the City of Ocala

Required Attachments:
  • State License
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Letter of Authorization (if applicable)
  • Letter of Reciprocity (State Registered Contractors only)

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Mail, e-mail, or fax

Agency Fee:

There is no fee to renew a State Certified or State Registered Contractor Registration with the City of Ocala

Due:

Renewal are due on the same date as the associated state-level license renwal

Notes:
  • There is no application to renew a State Certified or State Registered Contractor Registration with the City of Ocala
  • Registrations can be renewed by mailing, emailing, or faxing a copy of your current State License and Certificate of Insurance by the expiration date 
Required Attachments:
  • State License
  • Certificate of Insurance

City of Orlando State Certified Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Orlando - Permitting Services Division - Contractor Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Worker's Compensation Insurance with the City of Orlando shown as a certificate holder (no minimum)

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Mail or online

Agency Fee:

There is no fee to register as a State Certified Contractor in the City of Orlando

Required Attachments:
  • State License
  • Business Tax Receipt from Florida city or county where your business is located
  • Certificate of Insurance

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Mail or online

Agency Fee:

There is no fee to renew a State Certified Contractor Registration in the City of Orlando

Due:

Renewals are due on the same date as the associated state-level license renewal

Notes:

To keep a registration active, all required documents must be kept current

Required Attachments:
  • State License
  • Business Tax Receipt from Florida city or county where your business is located
  • Certificate of Insurance

City of Port St. Lucie Certificate of Competency

Agency:City of Port St. Lucie - Building Department - Contractor Licensing Division (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • General Liability and Worker's Compensation Insurance in an amount not less than $1,000,000
  • The certificate holder should read as the City of Port St. Lucie
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Certificate of Competency

Filing Method:

E-mail or fax

Agency Fee:

$125 application fee + $65 card fee (once application is approved)

Required Attachments:
  • 2x2 passport-style photo of applicant
  • Copy of City or County competency card (if applying via reciprocity)
  • Letter of Reciprocity for exams (if applicable)
  • 2 letters of recommendation vouching for applicant's reputation as to honesty, integrity, and good character
    • Recommendations from relatives are not accepted
    • Letters must be on letterhead or notarized
  • Proof of fictitious name registration
  • Credit Reports
    • All reports must be submitted directly to Contractor Licensing in a sealed envelope and must include a public records search
    • Letter of recommendation will be required for all negative items on the report even if resolved
    • Supporting documentation includes: applicants credit report, corporate/company credit report
    • Partner's credit report

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

E-mail

Agency Fee:

There is no fee to renew a Certificate of Competency in the City of Port St. Lucie

Due:

Renewals are due on the same date as the associated state-level license renewal

Notes:

There is no application to renew a Certificate of Competency in the City of Port St. Lucie. To complete a renewal, email updated copies of all required documents 

Required Attachments:
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • State License (if applicable)
  • Contact Information

Hillsborough County State Certified Contractor Registration

Agency:Hillsborough County - Development Services Department - Permits & Records (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • General Liability and Worker's Compensation Insurance 
  • The certificate holder should read: Hillsborough County Contractor Licensing 601 E Kennedy Blvd, 19th Floor P.O. Box 1110 Tampa, FL 33601
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Notes:

See the Create Contractor License Application User Guide for more information

Required Attachments:
  • State License
  • Certificate of Insurance

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Renewals are due on the same date as the associated state-level license renewal

Notes:

See the Complete License Renewal document for more information

Required Attachments:
  • State License
  • Certificate of Insurance

Lake County State Certified Contractor Registration

Agency:Lake County Building Services Department (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • General Liability Insurance in an amount not less than $300,000 per occurrence, showing Lake County Board of County Commissioner as the certificate holder
  • Worker's Compensation Insurance, showing Lake County Board of County Commissioners as the certificate holder
    • If the certificate has an out of state producer, Lake County will need a declaration page showing line item 3A to show coverage in the State of Florida
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Mail, e-mail, or fax

Agency Fee:

There is no fee to register as a State Certified Contractor in Lake County

Notes:

There is no application to register as a State Certified Contractor in Lake County. Mail, e-mail, or fax all of the required documents to complete the registration

Required Attachments:
  • State of Florida Contractors License
  • Copy of current license holders Business Tax Receipt (from any county or city not located in Lake County)
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Qualifier Update Form

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Mail, e-mail, or fax

Agency Fee:

There is no fee to renew a State Certified Contractor Registration in Lake County

Due:

Renewals are due on the same date as the associated state-level license renewal

Notes:

There is no application to renew a State Certified Contractor Registration in Lake County. Mail, e-mail, or fax updated copies of all required forms

Required Attachments:
  • State of Florida Contractors License
  • Copy of current license holders Business Tax Receipt (from any county or city not located in Lake County)
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Qualifier Update Form

Miami-Dade County Building Contractor Certification

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Building Maintenance Certificate of Competency

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Communication Tower Certification

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Decorative Concrete & Masonry Fence Certification

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Demolition Certification

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Door Certification

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Drywall Certification

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Fence Certification

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Garage and Industrial Door Certification

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County General Contractor Certification

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Glass and Glazing Certification

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Journeyman Air Conditioning Certificate of Competency

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Journeyman Boilers & Piping Certificate of Competency

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Journeyman Burglar Alarm Certificate of Competency

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Journeyman Electrician Certificate of Competency

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Journeyman Fire Alarm Certificate of Competency

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Journeyman Gasoline Tank & Pump Certificate of Competency

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Journeyman General Mechanical Certificate of Competency

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Journeyman Insulation Certificate of Competency

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Journeyman Plumber Certificate of Competency

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Journeyman Pneumatic Control Piping Certificate of Competency

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Journeyman Pressure & Process Piping Certificate of Competency

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Journeyman Refrigeration Certificate of Competency

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Journeyman Room Air Conditioning Certificate of Competency

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Journeyman Sheet Metal Certificate of Competency

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Journeyman Sign Electrician Certificate of Competency

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Journeyman Steam Generator Certificate of Competency

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Journeyman Warm Air Heating Certificate of Competency

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Lathing and Plastering Certification

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Lawn Sprinkler Certification

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Maintenance Electrician Certificate of Competency

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Master Air Conditioning Limited Certificate of Competency

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Master Air Conditioning Unlimited Certificate of Competency

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Master Burglar Alarm Certificate of Competency

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Master Electrician Certificate of Competency

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Master Fire Alarm Certificate of Competency

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Master General Mechanical Certificate of Competency

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Master Low Voltage Certificate of Competency

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Master Plumber Certificate of Competency

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Master Pool Maintenance Certificate of Competency

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Master Refrigeration & Air Condition Certificate of Competency

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Master Sheet Metal Certificate of Competency

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Master Sign Electrician Certificate of Competency

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Mechanical Maintenance Certificate of Competency

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Metal Awning & Storm Shutter Certification

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Metal Decking & Siding Certification

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Painting & Waterproofing Certification

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Plumbing Maintenance  Certificate of Competency

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Pre-stressed Pre-cast Concrete Erection Certification

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Reinforcing Steel Placing Certification

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Residential Contractor Certification

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Roof Certification

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Screen Enclosure Certification

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Sheet Metal Gutter & Downspout Certification

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Structural Steel Erection Certification

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Unit Masonry, Ext. Veneer Certification

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Miami-Dade County Waterproofing Certification

Agency:Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Orange County State-Certified Contractor License Registration

Agency:Orange County - Division of Building Safety (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Certificate of Worker's Compensation Insurance or Valid Exemption form. The requirements are as follows:

  • Policies issued outside the State of Florida must identify proof of coverage for the State of Florida in the "Description of Operations" box.
  • The company and individual names listed on the certificate must match the corresponding State Licenses. 
  • License numbers of individuals qualifying a company must be listed in the "Description of Operations" box of the certificate.

 

Other sections must read as:

  • Producer: upper left corner of ACORD form must include the insurance agency name, address, and phone number
  • Certificate holder: lower left corner of ACORD form must read Division of Building Safety Contractor Licensing Post Office Box 2687 Orlando, Florida 32802
  • Authorized Representative: lower right corner of ACORD form must include the agents' individual signature
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Applications are not currently available online. Call the Division of Building Safety to request an application packet to be emailed. 

Filing Method:

Mail or e-mail

Agency Fee:

$0

Notarization Required?:Required
Notes:

Notarization of the registration form is required.

Required Attachments:
  • State License
  • Certificate of Worker's Compensation Insurance or Valid Exemption form
  • Fast Track Registration form

Registration Renewal

Form:

There is no form to renew a State-Certified Contractor Registration in Orange County. Mail or e-mail updated copies of the required documents to the Division of Building Safety to keep a registration current. 

Filing Method:

Mail or e-mail

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Renewals are due on the same date as the associated state-level license renewal.

Required Attachments:
  • State License
  • Certificate of Worker's Compensation Insurance or Valid Exemption form

Pinellas County Contractor License

Agency:Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Examination - Contractor

Agency Fee:

$250

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Annually by September 30.

Pinellas County State Certified Contractor Registration

Agency:Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

State Contractor Registration Application

Agency Fee:

$35

Notarization Required?:Required
Required Attachments:
  • Copy of your State Certification
  • Certificates of insurance for general liability and workers' compensation 

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$35

Due:

Annually by September 30.

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