Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board


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Contact Information

Physical address:
1940 North Monroe St.
Tallahassee, Florida 32399

Phone: 850-487-1395
Fax: 850-488-8748

Web: Home Name search

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board in order to provide compliance services to our clients. As a client, you see this and other reference data in License Manager in-line with your licenses.

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Florida Certified Air-Conditioning Contractor License - Class A

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Bond Requirements:

If the applicant's credit score is below 660, a bond or letter of credit in the amount of $10,000 is required.

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 A (Individual)

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board

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

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Bond Requirements:

If the applicant's credit score is below 660, a bond or letter of credit in the amount of $10,000 is required.

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 Air-Conditioning Contractor License - Class B (Individual)

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board

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 II Contractor License

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Financial Requirements:

FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.

Insurance Requirements:

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

Bond Requirements:

If the applicant's credit score is below 660, a bond or letter of credit in the amount of $10,000 is required.

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Alarm System Contractor II Examination Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$316

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Alarm System Contractor II 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 Building Contractor License

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Financial Requirements:

FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.

Insurance Requirements:

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

Bond Requirements:

If the applicant's credit score is below 660, a bond or letter of credit in the amount of $20,000 is required.

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Building 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 Commercial Pool/Spa Contractor License

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Financial Requirements:

FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.

Insurance Requirements:

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

Bond Requirements:

If the applicant's credit score is below 660, a bond or letter of credit in the amount of $10,000 is required.

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 General Contractor License

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Financial Requirements:

FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.

Insurance Requirements:

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

Bond Requirements:

If the applicant's credit score is below 660, a bond or letter of credit in the amount of $20,000 is required.

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified General 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 General Contractor License

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.

Insurance Requirements:

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

Bond Requirements:

If the applicant's credit score is below 660, a bond or letter of credit in the amount of $20,000 is required for Division I applicants and $10,000 for Division II applicants. 50% of the bond or letter of credit requirement may be met by completion of a 14-hour financial responsibility course approved by the Board.

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.

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 Mechanical Contractor License

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Bond Requirements:

If the applicant's credit score is below 660, a bond or letter of credit in the amount of $10,000 is required.

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 Mechanical Contractor License (Individual)

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board

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

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Financial Requirements:

FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.

Insurance Requirements:

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

Bond Requirements:

If the applicant's credit score is below 660, a bond or letter of credit in the amount of $10,000 is required.

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:

$249

Due:

Biennially

Florida Certified Pollutant Storage Systems Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.myfloridalicense.com/CheckListDetail.asp?SID=&xactCode=8020&clientCode=0613&XACT_DEFN_ID=3270

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.

Insurance Requirements:

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

Bond Requirements:

If the applicant's credit score is below 660, a bond or letter of credit in the amount of $10,000 is required.

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.

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:

$249

Due:

Biennially

Florida Certified Residential Contractor License

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Financial Requirements:

FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.

Insurance Requirements:

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

Bond Requirements:

If the applicant's credit score is below 660, a bond or letter of credit in the amount of $10,000 is required.

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

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Financial Requirements:

FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.

Insurance Requirements:

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

Bond Requirements:

If the applicant's credit score is below 660, a bond or letter of credit in the amount of $10,000 is required.

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

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Financial Requirements:

FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.

Insurance Requirements:

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

Bond Requirements:

If the applicant's credit score is below 660, a bond or letter of credit in the amount of $10,000 is required.

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

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Financial Requirements:

FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.

Insurance Requirements:

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

Bond Requirements:

If the applicant's credit score is below 660, a bond or letter of credit in the amount of $10,000 is required.

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

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Financial Requirements:

FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.

Insurance Requirements:

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

Bond Requirements:

If the applicant's credit score is below 660, a bond or letter of credit in the amount of $10,000 is required.

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Solar 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 Certified Swimming Pool/Spa Servicing Contractor License

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Financial Requirements:

FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.

Insurance Requirements:

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

Bond Requirements:

If the applicant's credit score is below 660, a bond or letter of credit in the amount of $10,000 is required.

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 Underground Utility and Excavation Contractor License

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Financial Requirements:

FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.

Insurance Requirements:

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

Bond Requirements:

If the applicant's credit score is below 660, a bond or letter of credit in the amount of $10,000 is required.

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

More Information:

https://www.myfloridalicense.com/CheckListDetail.asp?SID=&xactCode=1030&clientCode=0628&XACT_DEFN_ID=2968

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.

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 Registered Air-Conditioning Contractor License

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Bond Requirements:

If the applicant's credit score is below 660, a bond or letter of credit in the amount of $10,000 is required.

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 Air-Conditioning Contractor License (Individual)

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board

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 II Contractor License

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Financial Requirements:

FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.

Insurance Requirements:

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

Bond Requirements:

If the applicant's credit score is below 660, a bond or letter of credit in the amount of $10,000 is required.

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 Building Contractor License

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Financial Requirements:

FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.

Insurance Requirements:

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

Bond Requirements:

If the applicant's credit score is below 660, a bond or letter of credit in the amount of $20,000 is required.

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 General Contractor License

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Financial Requirements:

FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.

Insurance Requirements:

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

Bond Requirements:

If the applicant's credit score is below 660, a bond or letter of credit in the amount of $20,000 is required.

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

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Bond Requirements:

If the applicant's credit score is below 660, a bond or letter of credit in the amount of $10,000 is required.

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 Mechanical Contractor License (Individual)

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board

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

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Financial Requirements:

FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.

Insurance Requirements:

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

Bond Requirements:

If the applicant's credit score is below 660, a bond or letter of credit in the amount of $10,000 is required.

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 Pool/Spa Contractor License

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Financial Requirements:

FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.

Insurance Requirements:

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

Bond Requirements:

If the applicant's credit score is below 660, a bond or letter of credit in the amount of $10,000 is required.

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

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Financial Requirements:

FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.

Insurance Requirements:

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

Bond Requirements:

If the applicant's credit score is below 660, a bond or letter of credit in the amount of $10,000 is required.

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

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Financial Requirements:

FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.

Insurance Requirements:

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

Bond Requirements:

If the applicant's credit score is below 660, a bond or letter of credit in the amount of $10,000 is required.

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

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Financial Requirements:

FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.

Insurance Requirements:

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

Bond Requirements:

If the applicant's credit score is below 660, a bond or letter of credit in the amount of $10,000 is required.

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 Underground Utility and Excavation Contractor License

Agency:Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Financial Requirements:

FICO score of 660 or better. If qualifying a business, a credit report on the business to be qualified is also required.

Insurance Requirements:

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

Bond Requirements:

If the applicant's credit score is below 660, a bond or letter of credit in the amount of $10,000 is required.

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

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