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

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

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
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 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 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 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

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 Alarm System Contractor License

Agency:Florida Department of Business & Progessional Regulation - Electrical Contractors Licensing Board

Initial Registration

Form:

Registered Alarm Contractor I 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 Electrical Contractor License

Agency:Florida Department of Business & Progessional Regulation - Electrical Contractors Licensing Board

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

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 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 Specialty Electrical Contractor License

Agency:Florida Department of Business & Progessional Regulation - Electrical Contractors Licensing Board

Initial Registration

Form:

Registered Specialty 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 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

Local Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

City of Bonita Springs Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Bonita Springs Community Development Department (FL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

See fee calculator here

Notes:

Send copies of new or updated Licensing documentation to permitting@cityofbonitaspringscd.org.

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 Application 

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

See fee caluclator here

Due:

Due 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.

Notes:

Send copies of new or updated Licensing documentation to permitting@cityofbonitaspringscd.org.

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 

 

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.

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:No
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
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Personal & Business or Business Application

Agency Fee:

$315

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially by September 30.

Individual Licenses

Florida Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

Florida Asbestos Consultant License (Individual)

Agency:Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation - Asbestos Contractors and Consultants

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

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

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

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 License

Agency:Florida Department of Business & Progessional Regulation - Electrical Contractors Licensing Board

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Alarm System Contractor I Examination Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$316

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 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 Electrical Contractor License

Agency:Florida Department of Business & Progessional Regulation - Electrical Contractors Licensing Board

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Electrical Contractor Examination Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$316

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Electrical Contractor 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 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 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 Specialty Electrical Contractor License

Agency:Florida Department of Business & Progessional Regulation - Electrical Contractors Licensing Board

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Specialty Electrical Contractor Examination Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$316

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Specialty Electrical Contractor 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 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 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

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 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

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