Florida Electrical Licensing
& Continuing Education Requirements

Electrical Licensing

Continuing Education

Certified licenses are statewide; a certified license allows you to work as a contractor anywhere in Florida.

  1. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
    • The required experience must include at least 40% of work that is in 3-phase services.
    • You must demonstrate and provide documentation that you meet one of the experience requirements:
      • Must have three (3) years of management experience in the trade of electrical/alarm/specialty contracting within the last six (6) years immediately preceding the filing of the application; or
      • Must have four (4) years of experience as a foreman, supervisor or contractor in the trade within the last eight (8) years immediately preceding the filing of the application; or
      • Must have six (6) years of comprehensive training, technical education or supervisory experience associated with an electrical or alarm contracting business within the last 12 years immediately preceding the filing of the application; or must have at least six (6) years technical experience in electrical or alarm system work with the Armed Forces or a governmental entity within the last 12 years immediately preceding the filing of the application; or have a combination of these qualifications totaling six (6) years of experience; or
      • Must be licensed as an electrical professional engineer for three (3) years within the last 12 years. Provide a copy of current electrical professional engineer license and transcripts showing electrical engineering work; or
      • Must have a combination of experience listed in 1-3 above totaling 6 years within the last 12 years.
  2. EXAMINATION:
    • You must have passed both parts of the State of Florida Electrical Contractors exam and your scores can not be more than 3 years old on the date of application.
  3. PERSONAL FINANCIAL/CREDIT:
    • You must provide a personal credit report.
  4. BUSINESS FINANCIAL/CREDIT:
    • You must provide a Business Credit Report and Business Financial Statement showing a net worth of at least $10,000.
  5. FEE:
    • Pay the required fee as provided in the application.
  6. APPLICATION:
    • Complete the application.

Registered licenses are limited to certain local jurisdictions; a registered license only allows you to work in the cities or counties where you have a competency card.

  1. EXAMINATION:
    • Provide proof of passing a local licensing examination.
  2. LOCAL LICENSE:
    • Provide a copy of local competency card.
  3. FEE:
    • Pay the required fee as provided in the application.
  4. APPLICATION:
    • Complete the application.

Licenses expire August 31st every even year.

Certified Electrical Contractors must complete 11 hours of Continuing Education, which must include:

  • 1 hour workers’ compensation
  • 1 hour workplace safety
  • 1 hour business practices
  • 1 hour Florida Laws & Rules
  • 7 hours of Technical to include:
    • 1 hour Florida Building Code advanced module course and
    • 2 hours false alarm prevention for all certified electrical contractors who perform alarm work

Registered Electrical Contractors must complete 11 hours of Continuing Education, which must include:

  • 1 hour workers’ compensation
  • 1 hour workplace safety
  • 1 hour business practices
  • 1 hour Florida Laws & Rules
  • 7 hours of Technical to include:
    • 1 hour Florida Building Code advanced module course

For questions regarding your state’s CE requirements of licensing, please contact your state board directly.

(850) 487-1395 | Florida Board Website

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