Florida Unlimited Electrical Contractor License

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Florida Unlimited Electrical Contractor License
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1. Purchase Books and other references.
2. Schedule and pass your state exams.
3. Submit your application, licensing fee, and proof of insurance to the State.

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About This License

  • An "unlimited electrical contractor" can install, maintain, alter, or repair any electrical equipment, control system, alarm system, or device that is attached to any building and includes the bidding and contracting for such work.

Requirements to Obtaining your License

An Unlimited Electrical Contractor License is required in Florida for any job that involves the trade. Anyone seeking to become a residential electrical contractor in Florida is required to sit for two exams, business and finance and the trade.

Applicants are required to provide a credit report and financial statement that is no more than 12 months old. A net worth of $2,500 - $20,000 (depending on classification) is required.

The minimum Certification of Insurance coverage limits are $300,000 per occurrence, $500,000 property damage, $100,000 per person; or $800,000 combined single limit. Unlimited electrical contractors are required to have a performance or payment bond in the amount of $50,000 while specialty contractors are required to obtain a bond in the amount of $10,000.

Applicants must be able to meet one of the following experience requirement:

  • Must be licensed as an electrical professional engineer for three (3) years within the last 12 years; or
  • Must have three (3) years of management experience in the trade 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 broad experience associated with an electrical contracting business within the last 12 years immediately preceding the filing of the application; or
  • Must have at least six (6) years of technical experience in electrical work with the Armed Forces or a governmental entity within the last 12 years immediately preceding the filing of the application; or
  • Must have a combination of these qualifications totaling six (6) years of experience.
  • The required experience must include at least 40% of work that is in 3-phase services.

Exam Review, Training, Education

As of this time we do not offer any classes for this content. Please check back in the future for possible material. However, we do stock all of the recommended references in our online bookstore.

Books and References for the Exam

The following references are permitted to be taken into the examination. These references may be tabbed (with a permanent index tab) and highlighted. It is available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-952-0910.

  • Florida Contractors Manual - 2017 Edition
  • OSHA Part 1926
  • 2011 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70)
  • NFPA 72 - National Fire Alarm Code
  • NFPA 780 - Lightning Protection Code
  • NFPA 101 - Life Safety Code
  • Fire Alarm Signaling Systems Handbook
  • Understanding and Servicing Alarm Systems
  • Engineering Sign Structures, An Introduction to Analysis and Design
  • Security: A Guide to Security System Design
  • NEON, Techniques and Handling
  • Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures
  • Telecommunication Wiring

The following can be purchased from our store, or eligible candidates can email their request for a free PDF to state board.

  • UL 681 - Installation and Classification of Burglar and Holdup Alarm Systems
  • UL 365 - Police Station Connect. Burg. Alarm Unit

Exam Details

The examination is divided into two 4 1/2 hour sections with one section in the a.m. and the other in the p.m. A 70% is required to pass. There are 2 fees to take this exam: $135 paid to PTI and $80 paid to DPBR but mailed to PTI. You will be scheduled for the examination date and site that you selected on your application.

Continuing Education

14 hours of continuing education is required.

Applying to Get Your License

  • Applications can be obtained from the Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board by calling 1-850-487-1395.
  • The application fee when applying for initial licensure from May 1st of an EVEN YEAR - August 31st of an ODD YEAR is $409.
  • The application fee when applying for initial licensure from September 1st of an ODD YEAR through April 30th of an EVEN YEAR is $309.

If you need assistance with the application process, @ Home Prep- a division of Stautzenberger College can help you by saving you time and money. With our years of experience, we can quickly and accurately submit your application to your state.

Reciprocity Agreement

Florida has no reciprocity agreements; however, does endorse certain examinations from California, Georgia, and North Carolina for electrical contractors in select categories. The endorsements from Georgia include alarm and specialty categories.