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Florida Residential Electrical Contractors License

get florida contractors licenseThe Residential Electrical contractor can install, repair, alter, add to, replace, or design, in compliance with law, electrical wiring, fixtures, appliances, apparatus, raceways, conduit or any part thereof, in a 1, 2, 3, or 4 family residence not exceeding 2 stories in height, and accessory use structures in connection with the residence. The electrical service installed or worked on is limited to single phase, 400 ampere single service.


Florida Residential Electrical Contractors License Requirements


let us help you get your contractors licenseTo qualify for the examination you must be at least 18 years old. You must also meet one of the following requirements: Must be licensed as an electrical professional engineer for 3 years within the last 12 years OR Must be licensed as a professional engineer for 3 years within the last 12 years OR Must have 3 years of management experience in the trade within the last 6 years immediately preceding the filing of the application OR Must have 4 years of experience as a foreman, supervisor, or contractor in the trade within the last 8 years immediately preceding the filing of the application OR Must have 6 years of comprehensive training, technical education, or broad experience associated with an electrical installation or servicing endeavor within the last 12 years immediately preceding the filing of the application OR Must have at least 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 6 years of experience


Florida Residential Electrical Contractors Fees


contractors license fees

To apply, contact State of Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation 1-850-487-1395. The application fee is $150. and the license fee is $255. You must pay a fee of $56.25 to Promissor/Pearson VUE for the processing of your electronic fingerprints. Exam applications must be submitted at least 90 days before the next exam date in order to test on that date. Licenses renew on August 31 of every even numbered year. 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.


Florida Residential Electrical Contractors Exam Details


contractor exam detailed informationFlorida requires that all contractors pass Business and Finance portion of their exam. This exam must be taken in addition to the contractors related trade exam. You will be scheduled for the examination date and site that you selected on your application. The exams are open book and timed. There are 100 questions with a 5 hour time limit for the Residential Electrical exam. A score of at least 75% is required to pass each of the exams. Exams are held 3 times per year in March, July, and November. If a passing score is not achieved within the 2 year period, all past test scores shall be considered invalid and the candidate will be required to retake all portions of the exam. More info here.

Residential Electrical Exam Content


General Theory and Electrical Principles
Plan and Specification Reading and Interpretations
Wiring and Protection
OSHA, Safety, Procedures for Testing and Use of Tools and Equipment
Residential Life Safety and ADA
Box Fill
Demand Loads
Conduit Fill
Grounding Conductors
Neutral Loads
Appliance Loads
Voltage Drop

Total Number of Test Questions: 100

Time Allowed: 300 minutes


Books That Are Allowed Into The Exam


1. Contractor's Manual, 2017 (includes Circular E), Association of Builders and Contractors Institute.         


2. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 29 (OSHA) Part" 1926, 1910, 1904, 1903, 2010, U.S. Government Printing Office, and MANCOMM, 2010, Mancomm.


3. National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), 2011, NFPA.          


4. NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm Code, 2010, NFPA.         


5. NFPA 780: Lightning Protection Code, 2008, NFPA.      


6. NFPA 101: Life Safety Code, 2009, NFPA.


NOTE: If you are not currently a licensed contractor then you are required to take and pass BOTH the standard LAW exam and TRADE specific exam.

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Florida Contractors License Reciprocity


contractors license reciprocityFlorida has no reciprocity agreements. Out-of-state contractors are required to pass the Florida examination for certification. More info here. There is a provision for certification by endorsement; however, it requires that the applicant demonstrate that his/her out-of-state license was issued based upon an examination that is substantially equivalent to Florida's examination.