Florida Electrical License Guide for Contractors

Do you want to be a licensed Florida electrical contractor?  Are you looking to qualify an additional business with your current electrical license?  Do you want to know more about the different electrical contractor licenses in Florida?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re in the right place!  Our Florida Electrical License Guide explains all things related to the different electrical license types including the costs, requirements, and other helpful information.

What types of Florida Electrical Contractor Licenses are available?

There are four main types of electrical contractor licenses in Florida.  The license types are as follows:

  • Electrical
  • Specialty
  • Alarm System I
  • Alarm System II

While these license types all fall under the same electrical classification, each one is different.  They may require different work experience verifications.  Read more about these different experience requirements below.

What is the cost of a Florida Electrical Contractor License?

The cost varies depending on your particular scenario.  The basic fee for the application is $296.  This fee allows for your license to be in “Active” status meaning you can apply for a pull permits.  Other fees which are not included in your state application fees are as follows:

  • Application for the exam – $263.25
  • Exam Fees – Varies depending on the provider.
  • Credit Report Fees – The ECLB requires a specific credit report to be submitted with your application.  Again, these fees vary depending on your provider but it’s important that you obtain the report specific to the one required by the ECLB.  We provide these reports for all of clients which contains the specific information required by the board.  Click here for more information.

Note:  The fees above are subject to change but are accurate as of the date of this writing.

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How do I qualify for a Florida Electrical Contractor License?

Our Florida Electrical Contractor Licensing Guide goes on to explain the basic requirements for all Florida Electrical Contractor License types which are:

  • You must be 18 years of age, of good moral character, meet the education/experience requirements, and pay the appropriate fees.
  • Passed the appropriate exam for your license type.
  • Your exam score can be no older than 3 years.

The additional experience requirements for all Florida electrical contracts are listed below:

  • 3 years management experience within electrical/alarm/specialty contracting within the immediately preceding 6 years; or
  • 4 years of experience as a foreman, supervisor, or contractor with the last 8 years immediately preceding your application; or
  • 6 years of training, technical education or supervisory experience within an electrical/alarm/specialty contracting business with the last 12 years; or 6 years technical experience in the same field with the Armed Forces or government entity within the last 12 years; or a combination of these requirements totaling 6 years of experience; or
  • ENGINEERS – Must be a licensed electrical professional engineer for 3 years within the past 12 years.  Requires a copy of a current electrical professional engineer license and transcripts showing electrical engineering work; or
  • A combination of experience (excluding the engineer qualification method mentioned above) totaling 6 years of experience within the past 12 years.

Is there anything else required to obtain my electrical contractors license in Florida?

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