Want to be a Solar Contractor?

Did you know you could have a career as a solar contractor? Yes, it’s its own job! A solar contractor, according to the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation, is a contractor whose services “consist of the installation, alteration, repair, maintenance, relocation, or replacement of solar panels for potable solar water heating systems, swimming pool solar heating systems, and photovoltaic systems and any appurtenances, apparatus, or equipment used in connection with these systems.”

There are two different solar contractor categories: a certified solar contractor (CV) and a residential solar water; and a heating specialty contractor (CW). In the state of Florida, solar contractors are required to have a Florida contractor’s license. If the person is installing, altering, repairing, maintaining, relocating or replacing any type of solar thermal or PV system, he or she needs a state certification/licensure. If a person is working under a licensed contractor, they are not required to be licensed.

If a solar water or pool heater needs to be installed, it must be installed by a CV or CW license holder or a plumbing contractor. Also, a photovoltaic system must be installed by a CV license holder or an electrical contractor, but not a CW license holder. If one of these systems is not installed by the listed contractors, people are not eligible for Florida’s established rebate program for residential and commercial solar water heaters, solar electric systems, and residential solar pool heaters.

Some jurisdictions have a solar contractor certificate of competency that is considered an RX license; these contractors are limited to the installation of solar water or pool heaters.

A solar photovoltaic installer receives a salary anywhere from $32K to $48K per year, depending on experience and knowledge.

If you’re thinking about a career as a solar contractor and looking to get your Florida contractor’s license, let us help you. We are a license contracting company and we do the application process for you; we make it easy and fast. To start the process of getting your Florida contractor’s license, click here or call us at 239-777-1028.

What is A Pollutant Storage Systems Contractor?

Thought about a career in contracting? You’ve probably heard of general contractors, building contractors, and roofing contractors, but have you ever heard of a pollutant storage systems contractor? Below, we will share some details about this specific type of contracting.

According to the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation, a pollutant storage systems contractor is a contractor whose services are “limited to the installation, maintenance, repair, alteration, extension, or design and use of materials and items used in the installation, maintenance, extension, and alteration of, pollutant storage tanks.”

In Florida, a pollutant storage systems contractor needs to be licensed. With the license, this contractor can install, remove, maintain, extend, and alter underground fuel oil, chemical, and gasoline pollutant storage tanks, piping and pump installations.

To be a pollutant storage systems contractor, a person must be over the age of 18 and have a good moral character. Experience required includes:

  • Four years of experience in the trade with at least one year of having been supervisory work.
  • Or, a four-year construction-related degree from an accredited college and one year of applicable experience.
  • Or, one year as a foreman and not having less than three years of credits from any accredited college.
  • Or, one year as a workman, one year proven applicable experience as a foreman, and two years of credits from any accredited college.
  • Or, two years’ experience as a workman, one-year experience as a foreman, and one year of credits from any accredited college.

Does this contracting career sound appealing to you? If so, you’ll need to get a Florida contractor’s license, and we can help you get one. We are a contractor licensing company and we are professionals in helping contractors receive their license fast. We make the process easy for you. Ninety-five percent of our applicants get through the process the first time with no issues. To start the process, click here or call us at 239-777-1028.

Learn About Excavation Contractors

There are so many different types of contracting jobs out there. If you’ve thought about becoming a construction or electrical contractor, it’s a great, fulfilling career to go into, but have you thought what specific field you’d want to focus on within contracting? Have you heard of an underground utility and excavation contractor? This is a contractor whose services fall into the construction, installation and repair of main sanitary sewer collection systems, main water distribution systems, and storm sewer collection systems. No worried about going underground or getting a little dirty? If this career sounds intriguing to you, read below for more information about what an underground utility contractor and excavation contractor does for a living.

An underground utility contractor and excavation contractor also deals with the continuation of utility limes from main systems to the point of termination and including the meter location for individual occupancy facilities, sewer collection systems at property lines on residential or single occupancy properties, or on multiple occupancy properties. He or she also installs emplty underground conduits in easements, platted rights-of-wat in new site developments, sleeves for parking lots crossings and rights-of-way.

They are not allowed to install any piping that is a major part of a fire protection system.

When working in construction, excavation contractors prepare sites, do grading, trenching, and other tasks with the soil. They also operate heavy equipment and machinery. The contractor removes soil in order to place a new foundation and makes sure the soil is firm through different compaction tests. He also backfills around the new foundation after the footers and stem wall have been placed.

In the state of Florida, an underground utility and excavation contractor needs a Florida contractor’s license in order to practice legally. They will receive the licensed after they take an exam and apply. He or she must be at least 18 years of age to be qualified, along with being the recipient of a baccalaureate degree from a four-year college in the field of engineering, architecture or building construction and has one year of experience in the business. Or, they must have a total of four years of active experience as an apprentice. Or, they must have a combination of no less than one year of experience as a foreman and no less than three years of credits from college.

If this type of contracting interests you, it’s time to apply for your contractor’s license today! We can help you! We make getting a contractor’s license simple. To start the process, call 239-777-1028 or click here to learn more.


What is an AC Contractor?

From plumbing and swimming pools to mechanical and air conditioning, there are all kinds of contractors. The trade of contracting is important and hard work. These jobs require a lot of skill, and often put people in potentially dangerous situations, because work sites, machinery and tools can all cause harm.  In this article, we will focus on a class A air-conditioning contractor.

What is a class A air-conditioning contractor? According to the Florida Department of Business & Regulation, a specialty contractor is a contractor “whose services are unlimited in the execution of contracts requiring the experience, knowledge, and skill to install, maintain, repair, fabricate, alter, extend, or design central air-conditioning, refrigeration, heating, and ventilating systems.”

Class A Contractors can execute “contracts requiring experience in the installation, maintenance, repair, fabrication, alteration, extension or design of duct work in connection with a complete system but only to the extent that such duct work is performed by the contractor as is necessary to complete an air-distribution system, boiler and unfired pressure vessel systems, and all appurtenances, apparatus, or equipment used in connection with them.”

This class cannot perform work such on liquefied petroleum or natural gas lines within buildings, potable water lines/connections, sanitary sewer lines, swimming pool piping/filters, or electrical power wiring.

They are often referred to as HVAR technicians because they work on heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems. These individuals work in homes, schools, office builds, hospitals, factories, and other buildings. Because they work with broken or dysfunctional heating and cooling systems, their worksites may be very warm or cold; they often work in cramped spaces and have irregular hours. These machines can break at any time!

To become an HVACR technician/contractor, a person needs a state license and a postsecondary education. The median pay for this career in 2015 was $36,630 per year. From 2004-2014, the job outlook for this position is at a 14 percent growth with is much faster than the average.

If you think this career is right for you, it’s time to look into getting your Florida contractor’s license. Let us do the application for you. We may the process very simple and streamlined. We get your application approved fast. To contact us, click here or call 239-777-1028.