June is National Safety Month

And in the world of contracting, safety is of the upmost importance. The National Safety Council dedicates an entire month to safety awareness because it reminds people of the importance of safety and how we can all keep ourselves, our friends, our workers, and loved ones safe. The goal of the month is to reduce leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and even at home.

We wanted to share some contractor safety tips with you in honor of this important month.

  1. Access the safety of your workplace. Look around at all potential hazards and risks. Remove them if at all possible. If they cannot be removed, make all employees aware of such hazrds, so they will know to avoid them.
  2. Make sure all your workers hae the proper licenses and qualifications so you know they will be tackling jobs you give them in a safe and correct manner.
  3. Offer safety training. You can offer classes or online courses where your employees can learn safety about emergency procedures and hazards.
  4. Always communicate with employees about what you’re working on and what you’ll be doing. Have all your workers learn to communicate with each other, as well. That way no one will accidently walk through a zone that may be unsafe. Everyone will know what is going on at all times to avoid any dangerous area.
  5. Check all equipment. From ladders and drills to machinery and hard hats, make sure everything is in working order and is not falling apart. You do not want your equipment failing you, because you failed to inspect and maintain your own items properly.
  6. Post warning signs in appropriate areas in work sites.

In 2012, 500 workers were killed on the job in the construction industry. With more safety knowledge and precautions in place, we can help reduce this number each year.

If you’re looking to get your Florida contractor’s license or business license, we can help you. We can even steer you in the right direction for contractor safety information for the state of Florida. We are a Florida contracting company and we’ve helped thousands of people get their Florida contractor licenses and business licenses. To learn more and contact us, click here or call 239-777-1028 .


How to Renew a Contractor License

Do you currently have a Florida contractor’s license? Is it up for renewal? If you’re unsure of how to renew your contractor’s license, we can help you through the process. We will take you through the steps needed to renew your license correctly.


When renewing your contractor’s license, there is two parts. First, you have to pay a renewal fee; then, you have to complete continuing education (CEU) courses.


If you are a registered contractor in the state of Florida, you are likely registered online with the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR). Click here to access the DBPR’s website. Log into your account. If you do not have an account set up yet, click here for a tutorial on how to create your account and how to link your contractor license to the account.  In this site, you can upload necessary documents and paperwork, check your application status, renew your license, make payments, update contact information view classes information, and more.


Once you’re logged into the site, these are the steps for contractor license renewal:

  1. Click on the contractor license you want to renew. The list to choose from is on the right.
  2. Select “Renew”
  3. A disclaimer screen will pop up explaining CEU information. After you read it, click “Next.”
  4. A screen with your name, birthday and SSN will pop up. Click “Next.”
  5. A screen with your main address will pop up. If you need to change your address, click the “Main Address” button. If you’d like to add an additional address or add a new phone number, click “Add.”
  6. Click “Next” when done with address information.
  7. A summary page will pop up to conform any change mads. It will provide the information about to be saved into the system. Read this page. If the information is correct, click “Next.” If there is an error, click “Previous” to make changes.
  8. Complete the Attest Statement by selecting “Yes,” followed by “Submit.”
  9. A payment screen will pop up showing the renewal price. Click “Pay Now” to complete the transaction or click “Submit Additional Applications” if you have more than one license that needs renewal. You can pay either by credit card or electronic check.
  10. After you enter in your payment information, your card will be processed, and a confirmation number will be provided for you.


License Renewal Parts


Paying Renewal Fees – Check the DBPR site for the current 2017 renewal fees for certified and registered contractors. There is also info about unlicensed activity fees.


CEU Requirement –  In, Florida, contractors must complete 14 hours of board-approved CEU hours for each two-year renewal cycle. Courses can be taken online or in a classroom This includes:  workplace safety, worker’s compensation, business practices, Florida laws, false alarms, and Florida Building Code. The remaining seven hours go to courses reflecting your specific trade in the contractor work whether it’s plumbing or electrical or any other specialty you’re in.


Need Help with Your Florida Contractor License Renewal?

If you need help with the contractor license renewal process or need help finding CEU courses, we can help you. We are a Florida contractor licensing company. To start the process today, contact us at 239-777-1028 or click here to learn more.


Florida Residential Contracting Licensing

In most states, you must obtain certain types of licensing to legally operate within the state as a contractor of any kind. In Florida, residential contractors of all types are required to sit for two different exams to qualify for the license that allows you to operate in the state.


Whether you yourself are a contractor, or you own a contracting business, licensing is required from everyone within the organization. In Florida, contractor’s licenses must be renewed every two years in order to maintain compliance.


There are two tests required of general contractors, specialty contractors may be required to take a different set of tests specific to their field. These tests relate to finance and basic business practices.

To even qualify to take the test, you must be able to show proof of at least four years of experience within your field. You will also be required to subject an asset disclosure and will have to have a certain net worth to qualify for certain types of contractor classification.

It is also required that you have proof of general liability insurance that has certain minimums for bodily injury and property damage.

Once you have met all these requirements, you are eligible for the tests required to receive licensing. If you pass both tests and receive your contracting license, you will need to renew the license every two years. One of the requirements for renewal is that you take at least 14 hours of continuing education courses during that two-year period. You can contact the state directly to get a detailed list of what all counts as continuing education for the purposes of license renewal.


The process is straightforward and simple. There are a wide range of different study materials that you can obtain to help prepare you for the two tests you must take in order to pass the licensing test. Knowing everything you will need to have in order ahead of time makes the process of getting a license a lot easier than it might otherwise be. It allows you to be better prepared and likely more confident in your ability to pass the required tests.


To legally operate as a residential contractor in Florida, you must obtain the appropriate licensing from the state. To become a licensed residential contractor, you will need to provide proof of net worth, liability insurance, experience, and you will also need to take two pertinent tests. If you pass, you will then receive licensing for two years. To renew your license every two years, you must participate in a small amount of continued education in order to qualify for renewal.


Looking to get your Florida residential contractor’s license? We can help you through the process; we can make it pain-free and simple. We are a Florida contractor licensing company. To get started with us, click here or call 239-777-1028.

How Do I Become An Electrical Contractor?

Have you thought about a career as an electrical contractor? As an electrical contractor, your specialty is in electrical systems. You will design, install and maintain these systems. But remember, an electrical contractor is not an electrician. An electrical contractor is able to employ his or her own electricians; however, both an electrical contractor and electrician need a specific license to operate their businesses legally and safely.

We are a contractor licensing company who helps people get their Florida contractor’s license.  When applying for a Florida electrical contractor’s license, you will have to deal with a lot of paperwork and items that need to be gathered. Sadly, there are a lot of ways the application process can go wrong. You can miss some paperwork; you could forget to fill out a certain section; you could miss a deadline. When you work with us, we are able to do all of this for you, and we’ve been doing this for years with a very high success rate. We can get you licensed fast in the state of Florida.

For the Florida electrical contractor’s license, here is a list of some items and experience you will need in order to be approved. All of this must occur in the years immediately preceding the filing of the application.

  • Three years of management experience in the electrical trader within the last six years
  • Four years of experience as a foreman, supervisor or contractor in the trade within the last eight years.
  • Six years of comprehensive training, technical education or supervisory experience associated with an electrical or alarm contracting business.
  • W-2s, K1s or Schedule Cs for all of the years of experience.
  • Notarized Employment verifications
  • Possible job list of five jobs per year of experience.
  • Personal financial statement showing positive net worth.
  • Business financial statement showing net worth of $10,000 for unlimited.
  • Business and personal credit report.


For a more thorough and detailed list, visit the site of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.


If you’d like help getting a Florida electrical contractor’s license, let us help you. We will make it easy and fast for you. We have helped thousands get their license. Click here or call 239-777-1028.