Getting your contractor license can be easy when you work with a contractor licensing company. We do all the work for you! We make sure you have the right requirements and passed the right exams and meet all the deadlines. When applying for a contractor’s license, there’s a lot to know and remember. If you work with us, we’ve got you covered.
Even if you work with us, there’s a lot of questions you will have, and you should! We will answer all your questions every step of the way. However, we are asked certain questions frequently, so we thought we’d share some with you. These questions/answers will help you with information for the pre and post-license process.
I CURRENTLY HOLD AN ACTIVE CONTRACTOR’S LICENSE IN ANOTHER STATE, WILL THIS LICENSE BE ACCEPTED BY OR RECIPROCATE WITH FLORIDA?
The Construction Industry Licensing Board does not have a reciprocal agreement with any other state, but applicable out-of-state work history will work toward your experience requirements. The Electrical Contractors’ Licensing Board will allow reciprocation for the Unlimited License with North Carolina, California, and Georgia. (Restrictions do apply).
DO I HAVE TO HAVE MY EMPLOYER SIGN OFF?
For Construction Licenses, no one needs to sign. For Electrical Licenses, if the individual won’t or can’t sign, then notarized letters and project details are able to be submitted in its place.
DO YOU GET A COPY OF MY BACKGROUND CHECK?
No, we don’t have direct access to your background records. They are only made available to the Construction Industry Licensing Board; however, there are sources for obtaining your background history, especially if you’re unsure if something is in the report. If the incident in question was in Florida, you can purchase a report from FDLE (approx. $25), or if it’s outside Florida, you can obtain a full FBI background report (approx. $50).
MY CREDIT SCORE IS NOW ABOVE THE 660 REQUIREMENT, CAN I LET GO OF MY BOND?
If a new report that meets the state’s requirement of 660 or higher is available, you can submit that to the state and the bond will not need to be renewed.
IF I QUALIFY A COMPANY AND IT HAS A FICTITIOUS NAME, DOES MY LICENSE AUTOMATICALLY EXTEND TO THE DBA?
No, you must license the Fictitious Name separately from the owner
Need help getting a Florida contractor’s license? Get started with us today! We also help people in other states get their licenses, as well. Whether you’re getting a new license, upgrading your license, or renewing your license, we can help you.
Ask us questions, by contacting us at 239-777-1028 or by clicking our Florida Contractor License page for more information.