How much experience do I need for a Collier County Contractor's License?

The list of trades requiring licensure within Collier County and the requisite years of experience are shown below

Major Trades

  • General Contractor - 48 months
  • Building Contractor - 48 months
  • Residential Contractor - 48 months
  • Mechanical Contractor - 48 months as Journeyman
  • Class "A" Air Conditioning Contractor - 36 months as Journeyman
  • Class "B" Air Conditioning Contractor - 36 months as Journeyman
  • Class "C" Air Conditioning Contractor - 24 months as Journeyman
  • Master Electrician - 24 mo as Journeyman and 48 mo as Apprentice
  • Master Plumber - 24 mo as Journeyman and 48 mo as Apprentice
  • Journeyman Electrician - 48 months as Apprentice
  • Journeyman Plumber - 48 months as Apprentice
  • Journeyman Air Conditioning - 48 months as Apprentice
  • Swimming Pool Class "A" (Commercial) - 36 months
  • Swimming Pool Class "B" (Residential) - 24 months
  • Swimming Pool Class "C" (Service) - 24 months

Specialty Trades

  • Acoustical 24 months
  • Aluminum/Screen Enclosure - 24 months
  • Aluminum/Screen Enclosure w/ Concrete - 24 months
  • Alarm System I (burglar and fire) - 24 months
  • Alarm System II (burglar only,
  • Cabinet Installation 24 months
  • Carpentry 36 months
  • Concrete Forming and Placing - 36 months
  • Concrete Placing and Finishing - 36 months
  • Concrete (pneumatically placed only) - 24 months
  • Decorative Metal - 24 months
  • Demolition or Wrecking - 36 months
  • Dredging - 36 months
  • Drywall - 36 months
  • Epoxy Stone - 24 months
  • Excavation - 36 months
  • Exterior Covering by Artificial Stucco
  • System - 24 months
  • Fence Erection - 24 months
  • Floor Covering Installation - 24 months
  • Garage Door Installation - 12 months
  • Gasoline Tank and Pump - 48 months
  • Glass and Glazing - 24 months
  • Hurricane Shutter/Awning - 24 months
  • Insulation - All Types except Bldg - 36 months
  • Insulation - Building - 24 months
  • Irrigation Sprinkler - 24 months
  • Landscaping Restricted - 12 months
  • Marine, Seawall and Dock Construction - 36 months
  • Masonry - 36 months
  • Nonrecreational Pond Waterfall Fountain - 24 months
  • Painting - 24 months
  • Paving (commercial or unlimited) - 36 months
  • Paving Blocks - 24 months
  • Plastering and Stucco - 36 months
  • Reinforced Steel - 36 months
  • Roof Painting, Coating, and Cleaning - 24 months
  • Roofing Unlimited - 36 months
  • Sandblasting - 24 months
  • Satellite Dish Installation - 24 months
  • Sealing and Striping - 24 months
  • Sheet Metal - 24 months
  • Structural Steel Erection - 36 months
  • Swimming Pool/Spa Servicing/Repair - 24 months
  • Tile and Marble - 24 months
  • Tile, Marble, and Terrazzo - 24 months
  • Tree Removal and Trimming - 12 months
  • Underground Utility and Excavation - 48 months