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Florida Contractor Licenses

Select a license to view its requirements, definition, exams, books, and classes. If your license is not listed as a state license, please select your county.

The State of Florida is now accepting licenses from other states through Endorsements. For more information, please visit Endorsements in the State of Florida.

The State of Florida has Electrical Endorsement Agreements with California, Colorado, Georgia, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas.

FL State Licenses

General Contractor

Unlimited height and scope of work, can sub-out all mechanical and electrical trades

Business Exam

This exam is needed by all state construction contractors in FL


Up to three stories (new construction), unlimited remodeling

Class A Air Conditioning

Unlimited HVAC work

Class B Air Conditioning

Limited to 25 tons of cooling and 500,000 BTUs of heating


Execution of contracts requiring the experience, financial means, knowledge, and skill to demolish

Gas Line

Natural Gas installations and repairs

Glass and Glazing

Windows, glass, prefabricated curtain walls and storefront panels

Gypsum Drywall

Drywall, incidental framing, base/finish coats

Industrial Facilities

Construction, repair, demolition, modification, and alteration of uninhabitable industrial structures


Sprinklers, controllers, sensors, pumps


Docks, piers, boathouses, ramps, seawalls, boatlifts


HVAC plus pressure, pneumatic, LP, chemical, vacuum line piping


Water supply, drainage, septic tanks, medical gas

Pollutant Storage

Polluntant storage tanks

Pool and Spa Commercial

Build and service any pool

Pool and Spa Decking

Installation of concrete flatwork, pavers, and bricks, retaining walls, and footings

Pool and Spa Excavation

Excavation and earthmoving required for the installation of pools, spas, and hot tub shells

Pool and Spa Finishes

Coating or plastering of the interior surfaces of pools, spas, or hot tub shells

Pool and Spa Layout Specialty

Limited to the layout, shaping, steel installation, and rough piping of pools, spas, and hot tub shells

Pool and Spa Piping

Installation of piping or the installation of circulating, filtering, disinfecting, controlling, or monitoring equipment

Pool and Spa Residential

Build residential pools, service any pool

Pool and Spa Service

Service any pool, no new pool construction

Pool and Spa Structural

Limited to the shaping and shooting of gunite, shotcrete, concrete, or similar product mix

Pool and Spa Trim

Installation of tile and coping for pools, spas, and hot tub shells


Build and remodel houses, no commercial construction


Install and maintain all types of roofs

Sheet Metal

Sheet metal and fiberglass for air-handling equipment ductwork


Solar water heating, pool heating, photovoltaic

Specialty Structure

Pool cages, sheds, soffit, fascia, gutters

Tower Specialty

Alteration of uninhabitable towers for purposes of communications, energy, water, or utilities; including construction of accessory use structures not exceeding three stories in height which house related equipment

Underground Utilities

Utility lines, site development


Alarm Systems I

Fire and burglar alarms

Alarm Systems II

Burglar alarms (does not include Fire Alarm)

Lighting Maintenance

Maintenance and repair, no new installs

Limited Energy (Low Voltage)

Telecommunication, automated access control, CCTV, structured cabling, data networks

Residential (Electrical)

Limited to 2 stories, single phase, 400-ampere single service

Sign (Electrical)

Any electrical sign, limited to a max of 25Kw at 250V if self-standing

Two Way Radio Communications System

The installation of electrical wiring, or any part there of not to exceed 98 volts (RMS), for two-way radio communications enhancement systems in all structures

Unlimited (Electrical)

Master electrician (includes the scope of ALL electrical categories)

Utility Line (Electrical)

Electrical transmission lines

Fire Protection

Fire Protection I

All types of fire protection

Fire Protection II

Water spray and foam-water

Fire Protection III

CO2, foam, dry chemical

Fire Protection IV

Detached single-family dwelling

Fire Protection V

Underground piping from point-of-service to no more than 1 foot above finished floor


Building Codes and Standards Module Inspector FB

Application and interpretation of Building Codes

Building Plans Examiner Inspector 3B

Inspect and examine building plans for code compliance

Coastal and Floodplain Construction Inspector 1C

Inspect the construction of structure in coastal and flood-prone areas

Commercial Building Inspector 2B

Inspect commercial structures of any size or occupancy

Commercial Electrical Inspector 2E

Inspect electrical systems indoors and outdoors, including services, conductors, equipment, components, fixtures, appliances, devices, and electrical appurtenances for all types of buildings and structures, both commercial and industrial, with no limit as to voltage or amperage

Commercial Mechanical Inspector 2M

Inspect mechanical systems in residential and commercial structures

Commercial Plumbing Inspector 2P

Inspect stormwater systems, special waste systems, and all non-flammable medical and non-medical oxygen piping system

Electrical Plans Examiner Inspector 3E

Reviewing plans, drawings, and specifications to determine code compliance for electrical installations or alterations of indoor and outdoor electrical systems

Legal Module Inspector ME

Handling of legal aspects of Code Administration

Management Module Inspector MN

Administration of a Building Department

Modular Building Inspector

Inspection of modular buildings

Plumbing Plans Examiner Inspector 3P

Reviewing the installation and design of plumbing fixtures, type of occupancy and minimum number of fixtures required for different occupancies, water heaters, domestic water distribution systems materials used, design of the DWV system, storm drain pipe sizing, and the proper back flow protection of potable water, including pipe sizing, indirect waste, and methods of venting and materials uses and ensuring that the proper documentation for the plan review process has been filed

Residential Building Inspector 1B

Inspect one-and-two family dwellings, townhomes not more than three stories in height, and accessory structures

Residential Electrical Inspector 1E

Inspect electrical systems indoors and outdoors, including services, conductors, equipment, components, fixtures, appliances, devices, and electrical appurtenances for one‐and-two‐family dwellings limited to 120/240 volts, single phase, up to 400 amperes

Residential Mechanical Inspector 1M

Inspect mechanical systems in residential structures

Residential Plumbing Inspector 1P

Verifying piping systems' installation, testing, and protection, building components, fuel gas piping combustion, air-approved fixtures, venting, flow rates, pressures, volume and temperature, and protection of the potable water supply and distribution system. Other duties include verifying that all materials, joints, connections, and appliances are of the approved type.

Roofing Inspector FR

Inspection of rooftops, materiald and any other work related to roofing

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