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Florida Residential (Electrical) Contractor License

The scope of certification for this license includes installation, repair, alteration, addition to, replacement of or design of electrical wiring, fixtures, appliances, apparatus, raceways, conduit, or any part thereof, in a 1, 2, 3, or 4 family residence not exceeding 2 stories in height, and accessory use structures in connection with the residence. The electrical service installed or worked upon is limited to single phase, 400 ampere single service.

Licensing Requirements:

  • Age: Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Testing: Candidates must obtain a passing score on the Residential and Business tests before applying for licensure.
  • Passing exam scores must be less than 2 years old.
  • Application Fee: If applying for active status, the applicant must submit a check for $300 USD payable to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. If applicant wishes to be inactive instead, the check must be in the amount of $55 USD only.
  • Net Worth: The minimum business net worth requirement is $5,000 USD
  • Credit Reports: Applicant must submit a report from a nationally recognized credit reporting agency, which includes a public records statement that records have been checked at local, state, and federal levels. Those applicants wishing to qualify a business must also submit a business report.
  • Insurance: The minimum liability insurance requirements are$100,000/per person for public liability and $300,000/per occurrence; and $500,000 for property damage, ora minimum combined single limit policy of $800,000. Applicant must also attest to obtain worker’s comp coverage or an exemption within 30 days after license is issued.
  • Experience: A person will qualify for a certified Residential license by meeting one of the following requirements:
    1. Must have three (3) years of management experience in the trade of specialty contracting within the last six (6) years immediately preceding the filing of the application; or
    2. Must have four (4) years of experience as a foreman, supervisor or contractor in the trade within the last eight (8) years immediately preceding the filing of the application; or
    3. Must have six (6) years of comprehensive training, technical education or supervisory experience associated with an electrical or alarm contracting business within the last 12 years immediately preceding the filing of the application; or must have at least six (6) years technical experience in related work with the Armed Forces or a governmental entity within the last 12 years immediately preceding the filing of the application; or have a combination of these qualifications totaling six (6) years of experience; or
    4. Must be licensed as an electrical professional engineer for three (3) years within the last 12 years. Provide a copy of current electrical professional engineer license and transcripts showing electrical engineering work; or
    5. Must have a combination of experience listed in 1-3 above totaling 6 years within the last 12 years. Applicants are required to submit copies of W2’s to verify employment with the qualified business. Submitting Application Form: Applicant must submit complete application form along with supporting documentation and applicable fees to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation at 1940 North Monroe Street Tallahassee, 32399-0783

Residential Electrical Exams (Trade and Business)

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Residential Exam

  • Testing Method: Computer-Based (at testing center). Open Book.
  • Testing Company: Pearson Vue
  • Hours Allotted: 5
  • Passing Score: 75%
  • Types of Questions: Multiple Choice only
  • Total Number of questions: 100
  • Subjects Involved:
    • General Theory and Electrical Principles
    • Plan and Specification Reading and Interpretation
    • Wiring and Protection
    • OSHA, Safety, Procedures for Testing and Use of Tools and Equipment
    • Residential Life Safety and ADA
    • Motors
    • Box Fill
    • Demand Loads
    • Conduit Fill
    • Grounding Conductors
    • Neutral Loads
    • Appliance Loads
    • Service
    • Voltage Drop

Florida Business and Law (Electrical) Exam

  • Testing Method: Computer-Based (at testing center). Open Book.
  • Testing Company: Pearson Vue
  • Hours Allotted: 2 h 30 min
  • Passing Score: 75%
  • Types of Questions: Multiple Choice only.
  • Total Number of questions: 50
  • Subjects Involved:
    • Maintaining Cash Flow
    • Estimating and Bidding a Job
    • Interpretation of Contracts and Agreements
    • Purchasing Control
    • Contract Scheduling
    • Obtaining Insurance and Bonding
    • Complying with Contracting Laws and Rules
    • Personnel Management
    • Complying with Payroll and Sales Tax Laws
    • Interpretation of Financial Statements and Reports
    • Management Accounting

Residential Electrical Courses

  • Florida Residential (Electrical) Contractor Course

    Course Description: Upon enrolment the student receives an email containing his/her ID and Password combination to access the eCampus. The student can access the eCampus 24/7 for as long as it is necessary until he/she passes all licensing exams. The eCampus contains VIDEOS, PRACTICE QUESTIONS (similar to those seen on the actual exams), typical MATH PROBLEMS with step-by-step solutions, and detailed instructions on how to FIND ANSWERS within the books. The student also has access to optional in-person classroom-style refresher seminars. The training can be completed fully online, but if the student prefers, he/she can go to any number of REFRESHER SEMINARS (no extra charges or limitations).

    Click here for a list of dates and locations of upcoming Refresher Seminars offered for this trade.

    $599.00
    $599.00
  • Florida Business and Law (Electrical) Course

    Course Description: Upon enrolment the student receives an email containing his/her ID and Password combination to access the eCampus. The student can access the eCampus 24/7 for as long as it is necessary until he/she passes all licensing exams. The eCampus contains VIDEOS, PRACTICE QUESTIONS (similar to those seen on the actual exams), typical MATH PROBLEMS with step-by-step solutions, and detailed instructions on how to FIND ANSWERS within the books. The student also has access to optional in-person classroom-style refresher seminars. The training can be completed fully online, but if the student prefers, he/she can go to any number of REFRESHER SEMINARS (no extra charges or limitations).

    Click here for a list of dates and locations of upcoming Refresher Seminars offered for this trade.

    $299.00
    $299.00

Residential Electrical Bookset

The books set includes all required references for both the Residential (Electrical) and Florida Business and Law (Electrical) exams. Orders placed before 2 PM are shipped the same day via UPS and a tracking number is emailed before 3 PM.

  • FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL (ELECTRICAL) BOOK SET WITHOUT TABS INCLUDES
    BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS - ALL BOOKS LISTED BELOW

    Sales price: $533.86
  • FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL (ELECTRICAL) BOOK SET WITH TABS INCLUDES
    BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS - ALL BOOKS LISTED BELOW

    Sales price: $593.86

Residential Electrical Books

  • CFR (OSHA) Tile 29 Part 1926

    CFR (OSHA) Tile 29 Part 1926

    OSHA (CFR 29 Part 1926) is the leading safety reference in the construction industry covering all aspects of construction.
    $36.04
    $36.04
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  • NFPA 70 - National Electrical Code

    NFPA 70 - National Electrical Code

    The 2014 National Electrical Code is used as a reference in electrical contractor exams.
    $99.36
    $99.36
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  • NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm Code

    NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm Code

    NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm Code includes the latest safety provisions to meet society’s changing fire detection, signaling, and emergency communications demands. It also includes requirements for mass notification systems used for weather emergencies, terrorist events, biological, chemical, and nuclear emergencies.
    $103.24
    $103.24
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  • NFPA 780 Standard for the Installation of Lightning Protection Systems

    NFPA 780 Standard for the Installation of Lightning Protection Systems

    This standard covers traditional lighting protection system installation requirements for ordinary structures, miscellaneous structures and special occupancies, heavy-duty stacks, watercraft, wind turbines, structures housing explosive materials, and structures containing flammable vapors and flammable gasses or liquids that give off flammable vapors. ISBN: 9781455907205.
    $64.33
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  • NFPA 101- Life Safety Code

    NFPA 101- Life Safety Code

    The LIfe Safety Code (NPFA 101) is a primary reference for fire-related safety. It is a heavily tested reference in Florida Electrical Contractor exams.
    $106.09
    $106.09
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Florida Business and Law (Electrical) Book

  • Florida Contractor's Manual 2017 Edition

    Florida Contractor's Manual 2017 Edition

    The Florida Contractor's Manual is used as one of the references for the Business and Finance exam.
    $124.80
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