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Florida Sign (Electrical) Contractor License

The scope of certification includes the structural fabrication including concrete foundation, erection, installation, alteration, repair, service and wiring of electrical signs and outline lighting. The scope of certification shall not include the provision of, or any electrical work beyond, the last disconnect mean or terminal points. However, a contractor certified under this section may provide the electrical entrance requirements for metering and main disconnect of remote billboards or signs which are independent of any structure or building and which require no more than twenty-five (25) kilowatts at two hundred fifty (250) volts maximum.

Licensing Requirements:

  • Age: Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Testing:Candidates must obtain a passing score on the Sign 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Sign 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, FL

Electrical Sign Exams (Trade and Business)

Do not sign up to take your exams until you obtain your books and begin studying for them!

Electrical Sign 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
    • Wiring Methods and Materials OSHA, Safety, Procedures for Testing and Use of Tools and Equipment
    • Electrical Signs, Outline Lighting and Structural Considerations
    • Neon Sign
    • Demand Loads

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

Exam Prep Classes for Electrical Sign

  • Florida Sign (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

Electrical Sign Books (Trade and Business)

The books set includes all required references for both the Electrical Sign 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 SIGN (ELECTRICAL) BOOK SET WITHOUT TABS INCLUDES
    BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS - ALL BOOKS LISTED BELOW

    Sales price: $400.62
  • FLORIDA SIGN (ELECTRICAL) BOOK SET WITH TABS INCLUDES
    BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS - ALL BOOKS LISTED BELOW

    Sales price: $460.62

Electrical Sign 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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  • Engineering Sign Structures: An Introduction to Analysis and Design

    Engineering Sign Structures: An Introduction to Analysis and Design

    Includes engineering perspective, analysis, practices, history, load calculations for signs exposed to all types of environmental conditions, freestanding sign structures, load effects, resultants and columns connections, structural bolts and welds, column splices, base plates, anchor bolts and more Product Dimensions: 1 x 8.5 x 11 inches Number of Pages: 320 Weight: 2.2 pounds Author: Benjamin Jones Publisher: ST Media Group International Inc ISBN-10: 0944094309 ISBN-13: 978-0944094303
    $46.97
    $46.97
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  • NEON Techniques

    NEON Techniques

    NEON, Techniques and Handling, is one of the books used by Florida electricians and electrical sign contractors to prepare for their licensing exams with the state.
    $25.94
    $25.94
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  • Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures

    Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures

    Many advances have been made in concrete technology over the decades ranging from new materials and testing methods, to improved concrete properties and construction practices. Concrete construction today follows a mantra of quicker, stronger, more durable, more resilient, and more sustainable. That story is proudly displayed within the pages of this centennial edition of Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures.
    $67.51
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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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