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Electrical Contractor License Florida

A Florida Electrical Contractor (Unlimited) is a person who conducts business in the electrical trade field and who has the experience and knowledge install, repair, alter, add to, or design electrical wiring, fixtures, appliances, apparatus, raceways, and conduit, including the electrical installations and systems within plants and substations and ALL alarm systems and specialty categories. The Electrical Contractor's License in FL is the highest level of Electrical Licensure in the State. This license is commonly referred to as the Master Electrician's License. If your scope of work is limited to Fire and Burglar Alarms, Telecommunication, Electrical Sign, or Utility Line contracting, the unlimited Electrical license might not be the right choice for you. This license is only meant for those contractors who wish to encompass the entire spectrum of electrical contracting. If you wish to only do Residential Electrical work, then the Residential Electrical Contractor's License is the one you need. Below is a wealth of information on becoming a Licensed Unlimited Electrical Contractor in the Sunshine State.

Electrical Contractor in Florida Installing Electrical Panel
Florida Electrical Contractor Installing an Industrial Electrical Panel

Licensing Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Obtain a passing score on the Electrical and Business tests before applying for licensure
  • Passing scores must be less than 2 years old If applying for active status
  • 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
  • Minimum business net worth requirement of $10,000 USD
  • 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
  • Obtain a minimum liability insurance of $100,000/per person for public liability and $300,000/per occurrence; and $500,000 for property damage, or a 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

Related Article: Credit Reporting Agencies for CILB and ECLB

Experience Requirements

A person will qualify for a certified Unlimited license by meeting one of the following requirements:

  • Must have three (3) years of management experience in the trade of electrical contracting within the last six (6) years immediately preceding the filing of the application
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Must have a combination of experience listed in first three items above totaling 6 years within the last 12 years

You must also provide proof that 40% of the experience includes work in 3-phase services. Please note that 40 percent of 3 years full time experience is approximately 15 months, 40 percent of 4 years of full time experience is approximately 20 months, and 40 percent of 6 years of full time experience is approximately 29 months.Applicants are required to submit copies of W2’s to verify employment with the qualified business.

Submitting the Application Form

The 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, FL32399-0783

Electrical Contractor Exams

Obtaining the Unlimited Electrical Contractor's License in Florida, aka Master Electrician's License, requires obtaining passing scores on both the Unlimited Electrical and the Business and Law Exams. Below is a detailed description of each one of the two exams.

Electrical Exam

This 5-hour exam contains 100 questions and covers the following subjects:

  • General Theory and Electrical Principles
  • Plan and Specification Reading and Interpretation
  • Wiring and Protection
  • Wiring Methods and Materials
  • Special Occupancies and Situations
  • OSHA
  • Safety
  • Procedures for Testing and Use of Tools and Equipment
  • Life Safety and Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Electrical Signs, Outline Lighting, and Structural Considerations
  • Alarms/ Limited Energy

Business Exams

This 2.5-hour exam contains 50 questions and covers the following subjects:

  • 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

Electrical Contractor Classes

  • Florida Unlimited (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 Contractor Books

Orders placed before 2 PM are shipped the same day via UPS and a tracking number is emailed before 3 PM.

Book Sets

ELECTRICAL (UNLIMITED) FL BOOK SET WITHOUT TABS INCLUDES
BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS - ALL BOOKS LISTED BELOW

Sales price: $992.88

 

ELECTRICAL (UNLIMITED) FL BOOK SET WITH TABS INCLUDES
BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS - ALL BOOKS LISTED BELOW

Sales price: $1,092.88

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
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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.
    $102.82
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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
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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
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  • Fire Alarm Signaling Systems Handbook

    Fire Alarm Signaling Systems Handbook

    The Fire Alarm Signaling Systems Handbook is a comprehensive reference which thoroughly covers all aspects of fire alarms.
    $105.16
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  • UL 365 Police Station Connected Burglar Units and Systems

    UL 365 Police Station Connected Burglar Units and Systems

    Establishes the requirements for construction, performance, and maintenance.
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  • UL 681 Installation and Classification of Burglar and Holdup Alarm Systems

    UL 681 Installation and Classification of Burglar and Holdup Alarm Systems

    This book will assist contractors taking the exam to obtain the alarm systems I and II.
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  • Understanding and Servicing Alarm Systems

    Understanding and Servicing Alarm Systems

    Understanding and servicing alarm systems is a widely used reference book for Alarm Contractor exams in Florida. It covers the different types of alarm systems and their adequate maintenance. Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.2 x 9.5 inches, Number of Pages: 272 pages, Weight: 1 pound,Author: H. William Trimmer B.S., Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann, Edition: 3rd Edition, ISBN-10: 0750672064, ISBN-13: 978-0750672061
    $92.20
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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
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  • Security: A Guide to Security System Design and Equipment Selection and Installation

    Security: A Guide to Security System Design and Equipment Selection and Installation

    This book is in good condition but is used. The price listed is used-book pricing. Security: A Guide to Security System Design and Equipment Selection and Installation is a reference book typically used in alarm contractor testing in Florida.
    $70.48
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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.
    $27.89
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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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  • Telecommunications Wiring

    Telecommunications Wiring

    Telecommunication Wiring, 3rd Edition, is one of the most widely used references for Limited Energy and Low Voltage contractor testing. This book covers data networks, fiber optics, and data transmission among others.
    $45.35
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Business and Law 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.
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