How do I prove that I have experience?
While proving your experience to the State, they will ask you to provide the contact information for the Individual or company where you have obtained all your knowledge. If you are looking to get a County license, then depending on the county, they may require different documentation. Either the State or County would like to verify your experience further, they may ask you for a notarized letter or W-2's and pay stubs. Once you have study and passed the exams, then you are required to apply. The application would require a Financial / Credit check, background check, and proof of Insurance. There is a difference between the State Construction and State Electrical experience. The Construction licenses require about four years of experience as a worker or foreman of which at least one year must have been as a foreman. The State Electrical experience requires three years of management experience in the trade of electrical contracting within the last six years. Now keep in mind these requires arent the only ones you have to meet. There is a long list of different experiences you may have to qualify yourself to obtain a license.
Below you will see more information about the applications for the State and Counties in the State of Florida.
The individual is required to pass both Trade and Business examination with a 75% or higher.
- Financial / Credit:
The individual is required to have a credit score above 660. If not, the applicant must submit a bond or irrevocable letter of credit.
- Background check:
Must have a background check as part of the licensing process.
They are required to attest that they have obtained public liability and property damage insurance in the amounts determined by Board rule. You are also required to obtain worker's compensation insurance or obtain an exemption from worker’s compensation insurance within 30 days of issuance of their license.
Depending on the county and scope of work you are doing, it would determine the amount of experience you are required to have. Below you will see all the counties in which we serve. Please click on the county in which you reside in to view more information about the licenses.
- Written by Y. Altamirano