When is Continuing Education required in Florida?

To maintain your Florida Contractor License, you are to complete a Continuing Eductation course. A State Certified contractor is required to do their Continuing Eductation every two years. Before August 31st of every even year, the individual must complete 14 hours of continuing education. All continuing education providers and courses are to be approved by the Construction Industry Licensing Board.

Continuing Education Requirements for CILB Licenses

14 hours of Continuing Education – minimum of 1 hour specialized or advanced module, 1 hour workplace safety, 1 hour business practices, 1 hour workers’ compensation, 1 hour laws and rules, and the remaining hours can be any board approved construction related instruction. Some of the licenses may also ask for 1 hour of wind mitigation. Contractors are free to choose any approved continuing education provider.

Florida Contractor Continuing Education Requirements
License TypeRegistered Contractor
Deadline
Certified Contractor
Deadline
Air Conditioning Contractor – Class A, B and C Aug 31st of Odd Year Aug 31st of Even Year
Building Contractor Aug 31st of Odd Year Aug 31st of Even Year
General Contractor Aug 31st of Odd Year Aug 31st of Even Year
Mechanical Contractor Aug 31st of Odd Year Aug 31st of Even Year
Plumbing Contractor Aug 31st of Odd Year Aug 31st of Even Year
Pollutant Storage System Contractor - Aug 31st of Even Year
Pool/Spa (Commercial, Residential, Service) Contractor Aug 31st of Odd Year Aug 31st of Even Year
Precision Tank Tester Contractor Aug 31st of Odd Year Aug 31st of Even Year
Residential Contractor Aug 31st of Odd Year Aug 31st of Even Year
Roofing Contractor Aug 31st of Odd Year Aug 31st of Even Year
Sheet Metal Contractor Aug 31st of Odd Year Aug 31st of Even Year
Solar Contractor - Aug 31st of Even Year
Glass and Glazing Contractor - Aug 31st of Even Year
Structure Contractor - Aug 31st of Even Year
Tower Contractor - Aug 31st of Even Year
Tank Lining Applicator Contractor Aug 31st of Odd Year -
Underground Utility & Excavation Contractor Aug 31st of Odd Year Aug 31st of Even Year
Demolition; Drywall; Gas Line; Industrial Facilities; Irrigation; Marine; Swimming Pool Layout; Swimming Pool Structural; Swimming Pool Excavation; Swimming Pool Trim; Swimming Pool Decking; Swimming Pool Piping; Swimming Pool Finishes - Aug 31st of Even Year
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Continuing Education Requirements for ECLB

Starting July 1, 2020, electrical contractos will need either 7 or 11 hours of continuing education, depending on their licensing category.

Electrical Contractor CE Requirements
License TypeRequirementsTotal hours
Certified Electrical Contractors 1 hour workers’ compensation
1 hour workplace safety
1 hour business practices
1 hour Florida Laws & Rules
7 hours of Technical to include - 1 hour Florida Building Code advanced module course and 2 hours false alarm prevention for all certified electrical contractors who perform alarm work
11 Hours
Registered Electrical Contractors 1 hour workers’ compensation
1 hour workplace safety
1 hour business practices
1 hour Florida Laws & Rules
7 hours of Technical to include - 1 hour Florida Building Code advanced module course
11 Hours
Certified and Registered Alarm Contractors 1 hour workers’ compensation
1 hour workplace safety
1 hour business practices
1 hour Florida Laws & Rules
2 hours false alarm prevention
1 hours of Technical to include - 1 hour Florida Building Code advanced module course
7 Hours
Certified and Registered Specialty Contractors 1 hour workers’ compensation
1 hour workplace safety
1 hour business practices
1 hour Florida Laws & Rules
1 hours of Technical to include - 1 hour Florida Building Code advanced module course
2 hours general credit
7 Hours
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# MrMatt Chentnik 2020-06-05 09:39
Do you provide online continuing education courses for license renewals for the state of Florida? I need to renew my solar license CVC56732. Thanks
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# RE: MrContractor Licensing Experts 2020-06-05 11:05
At this moment, we do not offer continuing education courses. The courses we offer will help an individual study for their exams to obtain their contractor's license.
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