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NASCLA® Contractor Licenses

The NASCLA Accredited Examination Program was designed to reduce redundant licensing requirements and assist contractors who need to be licensed in multiple jurisdictions. You will find the information you need from Licenses offered and which NASCLA Accredited Examination to apply for your license within each accepting regulatory agency below or you can visit NASCLA®.

The State of Florida has Electrical Endorsment Agreements with: California, Colorado, Georgia, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas.

NASCLA® Licenses

Commercial General Building Contractor

A general building contractor who desires to perform electrical; plumbing; heating, ventilating and cooling; piping; or general engineering contracting work as defined in this rule; shall obtain a license in those classifications. The “General Building Contractor” classification applies to work on both commercial and private properties.

Electrical Contractor

Install, erect, repair or alter electrical equipment for the generation, transmission or utilization of electrical energy and work incidental to the undertaking.

Electrical Journeyman Contractor

"Electrical Journeyman Contractor" Shall include installing electrical wiring, apparatus, or equipment lighting, beating, or power or control covered by this chapter. He or she shall work under a master or state certified electrical contractor.

Residential Electrical Contractor

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 a single-phase, 400-ampere single service.

States Accepting and Administering NASCLA® Exams for Commercial General Building

  • Alabama: Administers and Accepts NASCLA® since September 2009
  • Arizona: As of November 1, 2017, Arizona began administering and accepting this examination as an option in lieu of the state specific trade examinations for the B-1 and B-2 General Commercial Contracting Classifications
  • Georgia: Administers and Accepts NASCLA® since November 2010
  • Mississippi: Administers and Accepts NASCLA® since May 2010
  • South Carolina: Administers and Accepts NASCLA® since May 2010
  • Virgin Islands: Administers and Accepts NASCLA® since February 2013
  • Arkansas: Accepting the Accredited Examination in lieu of the Arkansas Business and Law Examination
  • Florida: As of March 1st 2019 Florida is Accepting the Accredited Examination in lieu of the Florida Trade Examination. A Florida Business/Finance portion and Florida Building Code portion are still required.
  • Louisiana: as of September 2, 2016, accepted for both the Commercial Building Construction and the Residential Building Contractor Classifications
  • Nevada: Accepting as of December 2013
  • North Carolina: Accepted for both the Commercial Building Construction and the Residential Building Contractor Classifications
  • Tennessee: Accepts NASCLA®
  • Utah: As of April 2015 (Comparable to the Utah B100 Exam)
  • Virginia: As of January 1, 2016 (Comparable to the Commercial Building Classification)
  • West Virginia: Accepting as of September 1st 2013

States Accepting and Administering NASCLA® Exams for Electrical

  • Alabama: Accepts NASCLA® examinations: Electrical Contractor & Journeyman Electrician
  • Florida: As of June 2020 Florida Accepted Examinations for Endorsement on the Florida Residential Electrical Specialty classification: Residential Electrical Contractor

For more information on Endorsements please visit the DBPR

  • Arizona: Administers since April 1st, 2019 Examinations: Electrical Contractor and Residential Electrical Contractor
  • Mississippi Administers since May 1st, 2019 Examination: Electrical Contractor
  • South Carolina Administers since May 1st, 2019 Examination: Electrical Contractor and Residential Electrical Contractor
  • Louisiana: Administers since May 1st, 2019 Examination: Electrical Contractor
  • Virginia Accepts as of June 18th, 2019
  • Missouri: Administers as of September 1st, 2019 NASCLA® examinations: Electrical Contractor & Journeyman Electrician

NASCLA® Electrical Endorsments

In order to become a licensed certified contractor in the State of Florida by endorsement, an applicant must meet educational and/or experience requirements, show evidence of having passed an exam substantially similar* to the State of Florida certification examination, show evidence of workers’ compensation coverage and demonstrate financial responsibility.

>State or National ExaminationRecognized for EndorsementCategories that are Recognized for EndorsementDate of Determination
California YES CA C-10= FL Unlimited EC

CA C-7= FL Limited Energy Specialty

CA C-45 = FL Electrical Sign Specialty
March 2001



November 2019
Colorado Partial CO Electrical Contractor Technical Exam= FL Unlimited EC Technical Exam

(Applicants must take Florida Business Exam for Licensure)
November 2019
Georgia YES Georgia Class II Unrestricted with Georgia Low Voltage Unlimited = FL Unlimited EC

Georgia Class I = FL Residential Specialty
March 1998

March 2010
NASCLA® Partial NASCLA Residential Electrical Exam = FL Residential Specialty Technical Examination
(Applicants must take Florida Business Exam for Licensure)
May 2020
Nevada Partial NV Management Survey substantially similar to FL Business Exam
(Applicants must take Florida Technical Exam for Licensure)
April 2020
Technical Exam was not reviewed
North Carolina YES NC Unlimited = FL Unlimited EC

NC Low Voltage L/V = FL Limited Energy Specialty

NC Limited License = FL Residential Specialty
March 1998

Oklahoma Partial OK Electrical Business Exam is substantially similar toFL Business Exam
(Applicants must take Florida Technical Exam for Licensure)
April 2020
Technical Exam was not reviewed
South Carolina Partial SC Electrical Business Management © Law Exam is substantially similar to FL Business Exam
(Applicants must take Florida Technical Exam for Licensure)
April 2020
Technical Exam was not reviewed
Texas Partial TX Master Electrical Exam = FL Unlimited EC Technical Exam
(Applicants must take Florida Business Exam for Licensure)
December 2019
If your state of licensure is listed as not recognized for endorsement you can apply for licensure by first taking and passing the Florida examination. Please refer to the application for further information.


Licensing Agencies Accepting and Administering the NASCLA Accredited Examinations

Administering state agencies are also considered to be accepting state agencies as they both offer the examination for candidates and accept the examination in lieu of their state specific trade portion. Some of the states below offer an either/or option for candidates regarding their state specific trade examination or utilizing the NASCLA Accredited Examination.

Commercial General Building Contractors

State Contractor Licensing Agencies Administering the NASCLA Accredited Examination for Commercial General Building Contractors

Alabama Licensing Board for General Contractors
  • 2525 Fairlane Drive
  • Montgomery, Alabama 36116
  • Phone: (334) 272-5030
  • Fax: (334) 395-5336
Arizona Registrar of Contractors
  • 1700 W. Washington St. Suite 105
  • Phoenix, Arizona 85007
  • Phone: (602) 542-1525
  • Fax: (602) 542-1599
Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board
  • 4100 Richards Road
  • North Little Rock, Arkansas 72117
  • Phone: (501) 372-4661
  • Fax: (501) 372-2247
Georgia State Licensing Board for Residential and General Contractors
  • 237 Coliseum Drive
  • Macon, Georgia 31217
  • Phone: (478) 207-2440
  • Fax: (866) 888-9718
Mississippi State Board of Contractors
  • 215 Woodline Drive, Suite B
  • Jackson, Mississippi 39232
  • Phone: (800) 880-6161
  • Fax: (601) 354-6715
South Carolina Contractors' Licensing Board
  • Post Office Box 11329
  • Columbia, South Carolina 29211
  • Phone: (803) 896-4686
  • Fax: (803) 896-4814
Virgin Islands Department of Licensing & Consumer Affairs
  • 3000 Golden Rock Shopping Center, Suite 9
  • Christiansted, Virgin Islands 00800
  • Phone: (340) 713-3522
  • Fax: (340) 718-6982

Additional State Contractor Licensing Agencies Accepting the NASCLA Accredited Examination for Commercial General Building Contractors

Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
  • 2601 Blair Stone Road
  • Tallahassee, Florida 32399
  • Phone: (850) 487-1395
  • Fax: (850) 488-8040
Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors
  • 600 North Street
  • Baton Rouge, LA 70802
  • Phone: (225) 765-2301
  • Fax: (225) 765-2431
Nevada State Contractors Board
  • 2310 Corporate Circle, Suite 200
  • Henderson, Nevada 89074
  • Phone: (702) 486-1100
  • Fax: (702) 486-1190
North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors
  • Post Office Box 17187
  • Raleigh, North Carolina 27619
  • Phone: (919) 571-4183
  • Fax: (919) 571-4703
Oregon Construction Contractors Board
  • 201 High Street SE, Suite 600
  • Post Office Box 14140
  • Salem, Oregon 97309
  • Phone: (503) 378-4621
  • Fax: (503) 373-2007
South Carolina Residential Builders Commission
  • 110 Centerview Drive
  • Columbia, South Carolina 29210
  • Phone: (803) 896-8307
  • Fax: (803) 896-4814
Tennessee Board for Licensing Contractors
  • 500 James Robertson Parkway
  • Nashville, Tennessee 37273
  • Phone: (615) 741-8307
  • Fax: (615) 532-2868
Utah Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing, Construction Trades Bureau
  • Post Office Box 146741
  • Salt Lake City, Utah 84114
  • Phone: (866) 275-3675
  • Fax: (801) 530-6511
Virginia Board for Contractors, Department of Professional and Occupational Licensing
  • 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
  • Richmond, Virginia 23233
  • Phone: (804) 367-8511
  • Fax: (804) 527-4401
West Virginia Contractors Licensing Board, Division of Labor
  • State Capitol Complex
  • Building 6, Room B-749
  • Charleston, West Virginia 25305
  • Phone: (304) 558-7890
  • Fax: (304) 558-5174

ADMINISTERING State Agencies for the NASCLA Accredited Electrical Examination Program

Arizona Registrar of Contractors
  • 1700 W. Washington St. Suite 105
  • Phoenix, Arizona 85007
  • Phone: (602) 542-1525
  • Fax: (602) 542-1599
Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors
  • 600 North Street
  • Baton Rouge, LA 70802
  • Phone: (225) 765-2301
  • Fax: (225) 765-2431
Mississippi State Board of Contractors
  • 215 Woodline Drive, Suite B
  • Jackson, Mississippi 39232
  • Phone: (800) 880-6161
  • Fax: (601) 354-6715
Missouri Office of Statewide Electrical Contractors
  • Post Office Box 1335
  • Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-1335
  • Phone: (573) 522-3280
  • Fax: (573) 751-6301
South Carolina Contractors' Licensing Board
  • 110 Centerview Drive
  • Columbia, South Carolina 29210
  • Phone: (803) 896-8307
  • Fax: (803) 896-4814
South Carolina Residential Builders Commission
  • Post Office Box 11329
  • Columbia, South Carolina 29211
  • Phone: (803) 896-4686
  • Fax: (803) 896-4814

Additional ACCEPTING State Agencies for the NASCLA Accredited Electrical Examination Program

Alabama Electrical Contractors Board
  • 2777 Zelda Road9
  • Montgomery, Alabama 36106
  • Phone: (866) 873-4664
  • Fax: (334) 263-6115
Florida Electrical Contractors’ Licensing Board
  • 2601 Blair Stone Road
  • Tallahassee, Florida 32399
  • Phone: (850) 487-1395
  • Fax: (850) 921-0038
Virginia Board for Contractors, Department of Professional and Occupational Licensing
  • 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
  • Richmond, Virginia 23233
  • Phone: (804) 367-8511
  • Fax: (804) 527-4401