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What does it mean to be Florida State Certified Residential Contractors?

The Florida, Department of Business and Proffestional Regulation (DBPR) regulates and licenses professional trades and occupations within the state. 

Listed below are the requirements needed to become a Certified Residential Contractor in the State of Florida:

  • Age:

    • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Proctored testing requirements:

    • Must take and pass the state certification examinations
      • Contract Administration
      • Project Management
      • Business & Finance
  • Experience / Education:

    • Education.
      • Exam candidates who have received a baccalaureate degree in building construction from an accredited 4-year college, or a related degree as approved by board rule, and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher are exempt from having to take the trade knowledge portion of the exam. 
      • Four-year construction-related degree from an accredited college (equivalent to three years’ experience) and one year proved experience applicable to the category for which you are applying.
      • One year of experience as a foreman and not less than three years of credits from accredited college-level courses.
      • One year of experience as a worker, one-year experience as a foreman, and two years of credits from accredited college-level courses.
      • Two years’ experience as a worker, one year experience as a foreman, and one year of credits from accredited college-level courses.
      • Four years’ experience as a worker or foreman of which at least one year must have been as a foreman.
    • Experience:
      • Foundation/Slabs
      • Masonry walls
      • Structural Demolition
      • Trusses
      • Column erection
      • Formwork for structural reinforced concrete
      • Structural wood framing (excluding platform framing)
  • Financial / Credit:

    • Applicants will need to provide proof of financial stability and responsibility by submitting personal credit reports. Credit reports must include a FICO derived credit score as statement that records have been checked at local, state, and federal levels by a state certified reporting agency.
  • Fingerprints and backround check:

    • An applicant must have a background check as part of the licensing process.
  • Insurance:

    • Applicants are required to attest that they have obtained public liability and property damage insurance in the amounts determined by Board rule. Applicants are also required to obtain worker's compensation insurance.


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