General Licensing Requirements For Concrete Contractors In Florida
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Applicants will also need to undergo a criminal background check, and they will need to submit proof of liability insurance and whatever else the Board deems necessary. This also includes active workers’ compensation coverage.
- You don’t have any liens against you or your company (a legal claim to possession of property).
- You must have a crest score of 660 or better. If you don’t meet this requirement, then we recommend that you request a licensing bond or irrevocable letter of credit.
- Division I (general) contractors must have a $20,000 bond and the bond is $10,000 for Division II contractors.
- You must complete a 14-hour financial responsibility course. You can register for the courses online.
- Download and fill out the application for the Florida State Construction Examination.
- If you pass your exam, then download and complete the application packet. You will need to fill it out as an individual or qualified business.
- With your application, you will need to submit a credit score report (demonstrating financial stability), and proof of your previous experience in concrete construction. Remember that you must have four years of experience or a combination of college and experience.
- Download and fill out the application for the Florida State Construction Examination. (If you already possess a Certificate of Competency, then you are exempt from taking the exam.)
- After passing the exam, download and complete the full application packet. You will need to complete the application as an individual or qualifying business.
- Submit a credit score report and a copy of the Certificate of Competency issued to you by your local jurisdiction (if you forgo the exam).
General Contractor Exam
We also want to touch on some additional requirements that often get skimmed over. You must be at least 18 years old to apply for a license, and you must show proof that you possess general liability and property damage insurance. This also includes worker’s compensation on a self-insured basis or through a commercial carrier or the Florida Workers’ Compensation Insurance system.