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Florida Electricians, It’s License Renewal Crunch Time!

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Certified Electricians, Registered Electricians and Alarm Contractors in Florida are required to renew their license every two years. The renewal deadline is August 31st each even numbered year (2014, 2016, 2018 etc). Along with submitting your renewal application to the Florida Electrical Contractors and licensing Board with the renewal fee ($300 Certified, $125 Registered, $50 fee for delinquent licenses). Licensees are also required to complete 14 hours of approved continuing education. The course providers must submit proof of completed hours to the State of Florida.

Florida Electrician License Renewal Information:

Certified Electricians: renew in even years (2016, 2018 etc). You must complete 14 hours of required continuing education (Breakdown or required hours below), submit a renewal application including $300 renewal fee.

Registered Electricians: renew even years (2016, 2018 etc). You must complete 14 hours of required continuing education (Breakdown or required hours below), submit a renewal application including $125 renewal fee.

Alarm Contractors: Registered Electricians: renew even years (2016, 2018 etc). you must complete 14 hours of required continuing education (Breakdown or required hours below), submit a renewal application including $125 renewal fee.

Do I have to turn in my Electrical Continuing Education Certificate to the state?

You don’t, but your course (or education) provider does. Approved electrical continuing education providers must submit all completed hours to the state so that they can be applied to your specific license. This is one of the many reasons choosing a high-quality training provider such as ECSTI is so important.

Are there special requirements for Miami-Dade County?

Yes, Electricians in Miami-Dade County must complete 16-hours of Continuing Education each licensing cycle (2 more than the 14 hours required elsewhere in the state). The Miami-Dade County Board states that no more than 50% of the total required continuing education hours can be completed online (8 hours maximum).