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Only 11 More Days to Renew Your Florida Contractor’s License

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.

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).

Electrical Codes and Standards Training Institute (ECSTI) now offers fully approved online video courses, which fulfill all state and county, required electrical continued education. Our interactive online education courses for electricians and electrical contractors, are instructed by the highly acclaimed author and instructor, James Stallcup.

ECSTI’s FL 7-HR Courses Include:

  • Interactive coverage of changes to the National Electrical Code for the 2014 update.
  • Required Competency: Workplace Safety, Business Practices (Lien Law), Workers’ Compensation, Electrical Laws and Rules, Thermal and Moisture Protection (Advanced Module), and NFPA 70E Electrical Safety (Technical).
  • Interactive video course focuses on simplifying some of the more complicated rules pertaining to the design, installation and selection of wiring methods and equipment.

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

You don’t, but your 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.


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