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When does my Florida Contractors license renew?

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Certified contractor licenses are statewide and allow you to work as a contractor anywhere in Florida. Certified contractors renew their license by August 31 each even-numbered year. Registered contractor licenses are limited to certain local jurisdictions and only allow you to work in the cities or counties where you hold a certificate of competency. Registered contractors renew their license by August 31 each odd-numbered year.

How much continuing education do I need to renew my Florida Contractors license?

All Registered Contractors and Certified Contractors are required to complete fourteen (14) hours of continuing education each renewal cycle.  Of the fourteen hours, one hour is required in each of the following topics:

  • Specialized or Advanced Module that is approved by the Florida Building Commission
  • Workplace Safety
  • Business Practices
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Laws and Rules Regulating the Construction Industry
  • Wind Mitigation Methodologies (if license is held in the following category:  General, Building, Residential, Roofing, Specialty Structure, or Glass & Glazing.

The remaining hours may include any of the above topics or general topics in the industry.

Where can I go to complete my continuing education?

Students can get all their required continuing education completed online. The Builders License Training Institute offers many 14-hour course packages and individual courses that designed specifically for Florida contractors.


“Your Florida 14-Hour narrated courses are excellent!  I learned a lot and enjoyed the course.  You make it easy for those of us who are not computer savvy.” 

                                          –David E.


Florida State Law requires that all construction contractor applicants to establish that they are both financially responsible and financially stable prior to issuance of their licenses. Contractors must maintain a financial stability while licensed. Builders License Training Institute also has two courses that meet the Florida “financial responsibilities” requirement.

  • 7-Hour Florida Financial Responsibilities: Effective Business Strategies – #0610623
  • 7-Hour Florida Online Contracts, Liability and Risk Management – #0610130

The Builders Licnese Training Institute hopes that you found our blog full of helpful information on your Florida Contractors License renewal. Be sure to check out our social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for more articles.

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4 States Have Electrical License Renewals In 2016

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Electrical Codes and Standards Training Institute (ECSTI) has compiled a list of states that require their electricians to renew their licenses in 2016. As an Electrician, you have worked hard to get where you are. It is always important to stay on top of your electrical license renewal requirements. The last thing you want to happen with your license is to have it lapse because of failure to complete the required continuing education.


Alabama: Alabama electrical contractors must renew their license annually. Continuing education must be completed every two years. License renewal dates occur quarterly:

  • March 31th, June 30th, Sept. 30th, and Dec. 31th
  • Electricians must renew their license by the end of the quarter in which their license was originally issued.

Electricians are required to complete 14 hours of approved continuing education every two years. 7 of the 14 hours must be based on the current NEC/NFPA and the remaining 7 hours must be on industry approved topics.


North Dakota: Electricians in North Dakota are required to complete 8 hours of continuing education annually. 4 of those 8 hours must cover the 2014 National Electrical Code. Electricians renew their licenses annually based on license type:

  • Journeyman: March 31st
  • Master Electrician: April 30th
  • Class B Electrician: April 30th
  • Apprentice: January 31st


South Dakota: Electricians in South Dakota must complete 16 hours of approved continuing education courses. Licenses must be renewed even numbered years on or before June 30th.

8 of the 16 hours must be on the 2014 National Electrical Code. The remaining 8 hours must be on state approved continuing education.


Wisconsin: Wisconsin electrical contractors must renew their licenses by June 30th every 4 years from the date you are licensed. Electricians are required to complete 18-24 hours of approved continuing education.

  • Master Electricians and Journeymen must complete 24 hours of CE
  • Industrial Journeymen Electricians, Residential Journeymen Electricians, and Residential Master Electricians must complete 18 hours.

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