Preparing for your General Contractors License in Florida

preparing general contractors licensePreparing general contractors license in Florida can be a daunting and time consuming task, if you aren’t sure what to expect. At Contractors Reporting Services, we want to make sure that each of our clients is fully prepared to take the necessary steps of earning their Florida Contractors license. We take the time to explain how to become a contractor and the requirements to keep a general contractor license in Florida.

We’ve given brief overviews of the steps to become a general contractor in Florida in previous blogs. Now, we want to take a moment and really dive into the steps required for you to start your career as a licensed general contractor.

The first step to earn your contractors license in Florida is to have at least four years of experience. We can’t help you with that, but we can advise you that you won’t be able to apply for your license without showing proof that you have worked in the industry for at least four years. So, start calling past employers and updating your resume, because you won’t be able to take the test without that proof.

The next step is to take the two exams: one in business and finance, and the other in trade. Please note that electrical contractors have different requirements and examinations than general contractors in Florida.

Taking the exam is where we want to step in and give you some advice. We can take over your license application after you complete the exam, but we need to make sure that you survive the general contractors exam first. There are several study programs in place to help you pass the test, such as Contractors Classes and many other learning programs.

Once you pass the exam, we can help you apply in preparing general contractors license and take everything from there. If you have any questions about the requirements of obtaining and maintaining your Florida General Contractors License, call our office.


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13795 N Nebraska Ave
Tampa, FL 33613