Contractor Continuing Education FAQs

What are the requirements for licensed contractor continuing education?

As part of a contractor’s continuing education totaling 14 hour credit hours, he or she must complete at least one hour of the following:

  • Workplace Safety
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Business Practices
  • Advanced Module Building Code
  • Laws and Rules
  • Wind Mitigation Methodology*

*Required if you are a General, Building, Residential, Roofing, Specialty structure, or Glass and Glazing Specialty contractor

What are the requirements for licensed electrical contractor continuing education?

As part of a contractor’s continuing education totaling 14 hour credit hours, he or she must complete the following:

  • 7 hours technical
  • 1 hour workers’ compensation
  • 1 hour workplace safety
  • 1 hour business practices
  • 1-3 hours general
  • 1 hour Florida Building Code advanced module course
  • 2 hour False Alarm Prevention*

*Required if you are a certified and registered alarm contractor and/or certified electrical contractor who performs alarm work.

When do I need to complete my 14 hours of continuing education credit?

Both certified and registered Contractors are required to complete 14 hours of continuing education credit each biennium prior to the renewal period.

If your license was issued within a year of  August 31st in your renewal year you do NOT need to complete any continuing education.

How can I find out how many hours of continuing education I need to complete?

You can go online to the State’s website HERE to see exactly how many hours you owe for the current renewal cycle.

How are my continuing education hours reported to the state?

Contractor continuing education credits are submitted electronically to the state.  Credits are submitted within 30 business days or before license expiration on August 31st of each year.

How do I know my continuing education credit hours have been submitted and processed by the state?

You will receive a certificate of completion by mail upon successful completion of course(s).  You may also check www.myfloridalicense.com to verify credit hours were applied.

What is the deadline for obtaining continuing education credit?

Certified contractors, certified electrical and registered electrical and alarm contractors must obtain their continuing education credit by August 31 of every even-numbered year. Registered contractors must receive their credits by August 31 of every odd-numbered year.

How do I enroll and pay for a class?

You may register and submit your payment on our secure website or fax in a registration form downloadable on our website for each city where we conduct workshops.

To find a class in your area click HERE

What are your payment terms?

The Continuing Education Academy requires payment in full prior to course registration.  If you cannot attend a class and need to reschedule, your payment will be applied to a future CEA seminar for the same renewal year. There will be no refund of fees collected if a cancellation is made less than two business days prior to the seminar. A $10 cancellation fee will apply to all cancellations. There will be no refunds issued for no shows.

What does my registration fee include?

Full-day course registration includes lunch, attendance certificate and DBPR reporting of all licensed attendees.