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Electrical Contractor Licensing, Education & Exam Prep

A license is required in Florida to bid on any Electrical project. The process and exam for general, building, and residential contractors are similar to each other. We online exam prep, books for the exam, and additional services to help you obtain your license. All our training is offered in an online self-paced format. Our exam prep is designed to help you pass your test the first time, and is backed with our no pass, no pay policy. Our courses are available from almost any device, any time. We hope that you will make RocketCert your home to help you obtain your Florida Electrical Contractor's License.

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Scope of work

What type of work can be done with this license?

Licensed Contractor in Florida
  • Electrical Contractor

    Electrical Contractors are licensed to install, repair, alter, add to, or design electrical wiring, fixtures, appliances, apparatus, raceways, and conduit, including the electrical installations and systems within plants and substations and ALL alarm systems and specialty categories.

Requirements & steps

What are the requirements to getting a license?

Electrical Contractor RequirementsGeneral Requirements

Exam Requirements

  • Pass the Business and Finance Exam
  • Pass Electrical trade exam

Financial Requirements

  • Provide a personal credit report and a personal financial statement demonstrating a positive net worth.
  • Certification of Insurance Coverage
  • Provide a Business Credit Report and Business Financial Statement showing a net worth of at least $10,000.
Electrical Contractor Requirements Education/Experience Requirements

Applicants must meet ONE of the following critera to be eligible for an Electrical Contractors License

  • Be a licensed electrical engineer for 3 of the last 12 years; or
  • Have management experience in the trade for at least 3 years of the last 6 years; or
  • Have at least 4 years of experience as a foreman, supervisor or contractor in the trade in the last 8 years; or
  • Have at least 6 years of comprehensive training, technical education or broad experience associated with electrical contracting within the last 12 years; or
  • Have at least 6 years of technical experience in electrical work with the Armed Forces or government entity within the last 12 years; or
  • Have a combination of these qualifications totaling 6 years of experience.

In addition, the candidate for certified electrical contractor must include at least 40% of work that is in 3-phase services.

How do I obtain a license?

To apply for your license, contact the Florida DBPR at 850-487-1395 or visit the Contractor's Board Website.

14 hours of continuing education are required each renewal. Florida does not have any reciprocity agreements.

With RocketCert, our education is written but a combination of professional educators and industry professionals. Our exam prep is guaranteed to help you pass the exam, and is backed with our no pass, no pay policy. We pride ourselves on providing industry leading customer service. Also, if you find a better price, we will beat it by 20%.


RocketCert customer studying to pass their State exam through the RocketCert website or on the mobile app.
Exam Pre-Approval

The first step is to obtain pre-approval for your exam. This can be completed through PTI by calling 407-264-0562.

PURCHASE EXAM PREP, BOOKS, & STUDY!

Preparing to pass the State exam is a critical part of the licensing process. Failing the exam can result in substantial delays before you are able to work under your license. We offer industry leading exam prep and all of the required books, at an unbeatable price.

PASS THE STATE EXAM

After studying with RocketCert, you will be on your way to passing the required State exam(s) (see below). Contact PSI at 800-733-9267 to begin this process. Testing centers are setup throughout the State in larger cities.

Legal items

Next you will need to submit to background checks, form a legal entity, obtain all required insurance, and obtain a bond (if necessary).

APPLY FOR YOUR LICENSE

After completing all the steps above, it will be time to apply through DBPR to obtain your Florida Contractors License. Have questions or concerns with this process (or just a lack of time)? Our licensing specialists can help you with the process.

Exam

Which exam do I need to take?

To schedule your electrical exam, first obtain pre-approval with PTI by visiting floridaexam.com or call 407-264-0562. After you have been approved, you can schedule your exams with Pearson VUE at 888-204-6230.

Applicants are required to take the Business and Finance exam in additon to their required electrical exam (either Residential or unlimited)

Exam details Residential Electrical Contractor Exam

  • Total Questions: 80
  • Passing Score: 70% correct
  • Time: 5 Hours
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It’s the exam! Business and Finance

  • Total Questions: 120
  • Passing Score: 70% correct
  • Time: 6.5 Hours
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More info Unlimited Electrical Contractor Exam

  • Total Questions: 100
  • Passing Score: 70% correct
  • Time: 5 Hours
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Pre-Licensing, Exam Prep, & Books

How do I pass the exam?

The Florida exams are open book. The references below are permitted to be tabbed, highlighted, and used during your test! Unfortunately, our online course is NOT permitted to be accessed during the State exam.

The exam prep includes math and accounting, theory and calculations, highlighting guides covering the topics your exam is based on, practice questions for each reference, and unlimited attempts on our "test simulation".


Telecommunications Wiring, 3rd Edition

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Florida Contractors Manual (2017)

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OSHA 1926

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NEC 2017, NFPA 70: National Electrical Code

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NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, 2019

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NFPA 780: Standard for the Installation of Lightning Protection Systems 2017

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NFPA 101: Life Safety Code 2018

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NFPA 101: Life Safety Code Handbook 2018

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UL 681: Installation and Classification of Burglar and Holdup Alarm Systems

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UL 365: Standard for Police Station Connected Burglar Alarm Units and Systems

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Understanding and Servicing Alarm Systems

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Engineering Sign Structures: An Introduction to Analysis and Design

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Security: A Guide to Security System Design and Equipment Selection and Installation

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Neon Techniques and Handling

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Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures 17th Edition

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Florida Statutes Chapter 455, 2019
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About Us

Why should I choose RocketCert?

At RocketCert, we strive to be the best (while having fun in the process). This means having not only the best quality of education, but also industry leading technology. Best yet, we are here for you 24/7. Have a question or comment? Give us a call or contact us to send us a message. Ready to begin? Select your State above and start immediately. Of course, you can resume later!


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Why pay for something knowing your time with it is limited? At RocketCert, we believe in offering lifetime access to your training, even though it will not be needed.

EXPERT EDUCATION

Our education is written industry experts. We believe in helping you with your career, and that help begins with offering best in class education.

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