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Florida

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.

  • $279
    Res. Electrical
    Exam Prep
  • $1112 $1019
    Prep, Books, & Tabs
    Bundle
Individual taking the exam prep for Florida online with RocketCert
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.

  • Residential Electrical Contractor

    The scope of certification includes installation, repair, alteration, addition to, replacement of or design of electrical wiring, fixtures, appliances, apparatus, raceways, conduit, or any part thereof, in a 1, 2, 3, or 4 family residence not exceeding 2 stories in height, and accessory use structures in connection with the residence. The electrical service installed or worked upon is limited to single phase, 400 ampere single service

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 criteria 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 may have reciprocity agreements for this license. Contact the licensing board you are applying to see if they have reciprocity agreements for the license you currently hold.

With RocketCert, our education is written by 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 original price on any online course that we offer, we will beat it by 10%.


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)? Learn more about how we can assist with our Application Processing Program.

Exam

Which exam do I need to take?

All applicants must pass the Business & Finance exam, buy you may choose between two electrical exam options:

Take the state-specific exam (either Residential or unlimited) OR the NASCLA Accredited Electrical Exam

The NASCLA Electrical Exam is Currently Accepted by 15 state licensing boards as a substitute for the state's trade exam. For a full list of accepting agencies Click Here.


  • Total Questions: 100
  • Passing Score: 75 Correct
  • Time: 270 minutes
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Applicants must also pass their state's Business & Law Exam.

Exam details Residential Electrical Contractor Exam

  • Total Questions: 80
  • Passing Score: 70% correct
  • Time: 5 Hours
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More info Unlimited Electrical Contractor Exam

  • Total Questions: 100
  • Passing Score: 70% correct
  • Time: 5 Hours
  • OPEN BOOK
It’s the exam! Business and Finance

  • Total Questions: 120
  • Passing Score: 70% correct
  • Time: 6.5 Hours
  • OPEN BOOK

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.

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, highlighting guides covering the topics your exam is based on, practice questions for each reference, and unlimited attempts on our "test simulation".

Online Exam Prep Includes:

  • Calculation Lessons - Here, we teach you math concepts and how to solve calculations on test day. Calculation topics include Ohm’s Law, voltage drop, transformers, motors, box fill, and allowable fill for raceway sizing.
  • Highlighting Guides - Introduce the critical information in your book(s). This will familiarize you with each book’s content and its layout.
  • Quizzes - These practice quizzes are based on each individual book/reference. They reinforce key concepts.
  • Test Simulation / Practice Exam - Comprehensive exams randomly generated from our database of questions. Test simulations are restricted by time, and hints are disabled. Test simulations are as close to the real exam as you can get.
  • Guide to Tabbing - This section includes tabbing books and other test taking strategies to keep calm and focused during the exam.

On 6/1/2024, all Florida exams will be moving to the 2023 editions of the Florida Building Code.

Florida Residential Electrical Online Exam Prep

Included in the bundle

Lifetime Online Access to:

  • Florida Residential Electrical Online Exam Prep

Our online exam prep features:

Ideal for students who already own all references


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Florida Residential Electrical Bundle

Includes the following courses:

  • Florida Residential Electrical Online Exam Prep

Plus the following:

  • All the books to use during the exam
  • Permanent/Pre-Printed Tabs
  • Free Shipping!
  • Instructor Support
  • No Pass No Pay Policy
  • Lifetime Access from nearly any device

Do you also need?

$1,112 $1,019

These references may be used during the Residential Electrical Exam (Included in the bundle):

Florida Contractors Manual (2021)

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$139

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OSHA 1926

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$39

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NEC 2020, NFPA 70: National Electrical Code

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$149

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NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, 2019

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$149

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

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$149

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NFPA 101: Life Safety Code 2018

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$159

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Print for Your Business & Law Exam
FLORIDA STATUTES CHAPTER 455, 2019 (This reference is inside the FL contractors Manual)
Free / Online
Pre-printed or blank tabs are also available.

13-14 Book Tab Bundle

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$99

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Permanent Blank Tabs - 375 Pack

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$45

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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 7 days a week. 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!


LIFETIME ACCESS

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.

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

We are here for you. Have a question? Need support? Our team is available 7 days a week for technical support. We pride ourselves in taking care of you.

EASY REFUNDS

Fail your exam? Prefer a different style of course? Other events taking place in your life? Give us a call and we can process a refund within 30 days of purchase for any reason. Exam prep courses are backed with our No Pass, No Pay guarantee.