Emergency Order 2018-08696 has been issued in response to Hurricane Michael and is applicable to counties directly affected by the hurricane.

The order temporarily allows local building departments, if needed, to issue local specialty roofing licenses to roofers who are qualified in other localities within the State of Florida. These specialty licenses would be subject to local disciplinary oversight like other local specialty licenses.

The order extends the exemption found in section 489.103(19), F.S. to cover repairs to non-residential structures by non-profit organizations, including community centers, houses of worship, and sports facilities.  For-profit commercial buildings are not included in this temporary expansion of the exemption.

For purposes of tarp installation, the order clarifies that Section 489.103(6), Florida Statutes provides an exemption to contractor’s license for: “The sale or installation of any finished products, materials, or articles of merchandise that are not fabricated into and do not become a permanent fixed part of the structure, such as awnings . . .” So long as the tarp installation complies with this exemption, a state contractor’s license is not required.

Construction Industry

Construction Industry

Daniel Biggins, Executive Director

The Construction Industry Licensing Board is responsible for licensing and regulating the construction industry. The board meets regularly to consider applications for licensure, to review disciplinary cases, and to conduct informal hearings relating to licensure and discipline. The board engages in rule making to implement the provisions set forth in its statutes and conducts other general business, as necessary.

List of CILB Acceptable Credit Reporting Agencies

Business Information

Workers’ Compensation
The Construction Policy Tracking Database provides information regarding the coverage status of contractors. This system will send contractors automatic electronic notification of any changes to their contractor’s coverage status. Source: Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Workers’ Compensation.

Getting Started in the Construction Industry

General Terms In general the term “contractor” means the person who is qualified for, and shall only be responsible for, the project contracted for and means, except as exempted in this part, the person who, for compensation, undertakes to, submits a bid to, or does himself or herself or by others construct, repair, alter, remodel, add to, demolish, subtract from, or improve any building or structure, including related improvements to real estate, for others or for resale to others; and whose job scope is substantially similar to the job scope described in one of the subsequent paragraphs of this subsection. For the purposes of regulation under this part, “demolish” applies only to demolition of steel tanks over 50 feet in height; towers over 50 feet in height; other structures over 50 feet in height, other than buildings or residences over three stories tall; and buildings or residences over three stories tall.

A “certified contractor” means any contractor who possesses a certificate of competency issued by the department and who shall be allowed to contract in any jurisdiction in the state without being required to fulfill the competency requirements of that jurisdiction. Certified contractors are designated by an occupation code which begins with the letter “C“.

A “registered contractor” means any contractor who has registered with the department pursuant to fulfilling the competency requirements in the jurisdiction for which the registration is issued. Registered contractors may contract only in such jurisdictions. Registered contractors are designated by an occupation code which begins with the letter “R“.

A “swimming pool specialty contractor” means a sub-contractor whose scope of work is limited to the scope of work of their particular specialty license. Swimming pool specialty contractor licenses may be issued in the areas of layout, structural, excavation, trim, decking, piping, and finishes. Swimming pool specialty contractors may not contract directly with the public, and must work under contract, under the supervision, and within the scope of work of a contractor licensed pursuant to Sections 489.105(3)(j) – (l), Florida Statutes.

General Contractor

CG and RG – A “general contractor” means a contractor whose services are unlimited as to the type of work which he or she may do.

Building Contractor

CB and RB– A “building contractor” means a contractor whose services are limited to the construction of commercial buildings and single-dwelling or multiple-dwelling residential buildings. These buildings cannot exceed three stories in height. A building contractor may also construct the “accessory use structures” in connection with these buildings. An accessory use structure would be a garage, guest house, garden shed, or other outbuildings. A building contractor is also a contractor whose services are limited to remodeling, repair, or improvement of any size building – if the services do not affect the structural elements of the building.

Residential Contractor

CR and RR – A “residential contractor” means a contractor whose services are limited to construction, remodeling, repair, or improvement of one-family, two-family, or three-family residences which are not more than two stories and the “accessory use structures” in connection with these buildings. An accessory use structure would be a garage, guest house, garden shed, or other outbuilding.

Sheet Metal Contractor

CS and RS – A “sheet metal contractor” means a contractor whose services are unlimited in the sheet metal trade and who has the experience and skill necessary for the manufacture, fabrication, assembling, handling, erection, installation, dismantling, conditioning, adjustment, insulation, alteration, repair, servicing, or design of ferrous or nonferrous metal work of U.S. No. 10 gauge or its equivalent or lighter gauge. A sheet metal contractor may also work with other materials, including, but not limited to, fiberglass.

Roofing Contractor

CC and RC – A “roofing contractor” means a contractor whose services are unlimited in the roofing trade. Roofing contractors have the experience, knowledge, and skill to install, maintain, repair, alter, extend, or design and use materials and items used in the installation, maintenance, extension, and alteration of all kinds of roofing, waterproofing, and coating, except when coating is not represented to protect, repair, waterproof, stop leaks, or extend the life of the roof. The scope of work of a roofing contractor also includes required roof-deck attachments and any repair or replacement of wood roof sheathing or fascia as needed during roof repair or replacement.

Class A Air-Conditioning Contractor

CA and RA – A “class A air-conditioning contractor” means a contractor whose services are unlimited in the execution of contracts requiring the experience, knowledge, and skill to install, maintain, repair, fabricate, alter, extend, or design central air-conditioning, refrigeration, heating, and ventilating systems. Class A Contractors may also execute contracts requiring experience in the installation, maintenance, repair, fabrication, alteration, extension or design of duct work in connection with a complete system but only to the extent that such duct work is performed by the contractor as is necessary to complete an air-distribution system, boiler and unfired pressure vessel systems, and all appurtenances, apparatus, or equipment used in connection with them. A “class A air-conditioning contractor” shall not perform any work such as liquefied petroleum or natural gas fuel lines within buildings, potable water lines or connections, sanitary sewer lines, swimming pool piping and filters, or electrical power wiring.

Class B Air-Conditioning Contractor

CA and RA – A “class B air-conditioning contractor” means a contractor whose services are limited to 25 tons of cooling and 500,000 BTU of heating in any one system in the execution of contracts requiring the experience, knowledge, and skill to install, maintain, repair, fabricate, alter, extend, or design central air-conditioning, refrigeration, heating, and ventilating systems, including duct work in connection with a complete system. A “class B air-conditioning contractor” shall not perform any work such as liquefied petroleum or natural gas fuel lines within buildings, potable water lines or connections, sanitary sewer lines, swimming pool piping and filters, or electrical power wiring.

Class C Air-conditioning Contractor

CA and RA – A “class C air-conditioning contractor” means a contractor whose business is limited to the servicing of air-conditioning, heating, or refrigeration systems, including any duct cleaning and equipment sanitizing which requires at least a partial disassembling of the system, and whose certification or registration, issued pursuant to this part, was valid on October 1, 1988. NOTE: No person not previously registered or certified as a “class C air-conditioning contractor” as of October 1, 1988, shall be so registered or certified after October 1, 1988.

Mechanical Contractor

CM and RM – A “mechanical contractor” means a contractor whose services are unlimited in the execution of contracts requiring the experience, knowledge, and skill to install, maintain, repair, fabricate, alter, extend, or design central air-conditioning, refrigeration, heating, and ventilating systems, including duct work in connection with a complete system. A “mechanical contractor” shall not perform work that involves potable water lines or connections, sanitary sewer lines, swimming pool piping and filters or electrical power wiring.

Commercial Pool/Spa Contractor

CP and RP – A “commercial pool/spa contractor” means a contractor whose scope of work involves, but is not limited to:

  • the construction, repair, and servicing of any swimming pool, or hot tub or spa, including the repair or replacement of existing equipment or the installation of new equipment, as necessary;
  • the layout, excavation, operation of construction pumps for dewatering purposes, steelwork, installation of light niches, construction of floors, guniting, fiberglassing, installation of tile and coping, installation of all perimeter and filter piping, installation of all filter equipment and chemical feeders of any type, plastering of the interior, construction of decks, construction of equipment rooms or housing for pool equipment, and installation of package pool heaters; and
  • includes the scope of work of a swimming pool/spa servicing contractor.
  • A “commercial pool/spa contractor” cannot perform direct connections to a sanitary sewer system or to potable water lines.
  • The installation, construction, modification, or replacement of equipment permanently attached to and associated with the pool or spa for the purpose of water treatment or cleaning of the pool or spa requires licensure; however, the usage of such equipment for the purposes of water treatment or cleaning shall not require licensure unless the usage involves construction, modification, or replacement of such equipment.
Residential Pool/Spa Contractor

CP and RP – A “residential pool/spa contractor” means a contractor whose scope of work involves, but is not limited to:

  • the construction, repair, and servicing of any residential swimming pool or hot tub or spa including the repair or replacement of existing equipment or the installation of new equipment, as necessary;
  • the layout, excavation, operation of construction pumps for dewatering purposes, steelwork, installation of light niches, construction of floors, guniting, fiberglassing, installation of tile and coping, installation of all perimeter and filter piping, installation of all filter equipment and chemical feeders of any type, plastering of the interior, construction of decks, installation of housing for pool equipment, and installation of package pool heaters; and
  • includes the scope of work of a swimming pool/spa servicing contractor.
  • A “residential pool/spa contractor” cannot perform direct connections to a sanitary sewer system or to potable water lines.
  • The installation, construction, modification, or replacement of equipment permanently attached to and associated with the pool or spa for the purpose of water treatment or cleaning of the pool or spa requires licensure; however, the usage of such equipment for the purposes of water treatment or cleaning shall not require licensure unless the usage involves construction, modification, or replacement of such equipment.
Swimming Pool/Spa Servicing Contractor

CP and RP – A “swimming pool/spa servicing contractor” means a contractor whose scope of work involves the servicing and repair of any swimming pool or hot tub or spa. The scope of such work may include any necessary piping and repairs, replacement and repair of existing equipment, or installation of new additional equipment as necessary. The scope of such work includes:

  • the reinstallation of tile and coping, repair and replacement of all piping, filter equipment, and chemical feeders of any type, replastering, reconstruction of decks, and reinstallation or addition of pool heaters;
  • the installation, construction, modification, substantial or complete disassembly, or replacement of equipment permanently attached to and associated with the pool or spa for the purpose of water treatment or cleaning of the pool or spa requires licensure; and
  • however, the usage of such equipment for the purposes of water treatment or cleaning shall not require licensure unless the usage involves construction, modification, substantial or complete disassembly, or replacement of such equipment.
Plumbing Contractor

CF and RF – A “plumbing contractor” means a contractor whose contracting business consists of the execution of contracts requiring the experience, financial means, knowledge, and skill to install, maintain, repair, alter, extend, or, when not prohibited by law, design plumbing. A plumbing contractor may install, maintain, repair, alter, extend, or design the following without obtaining any additional local regulatory license, certificate, or registration:

  • sanitary drainage or storm drainage facilities;
  • venting systems; public or private water supply systems;
  • septic tanks; drainage and supply wells;
  • swimming pool piping;
  • irrigation systems; or
  • solar heating water systems and all appurtenances, apparatus, or equipment used in connection with these, including boilers and pressure process piping and including the installation of water, natural gas, and storm and sanitary sewer lines; and water and sewer plants and substations;
  • the design and installation, maintenance, repair, alteration, or extension of air-piping, vacuum line piping, oxygen line piping, nitrous oxide piping, and all related medical gas systems;
  • fire line standpipes and fire sprinklers to the extent authorized by law; ink and chemical lines;
  • fuel oil and gasoline piping and tank and pump installation, except bulk storage plants; and
  • pneumatic control piping systems.
Underground Utility and Excavation Contractor

CU and RU – An “underground utility and excavation contractor” means a contractor whose services are limited to the construction, installation, and repair of:

  • main sanitary sewer collection systems;
  • main water distribution systems;
  • storm sewer collection systems;
  • the continuation of utility lines from the main systems to a point of termination up to and including the meter location for the individual occupancy, sewer collection systems at property line on residential or single-occupancy commercial properties, or on multioccupancy properties at manhole or wye lateral extended to an invert elevation as engineered to accommodate future building sewers, water distribution systems, or storm sewer collection systems at storm sewer structures; and
  • install empty underground conduits in rights-of-way, easements, platted rights-of-way in new site development, and sleeves for parking lot crossings no smaller than 2 inches in diameter, provided that each conduit system installed is designed by a licensed professional engineer or an authorized employee of a municipality, county, or public utility and that the installation of any such conduit does not include installation of any conductor wiring or connection to an energized electrical system.
  • An underground utility and excavation contractor shall not install any piping that is an integral part of a fire protection system as defined in s. 633.021 beginning at the point where the piping is used exclusively for such system.
Solar Contractor

CV – A “solar contractor” means a contractor whose services consist of the installation, alteration, repair, maintenance, relocation, or replacement of solar panels for potable solar water heating systems, swimming pool solar heating systems, and photovoltaic systems and any appurtenances, apparatus, or equipment used in connection with these systems.

Pollutant Storage Systems Contractor

PC – A “pollutant storage systems contractor” means a contractor whose services are limited to the installation, maintenance, repair, alteration, extension, or design and use of materials and items used in the installation, maintenance, extension, and alteration of, pollutant storage tanks.

Specialty Contractor

SCC, RX – A “specialty contractor” means a contractor whose scope of work and responsibility is limited to a particular phase of construction and whose scope is limited to a subset of the activities described in the categories established in s. 489.105, F.S.

Certified Contractor Licenses
A “certified contractor” means any contractor who possesses a certificate of competency issued by the department and who shall be allowed to contract in any jurisdiction in the state without being required to fulfill the competency requirements of that jurisdiction. Certified contractors are designated by an occupation code which begins with the letter “C“.

Air Conditioning
Certified Air Conditioning Contractor – Class A
  • CILB 1 – Initial and Retake Examination Application Start Now
  • CILB 5-G – Class A air conditioning contractor as an Individual Start Now
  • CILB 6-G – Class A air conditioning contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
  • CILB 7-G – Class A air conditioning contractor Qualify Additional Business Entity- new license Start Now
  • CILB 10 – Endorsement as Individual Class A air conditioning contractor Start Now
  • Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now
Certified Air Conditioning Contractor – Class B
  • CILB 1 – Initial and Retake Examination Application Start Now 
  • CILB 5-H –  Class B air conditioning contractor as an Individual Start Now 
  • CILB 6-H – Class B air conditioning contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
  • CILB 7-H – Class B air conditioning contractor Qualify Additional Business Entity- new license Start Now
  • CILB 10 – Endorsement as Individual Certified Class B air conditioning contractor Start Now
  • Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now
Building
  • CILB 1 – Initial and Retake Examination Application Start Now
  • CILB 5-B – Certified Building Contractor as an Individual Start Now
  • CILB 6-B – Certified Building Contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
  • CILB 7-B – Certified Building Contractor Qualify Additional BusinessStart Now
  • CILB 10 – Endorsement as Individual Certified Building Contractor Start Now
  • Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now
General
    • CILB 1 – Initial and Retake Examination Application Start Now
    • CILB 5-A – Certified General Contractor as an Individual Start Now
    • CILB 6-A – Certified General Contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
    • CILB 7-A – Certified General Contractor Qualify Additional Business Entity- new license Start Now
    • CILB 10 – Endorsement as Individual Certified General Contractor Start Now
    • Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now
Mechanical
  • CILB 1 – Initial and Retake Examination Application Start Now
  • CILB 5-F – Certified Mechanical Contractor as an IndividualStart Now
  • CILB 6-F – Certified Mechanical Contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
  • CILB 7-F – Certified Mechanical Contractor Qualify Additional Business Entity- new license Start Now
  • CILB 10 – Endorsement as Individual Certified Mechanical Contractor  Start Now
  • Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now
Plumbing
  • CILB 1 – Initial and Retake Examination Application Start Now
  • CILB 5-M – Certified Plumbing Contractor as an Individual Start Now
  • CILB 6-M – Certified Plumbing Contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
  • CILB 7-M – Certified Plumbing Contractor Qualify Additional Business Entity- new license Start Now
  • CILB 10 – Endorsement as Individual Certified Plumbing Contractor Start Now
  • Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now
Pollutant Storage System
  • CILB 1 – Initial and Retake Examination Application Start Now
  • CILB 5-P – Certified Pollutant Storage System Contractor as an Individual Start Now
  • CILB 6-P – Certified Pollutant Storage System Contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
  • CILB 7-P – Certified Pollutant Storage System Contractor Qualify Additional Business Entity- new license Start Now
  • CILB 10 – Endorsement as Individual Certified Pollutant Storage System Contractor  Start Now
  • Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003)  Start Now
Pool / Spa
Commercial
  • CILB 1 – Initial and Retake Examination Application Start Now
  • CILB 5-J – Certified Commercial Pool Contractor as an Individual Start Now
  • CILB 6-J – Certified Commercial Pool Contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
  • CILB 7-J – Certified Commercial Pool Contractor Qualify Additional Business Entity- new license Start Now
  • CILB 10 – Endorsement as Individual Certified Commercial Pool Contractor Start Now
  • Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now
Residential
  • CILB 1 – Initial and Retake Examination Application Start Now
  • CILB 5-K – Certified Residential Pool Contractor as an Individual Start Now
  • CILB 6-K – Certified Residential Pool Contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
  • CILB 7-K – Certified Residential Pool Contractor Qualify Additional Business Entity- new license Start Now
  • CILB 10 – Endorsement as Individual Certified Residential Pool Contractor Start Now
  • Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now
Servicing

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  • CILB 1 – Initial and Retake Examination Application Start Now
  • CILB 5-L – Certified Pool Pool/Spa – Servicing Contractor as an Individual Start Now
  • CILB 6-L – Certified Pool Pool/Spa – Servicing Contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
  • CILB 7-L – Certified Pool Pool/Spa – Servicing Contractor Qualify Additional Business Entity- new license Start Now
  • CILB 10 – Endorsement as Individual Certified Pool Pool/Spa – Servicing Contractor Start Now
  • Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now
Residential
  • CILB 1 – Initial and Retake Examination Application Start Now
  • CILB 5-C – Certified Residential Contractor as an Individual Start Now
  • CILB 6-C – Certified Residential Contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
  • CILB 7-C – Certified Residential Contractor Qualify Additional Business Entity- new license Start Now
  • CILB 10 – Endorsement as Individual Certified Residential Contractor Start Now
  • Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003)  Start Now
Roofing
  • CILB 1 – Initial and Retake Examination Application Start Now
  • CILB 5-I – Certified Roofing Contractor as an Individual Start Now
  • CILB 6-I – Certified Roofing Contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
  • CILB 7-I – Certified Roofing Contractor Qualify Additional Business Entity- new license Start Now
  • CILB 10 – Endorsement as Individual Certified Roofing Contractor Start Now
  • Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now
Sheet Metal
  • CILB 1 – Initial and Retake Examination Application Start Now
  • CILB 5-D – Certified Sheet Metal Contractor as an Individual Start Now
  • CILB 6-D – Certified Sheet Metal Contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
  • CILB 7-D – Certified Sheet Metal Contractor Qualify Additional Business Entity- new license Start Now
  • CILB 10 – Endorsement as Individual Certified Sheet Metal Contractor Start Now
  • Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now
Solar
  • CILB 1 – Initial and Retake Examination Application Start Now
  • CILB 5-O – Certified Solar Contractor as an Individual Start Now
  • CILB 6-O – Certified Solar Contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
  • CILB 7-O – Certified Solar Contractor Qualify Additional Business Entity- new license Start Now
  • CILB 10 – Endorsement as Individual Certified Solar Contractor Start Now
  • Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now
Specialty

Building Demolition

  • CILB 1 – Initial and Retake Examination Application Start Now
  • CILB 5-AD – Certified Building Demolition Specialty Contractor as an Individual Start Now
  • CILB 6-AD – Certified Building Demolition Specialty Contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
  • CILB 7-AD – Certified Building Demolition Specialty Contractor Qualify Additional Business Entity- new license Start Now
  • CILB 10 – Endorsement as Individual Certified Building Demolition Specialty Contractor  Start Now
  • Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003)  Start Now

Drywall

  • CILB 1 – Initial and Retake Examination Application Start Now
  • CILB 5-Q – Certified Drywall Specialty Contractor as an Individual Start Now
  • CILB 6-Q – Certified Drywall Specialty Contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
  • CILB 7-Q – Certified Drywall Specialty Contractor Qualify Additional Business Entity- new license Start Now
  • CILB 10 – Endorsement as Individual Certified Drywall Specialty Contractor Start Now
  • Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now

Gas Line

  • CILB 1 – Initial and Retake Examination Application Start Now
  • CILB 5-R – Certified Gas Line Specialty Contractor as an Individual Start Now
  • CILB 6-R – Certified Gas Line Specialty Contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
  • CILB 7-R – Certified Gas Line Specialty Contractor Qualify Additional Business Entity- new license Start Now
  • CILB 10 – Endorsement as Individual Certified Gas Line Specialty Contractor Start Now
  • Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now

Glass & Glazing

  • CILB 1 – Initial and Retake Examination Application Start Now
  • CILB 5-S – Certified Glass & Glazing Specialty Contractor as an Individual Start Now
  • CILB 6-S – Certified Glass & Glazing Specialty Contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
  • CILB 7-S – Certified Glass & Glazing Specialty Contractor Qualify Additional Business Entity- new license Start Now
  • CILB 10 – Endorsement as Individual Certified Glass & Glazing Specialty Contractor Start Now
  • Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now

Industrial Facilities

  • CILB 1 – Initial and Retake Examination Application Start Now
  • CILB 5-AF – Certified Industrial Facilities Specialty Contractor as an Individual Start Now
  • CILB 6-AF – Certified Industrial Facilities Specialty Contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
  • CILB 7-AF – Certified Industrial Facilities Specialty Contractor Qualify Additional Business Entity- new license Start Now
  • CILB 10 – Endorsement as Individual Certified Industrial Facilities Specialty Contractor Start Now
  • Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now

Irrigation

  • CILB 1 – Initial and Retake Examination Application Start Now
  • CILB 5-AC – Certified Irrigation Specialty Contractor as an Individual Start Now
  • CILB 6-AC – Certified Irrigation Specialty Contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
  • CILB 7-AC – Certified Irrigation Specialty Contractor Qualify Additional Business Entity- new license Start Now
  • CILB 10 – Endorsement as Individual Certified Irrigation Specialty Contractor Start Now
  • Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now

Marine

  • CILB 1 – Initial and Retake Examination Application Start Now
  • CILB 5-T – Certified Marine Specialty Contractor as an Individual Start Now
  • CILB 6-T – Certified Marine Specialty Contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
  • CILB 7-T – Certified Marine Specialty Contractor Qualify Additional Business Entity- new license Start Now
  • CILB 10 – Endorsement as Individual Certified Marine Specialty Contractor Start Now
  • Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now

Residential Pool/Spa Servicing

  • CILB 1 – Initial and Retake Examination Application Start Now
  • CILB 5-AE – Certified Residential Pool/Spa Servicing Specialty Contractor as an Individual Start Now
  • CILB 6-AE – Certified Residential Pool/Spa Servicing Specialty Contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
  • CILB 7-AE – Certified Residential Pool/Spa Servicing Specialty Contractor Qualify Additional Business Entity- new license Start Now
  • CILB 10 – Endorsement as Individual Certified Residential Pool/Spa Servicing Specialty Contractor Start Now
  • Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now

Structure

  • CILB 1 – Initial and Retake Examination Application Start Now
  • CILB 5-E – Certified Specialty Structure Contractor as an Individual Start Now
  • CILB 6-E – Certified Specialty Structure Contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
  • CILB 7-E – Certified Specialty Structure Contractor Qualify Additional Business Entity- new license Start Now
  • CILB 10 – Endorsement as Individual Certified Specialty Structure Contractor Start Now
  • Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now

Swimming Pool Layout

  • CILB 1 – Initial and Retake Examination Application Start Now
  • CILB 5-U – Certified Swimming Pool Layout Specialty Contractor as an Individual Start Now
  • CILB 6-U – Certified Swimming Pool Layout Specialty Contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
  • CILB 7-U – Certified Swimming Pool Layout Specialty Contractor Qualify Additional Business Entity- new license Start Now
  • CILB 10 – Endorsement as Individual Certified Swimming Pool Layout Specialty Contractor Start Now
  • Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now

Swimming Pool Structural

  • CILB 1 – Initial and Retake Examination Application Start Now
  • CILB 5-V – Certified Swimming Pool Structural Specialty Contractor as an Individual Start Now
  • CILB 6-V – Certified Swimming Pool Structural Specialty Contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
  • CILB 7-V – Certified Swimming Pool Structural Specialty Contractor Qualify Additional Business Entity- new license Start Now
  • CILB 10 – Endorsement as Individual Certified Swimming Pool Structural Specialty Contractor Start Now
  • Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now

Swimming Pool Excavation

  • CILB 1 – Initial and Retake Examination Application Start Now
  • CILB 5-W – Certified Swimming Pool Excavation Specialty Contractor as an Individual Start Now
  • CILB 6-W – Certified Swimming Pool Excavation Specialty Contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
  • CILB 7-W – Certified Swimming Pool Excavation Specialty Contractor Qualify Additional Business Entity- new license Start Now
  • CILB 10 – Endorsement as Individual Certified Swimming Pool Excavation Specialty Contractor Start Now
  • Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now

Swimming Pool Trim

  • CILB 1 – Initial and Retake Examination Application Start Now
  • CILB 5-X – Certified Swimming Pool Trim Specialty Contractor as an Individual Start Now
  • CILB 6-X – Certified Swimming Pool Trim Specialty Contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
  • CILB 7-X – Certified Swimming Pool Trim Specialty Contractor Qualify Additional Business Entity- new license Start Now
  • CILB 10 – Endorsement as Individual Certified Swimming Pool Trim Specialty Contractor Start Now
  • Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now

Swimming Pool Decking

  • CILB 1 – Initial and Retake Examination Application Start Now
  • CILB 5-Y – Certified Swimming Pool Decking Specialty Contractor as an Individual Start Now
  • CILB 6-Y – Certified Swimming Pool Decking Specialty Contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
  • CILB 7-Y – Certified Swimming Pool Decking Specialty Contractor Qualify Additional Business Entity- new license Start Now
  • CILB 10 – Endorsement as Individual Certified Swimming Pool Decking Specialty Contractor Start Now
  • Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now

Swimming Pool Piping

  • CILB 1 – Initial and Retake Examination Application Start Now
  • CILB 5-Z – Certified Swimming Pool Piping Specialty Contractor as an Individual Start Now
  • CILB 6-Z – Certified Swimming Pool Piping Specialty Contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
  • CILB 7-Z – Certified Swimming Pool Piping Specialty Contractor Qualify Additional Business Entity- new license Start Now
  • CILB 10 – Endorsement as Individual Certified Swimming Pool Piping Specialty Contractor Start Now
  • Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now

Swimming Pool Finishes

  • CILB 1 – Initial and Retake Examination Application Start Now
  • CILB 5-AA – Certified Swimming Pool Finishes Specialty Contractor as an Individual Start Now
  • CILB 6-AA – Certified Swimming Pool Finishes Specialty Contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
  • CILB 7-AA – Certified Swimming Pool Finishes Specialty Contractor Qualify Additional Business Entity- new license Start Now
  • CILB 10 – Endorsement as Individual Certified Swimming Pool Finishes Specialty Contractor Start Now
  • Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now

Tower

  • CILB 1 – Initial and Retake Examination Application Start Now
  • CILB 5-AB – Certified Tower Specialty Contractor as an Individual Start Now
  • CILB 6-AB – Certified Tower Specialty Contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
  • CILB 7-AB – Certified Tower Specialty Contractor Qualify Additional Business Entity- new license Start Now
  • CILB 10 – Endorsement as Individual Certified Tower Specialty Contractor Start Now
  • Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now
Underground Utility and Excavation
  • CILB 1 – Initial and Retake Examination Application Start Now
  • CILB 5-N – Certified Underground Utility and Excavation Contractor as an Individual Start Now
  • CILB 6-N – Certified Underground Utility and Excavation Contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
  • CILB 7-N – Certified Underground Utility and Excavation Contractor Qualify Additional Business Entity- new license Start Now
  • CILB 10 – Endorsement as Individual Certified Underground Utility and Excavation Contractor Start Now
  • Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now
Registration for Certified Swimming Pool Specialty Practical Examiner
  • CILB 21 – Registration for Swimming Pool Specialty Practical Examiner – Certified Start Now
Qualify Additional Business Entity with an existing license
  • CILB 9 – Qualify Additional Business Entity with an existing license Start Now

Registered Contractor Licenses
A “registered contractor” means any contractor who has registered with the department pursuant to fulfilling the competency requirements in the jurisdiction for which the registration is issued. Registered contractors may contract only in such jurisdictions. Registered contractors are designated by an occupation code which begins with the letter “R“.

Air Conditioning
  • CILB 2 – Registered Contractor as an Individual Start Now
  • CILB 3 – Registered Contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
  • CILB 4 – Registered Contractor Qualify Additional Business Entity – new license Start Now
Building
  • CILB 2 – Registered Contractor as an Individual Start Now
  • CILB 3 – Registered Contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
  • CILB 4 – Registered Contractor Qualify Additional Business Entity – new license Start Now
General
  • CILB 2 – Registered Contractor as an Individual Start Now
  • CILB 3 – Registered Contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
  • CILB 4 – Registered Contractor Qualify Additional Business Entity – new license Start Now
Mechanical
  • CILB 2 – Registered Contractor as an Individual Start Now
  • CILB 3 – Registered Contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
  • CILB 4 – Registered Contractor Qualify Additional Business Entity – new license Start Now
Plumbing
  • CILB 2 – Registered Contractor as an Individual Start Now
  • CILB 3 – Registered Contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
  • CILB 4 – Registered Contractor Qualify Additional Business Entity – new license Start Now
Pool / Spa
  • CILB 2 – Registered Contractor as an Individual Start Now
  • CILB 3 – Registered Contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
  • CILB 4 – Registered Contractor Qualify Additional Business Entity – new license Start Now
Precision Tank Tester
  • CILB 2 – Registered Contractor as an Individual Start Now
  • CILB 3 – Registered Contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
  • CILB 4 – Registered Contractor Qualify Additional Business Entity – new license Start Now
Residential
  • CILB 2 – Registered Contractor as an Individual Start Now
  • CILB 3 – Registered Contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
  • CILB 4 – Registered Contractor Qualify Additional Business Entity – new license Start Now
Roofing
  • CILB 2 – Registered Contractor as an Individual Start Now
  • CILB 3 – Registered Contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
  • CILB 4 – Registered Contractor Qualify Additional Business Entity – new license Start Now
Sheet Metal
  • CILB 2 – Registered Contractor as an Individual Start Now
  • CILB 3 – Registered Contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
  • CILB 4 – Registered Contractor Qualify Additional Business Entity – new license Start Now
Tank Lining Applicator
  • CILB 2 – Registered Contractor as an Individual Start Now
  • CILB 3 – Registered Contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
  • CILB 4 – Registered Contractor Qualify Additional Business Entity – new license Start Now
Underground Utility and Excavation
  • CILB 2 – Registered Contractor as an Individual Start Now
  • CILB 3 – Registered Contractor Qualifying Business Start Now
  • CILB 4 – Registered Contractor Qualify Additional Business Entity – new license Start Now
Registration for Registered Swimming Pool Specialty Practical Examiner
  • CILB 21 – Registration for Swimming Pool Specialty Practical Examiner – Registered Start Now
Limited Non-Renewable Registration
  • CILB 20 – Limited Non-Renewable Registration Start Now
Qualify Additional Business Entity with an existing license
  • CILB 9 – Qualify Additional Business Entity with an existing license Start Now
Continuing Education Provider and Course Approval
  • CILB 27 – Continuing Education Provider Approval Application Start Now
  • CILB 28 – Continuing Education Course Approval Application Start Now

Examination Information

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation has contracted with Professional Testing, Inc., to register candidates, develop, and score professional examinations for the Construction Industry Licensing Board. Individuals desiring to sit for construction trade knowledge, contract administration, project management, or business & finance examination parts are required to apply directly with Professional Testing, Inc. For more information, including scheduling and examination references, visit the Construction Examinations Information page.

Fee Waiver Applications

Note: If you have previously applied for your license, you may check your application status.

Certified Contractor Licenses

Active/Inactive Status Change
  • CILB 11 – Change of Status- Inactive to Active Individual Start Now 
  • CILB 12 – Change of Status- Inactive to Active and Qualify a Business Start Now 
  • CILB 13 – Change of Status- Inactive to Active and Qualify Additional Business Entity Start Now 
  • CILB 14 – Change of Status- Active to Inactive Start Now 
Individual/Business Status Change
  • CILB 15 – Change of Status – Individual to Qualifying Business Start Now 
  • CILB 16 – Change of Status – Individual to Qualifying Additional Business Start Now 
  • CILB 17 – Change of Status – Qualifying Business to Individual Start Now
  • CILB 18 – Change of Status – One Qualified Business to Another Qualified Business Start Now
  • CILB 19 – Change of Status – One Qualified Business to Another – Qualifying an Additional Business Entity Start Now
Address or Name Change
  • CILB 22 – Request for Address or Name Change Start Now
  • CILB 23 – Request for Name Change for Construction Business Entity  Start Now
Other Miscellaneous Requests
  • CILB 8 – Add, change or remove a Financially Responsible Officer Start Now
  • CILB 24 – Add or change a Qualifying Agent Start Now
  • CILB 26 – Reinstate Null and Void Certification or Registration Start Now

Registered Contractor Licenses

Active/Inactive Status Change
  • CILB 11 – Change of Status- Inactive to Active Individual Start Now
  • CILB 12 – Change of Status- Inactive to Active and Qualify a Business Start Now
  • CILB 13 – Change of Status- Inactive to Active and Qualify Additional Business Entity  Start Now
  • CILB 14 – Change of Status- Active to Inactive Start Now
Individual/Business Status Change
  • CILB 15 – Change of Status – Individual to Qualifying Business Start Now 
  • CILB 16 – Change of Status – Individual to Qualifying Additional Business Start Now 
  • CILB 17 – Change of Status – Qualifying Business to Individual Start Now
  • CILB 18 – Change of Status – One Qualified Business to Another Qualified Business Start Now
  • CILB 19 – Change of Status – One Qualified Business to Another – Qualifying an Additional Business Entity Start Now
Address or Name Change
  • CILB 22 – Request for Address or Name Change Start Now
  • CILB 23 – Request for Name Change for Construction Business Entity Start Now
Other Miscellaneous Requests
  • CILB 8 – Add, change or remove a Financially Responsible Officer Start Now
  • CILB 24 – Add or change a Qualifying Agent Start Now
  • CILB 26 – Reinstate Null and Void Certification or Registration Start Now

Education Course Lists

You may also use the department’s Find a CE Course tool to locate specific subject areas or course topics.

License Types Continuing Education Requirements Fee Expiration Date
Air Conditioning Contractor – Class A, B and C 14 hours of CE – minimum of 1 hour specialized or advanced module, 1 hour workplace safety, 1 hour business practices, 1 hour workers’ compensation, 1 hour laws and rules, and the remaining hours can be any board approved construction related instruction. $209 (+$50 per qualified business)) Registered:
8/31/ODD YEAR
Certified:
8/31/EVEN YEAR
Building Contractor 14 hours of CE – minimum of 1 hour specialized or advanced module, 1 hour workplace safety, 1 hour business practices, 1 hour workers’ compensation, 1 hour laws and rules, 1 hour of wind mitigation, and the remaining hours can be any board approved construction related instruction. $209 (+$50 per qualified business) Registered:
8/31/ODD YEAR
Certified:
8/31/EVEN YEAR
General Contractor 14 hours of CE – minimum of 1 hour specialized or advanced module, 1 hour workplace safety, 1 hour business practices, 1 hour workers’ compensation, 1 hour laws and rules, 1 hour of wind mitigation, and the remaining hours can be any board approved construction related instruction. $209 (+$50 per qualified business) Registered:
8/31/ODD YEAR
Certified:
8/31/EVEN YEAR
Mechanical Contractor 14 hours of CE – minimum of 1 hour specialized or advanced module, 1 hour workplace safety, 1 hour business practices, 1 hour workers’ compensation, 1 hour laws and rules, and the remaining hours can be any board approved construction related instruction. $209 (+$50 per qualified business) Registered:
8/31/ODD YEAR
Certified:
8/31/EVEN YEAR
Plumbing Contractor 14 hours of CE – minimum of 1 hour specialized or advanced module, 1 hour workplace safety, 1 hour business practices, 1 hour workers’ compensation, 1 hour laws and rules, and the remaining hours can be any board approved construction related instruction. $209 (+$50 per qualified business) Registered:
8/31/ODD YEAR
Certified:
8/31/EVEN YEAR
Pollutant Storage System Contractor 14 hours of CE – minimum of 1 hour specialized or advanced module, 1 hour workplace safety, 1 hour business practices, 1 hour workers’ compensation, 1 hour laws and rules, and the remaining hours can be any board approved construction related instruction. $209 (+$50 per qualified business) Certified:
8/31/EVEN YEAR
Pool/Spa Contractor – Commercial, Residential and Servicing;
Residential Pool/Spa Servicing Specialty
14 hours of CE – minimum of 1 hour specialized or advanced module, 1 hour workplace safety, 1 hour business practices, 1 hour workers’ compensation, 1 hour laws and rules, 1 hour of pool electrical requirements*, and the remaining hours can be any board approved construction related instruction.
*effective beginning with 2019 renewal cycle for registered contractors
$209 (+$50 per qualified business) Registered:
8/31/ODD YEAR
Certified:
8/31/EVEN YEAR
Precision Tank Tester Contractor 14 hours of CE – minimum of 1 hour specialized or advanced module, 1 hour workplace safety, 1 hour business practices, 1 hour workers’ compensation, 1 hour laws and rules, and the remaining hours can be any board approved construction related instruction. $209 (+$50 per qualified business) Registered:
8/31/ODD YEAR
Certified:
8/31/EVEN YEAR
Residential Contractor 14 hours of CE – minimum of 1 hour specialized or advanced module, 1 hour workplace safety, 1 hour business practices, 1 hour workers’ compensation, 1 hour laws and rules, 1 hour of wind mitigation, and the remaining hours can be any board approved construction related instruction. $209 (+$50 per qualified business) Registered:
8/31/ODD YEAR
Certified:
8/31/EVEN YEAR
Roofing Contractor 14 hours of CE – minimum of 1 hour specialized or advanced module, 1 hour workplace safety, 1 hour business practices, 1 hour workers’ compensation, 1 hour laws and rules, 1 hour of wind mitigation, and the remaining hours can be any board approved construction related instruction. $209 (+$50 per qualified business) Registered:
8/31/ODD YEAR
Certified:
8/31/EVEN YEAR
Sheet Metal Contractor 14 hours of CE – minimum of 1 hour specialized or advanced module, 1 hour workplace safety, 1 hour business practices, 1 hour workers’ compensation, 1 hour laws and rules, and the remaining hours can be any board approved construction related instruction. $209 (+$50 per qualified business) Registered:
8/31/ODD YEAR
Certified:
8/31/EVEN YEAR
Solar Contractor 14 hours of CE – minimum of 1 hour specialized or advanced module, 1 hour workplace safety, 1 hour business practices, 1 hour workers’ compensation, 1 hour laws and rules, and the remaining hours can be any board approved construction related instruction. $209 (+$50 per qualified business) Registered:
8/31/ODD YEAR
Certified:
8/31/EVEN YEAR
Specialty Contractors – Glass & Glazing; Structure;  Tower 14 hours of CE – minimum of 1 hour specialized or advanced module, 1 hour workplace safety, 1 hour business practices, 1 hour workers’ compensation, 1 hour laws and rules, 1 hour of wind mitigation, and the remaining hours can be any board approved construction related instruction. $209 (+$50 per qualified business) Certified:
8/31/EVEN YEAR
Specialty Contractors – Demolition; Drywall; Gas Line; Industrial Facilities; Irrigation; Marine;  Swimming Pool Layout; Swimming Pool Structural; Swimming Pool Excavation; Swimming Pool Trim; Swimming Pool Decking; Swimming Pool Piping;  Swimming Pool Finishes 14 hours of CE – minimum of 1 hour specialized or advanced module, 1 hour workplace safety, 1 hour business practices, 1 hour workers’ compensation, 1 hour laws and rules, and the remaining hours can be any board approved construction related instruction. $209 (+$50 per qualified business) Certified:
8/31/EVEN YEAR
Tank Lining Applicator Contractor 14 hours of CE – minimum of 1 hour specialized or advanced module, 1 hour workplace safety, 1 hour business practices, 1 hour workers’ compensation, 1 hour laws and rules, and the remaining hours can be any board approved construction related instruction. $209 (+$50 per qualified business) Registered:
8/31/ODD YEAR
Underground Utility & Excavation Contractor 14 hours of CE – minimum of 1 hour specialized or advanced module, 1 hour workplace safety, 1 hour business practices, 1 hour workers’ compensation, 1 hour laws and rules, and the remaining hours can be any board approved construction related instruction. $209 (+$50 per qualified business) Registered:
8/31/ODD YEAR
Certified:
8/31/EVEN YEAR

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Division of Professions
Construction Industry Licensing Board
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Tallahassee, FL 32399-0791

Telephone: 850.487.1395
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