Paperless Licensing, effective 05/04/2018

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation is excited to announce an advancement in how we license electrical contractors in the State of Florida.
The Department has implemented an innovative way to expedite the licensing process for electrical contractors. The Department will no longer be mailing licenses upon issuance, as licensees can now print their licenses by logging into their secure online account with the Department. This will allow new licensees to enter the work force at least 7 to 10 business days early, whereas, in the past, they would have to wait for the license to arrive in the mail. In addition to new licenses, this process will allow licensees to renew online and print the license at their convenience, as well as print duplicate licenses as needed without paying a fee.

Electrical Contractors

Electrical Contractors

Ruthanne Christie, Executive Director

The Electrical Contractors’ Licensing Board is responsible for licensing and regulating electrical contractors. 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 rulemaking to implement the provisions set forth in its statutes and conducts other general business, as necessary.

Know Your Scope chart

List of Acceptable Credit Reporting Agencies

Endorsement List

Business Information

Getting Started In Electrical Contractors

General Terms
In general an “alarm system contractor” means a person whose business includes the execution of contracts requiring the experience and skill to lay out, fabricate, install, maintain, alter, repair, monitor, inspect, replace, or service any electrical device, signaling device or combination of electrical devices used to signal or detect a burglary, fire, robbery, or medical emergency.
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.

Electrical Contractor

EC – An “electrical contractor” means a person who conducts business in the electrical trade field and who has the experience and knowledge 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.

Alarm System Contractor I

EF – An “alarm system contractor I” means an alarm system contractor whose business includes all types of alarm systems for all purposes.

Alarm System Contractor II

EG – An “alarm system contractor II” means an alarm system contractor whose business includes all types of alarm systems other than fire, for all purposes.

Registered Alarm System Contractor I

EY (EH)* – A “registered alarm system contractor I” means an alarm system contractor whose business includes all types of alarm systems for all purposes. A registered “alarm system contractor I” may contract only in the cities and/or counties for which his or her registration is issued. * EY and EZ are the alpha letters currently being used. No new licenses are issued with EH and EI, however old licenses with these designation can be renewed.

Registered Alarm System Contractor II

EZ (EI)* – A “registered alarm system contractor II” means an alarm system contractor whose business includes all types of alarm systems, other than fire, for all purposes. A “registered alarm system contractor II” may contract only in the cities and/or counties for which his or her registration is issued. * EY and EZ are the alpha letters currently being used. No new licenses are issued with EH and EI, however old licenses with these designations can be renewed.

Registered Residential Alarm System Contractor

EJ – A “registered residential alarm system contractor” means an alarm system contractor whose business is limited to burglar alarm systems in single-family residential, quadruplex housing, and mobile homes of a residential occupancy class. A “registered residential alarm system contractor” may contract only in the cities and/or counties for which his or her registration is issued.

Registered Electrical Contractor

ER – A “registered electrical contractor” means an electrical contractor who has registered with the department pursuant to fulfilling the competency requirements in the jurisdiction for which the registration is issued. A “registered electrical contractor” may contract for electrical systems, including all specialty categories, only in the cities and/or counties for which his or her registration is issued. A “registered electrical contractor” MAY NOT contract for any alarm system.

Specialty Contractor

ES – A “specialty contractor” means a contractor whose scope of practice is limited to a specific segment of electrical or alarm system contracting, including, but not limited to: elevator specialist (class code 066), utility line electrical specialist (class code 068), low voltage system specialist (class code 069), residential electrical contracting (class code 043), maintenance of electrical fixtures (class code 065), and fabrication, erection, installation, and maintenance of electrical advertising signs (class code 067).

Registered Electrical Specialty Contractor

ET – A “registered electrical specialty contractor” elevator specialist (class code 066), utility line electrical specialist (class code 068), low voltage system specialist (class code 069), residential electrical contracting (class code 043), maintenance of electrical fixtures (class code 065), and fabrication, erection, installation, and maintenance of electrical advertising signs (class code 067). A “registered electrical specialty contractor” may contract only in the cities and/or counties for which his or her registration is issued.

Certified Licenses
Certified licenses are statewide; a certified license allows you to work as a contractor anywhere in Florida. 

Registered Licenses
Registered licenses are limited to certain local jurisdictions; a registered license only allows you to work in the cities or counties where you have a competency card. 

Electrical
  • Registered Electrical Contractor – Initial License (ECLB 3) Start Now
  • Registered Electrical Contractor – Initial Inactive License (ECLB 3) Start Now
  • Registered Electrical Contractor – Qualify Additional Business (ECLB 3) Start Now
  • Registered Electrical Contractor – Reactivate license (ECLB 3) Start Now
  • Registered Electrical Contractor – Transfer to New Business (ECLB 3) Start Now
  • Registered Electrical Contractor – Add a County (ECLB 3) Start Now
Alarm System I
  • Registered Alarm System Contractor I – Initial License (ECLB 3) Start Now
  • Registered Alarm System Contractor I – Initial Inactive License (ECLB 3) Start Now
  • Registered Alarm System Contractor I – Qualify Additional Business (ECLB 3) Start Now
  • Registered Alarm System Contractor I – Reactivate License (ECLB 3) Start Now
  • Registered Alarm System Contractor I – Transfer to New Business (ECLB 3) Start Now
  • Registered Alarm System Contractor I – Add a County (ECLB 3) Start Now
Alarm System II
  • Registered Alarm System Contractor II – Initial License (ECLB 3) Start Now
  • Registered Alarm System Contractor II – Initial Inactive License (ECLB 3) Start Now
  • Registered Alarm System Contractor II – Qualify Additional Business (ECLB 3) Start Now
  • Registered Alarm System Contractor II – Reactivate License (ECLB 3) Start Now
  • Registered Alarm System Contractor II – Transfer to New Business (ECLB 3) Start Now
  • Registered Alarm System Contractor II – Add a County (ECLB 3) Start Now
Specialty
  • Registered Specialty Electrical Contractor – Initial License (ECLB 3) Start Now
  • Registered Specialty Electrical Contractor – Initial Inactive License (ECLB 3) Start Now
  • Registered Specialty Electrical Contractor – Qualify Additional Business (ECLB 3) Start Now
  • Registered Specialty Electrical Contractor – Reactivate License (ECLB 3) Start Now
  • Registered Specialty Electrical Contractor – Transfer to New Business (ECLB 3) Start Now
  • Registered Specialty Electrical Contractor – Add a County (ECLB 3) Start Now

Continuing Education Provider and Course Approval

Examination Information

DBPR offers electrical examinations in a computer-based testing (CBT) format. Candidates who have been approved to sit for one of the following examinations may do so by contacting the department’s examination vendor, Pearson VUE. Examinations are available on a daily basis at testing sites throughout the world. For more information, including scheduling and examination references, visit the Electrical Examinations Information page.

Fee Waiver Applications

Certified Licenses

  • Designation of Primary and Secondary Qualifying Agents (ECLB 5) Start Now
  • Change of Status (ECLB 6) Start Now
  • Request for Address or Personal Name Change (ECLB 7) Start Now
  • Reinstate Null and Void Certification (ECLB 10) Start Now

Registered Licenses

  • Designation of Primary and Secondary Qualifying Agents (ECLB 5) Start Now
  • Change of Status (ECLB 6) Start Now
  • Request for Address or Personal Name Change (ECLB 7) Start Now
  • Reinstate Null and Void Certification (ECLB 10) 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
Certified Electrical Contractor 14 hours of Continuing Education must include:
7 hours technical, 1 hour workers’ compensation, 1 hour workplace safety, 1 hour business practices, 1 hour Florida Building Code advanced module course, 1 hour Florida Laws & Rules, 2 hours false alarm prevention (for all certified and registered alarm contractors and certified electrical contractors who perform alarm work), remaining hours general credit.
$300 8/31 Even Year
Certified Alarm System Contractor I 14 hours of Continuing Education must include:
7 hours technical, 1 hour workers’ compensation, 1 hour workplace safety, 1 hour business practices, 1 hour Florida Building Code advanced module course, 1 hour Florida Laws & Rules, 2 hours false alarm prevention (for all certified and registered alarm contractors and certified electrical contractors who perform alarm work), remaining hours general credit.
$300 8/31 Even Year
Certified Alarm System Contractor II 14 hours of Continuing Education must include:
7 hours technical, 1 hour workers’ compensation, 1 hour workplace safety, 1 hour business practices, 1 hour Florida Building Code advanced module course, 1 hour Florida Laws & Rules, 2 hours false alarm prevention (for all certified and registered alarm contractors and certified electrical contractors who perform alarm work), remaining hours general credit.
$300 8/31 Even Year
Certified Specialty Electrical Contractor 14 hours of Continuing Education must include:
7 hours technical, 1 hour workers’ compensation, 1 hour workplace safety, 1 hour business practices, 1 hour Florida Building Code advanced module course, 1 hour Florida Laws & Rules, remaining hours general credit.
$300 8/31 Even Year
Registered Electrical Contractor 14 hours of Continuing Education must include:
7 hours technical, 1 hour workers’ compensation, 1 hour workplace safety, 1 hour business practices, 1 hour Florida Building Code advanced module course, 1 hour Florida Laws & Rules, remaining hours general credit.
$125 8/31 Even Year
Registered Alarm System Contractor I 14 hours of Continuing Education must include:
7 hours technical, 1 hour workers’ compensation, 1 hour workplace safety, 1 hour business practices, 1 hour Florida Building Code advanced module course, 1 hour Florida Laws & Rules, 2 hours false alarm prevention (for all certified and registered alarm contractors and certified electrical contractors who perform alarm work), remaining hours general credit.
$125 8/31 Even Year
Registered Alarm System Contractor II 14 hours of Continuing Education must include:
7 hours technical, 1 hour workers’ compensation, 1 hour workplace safety, 1 hour business practices, 1 hour Florida Building Code advanced module course, 1 hour Florida Laws & Rules, 2 hours false alarm prevention (for all certified and registered alarm contractors and certified electrical contractors who perform alarm work), remaining hours general credit.
$125 8/31 Even Year
Registered Specialty Electrical Contractor 14 hours of Continuing Education must include:
7 hours technical, 1 hour workers’ compensation, 1 hour workplace safety, 1 hour business practices, 1 hour Florida Building Code advanced module course, 1 hour Florida Laws & Rules, remaining hours general credit.
$125 8/31 Even Year

Need Help?

All requests for publications, documents, forms, applications for licenses, permits and other similar certifications can be obtained by contacting the Customer Contact Center.

Division of Professions
Electrical Contractors’ Licensing Board
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0791

Telephone: 850.487.1395
Facsimile: 850.488.8040