DBPR Bottom Line: Fast Facts for Florida Business Leaders

December 16, 2011

Dear Friends,

This week, our Department unveiled its annual media campaign to educate the public about the dangers of unlicensed activity. The multi-component media campaign focuses on encouraging Florida consumers to check for professional licensure before hiring someone to do any work that would require a professional license.

Florida law sets specific rules and guidelines for obtaining professional licensure, and the people who have met these requirements are held to professional standards. Unlicensed activity not only takes jobs away from law-abiding, state-licensed professionals; it can also pose serious personal or financial harm to consumers.

The most effective way to stop unlicensed activity is to hire only licensed Florida professionals. To verify professional licensure, please visit www.myfloridalicense.com or use the Department’s Smartphone app, available through the iPhone and Android markets.

Unlicensed activity is illegal and can result in misdemeanor or felony charges if an individual is convicted. Floridians should report any suspected unlicensed activity by emailing ULA@dbpr.state.fl.us or calling the Unlicensed Activity Hotline at 1-866-532-1440.

Sincerely,

Ken Lawson

Ken Lawson
Secretary

Department of Business and
Professional Regulation
1940 North Monroe Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Customer Contact Center:
850.487.1395

www.MyFloridaLicense.com

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