DBPR Secretary Extends Aug. 31 Renewal Deadline for Construction Licensees Due to Tropical Storm Fay
August 27, 2008
TALLAHASSEE—Today, Department of Business and Professional Regulation Secretary Charles W. Drago extended the license renewal deadline for all Certified Construction and Electrical and Alarm Contractor licensees by one month, from Aug. 31 to Sept. 30, due to Tropical Storm Fay’s recent sweep across Florida.
“I understand that some of our licensees may have spent the past several weeks preparing for Tropical Storm Fay, evacuating their homes, and making storm-related repairs. By extending this renewal deadline, we are ensuring that our licensees have every opportunity to remain in compliance with state regulation,” stated Secretary Drago.
Certified Construction and Electrical and Alarm Contractor licensees who have not yet renewed will have until Sept. 30. The extension of the renewal deadline will not affect the expiration date on the license, which will remain Aug. 31, 2010. Licensees who have already renewed do not need to do anything.
Licensees must complete all required continuing education in order to renew their licenses. Any continuing education completed prior to renewal, regardless of whether the licensee renews on Aug. 31 or Sept. 30, will apply to the 2006-2008 license cycle. As long as the licensee completes all continuing education requirements for 2006-2008, any continuing education taken after renewal but prior to Sept. 30 will apply to the 2008-2010 cycle.
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s mission is to license efficiently and regulate fairly. The Department licenses more than one million businesses and professionals ranging from real estate agents, veterinarians, and accountants to contractors and cosmetologists. For more information, please visit www.MyFloridaLicense.com.