Contractor CE Important Notice
New Continuing Education Requirements for Certified and Registered Contractors
November 15, 2007
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation is reminding all contractors who are certified and registered with the Construction Industry Licensing Board that they must now complete one hour of laws and rules-related continuing education as part of the 14 hours that is currently required during each licensure cycle.
In addition, with the passing of Senate Bill 1864, the board now requires all general, building, residential, roofing, specialty structure and glass and glazing contractors to complete one hour of continuing education related to wind mitigation methodologies as part of the 14 hours that is currently required. Wind mitigation methodology courses are defined as those topics listed in Section 553.844(2)(b)1.-5., Florida Statues. This change will take effect on November 15, 2007.
Enforcement of these new one hour requirements will begin with the expiration of certified licenses on August 31, 2008, and the expiration of registered licenses on August 31, 2009. Those licensees not in compliance with all continuing education requirements by the expiration date of their licenses may face non-renewal or disciplinary action.
Continuing Education Providers
Continuing education providers who wish to obtain approval to offer laws and rules-related courses must apply to the Department. All new courses, and existing courses must be evaluated by the Board and approved as laws and rules-related courses before credit will be offered. The Department will begin accepting applications for wind mitigation methodology continuing education courses on November 15, 2007. Application information for course providers is available on the Board’s website, at www.MyFloridaLicense.com>Direct to Our Division>Professions and Professional Boards>Construction Industry.