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Controlling Person (ELC 1)

This application is used to apply for licensure as a controlling person. A controlling person is a person who has the power to manage a company, with direct or indirect control of 50% or more of the voting securities, power to endorse any negotiable payment on behalf of the company or is authorized to enter into a contractual relationship with a client company.

Application Requirements:
  • NOTE: A controlling person's license shall exist only in conjunction with a licensed Employee Leasing Company. If the applicant is applying to be the Controlling Person of a new company, the company application must be submitted at the same time.
  • AGE: Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Education/experience: The applicant must have ten years of education, managerial, or business experience to successfully operate or be a controlling person of an employee leasing company.

  • Financial/CREDIT: Complete an IRS Form 8821 for each controlling person applicant. Submit an individual credit report from a nationally recognized credit reporting agency, which includes a public records statement that records have been checked at local, state, and federal levels.

  • FINGERPRINTS: An applicant must have a background check as part of the licensing process. To learn more about fingerprinting, please visit our Fingerprinting webpage.
  • FEE: Pay the required fee as provided in the application. If applying online, you can pay with a credit card or electronic check. If mailing your application, please include a check payable to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Military veterans, their spouses and Florida National Guard members may be eligible for a fee waiver, fee reimbursement, and/or fee discount. Please visit our DBPR Military Services page for more information.
  • APPLICATION: Complete the application by clicking on the "Online Services" link or the "Printable Application" link at the bottom of the page.


If you have questions or need assistance in completing this application, please call the Customer Contact Center at 850.487.1395 or use our convenient contact form.

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2601 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee FL 32399 :: Email: Customer Contact Center :: Customer Contact Center: 850.487.1395