Individuals who have taken and passed a local licensing examination and have received a Certificate of Competency from a local jurisdiction, may apply for a REGISTERED license.
AGE:An individual applying for registration must be at least 18 years of age.
FINGERPRINTS:An applicant must have a background check as part of the licensing process.To learn more about fingerprinting, please visit our fingerprint FAQs.
FINANCIAL/CREDIT: Applicants will need to provide proof of financial stability and responsibility by submitting personal credit reports. Credit reports must include a FICO derived credit score and indicate that local, state and federal records have been searched.You may find additional information regarding the Board's financial requirements by visiting the Department's Financial Responsibility and Stability website.
INSURANCE:Applicants are required to attest that they have obtained public liability and property damage insurance in the amounts determined by Board rule. Applicants are also required to obtain workers compensation insurance or obtain an exemption from workers compensation insurance within 30 days of issuance of their license.
LOCAL LICENSE:In lieu of a state certification examination, applicants for registration must show evidence of possessing a certificate of competency from a local licensing office.The certificate must bear the applicant's name and the business entity to be qualified (if any) and must match the licensure category sought.
FEE: Pay the required fee as provided in the application. Make 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 "Printable Application" link at the bottom of the page.
MORE INFORMATION:Learn more about this profession's application requirements (use the back button or arrow to return to this 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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Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact the office by phone or by traditional mail.
If you have any questions, please contact 850.487.1395. *Pursuant to Section 455.275(1), Florida Statutes, effective October 1, 2012, licensees licensed under Chapter 455, F.S. must provide the Department with an email address if they have one.
The emails provided may be used for official communication with the licensee. However email addresses are public record. If you do not wish to supply a personal address, please provide the Department with an email address which can be made available to the public.
Please see our Chapter 455 page to determine if you are affected by this change.