Renew your contractor license before the expiry date. As a general contractor, you are required to take 14 hours of continuing education courses to maintain your license. You can then apply to renew your license before it expires so you can stay certified in Florida. What are the requirements to become a general contractor in Florida?
Any attorney in good standing with the Florida Bar qualifies to take the licensing exam. If you're a lawyer, skip the pre-licensing class and include a copy of your current Bar card in your application. If you pass the licensing exam, you'll still need to take post-licensing courses before you can renew it later on.
Download the printable application form on the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation website. Go to myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/pro/cilb/apply/rf-new.html to apply for a registered plumbing contractor license. Go to myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/pro/cilb/apply/cf-new.html to apply for a certified plumbing contractor license.
Apply for a broker license. To become a real estate broker, complete 24 months of real estate experience within at least a 5-year period. You must also hold a current real estate sales associate license. Send an application to the DBPR and pass the official broker licensing test to meet the broker requirements in Florida.
The DBPR will send an email notification that the renewal period is open, at which time you can renew your license (s). This e-mail notification will sent be 90-120 days prior to the license expiration to the e-mail address on record. We encourage you to keep your information up-to-date and renew online.
DBPR online services offer a quick and easy way to renew your license, find license requirements, apply for a license, and update a license. As of July 8, 2019, the Florida Board of Cosmetology along with the FLDBPR has released a paper-less license system.
Once your course completion posts to the DBPR website, you can log in to your account on myfloridalicense.com and print off your renewed license without paying any renewal fees. Here are the current biennial license and registration renewal fees (Again, there were no fees for 2019 and 2020):
In July of 2019, the Department Business and Professional Regulation (DBRR) announced on the Florida Board of Cosmetology page that they were moving to paperless licensing. This means that people who apply for a new license can get their licenses in hand faster. In addition, the wait for a renewed license has been eliminated with this change.