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FL Construction Contractor - 14 HR Continuing Education

This is a self-paced course, which allows you to complete the material anytime, from anywhere, and has been approved by the FL Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR), Construction Industry Licensing Board (CILB). The 14 hour continuing education package includes everything you need for your renewal and is available for all Construction General, Building and Residential Contractors.

License Type: 0630
Ind/Org #: 11113424
Course #: 0612077
PVD #: 1362

 

Course Details & Benefits:

This self-paced course is broken down into modules and can be started/stopped at anytime. Each section will contain a quiz and will require a score of 70% or better to advance to the next section. Solutions will be provided for wrong answers, and students will have unlimited attempts to obtain a passing score on each quiz.

1. Topics Pertaining to Work Place Safety
The following section will cover current OSHA standards and requirements as applicable to the Construction Industry and Work Place Safety.

  • OSHA Standards for the Construction Industry
  • Criteria for Personal Protective Equipment
  • OSHA Standards for the Construction Industry - Tools, Hand and Power

2. Topics Pertaining to Workers Compensation
The following section will cover important business areas.

  • Workers' Compensation Insurance Requirements
  • Basic Contract Content and Development
  • Managing Contracts and Invoices
  • Identifying and Mitigating Risk

3. Topics Pertaining to Business Practices
The following section will cover important business areas;

  • Reading and Understanding Plans
  • Reading and Understanding Trade Specific Plans
  • Managing and Communicating with Clients
  • Basic Project Management
  • Basic Scheduling Concepts

4. Topics Pertaining to Florida Lien Laws
The following sections will cover important Florida Statutes, Lien Laws, and Constitution including The 2016 Florida Statue, Title 6: Civil Practice ad Procedure, Chapter 49: Construction Service of Process.

  • General Liens - Chapter 49 Constructive Service of Process
  • Construction Lien & Miscellaneous Liens
  • Oil and Gas Liens & Florida Uniform Federal and Lien Registration Act

5. Topics Pertaining to General Construction Safety
The following sections will cover important topics in Construction Safety.

  • Energy Standards IECC2009 - Development, Adoption and Maintenance addressing the design of energy-efficient buildings envelopes and installation of energy efficient mechanical, lighting and power systems through requirements emphasizing performance
  • Lead Safe Practices - Department of Labor Standards, De-leading and Lead-Safe Renovation
  • OSHA Subpart H - Rigging equipment for material handling
  • OSHA Subpart N - Material hoists, personnel hoists, and elevators
  • OSHA Subpart O - Motor Vehicles, Mechanized Equipment, and Marine Operations
  • OSHA Subpart W - Rollover protective structures (ROPS) for material handling equipment

6. Topics Pertaining to Wind Mitigation Methodologies
The following sections will cover important topics in Wind Mitigation Methodologies in Florida.

  • Installation techniques for hurricane mitigation retrofitting, Prescriptive Techniques for the installation of Gable-end bracing
  • Strengthening and fastening Roof Decking Attachments, and Secondary Water Barriers for Roofs
  • Learn how to visualize a continuous load path. Outline various methods for improving roof-to-wall connections
  • Review opening protection requirements and discuss approved products for opening protections

7. 2014 Advanced FBC Significant Changes
This course presents the significant code changes from the 2010 Florida Building Code to the 2014 Florida Building Code. The course highlights the differences and includes base code changes in the 2012 International Building Codes and the Florida specific changes.

This course was written by an industry expert and has received excessive praise by past customers for being highly engaging and informative. Our author is a nationally recognized lecturer on construction related topics and has authored several books, training/education programs and white papers. His construction experience and knowledge of the industry qualified him to be the 2010 president of the Builders Association of Greater Boston. He is also a Neutral for the American Arbitration Association where he hears construction related disputes. For more information on Wayne J. Del Pico, please visit his website, www.wjdelpico.com.

Upon completion of the course, your certificate is immediately available for download.

License Type: 0630
Ind/Org #: 11113424
Course #: 0612077
PVD #: 1362

Approved by the FL Construction Industry Licensing Board (CILB). Click here to view our letter of approval. 

Please be aware that some FL counties have different requirements for construction contractors CE's. Unfortunately, the FL DBPR and CILB do not provide us with the different requirements per county in addition to the CILB state regulations. You can find further information through the FL DBPR e-licensing portal website.

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Some of our competitors only grant you 30 days access to your course. When you enroll in our continuing education courses, you gain more than enough time to complete your course (4 months, to be exact). However, should you need more time, we'll make it happen! Our world-class customer support team is standing by to ensure your experience is as positive as it can be.

Renewing your license can sneak up on you, leaving you to rush to complete your continuing education at the last minute. We have a solution for you; our license management tools! Free with your account, simply add your license expiration date, and choose when you want to be notified. Our system will automatically notify you that your license is coming due for renewal. Choose between email and/or text notification.

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Resources:

Beginning with the 2018 license renewal, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation will be moving the Construction Industry Licensing Board & Electrical Contractors' Licensing Board to a paperless licensing system. If you have any questions, please contact the DBPR Customer Contact Center at (850) 487-1395, as agents are fully equipped to handle any inquiries.

Paperless licensing adds value for our licensees in the following ways:

  • They will now have the ability to print licenses "on demand" rather than waiting for a license to be mailed. This is true for both new applications as well as renewals, and will allow them to get their license faster and get to work more quickly.
  • Licensees will never have to pay for a duplicate license again, saving them money.
  • A licensee can print multiple copies of their license, giving them more flexibility.
 

For instruction on renewing, please click here.

For instructions on self-printing, please click here.

To visit the state site for more information, please click here.

  1. Do I have to renew an inactive license?
    You must renew your inactive license every two years.
  2. When do I renew my qualified business license?
    As of October 1, 2009, qualified business licenses are no longer required. You are not required to renew or maintain the qualified business license.
  3. What does current, active status mean?
    Your contractor’s license is current and you may practice within your scope of work.
  4. What does current, inactive status mean?
    Your contractor’s license is current, but you are not actively practicing within the construction profession.
  5. What does delinquent, active status mean?
    Your contractor’s license was not renewed by the expiration date. The status of your license before the expiration date was active. You may not practice with this license until the status has been updated.
  6. What does delinquent, inactive status mean?
    Your contractor’s license was not renewed by the expiration date. The status of your license before the expiration date was inactive.
  7. How do I reactivate my inactive license?
    You must complete the Department’s reactivation application, submit the reactivation fee and provide proof of completing the continuing education requirements for the renewal cycle immediately preceding your license reactivation.
  8. Can I reactivate my null and void license?
    Generally, you must start the licensure process over. If you are certified, you must retake the state contractor’s examination. However, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) has discretion to reinstate the certification of a licensee who failed to renew as a result of illness or economic hardship. The Department has discretion on a case-by-case basis to determine illness and economic hardship. To apply, you must submit a reinstatement application. Applications can be found online here.
  9. When I reapply, will I be able to get my old license number back?
    If your license is reinstated because of illness or hardship, you may keep the old license number. If the board does not reinstate your license and you reapply, you will receive a new license number, because the old license no longer exists.
  10. What are the fees to renew my certified and registered contractor’s license?
    • Current, active (individual) - $209.00
    • Current, Active(qualifying business) - $259.00
    • Delinquent, active (individual) - $309.00
    • Delinquent, Active(qualifying business) - $359.00
    • Current, inactive - $59.00
    • Delinquent, inactive - $218.00
  11. When do I renew my license?
    Certified contractors renew their licenses on August 31 of every even-numbered year. Registered contractors renew their licenses August 31 of every odd-numbered year.
  12. What is the application fee for a contractor to reactivate outside of a renewal period?
    The fee is $250.00.
  13. What is the fee for a contractor to become inactive outside a renewal period?
    The fee is $50.00. Please note that there is no fee required to become inactive during a renewal period.
  1. What are the CE requirements for license renewal?
    All contractors are required, as a part of the 14 hours of continuing education, to have at least one hour in each of the following areas of study: Workplace Safety, Workers' Compensation, Business Practices, Advanced Module Building Code, and Laws and Rules. Additionally General, Building, Residential, Roofing, Specialty Structure, and Glass and Glazing Specialty contractors must complete one hour of Wind Mitigation Methodology as part of their required 14- hours. The remaining are classified as general credits.
  2. Do I have to complete continuing education courses for each renewal cycle my license was inactive in order to reactivate my license?
    No. In 2012, the Florida Legislature passed House Bill 517 to limit reactivation requirements for licensed contractors to no more than one renewal cycle of continuing education. Therefore, a contractor may reactivate his or her license by completing the continuing education requirements for the renewal cycle immediately preceding license reactivation.
  3. Do I still need to take the Florida Building Code Core Course?
    No. Sections 489.115 and 553.841 of the Florida Statutes were amended to by the Florida Legislature to remove the core course requirement in 2009.
  4. I am changing my license status to inactive. Am I required to maintain my continuing education?
    No. However, when you reactivate your license, you must show proof of completing 14 hours of continuing education for the renewal cycle immediately preceding reactivation of your license. Included in the 14 hours, you must show that you have complied with all requirements for your license type.