The State of Florida does not hold reciprocal licensing agreements with other states. To work on a construction project for profit in the State of Florida, General Contractors must obtain a Division 1 Registered or Certified License through the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR).
As part of the licensing process, contractors are required to:
- Pass a local or state competency exam
- Undergo fingerprinting and a background check
- Hold the proper forms of insurance
- Complete continuing education courses upon renewal.
For a full overview of the general contractor licensing process in the State of Florida, please visit: