An electrician is a great career, especially if you end up working for yourself as your progress. Electricians can make a very good living and it is a rewarding job. In order to be an electrician, you need to be licensed and certified through the Electrical Contractors Licensing Board (ECLB).
There are four different ECLB certificates you can get including: Electrical contractor, Alarm contractor I (includes fire alarms), Alarm contractor II (excludes fire alarms), Specialty: residential, lighting, utility line, etc.
To become certified, you need to do at least one of the four requirements:
- Operate as a manager in your trade for at least three years that must be within the last six years.
- Act as a supervisor in your field for at least four years that must be within the last eight years.
- Show at least six years of education, training and/or experience in electrical work that must be within the last 12 years)
- Work as a licensed, professional electrical engineer for 3 or more years.
For each specific electrical specialty, there are different requirements needed so you must follow those. After you’ve met all the qualifications and taken the tests, you can apply and submit your application for your Florida electrical contractor’s license. Remember, there are fees with some of the things you will do throughout this process.
Take note that your application may be denied. Your work experience may not be enough, or maybe you missed a deadline or didn’t pass the test with a high enough score. There’s a varied number of reasons why you may have been denied. However, if you work with licensing professionals, we can make sure your electrical license application does not get denied. We know exactly what you need to qualify. We will help you fix your application and get everything up to the board’s standards.
Getting your Florida electrical license involves a lot of planning. You must know the requirements and deadlines. The contractor licensing application process can be extensive and stressful, but it doesn’t need to be. To get easily approved, it’s best to seek help from a contractor license professional. While Florida rejects 90 percent of contractor applications the first time, our team of contractor licensing professionals has a 95 percent approval rate. To schedule a free consultation and get started on your Florida contractor license application, click our Florida contractor’s license page or call us at 239-777-1028. Let’s get you your electrical contractor license today!