If you’ve thought about a career as an electrician, you need to be properly certified and licensed in the state of Florida. The Electrical Contractors Licensing Board will issue you your license. In the field of electrical contractor work, there are four specialties: electrical contractor, alarm contractor I (fire alarms), alarm contractor II (no fire alarms), and specialty: residential, lighting, utility line, etc.
You can pursue one or more of these specialty licenses.
If you want to pursue an electrical license, you need to do at least one of the following:
- Be a manager in this field for at least three years (must occur in the last six years).
- Be a supervisor in this field for at least four years (must occur in the last eight years).
- Have at least six years of education/training and/or experience in the electrical field (must occur in the last 12 years).
Each different electrical specialty also has their specific requirements that you need to follow. Every license is different. You may need to take an exam (or a few) or complete a number of courses.
When it comes to submitting your license application, there are many reasons you can be rejected. You could’ve failed your test. You could’ve missed a fee. You could’ve not had enough experience. You could’ve not had enough education. You could have poor credit. You could have a criminal background. Whatever the reason, the Board can reject you and you may have to apply again (if possible).