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Florida Contractor Continuing Education

We are a Florida DBPR approved online continuing education provider (DBPR provider ID is: 0005624 and our CILB CE provider license number is PVD1291).

Complete your continuing education to renew your FL contractor license today. All of our courses can be completed At Your Pace Online to help you meet the state's requirements to maintain your license. Once you finish your class you will have an official certificate of completion to save for your records, and we will report your course completion to the state for you.

If you hold a Certificate of Competency in Miami-Dade County, be sure to check out our special offerings towards the bottom of this page.

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$99 TOP SELLER

Florida 14 Hour Contractor CE Course

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This 14 hour course is specifically designed to meet the requirements for Florida Contractors. This course includes:

  • 2020 Advanced Building Code
  • Regulations Governing Contractors
  • Regulations Governing Wind Mitigation
  • Construction Safety
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Business Practices

This course meets all of your requirements (ADV,BSP,L&R,WC,WMM,WPS & GEN).

4.7 2213 Reviews
$19

Florida 1 Hour 2020 Advanced Building Code

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This 1 hour class on the 7th Edition of the Florida Building Code-Residential covers every significant change from the model code as selected by the Building Commission in their Analysis of Changes for the 7th Edition (2020). It fulfills the one hour of advanced building code needed to renew a license.

4.8 107 Reviews
$50

Florida 7 Hour 1st Time CE for Contractors

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The point of this 7 hour course for residential contractors in Florida is to provide continuing education content that is required for a first time renewal of a license. This course covers:

  • 2020 Advanced Building Code (1 Hour)
  • Regulations Governing Contractors (1 Hr General)
  • Building the Exterior Shell (2 Hrs General)
  • The Basics of Masonry (2 Hr General)
  • Drywall Fundamentals (1 Hr General)
4.8 333 Reviews
$150

Miami-Dade County 16 Hour Contractor CE Course

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This 16 hour package is specifically designed to meet the continuing education requirements for Florida contractors holding a Certificate of Competency in Miami-Dade County to renew their license.

This course includes:

  • Miami-Dade Ordinance Chapter 10 (1 Hr Laws & Rules)
  • Florida 2020 Advanced Building Code (1 Hr Advanced Building Code)
  • F.S. 713 Construction Lien Law (1 Hr Business Practices)
  • Regulations Governing Contractors (1.5 Hr Laws & Rules)
  • Regulations Governing Wind Mitigation (1.5 Hr Wind Mitigation)
  • Construction Safety (3 Hrs Workplace Safety)
  • Workers' Compensation (1 Hr Workers' Compensation)
  • Photovoltaic Systems (2 Hrs General)
  • Rainwater Harvesting (2 Hrs General)
  • Building the Exterior Shell (2 Hrs General)
4.8 180 Reviews
$99

Florida 14 Hour HVAC Contractor Package

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This 14 hour course is specifically designed to meet the continuing education requirements for Florida Contractors to renew their license.

This course includes:

  • 2020 Florida Advanced Building Code Update (1 Hr ADV)
  • Florida Business Practices: Liens (1 Hr Business Practices)
  • Regulations Governing Contractors (1 Hr Laws & Rules)
  • Regulations Governing Wind Mitigation (1 Hr Wind Mitigation)
  • Construction Safety (3 Hrs Workplace Safety)
  • Workers' Compensation (1 Hr Workers' Compensation)
  • The Basics of Masonry (2 Hr General)
  • Drywall Fundamentals (1 Hr General)
  • Building the Exterior Shell (3 Hrs General)

This course meets all of your requirements (ADV, BSP, L&R, WMM, WC & WPS)

4.8 113 Reviews
$99

Florida 14 Hour Pool/Spa Contractor Complete CE Package

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Complete your full 14 hours of continuing education for license renewal with this pool/spa package. Featured topics cover the core requirements for business practices, Florida Building Code advanced module, Florida laws & rules, workers' compensation, workplace safety, wind mitigation methodologies, pool electrical requirements, and general ed. All specialty contractors needing WMM or PER should take this series.

This course includes:

  • 1 Hour 2020 Building Code (ADV)
  • 2 Hour (BSP)
  • 1.5 Hour (L&R)
  • 1.5 Hour (WMM)
  • 1 Hour (WC)
  • 3 Hours (WPS)
  • 3 Hours (GEN)
  • 1 Hour (PEC)
4.7 191 Reviews
$99

Florida 14 Hour Plumbing Contractor Complete CE Package

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This 14 hour course will meet all of your renewal requirements. It Covers the required topics of:

  • 2020 Advanced Building Code 
  • Regulations Governing Contractors
  • Regulations Governing Wind Mitigation
  • Construction Safety
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Business Practices

Includes: (ADV,BSP,L&R,WC,WMM,WPS & GEN)

4.7 95 Reviews
$79

Miami Dade 8 Hour Contractor Fundamentals & Hot Topics

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This 8 hour course is specifically designed to meet half of the continuing education requirements for Florida contractors holding a Certificate of Competency in Miami-Dade County to renew their license.

This course includes:

  • Miami-Dade Ordinance Chapter 10 (1 Hr Laws & Rules)
  • F.S. 713 Construction Lien Law (1 Hrs Business Practices)
  • Rainwater Harvesting (2 Hrs General)
  • Photovoltaic Systems (2 Hrs General)
  • Building the Exterior Shell (2 Hrs General)
4.9 14 Reviews
$79

Miami-Dade County 8 Hour Contractor: Codes & Best Business Practices

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This course provides 8 hours of continuing education content for Florida Contractors who hold a Certificate of Competency in Miami-Dade County and are seeking to renew their licenses.

This course includes:

  • Miami-Dade Ordinance Chapter 10 (1 Hr Laws & Rules)
  • F.S. 713 Construction Lien Law (1 Hrs Business Practices)
  • Regulations Governing Wind Mitigation (1 Hrs General)
  • Construction Safety (3 Hrs General)
  • Workers' Compensation (1 Hr General)
  • Florida Advanced Building Code (1 Hrs General)
4.9 25 Reviews
$36

Florida 3 Hour Building the Exterior Shell

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 This is a 3 hour course covering the process of building the exterior shell for the Florida contractor, and counts as three hours of credit towards your education.

This class gives the reasons for building the exterior shell, as well as the process of building the exterior shell, the wall types and key components of the exterior wall, best practice for exterior walls, windows and doors, decks, roof assembly, foundations, chimney penetrations, and insulation.

4.8 12 Reviews
$36

Florida 3 Hour Construction Safety

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This is a 3 hour course covering the topic of construction safety for the Florida contractor, and counts as three hours of credit towards your education.

This class explains construction safety in detail, diving into topics like OSHA standards, job-site safety, common hazards, general safety practices, construction-specific safety practices, and the fatal four.

4.7 23 Reviews
$27

Florida 2 Hour Contractor Endorsement Course

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This class provides the 1 hour of approved continuing education on wind mitigation required for a General, Building, Residential, or Roofing Contractor’s license. It also provides the required hour of content needed to renew a license on the amendments adopted as part of the 2020 Florida Building Code selected as significant by the Building Commission.

4.8 10 Reviews
$27

Florida 2 Hour Basics of Masonry

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This is a 2 hour course that details the basics of masonry for the Florida contractor, and counts as two full hours of credit towards your education.

This class lists the common terms and definitions for masonry, and explains the process and basic operations for brick and block, forming a head joint, brick walls, cleaning brick, concrete masonry walls, and cleaning concrete masonry.

4.8 10 Reviews
$19

Florida 1 Hour Drywall Fundamentals

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This is a 1 hour course that covers the fundamentals of drywall, and counts as one hour of credit towards your education.

This class covers the basics of drywall, the installation process, best repair practices and common safety protocol relating to drywall installation. The course has been created with the student in mind, focusing on being easy-to-understand and informative, to maximize the use of your time.

4.5 10 Reviews
$19

Florida 1 Hour Workers Compensation

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This is a 1 hour course covering workers' compensation for the Florida contractor, and counts as a full hour of credit towards your education.

This class explains workers' compensation in detail, covering topics such as history of workers' compensation, basic requirements, self insurance, what to do when an injury occurs, enforcements, and the drug-free workplace program requirements.

4.7 35 Reviews
$19

Florida 1 Hour Business Practices

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This is a 1 hour course on advanced business practices in Florida for the contractor, and it covers the topic of liens in detail. The course is set up to be easy to work through and understand, and covers each detail of liens, from the purpose and function of liens all the way to the rules governing how liens must be created and delivered, to name a couple topics. This class counts as a full hour of credit.

4.6 36 Reviews
$19

Florida 1 Hour Regulations Governing Contractors

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This is a 1 hour course on the regulations that govern construction contracting, and counts as 1 hour of credit towards your education.

The class takes an in-depth look into the regulations, detailing topics such as the purpose and function of the laws, the risks of hiring unlicensed contractors, how to register as a licensed professional, and The Florida Homeowner's Construction Recovery Fund.

4.7 26 Reviews
$19

Florida 1 Hour Wind Mitigation Regulations

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This is a 1 hour course on the regulations and practices for wind mitigation, and counts as a full hour of credit towards your education.

4.8 97 Reviews
$19

Florida 1 Hour Pool Electrical Requirements

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In order to service the electrical systems of pools and similar water basins, specialty contractors in Florida must take this 1 hour required course for license renewal. Review state and federal standards, required practices for safe installation, maintenance, or repair of pools for commercial or residential use. This course satisfies 1 of the 14 hours needed for renewal, under FAC 61G4-18-001(2)(g).

This course satisfies the 1 hour PEC Pool requirement for pool electrical contractors.

4.8 57 Reviews

How to Renew a FL Contractor License

  • Registered Contractors must renew by August 31st every odd-numbered year.
  • Certified Contractors must renew by August 31st of even-numbered years.
  • All FL contractors are required to obtain 14 hours of continuing education every 2 years
  • Of the 14 total hours, 1 hour of each of the following topics must be completed:
    • Workplace Safety (WPS);
    • Workers' Compensation (WC);
    • Business Practices (BSP);
    • Advance Building Code (ADV);
    • Laws and Rules (L&R);
    • Wind Mitigation (WMM).
  • The remaining eight (8) hours are considered 'General' and can cover any of the listed topics above.
  • If your license was issued more than 1 year, but less than 2 years, prior to August 31st of the renewal year, you owe 7 hours of general credits of continuing education.
  • If your license was issued less than 12 months prior to August 31st of the renewal years, you do not owe any continuing education.
  • Miami-Dade County Certificate holders must complete 16 hours of continuing education every two years:
    • 1 hour must be on Chapter 10 of the Code of Miami-Dade County and 1 hour on the Construction Lien Law (F.S. 713).
    • The remaining 14 hours may be satisfied by any Board-approved courses.
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