Your email and mailboxes are probably getting spammed like crazy because the schools are all fighting for your Continuing Education dollars. Prices are as high as $795 and as low as $69.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO PAY $795 OR $695 FOR A CLASS! Schools are sending out classes for all different prices.
Your Florida State Certified Contractor’s license will be up for renewal by August 31, 2020. Depending upon when your license was issued, some folks may need the full 14 hours of Continuing Education; others may only need 7 hours; it depends upon when your license was issued. The best way to check is through your www.myfloridalicense.com http://www.myfloridalicense.com account with the State of Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Your account will show how many hours of continuing education you will need for the 2020 Renewal cycle.
How many hours do I need? That depends on when you obtained your license:
- If your license is LESS than ONE (1) year, then you need 0 hours of CE.
- If your license is ONE (1) year, then you need 7 hours of CE.
- If your license is TWO (2) or more years, then you need 14 hours of CE.
Contractor Continuing Education can be completed through an online class or a live class. Below is our recommendation.
BEST DEAL Online: AAA School of Construction is offering a 14-hour package for $69 www.aaaconstructionschool.com
This is an audio course and no tests. If your hamster can listen and click a mouse, then you got this in the bag. Works on tablets and phones, too! It is a series of short videos; you let it run, then click through to the end. You will knock these out FAST!
AAA also has a partial packages available for those of you needing only 7 hours of continuing education.
BEST LIVE CLASS: Judge Doug Bench, the Comedy Judge https://floridahardhat2018.com/ Live classes are $175 and he does CE cruises! 352-562-5703
If you have more than one Florida license, provide all numbers to the continuing education provider. When you complete your continuing education courses, the provider reports the completion to the state electronically; you can check the status of the reporting at your www.myfloridalicense.com www.myfloridalicense.com account. Always keep your certificates of completion in case you should ever need them for future reference.
You must also pay your renewal for your Florida license by August 31st, 2020. On September 1st, your license will become delinquent and late fees will apply. HOW DO I RENEW? Call the DBPR at 850-485-1395 and renew by phone or you can renew through your online myfloridalicense.com account. So please mark your calendars so you do not miss this very important deadline!
Have a WONDERFUL day!