The Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Construction and the Associate in Science (A.S.), Construction Management degree programs at Seminole State College meet the educational requirements to sit for the licensing exams for Certified General Contractor (CGC), Certified Building Contractor (CB) and Certified Residential Contractor (CR) in the state of Florida. In addition to educational requirements, field experience including a minimum of one year of supervisory construction experience within the licensed category is required to pursue licensure.
For a full list of contractor licenses available in Florida and for information about licensure eligibility requirements, visit the State of Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
In addition to the educational requirements, additional requirements must be met. You must:
- Be 18 years of age
- Show proof of financial solvency — including submitting proof of a FICO credit score of a minimum of 660. You may purchase a surety bond if your credit score is lower.
- Scan and comply with an electronic fingerprint. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement offers a list of approved Livescan Device Vendors.
- Provide proof of general liability and workers’ compensation insurance
- Pass the Florida State Construction Exams
- Complete your application
- Pay all application and licensing fees
If you choose to become licensed in multiple states or practice in a different state, visit the General Contractor License Guide to view an interactive map with licensing requirements for each state.