Florida Plumbing Continuing Education FAQ

How often do I have to renew my plumbing license in Florida?

Every two years. Registered plumbing contractors renew their licenses by August 31 of odd-numbered years. Certified plumbing contractors renew their licenses by August 31 of even-numbered years.

How many hours of Continuing Education do I need to renew my Florida plumber license?

  • The Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board requires contractors obtain 14 hours of continuing education every 2 years including:
    • 1-hour - Workplace Safety
    • 1-hour - Workers' Compensation
    • 1-hour - Business Practices
    • 1-hour - Advanced Building Code
    • 1-hour - Laws and Rules
    • 1-hour - Wind Mitigation
  • The remaining 8 hours are considered 'General' and can cover any of our approved topics.
  • If your license was issued more than 1 year, but less than 2 years, prior to August 31st of the renewal year, you must complete 7 hours of general credits for the current renewal cycle.
  • If your license was issued less than 12 months prior to August 31st of the renewal years, you do not have to complete any continuing education for this cycle.

How do I renew my Certified Contractor Plumbers License?

To renew your license, you will need to create an account with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation website and complete the renewal process. Click here for the steps to create your account.

What is the fee to renew my Florida plumbing license?

Certified Contractor = $209 *
Registered Contractor = $209 *

* Includes $5 Unlicensed Activity fee and a fee of $4 which must be transferred to the Department of Community Affairs to fund projects relating to the building construction industry or continuing education programs offered to persons engaged in the building construction industry in Florida.

Who do I contact regarding a plumbing license in Florida?

Division of Professions
Construction Industry Licensing Board
1940 North Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0783
Phone: 850.487.1395

Website: http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/index.html


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