2012 Grandfathering Changes Do Not Apply to Electrical Contractors
July 03, 2012
There appears to be some confusion over the availability of grandfathering with the Electrical Contractors' Licensing Board. There were no legislative changes to Chapter 489, Part II, Florida Statutes, to allow for grandfathering of registered electrical contractors' licenses. There was a statutory change that allowed grandfathering under Chapter 489, Part I, Florida Statutes, affecting registered contractors with the Construction Industry Licensing Board.
We understand that some licensees have received letters from county building departments that they can grandfather their registered electrical contractor's license. These letters are incorrect and there is no grandfathering for registered electrical contractors at this time.
If you are interested in becoming certified you may file an application to take the examination. Applications may be found on the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation website; click on Apply For/Update License and then click on Electrical Contractors.
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