Construction Industry Licensing Board (CILB)
The purpose of the Construction Industry Licensing Board is to regulate the various groups within the construction industry. The CILB requires that every member of the industry complete 14 hours of continuing education courses every two years in order to stay licensed.
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- Click here to view important changes to the recovery fund by the CILB. These changes go into effect July 1, 2016.
- The new Residential Pool/Spa Servicing Specialty Contractor license went into effect June 22, 2015. Information can be found on the CILB website including a FAQ.
- The Construction Industry Licensing Board has amended Rule 61G4-16.009, FAC, to grant candidates more time to complete all portions of the initial lincensure examination for state certified contractors: Beginning November 1, 2011, examination candidates will be permitted four years from the date he or she initially sat for the initial licensure examination to pass all portions and will not be limited in the number of times they may re-take a test during the four year period. If you have any questions, visit www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/cilb/index.html or call 850-487-1395.
- View the official response to a declaratory statement brought before the CILB regarding service contractors converting public pools to gravity drainage.
- View a chart of dec statements from the CILB
- CILB Web site
- Florida Statute Chapter 489 – Contracting
- View CE Credits (log in to your personal account to view them)
- How to report unlicensed activity – DBPR’s toll-free hotline 866-532-1440 or e-mail ULA@dbpr.state.fl.us (report is forwarded to local office / investigator). A list of regulation offices can be found at www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/reg/contact.html
- State Contractors Exam Information
- Renew State License
- Subcontractor License: Application form and Examiner information
- Specialty License FAQs and Specialty License Rule
- Licensing Chart (scope of work by license) The information contained in this document is provided by the Florida Swimming Pool Association for general information only. The FSPA makes no representations of any kind, express or implied, with regard to the completeness, accuracy or reliability of the information contained in this licensing chart. Read the full disclaimer at the top of the chart before proceeding. Licensing chart for b/w printer.
Important decisions about your license are made at the Florida CILB. The Board meets for three days each month from January through November.
The meetings deal with disciplinary action, involve deliberation about the proper scope of work within each license category (opinion letters are issued with decisions) and other important policy issues are discussed.
The requirements and interpretations about Continuing Education and implementation of the public awareness program regarding unlicensed activities are other important issues frequently considered by this Board and its committees.
Licensed contractors can receive up to four hours of CILB-approved CE credit for attending the disciplinary proceedings with advance approval from the Board. The Regulation (61G4-18.001 Continuing Education Requirements for Certificate holders and Registrants) states: Of the required 14 hours of continuing education, up to four hours of credit may be earned by attending a meeting of the Board wherein disciplinary cases are considered. At least seven days advance notice of the intent to attend the disciplinary case session must be given to the Board, and the licensee must check in with Board staff prior to the beginning of the disciplinary proceedings. A maximum of four hours will be allowed during a renewal cycle. Credit hours shall be awarded on an hour for hour basis up to a maximum of four hours. Credit hours may not be earned when the licensee attends a disciplinary case session as a party to a disciplinary action.
The calendar of committee meetings and agenda material is posted prior to each meeting at the CILB Web site.