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Old 03-15-2019, 05:43 AM   #1
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Dbpr Licensing Status ?

Has anyone gone through the licensing process to be a residential, builder, or general contractor for the STATE OF FLORIDA?

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I am currently going through the process off becoming a licensed Residential contractor and have a couple of deficiencies. I had a professional company look it over and provide me with some help with organizing my application and giving me the correct verbiage to put in my experience section.

They told me to only put new construction experience, and not anything that was renovated. I have had only 2 new residential construction projects which added up to a year. I stated those on my application only and supplied proof of my 4 year college degree. It’s not construction related, but suffices for the 3 year substitution.

I have over 3 years of experience total in renovating residential homes, but was told by the professional company that experience wouldn’t count, so don’t put it down on the application. They said the 1 year of experience in new construction would be all that was needed. Now my application is showing “DEFICIENT” in experience.

Also, I submitted my personal and business credit reports. My credit core is above the minimum 660 needed, and there are no liens or judgments against me or my business. They all check out. BUT, the website is showing “DEFICIENT” for my financial/ credit statement. Am I supposed to submit a financial statement showing assets and liabilities too?

The professional company checked the box on the application that says “Financial Statement on file with the state”. I have never submitted a financial statement with the state. I didn’t think this was a part of the application. I thought the credit reports were it ?

Lastly, my fingerprints are showing deficient. I had them livescanned. Has anyone had issues with the livescan not being ready, or deficient?
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Old 03-15-2019, 08:56 PM   #2
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Re: Dbpr Licensing Status ?

We have a couple licensing experts here. I'll send a PM to the Florida expert Lisa Adams to take a look at your question.


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Old 03-15-2019, 09:13 PM   #3
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Re: Dbpr Licensing Status ?

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We have a couple licensing experts here. I'll send a PM to the Florida expert Lisa Adams to take a look at your question.

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Old 03-25-2019, 10:02 AM   #4
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Re: Dbpr Licensing Status ?

So sorry for the delay. I am just back from maternity leave today. I am assuming that you may have already received your license? The issue appears to me to be that there just had not been enough time for them to process. It takes all of 3 weeks to hear back from them with a real update.

If you still need anything, feel free to reach out!
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I have a question everything went complete with exception of Board Approval and CK valid rel yesterday on my application for General Contractor. The date changed to yestrrdays date on the chk valid rel but still shows deficient. Should I be concerned?
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Re: Dbpr Licensing Status ?

Passed my FL CGC in 2005. Not sure if process is the same now as it was back then. In 2005 qualified to being "allowed" to take the state exam. Two days of testing - 8 hours per day - but passed first time out Was told that failure rate was around 90% I've heard the testing process of two 8 hour days is still the same - But - Here was the surprise . . . even after being allowed to sit for and pass the state exam, STILL had to then meet all the experience qualifications, which included listing of all jobs I was on, all addresses, contractors worked for, dollar amounts, etc... etc...
There is a contributor to this site "Lisa" that is a fantastic specialist in the licensing requirements field. Good luck !!


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