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Old 04-20-2016, 08:33 PM   #1
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Upgrading Crc To A Cgc


I have an active Florida CRC. I'm working with a structural engineering firm as a construction administrator and structural inspector, what type of documentation do i need to present in order to upgrade my license to a CGC? What statutes apply here? I've tried the statute search and its not giving me the answers I seek.
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Old 04-21-2016, 07:35 AM   #2
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Upgrading Requirements

From Residential to Building:
• A certified Residential contractor holding an active current license for a minimum of 3 yrs. If you meet this eligibility requirement you are exempted from the Employment History section of this application.
• You must also have passed the BC trade exams within the last 4 years from the date of submission of the new application.

From Residential to General:
• A certified Residential contractor holding an active current license for a minimum of 4 yrs. If you meet this eligibility requirement you are exempted from the Employment History section of this application.
• You must also have passed the GC trade exams within the last 4 years from the date of submission of the new application.

If you meet the dates above, you still have to complete the background check and credit check and submit with a new application. You will see the trade exams listed there. You do not have to redo your Business and Law, though.

If you are looking to "upgrade" using new experience gained, that is a whole different ball game because it is just like going for your license for the first time except now they can see where you work(where you are qualifying with your CRC) so anything that conflicts that is an automatic red flag.

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Re: Upgrading Crc To A Cgc


Thank you for taking my post seriously. I am aware of the first two options, but where you are headed with the third option is what I'd like to fully comprehend. So, it's like a whole "new " application. OK. Do I need to be an "employee" of the engineering firm I'm working with or does the affidavit i would be turning in with my new application just need sworn experience, with extensive documentation? If there is a statute for this, I sure would appreciate it. It seems that this condition should be spelled out somewhere, to avoid red flags.
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You have to work as a W2 employee or own a company that holds a CGC. Working for an Engineer will not give you the proper type of work experience as you can not say, "I was foreman on this 4+ story building and was in charge of masonry walls, elevated slabs... etc"

If you list that, you are admitting that you did something outside the scope of what your company can do. Really now that they can see your CRC, anything you submit experience wise that conflicts with where your license resides (ex: I work for ABC building that holds a CGC, but they see your license with XYZ Engineering firm) or anything that conflicts with the application you previously submitted causes an automatic board review.

At the board review if you can show the tax proof that you did take time off from whatever company your license currently qualifies or if the company you qualify does hold a CGC, then you will be fine.

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I know this is an old thread, but I have a question about my specific situation. I have held a CRC license since 1992. I first did interior trim, then built houses for several years. In 1998 I joined my late partner in the drywall business and let my CRC go inactive. After he passed in 2015, I activated my license again to qualify our company. I would like to upgrade to CGC (that's what he had). Do I qualify, and do I have to take the entire test again?
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Hello SCampbell,


You will need to retake the trade portions of the exams for the CGC license. The business and law does not need to be redone.



The "upgrade" method requires that you have held the CRC active and in good standing for a least 4 years. Sounds like you have!
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Lisa I have an active tower specialty license that hasn't being used since 2016 when I separated from my past employer. I recently applied for a change of status from qualifying business to individual. I did this because I'm working on getting my roofing contractor license and I didn't want it delayed with a board review which I had when I got my tower specialty license. Would it make more sense to make the specialty license inactive? or wait for the change of status then make it inactive.
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First if it is active as an individual, you must have the proper GL and WC insurances. You are not eligible for a WC exemption if you do not qualify a business. Do you have those in place?


Second, where are you putting your roofing license? as individual also?


Third, when is your experience for the roofing from? prior to 2016?
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1. I have GL and a WC exemption for my LLC business not associated with the Specialty license. So, I should move it to inactive once the DPBR changes the status from qualifying business to individual?
2. The roofing license I planned to add to an LLC I formed last year.
3. Prior to 2016, I have 3 years of experience as a roofer and foreman. I have another 12 years of foreman experience in construction. 2016 I spent as a foreman and then was moved to a supervisor role.
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Does it matter if part of my previous experience was almost 20 years ago?
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Yes, you will want to either inactivate or move the specialty license to the same LLC the roofing will be under.



The experience can be from anytime in your past, as long as:
* you were at least 18 years of age
* you were an employee of the company
* that company was properly licensed to do all types of roofing if the area that the work was done required it.

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