I wouldn't count on getting out of the exam. It's my understanding they rarely if ever allow a "license transfer". It is possible , I just. Don't know of anyone that has successfully done so. Plus they will likely want you to take and pass Florida business law portion.
And the other part YES. Absolutely attend, I was called to appear before the board while getting my license, and anyone that was called and didn't show automatically got denied or put into next meeting category. They say it's recommended, but it sure seemed mandatory. Just be prepared to answer anything and everything about you/your business both past and present. Work history, credit ratings and whatever else they may deem questionable.
Why would you want the Residential license?..you are going for a CRC correct?...go for the CBC license..Building license...when I was going for mine I debated the CRC and CBC license..same test basically and the list of things you can't do with the CRC license is longer than the list of things you can do...
I received a call yesterday informing me that my Certified Residential Contractor application was going to be going before the Board for approval on Jan 9th at 4pm. I'm trying to qualify for the exam exemption, since I am licensed and took an exam in another state. I was also given the address to the location (in a voicemail).
My question is, am I expected or required to attend? What is the normal protocol?
5. I just received notice that my application is going to be reviewed by the board. Do I have to be present at the meeting?
Maybe! If you are applying to qualify an additional business entity and your application has been forwarded to the board for review, you must be present at the time your application is reviewed pursuant to rule 61G4-15.0021(5), F.A.C. If you are application is not for qualification of an additional business entity then your presence is not required.
Please note that while your presence may not be required under all circumstances, it may be to your benefit to attend the scheduled hearing to address any questions or concerns that the board may have regarding your application.
38. Do the Florida Statutes provide for endorsement of out-of-state licenses?
Yes. You must demonstrate successful completion of a licensing examination that is substantially equivalent to the Florida examination or you must demonstrate that you have an out-of-state license, and that the licensure requirements were substantially equivalent to Florida’s current requirements. Please note that endorsement application requirements are very stringent and rarely get approved by the Construction Industry Licensing Board.
Here's some good information from the DBPR for you Amanda. :thumbsup:
Did you make it to the meeting? I went in front of the board on the 9th to license a second entity, but didn't hear any discussion on reciprocity.
Yes, I was there. It was probably about 4:45 before I was in front of the Board, since my last name starts with a P. I was sitting in the second row all the way on the right, wearing a pink shirt and gray pants.
As expected, they denied it and also confirmed that they have NEVER given a license based on endorsement (as I knew, but whyyyyyy have the option, then?? ergh).
Oh, well. I was given the option to withdraw, instead of it being officially denied, so I did that. I got the feeling that was their only concern with my application, so I guess I'll have to study up and take the test. It's been 6 years since I've taken a licensing exam, so I guess I'll need to find some sort of class or seminar to freshen up
It was a good experience, though. I was a little nervous (I didn't know I would have to swear in to "testify"!), but I'm glad I went. And I feel that I made my case as well as I possibly could, so I have no regrets
How did yours go?
WHat kind of questions did they ask you and other candidates?