I went in front of the DBPR Construction board on the 9th in order to extend my General Contractor license to a second entity. I couldn't find much information online about the process, other than comments about it being next to impossible.
The application process was simple enough. I own my primary business, and was looking to license an engineering firm that I have been employed with. I am not an equity owner, and had a Financially Responsible Officer assigned (company owner) to shield me from financial/contractual liability. The application was similar to the GC application, with the exception of not having to demonstrate experience/qualifications. Credit reports were required on myself and the two companies, as well as fingerprints for a background check.
The hearing itself was quite brutal to many of the contractors involve. The board members grilled each applicant about the second company they were looking to qualify, and even dug into the original business they were qualifying with their license. In a couple of cases their personal moral question was called into question, with at least one denial on account of criminal history.