How To Get A Contractor’s License In Florida


Home Love Construction is a licensed general contracting firm in the state of Florida. Brad, the speaker in this video, explains the requirements for obtaining a general contractor’s license in the state of Florida. To obtain a license, an individual must have five years of experience working under a licensed general contractor and must have a minimum credit score of 720 or be able to purchase a bond. The applicant must also pass a background check and three separate tests on law, codes, and finances.


The tests can be challenging, as they require a significant amount of time and effort. It took Brad’s father 18 months to obtain his license, and he had to take one of the tests three times. However, the process can be shortened by working under another general contractor’s license, which is what Home Love Construction offers.


Home Love Construction has franchises all over the state of Florida and offers an alternative for skilled individuals who want to start a contracting business. Instead of obtaining a license, a skilled individual can become a Home Love Construction franchisee and work as a subcontractor. The franchisee will be responsible for selling, running, and delivering the product and Home Love Construction will take a fee for licensing it.


Working as an unlicensed contractor in Florida is illegal and carries severe consequences. It is a third-degree felony and can result in jail time, fines, and a criminal record. Brad recommends working under another general contractor’s license while obtaining one’s own or becoming a Home Love Construction franchisee. The onboarding process for the franchisee takes about a week, and interested individuals can find more information at homelove.construction/franchise.

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