Florida Licensing Overview for an HVAC Contractor

Licensing for an HVAC contractor in Florida is controlled by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

General Guidelines for an HVAC Contractor in Florida

Specific state requirements to perform HVAC contractor services should be followed, but make sure to check your local governing rules and regulations as well.

Who’s allowed to perform these services?

HVAC Contractor

General requirements for an HVAC contractor license?

• Certified – you must pass an examination and can work anywhere in the state of Florida.

• Registered- you must pass a local competency examination and can work only with that locality.

• Hold a bachelor’s degree in a related field and one year/2,000 hours of experience; OR Have four years of experience gained through an apprenticeship, with at least one of those years as a foreman; OR Have one year of experience as a foreman and at least three years of college credits; OR Have one year of experience as a worker, one year as a foreman, and two years of college credits; OR Have two years of experience as a worker, one year as a foreman, and one year of college credits.

• Must also pass a Business and Finance examination.

What’s the state licensing site for an HVAC contractor?

Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation

What are some training programs available for an HVAC contractor?

See available training programs.

How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?

Check with local governing body for updated details.

What are fees associated with licensing?

Certified $125; Registered $100