Get a License



Steps involved when applying for a NEW Contractor L​​icense​​​:

  1. Complete a trade-specific application by:​
  2. Submit the application, application fee(s), and required documents (as noted on the application) to our office 10 days prior to the Broward County Central Examining Board of Construction Trades meeting in the trade you applying for.

  3. The Board will review your application and their decision will be mailed to you within a week.  If your application is approved by the Board, you will be contacted by either of our approved testing agencies, Gainesville Independent Testing Services (GITS) or ProV, Inc..  Please note if you are applying for a Plumbing Certificate of Competency, you may also be contacted by the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 719 or Don Hoekstra for Isometric testing and "hands-on" testing.

  4. After you have taken your exams testing agency will provide Broward County with the exam results in approximately one week.  You will be notified by mail of any additional requirements necessary to receive your Certificate of Competency (aka License).  If you do not pass the exam, you may contact the testing agency to schedule another test.

  5. You will need to pick up your license in person at our office to receive both the official Certificate of Competency (License) and the official wallet size picture I.D..

Testing Requirements:

  1. Contractor certification includes an exam for both the Trade and Business & Law.
  2. The Journeyman certifications do not require the Business & Law exam.
  3. A passing grade of at least 70% is required except for the Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical and Engineering exam, which is 75%. An exception may be made by the Board to accept a lower score, but note that reciprocity to another County or State may not be possible.

If you wish to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission, as applicable, with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, you will need a record of the proceedings . You may thus need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.