Get a License


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

  1. Complete a trade-specific application by:
  2. Submit the application, fee(s) and required documents (as noted on the application) to our office 10 days prior to the trade's Board meeting you are applying for.
  3. The Board will review your application and their results will be mailed to you. If your application is approved, you will be contacted by either Gainesville Independent Testing Services (GITS) or PROV, Inc. (currently for Central Examining Board of General and Specialty Building Contractors, only) 
  4. After you have taken your exam, GITS or PROV will provide us your exam results. You will be notified by mail of any additional requirements necessary to receive your license. If you do not pass the exam, you may contact GITS or PROV and schedule another test.
  5. We recommend you pick up your license in person at our office.

  • Contractor certification includes an exam for the trade plus a business and law exam.
  • Journeyman certification does not require a business & law exam.
  • A passing grade of at least 70% is required except for the Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical and Engineering exam, which is 75%.


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.


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