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#51783 05/09/05 07:47 PM
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does any one know how long you need to be in the trade for a journeymans license in palm beach county fl?

#51784 05/09/05 07:58 PM
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If the same people are counting that ran the voting fiasco you're in like Flint. [Linked Image] (couldn't help myself [Linked Image])


The link below may help, overall FL as far as state licensing is concerned, is not very hard compared to some states.
http://www.mikeholt.com/statelicense.php

Roger

#51785 05/09/05 08:11 PM
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ive been there it just says at local levels but the counties site don't say the time you need in. It only says mail for more info. I just wanted to know if any one on here knew.


Another question on mikeholts site it says

State electrical contractors license
Minimum of 3 yrs. proven experience with W-2 forms

how it that possible is it a typo

#51786 05/09/05 08:21 PM
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Kdrifter,
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State electrical contractors license
Minimum of 3 yrs. proven experience with W-2 forms

how it that possible is it a typo

this is what I was talking about, it does seem mighty lax doesn't it. This is probably a big part of the reason that if you look in the yellow pages for EC's in South Florida you will find hundreds.

Journeyman cards are not widely required in FL.

Roger

#51787 05/09/05 08:23 PM
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I think its 3 yrs. proven experience as a foreman on top of a masters license. Any one know ???

#51788 05/09/05 08:24 PM
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You might not need anything but a rusty set of Kliens and a screwdriver. A lot of counties in Florida don't have a certification standard for tradesmen, only the licensed <trade> contractor.


Greg Fretwell
#51789 05/10/05 06:08 PM
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YOU MAKE MORE MONEY HERE WITH A LICENSE

#51790 05/10/05 07:24 PM
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The Florida State license Info on the Mike Holt page is missing half of what you need to qualify. Here is what you need just to sit for the exam, you will also need to show a net worth of $25,000 with at least $10,000 of that in cash :

To qualify for the exam the Board requires for a certificate, you need to fulfill one of the following requirements:

at least three years of management experience in the trade within the last six years (half can be an approved education)
at least four years of experience as a foreman , supervisor, or contractor in the trade within the past eight years
at least six years of comprehensive training, technical education, or broad experience with electrical or alarm system installation or service within the past twelve years
three years as a licensed engineer

The exam is open book on three subjects -- general business, technical knowledge, and safety. Here's the information on each type of certificate and the percentage of the exam that's devoted to each subject:

Certificate Type
Unlimited Electrical Contractor # of Questions
General theory and principles 19 - 21
Plan and specification reading and interpretation 7 - 9
Wiring and protection 12 - 14
Wiring methods and materials 11 - 13
Special occupancies and situations 12 - 14
OSHA, safety, testing procedure, tool and equipment use 9 - 11
Americans with Disabilities Act, life safety 4 - 6
Electrical signs, outline lighting and structural considerations 3 - 5
Alarms and limited energy 14 - 16
Maintaining cash flow 6 - 8
Estimating and bidding 5 - 7
Interpretation of contracts and agreements 4 - 6
Purchasing control 0 - 2
Contract scheduling 2 - 4
Obtaining insurance and bonding 4 - 6
Complying with contracting laws and rules 5 - 7
Personnel management 1 - 3
Complying with payroll and sales tax laws 6 - 8
Interpretation of financial statements and reports 4 - 6
Management accounting 1 - 4


It is an open book exam with 14 books all of which are at least 300 pages and some closer to 1000. Technical questions include Fire Alarm systems and troubleshooting, Neon sign manufacture, Burglar alarms, Life safety code, OSHA
regualtions,Telecommunications systems and troubleshooting,Fire alarm code, concrete mixture control. It is 100 questions with a time limit of 5 hours = 3 minutes per question.

The business portion is 50 questions @ 3 minutes per question. They range from Payroll taxes, Financial statements and accounting, Lien Law,Workmans comp law etc.

Last I heard about a County level Journeymans license from Palm beach it was 4 years and you had to show your W-2's as proof as well as a notarized statement from each employer you worked for to document your time

#51791 05/10/05 07:51 PM
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Rich, Welcome to the forum and thanks for the update to the FL licensing requirements, it makes me feel better.

Another member, Bryan Holland, had told me pretty much the same thing awhile back.

Roger

#51792 05/10/05 08:36 PM
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Thanks for that great info. I thought it was 6 years for journeymans in Palm Beach or 4 year it you take the classes 2 night a week.

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