Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board (PCCLB) Continuing Education RequirementsPCCLB Specialty Contractors are required to complete 14 hours of continuing education each two-year renewal cycle. They must have all education requirements satisfied and current in order to renew their license(s) online for 2021.
For September 30, 2021 renewals, the mandatory continuing education requirements for PCCLB specialty contractors are:
(a) Specialized or advanced module course approved by the Florida Building Commission or the Board
(b) Workplace safety;
(c) Business practices;
(d) Workers' compensation;
(e) Laws and rules regulating the construction industry;
(f) Wind mitigation methodologies if license is held in the following categories: specialty structure or glass and glazing.
For more information you can visit the PCCLB web site.
Special PCCLB Information Regarding HB 735
In May 2023, the State of Florida passed legislation amending the impacts of HB 735. This bill was due to eliminate local construction licensing in certain specialty trades effective July 1, 2023.
As it stands now, HB 1383 is awaiting the Governor’s signature before becoming law. This extends the effective date of HB 735 from July 1, 2023 to July 1, 2024. Once signed into law, ALL specialty licenses continue until July 1, 2024.
Therefore, all specialty contractors MUST complete 14 continuing education units and renew their license by September 30, 2023. License fees have been reduced. License renewals will expire June 30, 2024 unless extended by law.