Solar installation contractors working in Florida are required to have a certification through FLASEIA - the Florida Solar Energy Industries Association. However, individuals working for the contractor are not required to have a license.
The state certification (licensure) for solar contractors is required by anyone who installs, alters, repairs, maintains, relocates or replaces any type of solar thermal or PV systems. Individuals employed by the contractor are not required to be licensed.
The main license you need to install PV solar systems in Florida is the CV – Certified solar contractor - classification.
Scope of work covers residential and commercial solar water heating, solar pool heating and photovoltaic (solar electric, or PV) systems. The CV license holder is exempt from subcontracting certain roofing, plumbing and electrical work on residential installations
A person will qualify for a certified license by meeting one of the following requirements:
A veteran will qualify for a certified license by meeting one of the following:
You will be required to have your fingerprints scanned and your criminal background checked against Federal Bureau of Investigations and Florida Department of Law Enforcement database.
To do this, you will need to complete a DBPR application, complete an Applicant Consent and Waiver Agreement for Criminal History Records Check, and pay a $37.50 fee.
If you have a criminal history, your application will be reviewed by the department to ensure that your criminal history will not statutorily disqualify you from becoming licensed in that particular profession. Depending on the type of criminal offense(s), your application might require board review or require your personal appearance before the board. You will be notified in writing of any required appearance before the board.
Applicants are required to have four years of experience or a combination of college and experience. This is not a complete listing of all experience/education requirements; please see the application’'s instruction page for complete information.
Once you have acquired your solar installation license in Florida, use our solar lead generation guide to fill your deal flow.
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