The Construction Industry Licensing Board (CILB) is part of the Department of Business Professions and Regulations. The board consists of 18 members:
- Four General Contractors
- Three Building or Residential Contractors with at least one Building Contractor
- One Residential Contractor
- One Roofing Contractor
- One Sheet Metal Contractor
- One Air Conditioning Contractor
- One Mechanical Contractor
- One Pool Contractor
- One Plumbing Contractor
- FAPHCC Member
- One Underground Utility
- Excavation Contractor
- Two Consumer Members
- Two Building Officials of a Municipality or County
Division I is comprised of the general contractor, building contractor, and residential contractor member.
Division II is comprised of the roofing, sheet metal, air-conditioning, mechanical, pool, plumbing, underground utility and excavation contractor.
The Eighteen members are appointed by the Governor.
General Qualifications: Members can not serve more than two consecutive 4-year terms or more than 11 years.
What does the CILB do?
The CILB each month with the exception of December meets in a different location throughout the state. These meetings are usually held in a hotel in a courtroom format. The schedule meetings and agendas are updated on their web-site each (as a member of FAPHCC this information can be provided for you each month).
The FAPHCC attends all of their meetings and reports to its members the happenings and the rules that are being set forth for contractors. Meaning you get to hear it first!
The CILB consist of different committees:
- Division I (Final Action)
- Division II (Final Action)
- Division I and II (Final Action)
- Continuing Education / Public Awareness / Exams
- Additional Entities
- CIRF (Construction Industry Recovery Fund)
- General Session
Should you ever be summoned to attend any of these committee meetings it would behoove you to attend!
Construction Contractors are governed by Florida Statutes 489.
Contractors tend to make mistakes that can cause them money or their life-long business. The FAPHCC provides its member valuable information. Being informed and taking action is what we are about.
CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS ARE REQUIRED BY FLORIDA STATUTE 489 TO:
Licensed Registered and Certified Contractors are required to take 14 hours of continuing education during each biennium. The biennium ending on August 31st of every other year for Registered Contractors and on August 31st of the opposite year for Certified Contractors requires each licensee to attend a 4-hour Core Course on the Unified Building Code. The course must be taken through a department approved course provider.
Of the required 14 CEU hours, contractors must take 1-hour of each of the following:
- workers compensation,
- workplace safety,
- business practice,
- an advance module, and
- the remaining hours may be general courses.
Up to four hours may be earned by attending a CILB meeting during the disciplinary hearings. You must notify the board at least seven days prior to the meeting and check in with the board clerk prior to the disciplinary proceedings.
DBPR encourages contractors to maintain proof of completion of the courses for three years. Keeping in mind that falsifying courses or failing to provide proof of completion may result in penalties up to and including revocation of the contractor’s certificate or registration (from the Department of Business and Professional Regulations/Construction Industry Licensing Board’s newsletter).
ABOUT FAPHCC CEUs
We are an approved sponsor by the CILB (Construction Industry Licensing Board). We provide CEU approved course credits and instructors in the industry. We will coordinate classes in your area with manufacturers and wholesalers so you can see the latest products and learn the newest techniques.
We offer the most latest and up to date classes that are required by the state of Florida. To succeed in business, you need good information; you need to know the latest trends, the inside stories, and the movers and shakers in the industry. You need them all quickly and easily from one main source. That source is the Florida PHCC.
The Florida PHCC employs a lobbyist in Tallahassee, Clayton Osteen. The Florida PHCC was instrumental in getting the grand fathering of registered contractors through the legislation. FAPHCC is continuing to lobby for the plumbing contractors and their industry issues and keeps the state office well informed of the progress that is being made.
If you are interested in becoming an instructor please follow the criteria page and return to the state office. If you have any questions, feel free to E-mail of call us anytime.
Criteria for Approval of Continuing Education Courses, Course Syllabus
The course syllabus must consist of the following components:
- The course description must relate to the general business skills or the technical skills required of certificate holders or registrants; and/or related to a specific category or categories as defined in S. 489.105 (3) F. S.
- Number of Classroom Hours – Each course offering must specify the total number of classroom hours (broken into increments).
- Overall Goal of The Course – The overall goal of the course must relate to improvement in the quality of the contractor’s performance and the construction industry.
- Specific Behavioral (Performance) Objectives – The specific behavioral objectives should state what the contractor should be able to demonstrate when he/she has successfully completed the course. It describes the intended performance clearly enough to preclude misinterpretation.
- Method of Presentation – The method of presentation must describe how the course content will be presented i.e.- lecture, discussion, multimedia presentation, etc…
- Method of Evaluation – The evaluation must describe the technique that will be used to achieve the objectives of the course. .