Contracting Licensure in Florida

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Course Description

This program was recorded on June 28, 2019

Are you interested in what it takes to be a licensed contractor and what happens if you engage in unlicensed contracting? With a focus on Florida, this course will navigate through an overview of constructing contracting licensing, the scopes that require licensure, exceptions to the licensing requirements, and, of course, the consequences of performing unlicensed contracting. 



  • David Adelstein
    David practices construction law throughout the state of Florida. He has represented contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, developers, associations, suppliers, sureties, and owners in a myriad of construction matters including, without limitation, construction and design defect claims, schedule-based claims, bid protests, payment disputes, insurance coverage disputes, lien and payment bond claims, performance bond claims, construction licensing issues, OSHA issues, workers compensation issues, subcontractor default insurance issues, requests for equitable adjustment, Contract Disputes Act claims, termination claims, pass-through claims, Davis Bacon issues, and any other issue that involves a construction project. David also has prepared and negotiated many construction contracts based on various construction project delivery methods.

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      • 1 General Credit
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    1. How do I qualify a construction company?
    2. What is a qualifier of a construction company?
    3. How can I qualify more than one construction company?
    4. Can I serve as a design-builder?
    5. Can I serve as Owner-Builder even though I am not a licensed contractor?
    6. Can I still operate my construction company if my qualifier resigns?
    7. Do I need a specific license through the state to perform my scope?
    8. Are there applicable exceptions to the licensing requirements?
    9. Are there administrative, criminal, or even civil consequences for unlicensed contracting and, if so, what are they?

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