All contractors licensed in the State of Florida are required to have 14 hours of approved continuing education each biennium prior to the renewal period for both certified and registered contractors. Certified contractors renew their licenses on August 31st of every even-numbered year. Registered contractors renew their licenses August 31st of every odd-numbered year.
Of the 14 hours, at least 1 hour must deal with Workplace Safety, 1 hour on the subject of Worker's Compensation, 1 hour on the subject of Business Practices, 1 hour on the subject of Laws and Rules and 1 hour on Florida Building Code advanced modules. And the newest requirement, 1 hour on Wind Mitigation Methodology. The remaining credits are classified as general credits. A person who holds more than one certificate or registration issued by the board is required to complete the continuing education requirements only once during each biennial certification renewal period and only once during each biennial registration period. Check out these FAQs for more information.
Scholarships for Higher Education
Through the Santa Fe College Foundation, Inc., BANCF has established four scholarship funds in memory of BANCF Members who took great interest in making sure opportunities existed to study in the construction field. They are the A.W. Fletcher Memorial Scholarship Fund, the Gene Gerber Memorial Scholarship Fund, the Charles R. Perry Memorial Scholarship Fund, and the Ron Carpenter Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Scholarships will be available to graduating seniors from Alachua, Bradford, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, and Taylor counties, and any 2nd year student in the Building Construction Program at SF who plans to pursue a degree in building construction at Santa Fe College. The amount of each scholarship will vary. Click here for more information.
The Building Construction program at Santa Fe College provides construction management training for entry-level practitioners in residential and light commercial construction. Building construction courses are offered for different types of students. The A.S. in Building Construction Technology gives graduates technical skills required in the industry and blends business management training for light construction in a two-year degree program. The A.A. degree with construction emphasis is designed to prepare the graduate to transfer to a four-year university and to pursue a bachelor’s degree in building construction.
For information on other BANCF Programs for training our future workforce, contact the BANCF Office.