The Florida Legislature and the Construction Industry Licensing Board (CILB) have established the scope of work for solar contractors. There are two solar contractor categories:
- Certified Solar Contractor (CV) and Residential Solar Water
- Heating Specialty Contractor (CW).
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Who Needs a License to Install Solar
Florida does have licensing requirements for all solar contractors. 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. Florida Statute requires a qualifier to qualify the contractor. This can be the owner or anyone else employed by the contractor. The other individuals employed by the contractor are not required to be licensed.
Learn more on How to Obtain a Solar License
How To Verify a Contractors License
To verify a contractor’s license, go to www.myfloridalicense.com and type the license number listed on the proposal, business cards and marketing material of the contractor you are interviewing.
All of FlaSEIA’s contractor members are required to hold an active contractors license. However if you would like to verify a contractors license who is not a member of FlaSEIA you can do so easily.
For the full text of the Florida Legislatures rules on solar energy contractors licensing and requirements you can read the following Rules and Chapters here, Click here for Chapter 489, Part I, Click here for Rule 61G4 and Click here for Chapter 455