Program Solar Contractor Licensing
Category Regulatory Policy
Implementing sector State
Last Update
State Florida
Technologies Solar - Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Photovoltaics

Florida has licensing requirements for all solar contractors. State licensure for such contractors is required by those who install, alter, repair, maintain, relocate, or replace a solar thermal or solar photovoltaic system. Those employed by a licensed contractor are not required to be licensed. Plumbing contractors are also allowed to provide services related to installing, maintaining, repairing, and altering solar heating water systems. Such contractors can do so without obtaining additional local regulatory licenses, certificates, or registrations.

To qualify for a license, installers must have four years of experience, which may include both installation and education and one year must be supervisory experience. Up to three years of college credits may be used to substitute for experience. An individual must also pass an examination to become certified as a solar contractor.

Starting July 2024, the state’s Construction Industry Licensing Board will certify a specialty contractor category for voluntary licensure for rooftop solar heating installations. 

More information about licensing qualifications can be found on the Department of Business & Professional Regulation and the Florida Solar Industries Association websites.

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