RECIPROCITY APPLICATION CHECKLIST
NAME OF APPLICANT: ____
TYPE OF LICENSE APPLIED FOR: ______________________________________________
Reciprocity may be granted to contractors who have been licensed in another jurisdiction within the State of Florida,
and meet the minimum certification requirements set forth in Hernando County Ordinance 2015-11. Approved
contractors may be issued a certificate of competency for the trade being applied for, which is equal to, in all
respects, certificates issued in accordance with Hernando County Code of Ordinance. To be considered for
reciprocity, the applicant shall submit the following:
______ 1. A Letter of Reciprocity from the jurisdiction responsible for initial licensing. Letter of
reciprocity shall include: length of licensure, test score results from a proctored Florida testing firm with a
minimum test score of 75 % percent on both the trade exam and the business and law exam, complaint
background, current status of license, and a statement that the license has not been suspended or revoked
within four (4) years
prior to the application for reciprocity.
Your letter of reciprocity must show you have four (4) years minimum experience. If your
letter shows you have had a license for at least four (4) years, you qualify. If your letter states you were
required to show four (4) years to get your license, you qualify. If your letter demonstrates a
combination of either equaling four (4) years, you qualify.
______ 2. Remittance of non-refundable application/background check fee. Contact Department for
_______ 3. Proof of compliance with workers’ compensation law.
_______ 4. Proof of liability insurance with Hernando County as the certificate holder to be submitted within
thirty (30) days of license approval.
_______ 5. Completed application form for reciprocity.
_______ 6. Completed Choice Point Questionnaire. (This will be used to request criminal background
Copy of State License if applicable.
One copy of a valid driver’s license or valid identification card.
Upon approval of application, remittance of the applicable license fee. Contact Deparment
for current fee.
______ 10. Copy of Articles of Incorporation with all officers listed if applicable.
______ 11. Copy of Articles in Organization with all directors listed if applicable.
Reciprocity may be denied to an applicant if any provision of this section is not complied
with, or the applicant fails to meet the minimum certification requirements for the license
being applied for.
If appearance before the Board of Construction & Regulation is requested or required and
your application is denied, You must wait 6 months before reapplying.
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