Effective immediately, new rules and forms for all CILB license applications have gone into effect (http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/pro/cilb/index.html). Specifically, the 660 Credit Score Rule we've been telling you about is now being enforced, and there is no longer a requirement for experience verification. DBPR has also posted all new forms for all types of applications.
What does this mean for you?
- If you are applying for a new license or want to make changes to your existing license, you MUST have a credit score of 660 or higher; otherwise, you will need to purchase and maintan a bond.
- If you are applying for a new license, you no longer need to have your experience verified by another license holder (but the experience information required has changed drastically).
Important Note: You may apply using the old forms with the old rules (credit score not necessary, but experience verification is) until July 16, 2012. However, those forms are no longer publicly available. Licenses, Etc. still has these forms and can submit your application prior to July 16, 2012, without meeting the credit score requirement. Contact us ASAP (239-777-8321 or 239-777-1028) for more information. We will be extremely busy during this period, so don't delay!
Also, while we have you, don't forget that your Annual Report for your business (not your license) is due by May 1, 2012. Anyone who has a business or foreign entity in the state of Florida MUST file this report. If you wait until after the deadline, there is a $400 penalty! File at http://sunbiz.org/. Our temporary addition to the Licenses, Etc. team, Charlotte, will be calling as many clients as possible to remind you to file this report and to offer to take care of it for you. Please be alert for that call. We don't want you throwing away $400 because of a missed deadline!
The Gals at Licenses, Etc.Chrissi, Kristie & Lisa