Contractor Education

The Charlotte-DeSoto Building Industry Association now offers online Continuing Education online. Contractors will have the flexibility of registering for all 14-hours or taking one course at a time. Follow the links below to begin earning your credits now!

Florida Contractor Continuing Education FULL Package (14 Hours)
Price $79 ($59 for CDBIA members. Contact CDBIA for coupon code)
This course meets the requirements for ALL Construction Industry Licensing board TRADES and is our Best Buy.
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Florida Construction Laws Continuing Education (1 Hour)
Price $19
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Florida Advanced Building Code Continuing Education (1 hour)
Price $29
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Florida Business Practices (6 Hours)
Price $39
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Florida Lien Laws Continuing Education (1 Hour)
Price $19
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Florida Wind Mitigation (1 Hour)
Price $19
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Florida Workplace Safety and OSHA (2 Hours)
Price $25
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Would you like to become a Florida Contractor?
Our Complete Package Comes with the Following!
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Online Training

Contract/Project Administration Course Includes:

Highlighting Guides
Practice Exams
Math and Plans
Study Tips
Licensing Information
Instructor Support
Pre-Printed Tabs
Includes instructor recommended pre-printed tabs for all of your references.

Full Set of Reference Books
Includes ALL of the books that are recommended for both the Contractor (General, Building or Residential) and the Business and Finance Exams.

AIA Documents Package, Florida
Application and Finishing of Gypsum Panel Products
Builder's Guide to Accounting
Building Estimator's Reference Book
OSHA Part 1926 (Includes 1903, 1904, and 1910)
Contractors Manual (2013)
Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures
Placing Reinforcing Bars
Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction
Energy Efficient Building Construction In Florida 8th ed
Guide to Handling, Installing, and Bracing Wood Trusses
Florida Building Code, 2014
Florida Residential Code, 2014
Florida Existing Building Code, 2014
Florida Accessibility Code, 2014
Florida Energy Code, 2014

Through the Building Industry Oversight Committee, the Charlotte-DeSoto Building Industry Association has partnered with Charlotte County Building Department to have workshops throughout the year to ease the opportunities with permits. Please take a moment to view the information below:

06.18.15: Ask the Building Department : 2015 Energy code changes affecting HVAC and window/door systems

Watch the Workshop

Supplemental Material

  • Residential Florida Building Code Update

  • Florida Building Code Energy Conservation

  • 9.11.2014: Roofing Permits 101

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    Supplemental Material

    If online classes are your thing, be sure to use PACE and remember your discount code (CDBIA)

    Use discount code "CDBIA" when checking out to receive this special promotional price and credit your chapter with the referral. Click the banner above to connect to our page.

    Residential Electric & Wiring Program

    Charlotte Technical Center

    Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to assist a Journeyman Electrician. The student will be able to prep a job site, choose the proper tools, select the correct supplies, and install the electrical devices in a workmanlike manner. To learn more about this program, CLICK HERE