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Starting in 2019, BTES will be offering online/virtual classes for all of our trade courses! Check back with us soon for more information.



WOW! 23% of the electrical contractors awarded license in July (2013) were BTES Students ! congrats!

Consumer fraud scam alert from Florida Division of Corporations- 10-01-12

CONSUMER ALERT: Please be aware that COMPLIANCE SERVICES or CORPORATE RECORDS SERVICE (not to be confused with the Florida corporation, Compliance Services, Inc.) is mailing notices to business entities requesting that “Annual Minutes” and a fee of $125.00 be sent to them for filing. These notices are NOT from the Dept. of State, Division of Corporations. “Annual Minutes” are NOT required to be filed with any agency. They are to be kept by the business entity itself. Do NOT confuse these notices with the messages sent by the Division of Corporations reminding each business entity to file its 2012 Annual Report.




We have the full 7 hr CILB Disciplinary AND “Qualifying an Additional Business” Class available monthly:  “7 Hours Live CE Chapter 489“!

State  Glass and Glazing Live Classes conducted in Sarasota monthly in 2018

New! County painting and decorating Live Classes every Quarter in 2018

Live Classes are now being offered in our Sarasota location only, for 2018 in the following Specialty Trades (link to the schedule on our main page for dates & times): Specialty Structure; Marine Contractor, Gypsum Contractor; Pool: Service, Residential Builder and Commercial Builder; Solar Contractor; Underground Contractor

The 2017 Florida Building Code Becomes Effective on January 1, 2018 AND WILL BE ON THE STATE EXAMS BEGINNING MAY 1, 2018 .  





A Must Read Article For Any Unlicensed Contractor!!!

Florida County Licensing Office (County Licensing Offices)

Electrical Contractors Licensing Board (ECLB)

Construction Industry Licensing Board (CILB)

Florida State Fire Marshals Office  (FSFMO)

Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association (FFMIA)

Construction Licensing Officials Association of Florida (CLOAF)

Electrical and Alarm System Contracting Statutes (FS 489 Part II)

Construction Industry Contracting Statutes (FS 489 Part I)

Electrical and Alarm System Contracting Rules (61G-6 FAC)

Construction Industry Contracting Rules (61G-4 FAC)

Florida Building Commission(FBC)

Electrical Contractor Continuing Education(ECCE)

Construction Contractor Continuing Education(CCCE)