There are two types of licenses that a contractor can have in Florida:
The holder of a certified license can work at any location in Florida as the license is valid throughout the state.
A registered license is restricted within some local jurisdictions only. The holder of such a license can work only in those cities or counties in Florida from where he is issued a certificate of competency.
Every two years and before the renewal of their license, all contractors have to complete a 14-hour Florida Contractor Continuing Education Classes conducted by the Department of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR). This is a state requirement for maintaining their licenses.