Construction Companies: Secondary Qualifying Agent

What is a Secondary Qualifying Agent?

A secondary qualifying agent is responsible only for:

1. The supervision of field work at sites where his or her license was used to obtain the building permit; and
2. Any other work for which he or she accepts responsibility. See Fla. Stat. 489.1195

A secondary qualifying agent is not responsible for supervision of financial matters.

What is the difference between a Secondary Qualifying Agent and a Primary Qualifying Agent?
The Primary Qualifying Agent is responsible for all construction activities of the business organization, both in general and for each specific job. In addition, if the qualified construction entity does not have a designated Financially Responsible Officer then the Primary Qualifying Agent is jointly and equally responsible for supervision of all operations of the business organization; for all field work at all sites; and for financial matters, both for the organization in general and for each specific job.
A Secondary Qualifying Agent is responsible for work for which it pulled a permit, and for which he/she accepts responsibility for — and not automatically responsible for all construction activities of the construction entity.

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