The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation (Division) is pleased to offer this online service that allows you to submit your Notice of Election to be Exempt. With this online system, you can apply for or renew an exemption, modify your application, and print your Certificate. The construction industry exemption fee of $50 plus a convenience fee of $1 must be made by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express (prepaid cards are acceptable), or from a business or personal checking or savings bank account. If you are making a payment by electronic check, provide ACH Merchant ID B272818119 to your financial institution to ensure the payment is not rejected and returned as a dishonored payment. If for any reason a payment is returned, the Department of Financial Services will assess a $15.00 fee. The user must agree to the terms and conditions when applying for or renewing an exemption.

The Division is the sole authority responsible for processing and approving workers' compensation exemption applications.

Applications submitted after 7:30 PM will be received by the Division the next business day. The Division has 30 days from the date the Notice of Election to be Exempt is received to review and determine your eligibility to be exempt.

Provide your email address in Section 1 of the application and the Division will notify you when the Certificate has been approved. Certificate holders are required to print their Certificate of Election to be Exempt. In order to print your Certificate, follow the detailed instructions provided in the email.

Exemption information is reflected on the Exemption Search database the day following the issuance of the exemption.

If you have any questions, please contact the Division's Customer Service Office at 850-413-1609, option 2, toll free @ 1-800-342-1741, option 3, or email at

Apply for Exemption Renew Exemption Modify Application OR Check Payment Status Print Certificate of Election to be Exempt

P01 Updated: 03/11/2020