FL Home Inspector License
Florida home inspectors must have a license to perform home inspections in Florida. The Florida Home Inspector bill, SB 2234, was passed on June 28, 2007 which requires home inspectors in Florida to carry a home inspector license and requires the same for mold remediators. The bill requires home inspectors to meet the following requirements before obtaining their Florida Home Inspection License.
FLORIDA HOME INSPECTOR LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:
- Be of good moral character
- High School diploma (or equivalent)
- Complete an approved course of study of 120 hours covering structure, exterior, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, roofing, interiors, exteriors, and site grounds & grading. The class may be completed online through an approved entity.
- Maintain commercial general liability insurance (not less than $300,000).
- Apply to the Florida home inspector department to take a licensure examination.
Continuing Education - Florida Home Inspector Licensees are required to get 14 hours of continuing education every two years in Florida.
Grandfathering Clause (expired) - A home inspector who performed home inspection services prior to July 1, 2010 was qualified to be grandfathered in if the person met the licensure requirements of the bill by July 1, 2010.
Florida home inspector license candidates can go through the interactive courses online or on CD-ROM (Basic/Advanced) from Professional Home Inspection Institute. Students then have the option of attending a live one-day lab before becoming licensed home inspectors in FL.
After completing the online interactive portion of the training and the optional lab, prospective inspectors must also complete a background check and pass a state-exam with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation in Florida.
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