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. At least 20 hours of the training must be in the form of a live class, although the rest may be completed online.
- 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 performs home inspection services may qualify to be grandfathered in if the person meets 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 and then students are required to complete the 20 hour home inspection lab before becoming licensed home inspectors in FL.
After completing both the online interactive portion of the training and the 20 hour 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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