Florida DBPR Approves InterNACHI's 120-Hour Pre-Licensing Course and Proctored State Exam for Home Inspectors in Florida
- complete InterNACHI's 120-hour pre-licensing course (online or classroom); and
- pass InterNACHI's state exam for home inspectors (proctored).
Two Training Options:
- Option #1: All 120 hours are online and free to members. Visit www.nachi.org/florida-licensed-home-inspector-120-hours-training-online to view the approval and course details.
- Option #2: 80 hours are online and 40 hours are in a classroom. The cost is $1,899. Visit www.nachi.org/florida-licensed-home-inspector-120-hours-classroom to view the approval and course details.
FL Home Inspector Licensing State Exam (proctored):
To become a Licensed Home Inspector in Florida, you're required to take a state exam. To take the InterNACHI Florida Home Inspector Licensing Examination, visit nachi.org/florida-licensing-home-inspector-exam.
FL Home Inspector Continuing Education (online & free to members):
Licensed Home Inspectors in Florida are required to take 14 hours of Continuing Education (12 General; 2 Wind Hurricane) approved by Florida DBPR. To fulfill your CE requirements, take InterNACHI's online courses approved by DBPR (online & free to members).
Frequently Asked Questions:
No. If you're already a member, we'll include a free membership renewal for next year. As you know, all InterNACHI online education is free for members. The fee for the 120-hour Florida course is essentially for the live class portion; the fees are actually set by the School.
This depends upon which method of licensure for which you are applying: licensure by examination, endorsement, or grandfathering (which ended March 1, 2011).
passing an examination; and
completing an approved 120-hour course. InterNACHI's Florida Pre-Licensing Course is approved by Florida and includes 40 hours live CLASSROOM (hands-on) and 80 hours ONLINE (learn at your pace, on your computer, from home).
Yes; www.MyFloridaLicense.com > Doing Business With Us > Home Inspector.
All department approved 120 hour prelicensing courses can be found at www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/servop/testing/CE.html.
- An applicant for licensure must submit to a criminal background check, be of good moral character, and obtain a $300,000 commercial general liability insurance policy.
- An applicant may not qualify for licensure if he or she has had a home inspector license or a license in any related field revoked at any time or suspended within the previous 5 years or has been assessed a fine that exceeds $500 within the previous 5 years. A license in a related field includes, but is not limited to, licensure in real estate, construction, mold-related services, or building code administration or inspection.
A license will be required after July 1, 2010.
Anyone desiring to be licensed by examination will be required to pass the National Home Inspector Examination (NHIE) given by the Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors (EBPHI). Applicants must achieve a passing grade pursuant to the requirements of the NHIE, Section 455.217 and Section 468.8313(4), F.S. The applicant must pass the examination before they apply to be licensed.
Applicants must meet the other licensure requirements, including good moral character, completion of training requirements, fees, and insurance. Applicants then apply to the department for licensure.
If you have any questions or need assistance completing the application, please contact the departmentís Customer Contact Center at 850.487.1395.Iím currently licensed with the Construction Industry Licensing Board as a contractor. Do I need a license to perform home inspections?
(As of May 10, 2011) Contractors will be able to conduct system specific "inspections" that include some systems or components of the home. "Home inspection services" is currently defined to include all eight components of the home. Contractors can continue to conduct estimates and system specific inspections on those building systems and components included within their scope of work. The law defines "home inspection services" as the limited visual examination of the following readily accessible installed systems and components of a home: the structure, electrica
l system, HVAC system, roof covering, plumbing system, interior components, exterior components, and site conditions that affect the structure. The purpose of the inspection is to provide a written professional opinion of the condition of the home. All eight components of the home must be inspected and a report written to be considered an official home inspection where the department has jurisdiction under Section 468.83 Part XV. System specific inspections of just one system or component will not require a home inspectors license. However, contractors not licensed as a home inspector may not represent themselves as home inspectors.