InterNACHI Florida Home Inspector Licensing Examination (proctored exam)

 

 
InterNACHI's proctored exam for home inspector licensing is approved by Florida DBPR. View the DBPR approval.
 

Exam Locations:

    You must take the proctored exam at one of our Proctored Test Centers in Florida on one of their computers. Our proctors abide by the NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines for College Test Centers for proctoring examinations. Our proctors provide testing services to examinees in controlled, proctored environments.
     

    Exam Fee & Scheduling:

    The fee for the proctored exam is $125, payable by credit or debit card.
     
    1. Choose the location, date and time of the exam session at one of our exam locations, then
    2. Contact Ben Gromicko, Director of Education, at ben@internachi.org with:
      1. the Test Center location of your choice;
      2. desired date(s); and
      3. desired time.
    You do not have to be a member of InterNACHI to take the InterNACHI Florida Home Inspector Licensing Examination. The proctored exam is available to everyone.
     
    Because the state exam is web-based and taken on a computer, you will receive exam results immediately. If you fail, you can re-take the exam without waiting, but according to the proctor's schedule. There may be an additional fee for each additional exam session. Ask your proctor. 
     

    Studying & Preparing for the Exam:

    Download the 1-page study guide (free) from our partner InspectorOutlet.com
     
    To practice taking an exam, try InterNACHI's Online Inspector Exam, which is a free, online, unproctored international exam.

    Exam Categories and % Minimums:

    The examination covers the following categories: General; Plumbing; Roofing; Electrical; Heating & Cooling; Structure; Exterior; Interior; Insulation & Ventilation; Fireplace & Chimney; Wood-Destroying Organisms; Environment; Ethics; Safety; Inspection Methods; Reporting; and Professional Practice.

    If an examinee fails in one category by answering less than 50% of the questions in that category correctly, he/she will receive a failing score for the entire examination. An examinee must receive an 80% or greater to pass the exam.
     

    120 Exam Questions and 60 Minutes:

    The exam consists of 120 questions that are drawn randomly from a larger pool of more than 360 questions. The examinee has sixty (60) minutes to take the exam. The exam is different every time anyone takes it with the 120 questions of the exam being randomly generated, and the order of the possible answers sorted randomly.

    Not only are the questions exam weighted, the answers are as well, in the sense that an exam taker is penalized severely (in terms of score) for incorrectly answering questions that indicate that he/she could cause physical harm to the public, but not greatly rewarded (in terms of score) for correctly answering such questions.
     

    State Application and Fingerprints:

    Applicants for licensure must meet the other licensure requirements, including good moral character, fingerprints, completion of educational/experience requirements, fees, and insurance. Applicants then apply to the department for licensure. For more information, please visit the DBPR website.

    Proctored Test Centers:

    The InterNACHI Proctored Test Centers will offer examinees testing in a controlled, proctored environment.

    Proctors will verify an examiner’s photo identification as specified by InterNACHI by checking to see that the signature and photo match the person presenting the identification. The Proctor will actively monitor the testing room, the examinee, and test content. 
     
    The Proctor will provide a quiet environment with acceptable test-taking conditions. The room will be dedicated to testing during the scheduled session and will have controlled access. Appropriate lighting, temperature control, and noise restrictions will be considered, including ADA special requirements. Proctors will be aware of and implement the Professional Proctoring Standards and Guidelines to the best of their ability.
     
    The Proctor will specify to the examinee all restrictions on testing materials, including books, notes, instruments, and other aids. InterNACHI will implement restrictions and controls on the software used to deliver the tests and will supply the Proctor with minimum hardware configurations, necessary usernames and passwords, and all other pertinent instructions prior to the day of the examination.
     

    Exam Description:

    InterNACHI serves governments and regulatory boards by providing an assurance of above minimum standard level of competency of home inspectors, specifically for licensing reciprocity purposes. InterNACHI supports home inspector regulations, intended to protect the public, that require passing of an examination that assesses home inspector competence. InterNACHI's Examination was developed using a blueprint based largely on InterNACHI's Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, with test methodology based primarily on Standards for Education and Psychological Testing by the American Educational Research Association, the American Psychological Association, and the National Council on Measurement in Education. InterNACHI's Inspector Examination also relies on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Uniform Guidelines for Employee Selection Procedures, the National Commission for Certifying Agencies' Standards for Accreditation, and other applicable standards.
     

    Everything You Need in Florida:

    Visit www.nachi.org/florida.htm for everything you need to be successful in Florida.
     

    120-Hour Online Licensing Course:

    InterNACHI's 120-Hour Online Home Inspector Licensing Course is approved by DBPR, all online, and free to members.
     

    Free Continuing Education for Home Inspectors:

    Licensed home inspectors in Florida are required to complete at least fourteen (14) hours of continuing education credits prior to their expiration of their license. InterNACHI provides free, online Continuing Education to its membership
     

    More Details about Becoming a Licensed Home Inspector:

    For details, please visit the Florida website at www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/pro/homein/index.html.