Florida Home Inspection Standards of Practice, Statutes, and Rules Course

Welcome to InterNACHI's free, online "Florida Home Inspection Standards of Practice, Statutes, and Rules Course." This course is provided by our accredited college at internachi.edu.


The goal of this course is to teach the student:

  • the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) statutes and administrative code; and
  • the Florida DBPR Home Inspection Standards of Practice.


Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • comply with Florida-specific applicable laws;
  • perform a home inspection according to the Florida Standards of Practice;
  • list the systems and components required to be inspected in Florida;
  • distinguish between what is required and what is not required to be inspected in Florida; and
  • define what a home inspection is in Florida.

Course includes: 

  • 29.0 InterNACHI® CE credit hours;
  • 15,374 words in the course;
  • a course study book; 
  • inspection and writing assignment;
  • research and writing assignment; 
  • 20 quiz questions in 4 quizzes;
  • 30-question final exam (drawn from a larger pool);
  • instant grading; 
  • a downloadable, printable Certificate of Completion.  

You will learn the following topics:


Topics Covered:

  • Welcome to the Course
  • Starting & Progressing Through the Course
  • Student Verification and Interactivity
  • Course PDF, Library & Resources

Florida Home Inspectors Statutes: Title XXXII, Chapter 468, Part XV 

Topics Covered:

  • What are statutes?
  • Home inspection services licensing program's purpose.
  • Exemptions
  • Definitions
  • Fees
  • Examinations
  • Licensure
  • Renewal of License
  • Continuing Education
  • Inactive License
  • Certification of Corporations and Partnerships
  • Prohibitions; penalties
  • Disciplinary proceedings
  • Disclosures
  • Insurance
  • Home Inspection Report
  • Grandfather Clause
  • Rulemaking Authority

Florida Home Inspectors Administrative Code & Register: Chapter 61-30 

Topics Covered:

  • What is administrative code?
  • Definitions
  • License Requirements
  • Examination
  • Delinquent License
  • Inactive, Active Status
  • License Renewal
  • Reinstatement Process
  • Provider Approval, Prelicensure and Continuing Education
  • Provider Requirements, Prelicensure and Continuing Education
  • Course Approval, Prelicensure and Continuing Education
  • Disciplinary Guidelines
  • Notice of Noncompliance
  • Citations
  • Mediation

Florida Standards of Practice 

Topics Covered:

  • Florida Standards of Practice vs InterNACHI Standards of Practice
  • Standards of Practice, General
  • Standards of Practice, Structure
  • Standards of Practice, Electrical Systems
  • Standards of Practice, HVAC Systems
  • Standards of Practice, Roof Covering
  • Standards of Practice, Plumbing
  • Standards of Practice, Interior Components
  • Standards of Practice, Exterior Components
  • Standards of Practice, Site Conditions that Affect the Structure
  • Exceeding the Standards of Practice

What about Risk? 

Topics Covered:

  • Resources for Reducing Risk
Florida Home Inspection Standards of Practice, Statutes, and Rules Course
Course #4644, Student Catalog

Student WorkTime CalculationEstimated Clock Hour Time for the Average Student
Attendance for "Seat Time" 1# of minutes of student attendance / 508.5
Participation in Learning Activities 2# of minutes of online student participation / 501.0
Interactivity 3# of minutes of student interactivity / 50. 0.5 Hour Max.0.5
Reading the Course Text 4# of words in the course / 100 words per minute / 503.1
Reading the Course Textbook 5# of words in the book / 100 words per minute / 50 / 21.6
Academic Engagement 6# of words in the course / 100 / 50. 1 Hour Max.1.0
Direct Communication 7# of minutes of communication / 500.5
Instructional Video Learning 8# of minutes of video / 500.0
Reinforcement Q & A  9# of questions X 1.85 / 500.8
Writing Assignment of the Inspection  102.0 hours per assignment2.0
Writing Assignment of the Research  114.0 hours per assignment4.0
Academic Activities for an Inspection  126.0 hours for each inspection assignment6.0
Performing an Inspection  138.0 hours for each inspection8.0
* nachi.org/catalog-credit-hour-calculation
Total clock hours
29.0 clock hours
29.0 InterNACHI CE Hours
2.9 CEU