How to Become a Licensed Home Inspector in Florida


 
InterNACHI is the world's leading association for home inspectors.  We provide free training, online testing and certification, business development, marketing support, discounts on everything from home inspection software to E&O insurance to your next truck, and more.
  
InterNACHI School is accredited as a postsecondary education institution by the national accrediting agency of the U.S. Department of Education to provide tuition-free online training, examination, certification, and continuing education to InterNACHI® members in Florida. 
  
 
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To Become a FL-Licensed Home Inspector

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) requires individuals to complete 120 hours of state-approved training, pass a state exam, and submit an application to the state. InterNACHI has a state-approved pre-licensing course and a state exam available. 
 
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Florida Home Inspector Exam

Florida DBPR requires individuals to pass a home inspector exam. InterNACHI's home inspector exam is approved by the DBPR. It's online and open to everyone. Click below for information on scheduling and preparing for the exam!
 
 

 
 

To Become a Certified Home Inspector

In addition to attaining a state license, we recommend becoming certified by InterNACHI. Certified inspectors have access to free membership benefits, online training, free state-approved Continuing Education to renew your license, marketing and business services, and much more. To become an InterNACHI Certified Home Inspector and attain the Certified Professional Inspector CPI® designation, complete the home inspector certification requirements. The certification is free and online for members. 
  
  
 
 

Continuing Education for FL-Licensed Home Inspectors

Florida DBPR requires licensed home inspectors to complete Continuing Education.  InterNACHI provides DBPR-approved Continuing Education courses that are free and online for members
  
 
 

Hands-On Training at House of Horrors® in Florida

Experience world-class inspection training and inspector events at the House of Horrors® in Weston, Florida.  The InterNACHI® House of Horrors® is an entire house with 1,000 defects built under our roof.  Register for a free event, take training, test-drive inspection tools, attend an inspector chapter meeting, and inspect the House of Horrors®.  Experience the Florida House of Horrors®.
  
 
 
  

Insurance for Home Inspectors

Florida requires licensed home inspectors to carry insurance. Get a quote on home inspector insurance
 
  
 
 

Legal Documents from Florida DBPR

Florida DBPR provides documents for home inspectors, including the Florida Standards of Practice for Home Inspections.
  
 
 
 

Mold Inspections in Florida

Florida-licensed home inspectors may inspect, sample, and identify visible mold, assuming the visible mold discovered during the home inspection is less 10 square feet in area.  Get more details about performing mold inspections in Florida.
 
  
  
 

Wind Mitigation Inspections in Florida

Florida-licensed home inspectors who complete InterNACHI's Wind Mitigation Course (free and online for members) are qualified to perform wind mitigation inspections in Florida. 
 
 
 
 

Wood-Destroying Organism Inspections in Florida

A home inspector, upon observing some apparent WDO damage during the home inspection, can state that he or she observes damage to wood, structure, or whatever he notes, but cannot state that it is due to a wood-destroying organism. As long as they are NOT diagnosing the condition or stating that it's due to termites or some other pest, they are OK.  Get details on how to perform wood-destroying organisms inspections in Florida as a home inspector. 
 
 
 
 

4-Point Inspections in Florida

To perform 4-point inspections in Florida, visit InterNACHI's 4-Point Inspection Certification Program.
 
 
 
 

Florida Home Maintenance Book

Give InterNACHI's Florida home maintenance book to every client. 
 
 
 
 

Free CE for Real Estate Agents

Florida-licensed real estate professionals can attain free Continuing Education to renew their licenses by taking InterNACHI free, online courses approved by the Florida DBPR.  Home inspectors may inform agents of these free CE courses by handing out InterNACHI Real Estate Cards (free for members to order)
 
 
 
 

Become a Certified Home Energy Inspector

Become an InterNACHI Certified Home Energy Inspector in Florida (free & online certification). 
 
 
 
 

FL Message Board

 
 
 
 

FL Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board (BCAIB): 

InterNACHI is an approved provider with the FL DBPR's Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board (BCAIB). See our approval page
 
 
 
 

Certified Radon Tester

Florida Statutes require the certification of businesses and individuals providing radon services or any other radon related activity. There are currently six certificates issued by the Florida Health Department: measurement technician, measurement specialist, measurement business, mitigation technician, mitigation specialist, and mitigation business. Each certificate carries different duties, responsibilities and requirements. Visit the Florida Health Department website for details on becoming a state-certified radon tester. 
 
 
 
 

Home Inspector Business Startup

Check out this special home inspector startup.
 
 
 
 

How to Join InterNACHI®

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Home Inspector School Partners

For a list of local schools who teach home inspector training classes, please click here
  
  
  
  

Florida Vocational Rehabilitation:

InterNACHI is an approved vendor of the Florida Department of Education’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, a federal and state resource that helps people who have physical or mental disabilities get or keep a job. If you’re interested in becoming a home inspector and have a physical or mental disability, Vocational Rehabilitation may pay for an InterNACHI membership, or assist you in obtaining the equipment and resources you will need. If you or someone you know has a disability and needs assistance, visit one of the Vocational Rehabilitation Centers in your area.  You’ll find a list online at: http://www.rehabworks.org/office_directory.shtml
 
  
  
 

Florida Adjusters Course (online & free)

    
  
  
 

Roof Data Technician Program (free for members)

  
The Roof Data Technician Program, developed by InterNACHI and Owens Corning and Lowe's, provides an additional revenue stream for InterNACHI members who are hired by Owens Corning as part of a roof warranty claim-resolution process. (This program is operational in the United States only.) Participate in the Owens Corning Roof Data Technician Program.
 
  
 
 

Business & Marketing for Inspectors

 

InterNACHI's Marketing Team will design a new logo for your inspection business or re-design your existing logo, and design and customize your business cards, flyers and brochures. It's all for free. Take a look at the free design work we've done for our members (free to members). Contact the Inspector Marketing Department today

 
 

Homeowner Newsletter (online & free)

Keep in touch with all of your clients! The InterNACHI Homeowner Newsletter is: 
  • free to members;
  • has 5 years worth of monthly issues; and
  • includes your photo and logo in each issue.
Your photo or business logo and website link will appear in each newsletter issue, so your clients can keep your contact information handy. Learn more about InterNACHI's free, monthly homeowner newsletter system (free for members).
  
 
 
 

Everything You Need, All in One Place

 


 

Membership Benefits (free)

 
 
 
 
  
 

Florida Home Inspection Standards of Practice:

  


  

Additional Information about Florida:

The Florida Department of Financial Services, Education Section, has approved InterNACHI's Director of Education as an instructor. For more information, visit: https://www.nachi.org/ben-gromicko-florida-approved-instructor.htm
 
  
  
  

Archived Documents:

View 2019 approval from Florida's Division of Business and Professional Regulations of InterNACHI as a continuing education provider for the Electrical Contractors Licensing Board

 
  
  
  
  

  



  
View approval of Residential Plumbing Overview for Inspectors Course. Course #0000040. 8 hours. Expiration 05/03/2018. 
  

 
  
  
  
  
  
 
2011 provider approval.

2010 provider approval.
  
  
  
  
  
http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2011/0849http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2011/0849