How to Become a Licensed Home Inspector in Florida



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How to Join InterNACHI 


Live Training at the InterNACHI School

The InterNACHI School offers world-class, accredited inspection training by the best instructors in the industry at our facility in Boulder, Colorado.
 
Take a class, enjoy free refreshments, test-drive inspection tools, attend an inspector chapter meeting, and inspect the House of Horrors –- an entire house with 1,000 defects built inside The InterNACHI School. 
 
 

Home Inspector School Partners

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

Real Estate Cards (free for members):

Inform licensed agents that they can attain free, online Continuing Education through InterNACHI to renew their real estate license. The real estate cards provide instructions to the real estate agents on how to access the free, online courses. When an agent enters a member's ID # into the course system, the member is automatically emailed.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Florida Home Maintenance Book 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Annual Home Maintenance Inspections (free & online for members)
Home Maintenance Newsletter (free for members)
 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 

Mold Inspection Course (online & free for members):

According to a declaratory statement by G. W. Harrell, Florida DBPR Director, on March 28, 2013, a Florida-licensed home inspector:
  • "may inspect, sample, and identify visible mold, assuming the visible mold discovered during the home inspection is less 10 square feet in area," and
  • "is allowed to advertise mold testing, sampling, and inspections within the scope of licensure as a home inspector, so long as he/she does not use the terms 'certified mold assessor,' 'registered mold assessor,' 'licensed mold assessor,' 'mold assessor,' 'professional mold assessor,' or any combination thereof stating or implying licensure as a mold assessor."
  • Read the statement as a PDF download

Become a Certified Mold Inspector

 
Licensed mold assessors and mold remediators in Florida can attain free, online Continuing Education by completing InterNACHI's free, online Mold Assessor & Remediator Course for 14 CE hours.
 
 
 

Wind Mitigation Inspection (online & free for members):

Florida-licensed home inspectors who complete InterNACHI's wind mitigation course are qualified to perform wind mitigation inspections in Florida. 
 
DBPR approves our wind mitigation course. View DBPR's approval.
CILB approves our wind mitigation course. View CILB's approval.
 
Does a home inspector license allow a home inspector to do wind mitigation-related inspections on a home, and sign insurance discount form #1802 from the Florida Department of Insurance? Yes, but they must complete an approved wind mitigation course. Click here to view details on the Florida website.
 
 
Upon completion of InterNACHI's free, online wind mitigation course, you will be automatically listed on the approved list of Certified Wind Mitigation Inspectors at https://www.nachi.org/certified-wind-mitigation.htm
 
 
 
 

Wood-Destroying Organisms/WDO Inspections:

Florida regulates persons who apply pesticides to structures in Florida, as outlined in the Florida Structural Pest Control Law (Chapter 482). Visit the Florida website
 
Marline Czerniak from the Florida Department of Agriculture states in a 2013 letter to InterNACHI:

"A home inspector, upon observing some apparent WDO damage during the home inspection, can state that he 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."
 
Home inspectors who perform home inspections according to the Standards of Practice do not spray pesticides and do not identify specific insects or pests. 
 
 
 

Consider using the following resources as a home inspector: www.nachi.org/wdo-report
 
 
 
 
 

FL 4-Point Inspection Course (online & free for members):

Insurance for FL Inspectors:

 
 

FL Adjusters Course (online & free for members):

 
 
 

Home Energy Inspector™ Certification (online & free for members):

 
 
The online training and certification is free for members. No infrared, no blower door, and no additional training needed.
 
 
 
 

Home Energy Score Assessor (free & online):

The Home Energy Score is similar to a vehicle's miles-per-gallon rating, and any qualified inspector in the U.S. can generate a Home Energy Score in less than an hour. The Home Energy Score provides:
  • a score on a scale of 1 to 10; 
  • facts about the home and its energy use; and 
  • recommendations generated by the U.S. Department of Energy to improve the score and energy efficiency. 
  To become a Home Energy Score Assessor, you must:
    1. be an InterNACHI-Certified Home Energy Inspector (online & free for members);
    2. complete the 3D-house training (online & free for members);
    3. agree to participate in a Quality Assurance Plan with other local Home Energy Inspector (free for members); and
    4. email Michelle at michelle@internachi.org.
     
     
     
     

    Roof Data Technician Program (free for members to participate):

      
    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 program.
     
     
     
     

    Business & Marketing Course (online & free for members):


     
     
    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. Contact the Inspector Marketing Department today
     
    Find more useful tools and documents for your home inspection business, all free for members:
     
     
     

    Homeowner Newsletter (online & free for members):

     
    Keep in touch with all of your clients! The InterNACHI Homeowner Newsletter is: 
    • free to members;
    • customized by you according to condition of each house inspected;
    • has five years' worth of monthly issues;
    • 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 how home inspectors provide their clients free, monthly homeowner newsletters.
     
    Order cards to hand out to sign up your homeowner-clients for your Homeowner Newsletter (a customizable, monthly newsletter system that is free to members). Order your cards at http://www.inspectoroutlet.com/homeowner-newsletter-handout.aspx
     
     
     

    Everything You Need, All in One Place:

     
     
     
     

    Membership Benefits (free for members):

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    FL Message Board:

    Ask questions of other home inspectors in Florida at nachi.org/forum/f73/
     
     

    Florida Home Inspection Standards of Practice:

    https://www.flrules.org/gateway/ChapterHome.asp?Chapter=61-30
     
     

    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

    Florida inspector search engines:
    See the list of every Florida InterNACHI member here:
    See the list of every Florida IAC2 member here:
    Visit InterNACHI's Florida-dedicated Message Board forum here:
     
     
     

    Archived Documents:

     
    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/2011/0849