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.
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!
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
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®.
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.
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.
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.
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