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 Licensed Home Inspector  in Florida

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 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. 


Free, Online Continuing Education Courses

Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) requires home inspectors to take Continuing Education to renew their license.  


Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) approves InterNACHI® as a provider of free, online education courses for home inspectors in Florida. View Florida approval of InterNACHI®

Take Florida-approved free, online courses.




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® in Florida is an entire house with 1,000 defects built under our roof at PRO-LAB's headquarters.  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 Licensing and CE 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.  
 


  

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. 
 



4-Point Inspections in Florida

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


 

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 observed damage to wood or the structure, but the inspector 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 okay." -- Florida Department of Agriculture.  Get details on how to perform wood-destroying organisms inspections in Florida as a home inspector. 
 



Commercial Property Inspections

Become a InterNACHI® Certified Commercial Property Inspector. The online training and certification is free for members.


Visit Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association (CCPIA) for additional commercial inspection training and resources.

  



Become a Certified Home Energy Inspector

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




Florida Home Maintenance Book

 
 

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)
  



FL Message Board

  


FL Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board (BCAIB): 




FL Electrical Contractors Licensing Board

InterNACHI is an approved education provider with the Florida Electrical Contractors Board

 


 

Become Certified Radon Tester in Florida

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 from the state on becoming a FL-certified radon tester. 


Florida Health Department approves and lists InterNACHI as a Radon Certification Training Provider. Become a certified radon professional in Florida by completing the approved "InterNACHI® Free, Online Florida Radon Certification Webinar."

Take the free online webinar. 

 
 

Home Inspector School Partners

For a list of local schools that 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. Design work is free to members with every custom print order on InspectorOutlet.com. 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).

 


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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
 
 

How to Join InterNACHI®

 
 
   
  

  
  

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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