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Become a Licensed Home Inspector in Florida



To become a licensed home inspector in Florida, you have to 
  • complete a 120-hour training course; and
  • pass one of the state's exams. 
After completing InterNACHI's 120-hour training course, your instructor can proctor the state exam for you at the live classroom training. Or you may schedule the state exam at a later date for an additional fee. 
 
 

120-hour course includes:

After purchasing, you'll be emailed:

    1. A free, online practice exam (to prepare for the proctored state exam);
    2. "Guide to Forms of Inspection Business Ownership" PDF;
    3. "4 Steps to Inspection Marketing Success" PDF;
    4. "Guide to How to Sell to a Real Estate Professional" PDF;
    5. "Mastering Roof Inspection" articles PDF;
    6. "Guide to Writing Report Narratives" PDF;
    7. "Guide to Avoiding Lawsuits" PDF;
    8. Certified Mold Inspector training and certification;
    9. Certified Wind Mitigation Inspector training and certification;
    10. Certified Four-Point Inspector training and certification; and
    11. Florida DBPR-approved Continuing Education (CE) courses.

 

Follow these 5 steps:

Step #1:  From the class calendar (see below), choose a 40-hour live class to attend.
Step #3:  Start the 80 hours of online courses (you can take them before, during, and after the 40-hour class).
Step #4:  Attend the 40-hour class.
Step #5:  Pass the state exam.
 

40-Hour Live Class Calendar:

The 120-Hour Pre-Licensing Course includes 80 hours of online courses, 40 hours of live classroom training, and the state exam (free if taken at the live class). 
 

Boulder, CO

InterNACHI Headquarters, InterNACHI School, & House of Horrors®
Class Dates:  Every month. Click here for dates and times.
Class Time:  8:00 am to 5:00 pm each day
Class Location:  Click here for location of the InterNACHI School and House of Horrors.
Location Phone:  (720) 724-8495
Instructors: Five Certified Master Inspectors® will be your instructors.
Enrollment Deadline: None. Always open. Register now.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Class Dates:  No classes currently available
Class Time:  8:00 am to 6:00 pm each day
Location Phone:  (954) 491-7666
Instructor: Rob Irion 
Enrollment Deadline: 
 

Jacksonville, FL

Class Dates:   December 8, 9, 10, and 11, 2017. 
Class Time:  8:00 am to 6:00 pm each day
Location Phone:  (904) 722-9994
Instructor: Rob Irion 
Enrollment Deadline: December 1, 2017

Miami, FL

(Instructor is fluent in Spanish and English)
Class Dates:  No dates currently available
Class time:  8:00 am to 6:00 pm each day.
Class location:  107 SW 104 Street, Miami FL 33176 (classroom & field training TBD)
Location Phone:  (954) 210-7171
Instructor:  Juan Garcia, CMI®
Enrollment Deadline: 

Miami-Dade, FL 

(Instructor is fluent in Spanish and English)
Class Dates: Open every day
Location Phone:  (786) 537-0890
Instructor:  Mario Tarasiuk
Enrollment Deadline:  Open all the time. Call for class schedule this month.

Port Charlotte, FL

Class Dates: Register today
Class Time:  8:00 am to 6:00 pm each day
Class Location2403 Whisperlow Street , Port Charlotte, FL, 33948.
Location Phone:  (941) 623-8623
Instructor:  Jeff Baranski (fluent in English and French)
Enrollment Deadline: Register today.
 

Tampa, FL

Class Dates:  No classes currently available.
Class Time:  8:00 am to 5:00 pm each day
Class Location:  La Quinta Inn & Suites Tampa Central, 3826 W Waters Ave, Tampa, FL 33614
Location Phone:  (813) 879-7010
Instructor:  Rob Irion
Enrollment Deadline: January 15, 2016
 

Venice, FL

Class Dates:  The school is open every day of the week. You may take the class any day of the week.
Class Time:  8:00 am to 6:00 pm each day
Class Location: 2403 Whisperlow Street , Port Charlotte, FL, 33948.
Location Phone:  941-623-8623
Instructor: Jeff Baranski
Enrollment Deadline:  Register today.
 
 
 
 
  40-Hours Live and 80-Hours Online  
The schedule for the 40-hour class are administered by the School.  The School reserves the right to cancel a class ten (10) days prior to the class date.  Students will be offered relocation to a convenient class or rescheduled for the next class at the enrolled location.  The School can assist you with finding anearby hotel after you purchase and register for the live class.
 

Need Assistance?

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303-862-2611 (Mountain time)

Frequently Asked Questions:

More information about the state exam for home inspectors in Florida, including the fee for the state exam, please visit https://www.myfloridalicense.com/intentions2.asp?chBoard=true&boardid=04&SID=.
 
Are there any reductions to the fee because I'm already an InterNACHI member?
No.  If you're already a member, we'll include a free membership renewal for next year.  As you know, all InterNACHI online education is free for members.  The fee for the 120-hour Florida course is essentially for the live class portion; the fees are actually set by the School.
Download the following FAQ document: 
What are the requirements to become a licensed home inspector in the State of Florida?
This depends upon which method of licensure for which you are applying: licensure by examination, endorsement, or grandfathering (which ended March 1, 2011). 
Licensure by examination requires: 
  • passing an examination; and
  • completing an approved 120-hour course.  InterNACHI's Florida Pre-Licensing Course is approved by Florida and includes 40 hours live CLASSROOM (hands-on) and 80 hours ONLINE (learn at your pace, on your computer, from home).
Does the department have a website where the public can get information about the profession?  
 Yes; www.MyFloridaLicense.com > Doing Business With Us > Home Inspector. 
Is there a list of approved 120 hour prelicensing courses?
All department approved 120 hour prelicensing courses can be found at www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/servop/testing/CE.html 
Additional licensure requirements for all applicants: 
  • An applicant for licensure must submit to a criminal background check, be of good moral character, and obtain a $300,000 commercial general liability insurance policy.
  • An applicant may not qualify for licensure if he or she has had a home inspector license or a license in any related field revoked at any time or suspended within the previous 5 years or has been assessed a fine that exceeds $500 within the previous 5 years. A license in a related field includes, but is not limited to, licensure in real estate, construction, mold-related services, or building code administration or inspection. 
Do I currently need a license to perform home inspections? 

A license will be required after July 1, 2010.

What examination is given? 

 Anyone desiring to be licensed by examination will be required to pass the National Home Inspector Examination (NHIE) given by the Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors (EBPHI).  Applicants must achieve a passing grade pursuant to the requirements of the NHIE, Section 455.217 and Section 468.8313(4), F.S.  The applicant must pass the examination before they apply to be licensed.
What happens after I pass the examination? 
 Applicants must meet the other licensure requirements, including good moral character, completion of training requirements, fees, and insurance. Applicants then apply to the department for licensure. 
For State Application Assistance:
 If you have any questions or need assistance completing the application, please contact the department’s Customer Contact Center at 850.487.1395.  
I’m currently licensed with the Construction Industry Licensing Board as a contractor. Do I need a license to perform home inspections? 

(As of May 10, 2011) Contractors will be able to conduct system specific "inspections" that include some systems or components of the home. "Home inspection services" is currently defined to include all eight components of the home. Contractors can continue to conduct estimates and system specific inspections on those building systems and components included within their scope of work.  The law defines "home inspection services" as the limited visual examination of the following readily accessible installed systems and components of a home: the structure, electrica

l system, HVAC system, roof covering, plumbing system, interior components, exterior components, and site conditions that affect the structure.  The purpose of the inspection is to provide a written professional opinion of the condition of the home.  All eight components of the home must be inspected and a report written to be considered an official home inspection where the department has jurisdiction under Section 468.83 Part XV.   System specific inspections of just one system or component will not require a home inspectors license. However, contractors not licensed as a home inspector may not represent themselves as home inspectors.