Florida home inspectors must have a license to perform home inspections in Florida after July 1, 2010.
FLORIDA HOME INSPECTOR LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:
- Be of good moral character
- High School diploma (or equivalent)
- Complete course of study of 120 hours covering structure, exterior, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, roofing, interiors, exteriors, and site grounds & grading. (CI Inspectors – We teach the 120 online)
- Maintain commercial general liability insurance (not less than $300,000).
- Apply to the Florida home inspector department to take a licensure examination.
Continuing Education – Florida Home Inspector Licensees are required to get 14 hours of continuing education every two years in Florida. Home Inspectors need the 14 hours of CE by July 31, 2018 – Administrative Code 61-30
The eight areas of a Home Inspection are:
1. The structure,
2. Electrical system,
3. HVAC system,
4. Roof covering,
5. Plumbing system,
6. Interior components,
7. Exterior components, and
8. Site conditions that affect the structure.
Plus, as a home inspector, we are allowed to perform “Hurricane Mitigation” inspection if we complete addition training. (3-hour course)
Question: Are you going to be doing the 120 course.
Answer: Yes, Click the Link Here
Question: How Much does the course cost?
Answer: $1495, that includes everything except the cost to the state to take the H.I. Exam ($50). So after you join you are NOT going to get hit with more cost. Call and let them know Richard Elzey said to give you $100 OFF the tuition.
Question: Will the Contractors CE and Home Inspectors CE be the same class.
Answer: We do have the majority of the hours approved by both boards.
Question: I need help with a home inspection, are you going to do any hands on training?
Answer: We do have a two day class for the 120 course, other training would be done privately.
Question: Can a home inspector test for MOLD?
Answer: Yes, as long as it’s under 10 sf of area Declaratory Statement
Question: What others inspections can a Home Inspector perform?
Answer: 4 point inspection, ¡Wind Mitigation, roof conditions report, Pre-Warranty Expiration Inspections are some.
Question: Do you offer private training.
Answer: I can do private CE or just private training with individuals, email me.
Question: How can we stay informed on any specialized training?
Answer: Email mail me, or I’ll set some up under the CIInspectors.com website for you.
Question: Do you recommend a Home Inspection Software?
Answer: Yes, Palm-Tech