• ASHI School
    Inspector Foundation
  • Class approved in state
  • Includes In-Field Training as part of the curriculum
  • Meets state Pre-licensing Hours
  • Prepares you take state exam and other relevant exams

    • Complete 120 hours of approved pre-license education.

    • Complete 4-Point Inspection & Wind Mitigation Training. (Additional course available to add during registration.)

    • Pass one of the following exams: National Home Inspector Examination (NHIE) Florida Association of Building Inspectors (FABI) InterNACHI Florida Home Inspector Licensing Examination Association of Construction Industry’s Certified Home and Property Inspector Examination (CI-HPI)

Review complete requirements for becoming a Home inspector below.

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Inspector Foundations Class

120 HOURS - $3,395

4-Point Inspection & Wind Mitigation Class - $175

The Inspector Foundation class is an introduction to home inspection, covering everything you will need to start your home inspection career, how to operate business, as well as how-to perform home inspections that adhere to the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Standard of Practice and Code of Ethics.

This 120-hour class runs Monday thru Friday for two weeks. You will go to at least five field events during this class. This class includes report writing, information on marketing your business, and real-life experience from your ASHI Certified instructors.

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Complete Florida Requirements

  • Home Inspection Regulated:
  • License Type:
    Home Inspector
  • License Renewal Cycle:
  • Is Distance Education Allowed:
  • Is Field Training And Experience Required:
  • Experience Required:
  • Is CE Required:
  • CE Hours Required:
    14 with 2 hours of wind mitgation
  • Is CE Distance Education Allowed
  • Is Pre-Licensing Required
  • Pre-licensing Hours Required
    120 Hours
  • Regulating Body
    Division of Professions Home Inspectors Licensing Program
  • Rules And Regulations
  • Exam
    NHIE through Pearson Vue

Florida Ordinance & Contacts

In 2007, Florida passed a new licensing law for home inspectors to take effect in 2010. Here is a link to the current law. The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation is the agency that will oversee home inspectors.

State of Florida:

Senate Bill 2234, enacted June 27, 2007 as Chapter 468, Part XV, Florida Statutes , provides for licensure and regulation of home inspectors. Chapter 468, Part XV, Florida Statutes , became effective July 1, 2010, and provides that the home inspector licensing program will be administered by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. There is not a Board of Home Inspectors. The department administers the licensure and regulation functions for this profession.

The links below will provide you with helpful information regarding the implementation process, licensing and grandfathering requirements, and links to the department’s proposed legislation, and department contact information.

**Mold Remediators have different licensing requirements.

For more information contact
Division of Professions
Home Inspectors Licensing Program
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0791
Phone: (850) 487-1395

Website: http://www.myfloridalicense.com/DBPR/home-inspectors/#1489159935794-47166768-3ea7