Florida Home Inspection State Requirements
Does this state require Home Inspectors to be licensed?
No, however, on June 28, 2007, SB 2234 was passed which requires licensure of home inspectors and mold remediators. The bill becomes effective July 1, 2010 and will require that an applicant for Home Inspection:
Are there any educational requirements to be licensed?
No, no currently. Effective July 1, 2010, applicants will need to complete a course of study (approved by the department) of no less than 120 hours that covers the following components: structure, electrical, HVAC, roof, plumbing, interiors, exteriors and site conditions that affect the structure
Is there a state exam requirement to be licensed?
No, not currently.
Are there any experience requirements to be licensed?
No, not currently
Are there any other requirements to be licensed?
No, not currently. However, effective July 1, 2010, the following requirements will go into affect:
- Be of good moral character
- Have a high school diploma or its equivalent
- Maintain a commercial general liability insurance policy in an amount not less than $300,000
- Apply to the department to take a licensure examination
Grandfathering Clause: A person who performs home inspection services may qualify to be licensed if the person meets the licensure requirements of this bill by July 1, 2010.
When do the license expire?
Are there any Continuing Education requirements to renew a license?