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Florida Home Inspection License Requirements

home inspection state regulations The home inspection profession is regulated in Florida. Follow the steps below to become a licensed home inspector in Florida.

The law requires Florida home inspectors to:

  1. Pass 120 hours of approved course instruction;
  2. Pass the Florida Home Inspection Exam (FHIE) or another approved exam
  3. Obtain $300,000 commercial general liability insurance.

Florida home inspector licensing is regulated under Florida Statutes Chapter 468, Part XV. PHII's online 120-hour home inspection training pre-license course has been approved by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) to satisfy the state's pre-license education requirement.

Note: PHII students pay just $100 rather than $200 to sit for the FHIE exam due to our affliation with the Florida Association of Building Inspectors (FABI). PHII students also get the first year's association dues waived if they choose to become a FABI member. Learn about scheduling and studying for the Florida Home Inspector Exam.

Our students have had great success passing state and national exams, and you also receive FREE continuing education credits with your enrollment! Please check the website periodically for updates about current licensing laws or call toll free (800) 983-6322

Florida Association of Building Inspectors
We are an affiliate of FABI, which is an Orlando-based home inspector organization that is Florida's primary state-based home inspector association (member AF-0038). PHII's course is aligned with FABI's Code of Ethics.

Florida Home Inspector Certification

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State Board:

Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation

Approved: Yes

Training Provider:
Professional Home Inspection Institute
1533 NW 2nd St, Madison, SD 57042
Toll Free 605-427-2908

Included in PHII's Florida Home Inspector Training
Home inspection topics covered in our Florida home inspector certification program

Each home inspection lesson starts by listing the objectives you will learn, followed by a short practice quiz to check your prior knowledge, the lesson content, a review and a quiz. Below are the subjects you will master as you take the online home inspection training course. All course objectives are aligned with national standards of practice for home inspectors.

  • Introduction to Home Inspection Terminology
  • Limits and Exclusions for Home Inspections
  • Site, Grounds and Grading
  • Exterior and Structure
  • Roof Components
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • Attic Inspection
  • Insulation & Ventilation
  • Interior Components
  • Bathrooms and Kitchens
  • Basement & Crawlspace
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Garage and Carport
  • Conducting a Home Inspection
  • Home Inspection Business Start-Up
  • Mold and Allergens
  • Radon in Air and Water
  • Commercial Inspections

  • After passing PHII's home inspector exam and meeting any other state requirements, you will be well-qualified to perform residential home inspections in Florida.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Our Florida Home Inspection Training Program

    How long does your home inspection course for Florida take?
    PHII's Florida home inspection course can be completed in 1-2 weeks based on your past level of experience. However, you can take as much time as needed, and there are no limits on re-taking exams. The total course time for training in Florida is broken up into hours for course instruction, field assignments, report writing and testing. PHII's Florida course allows you to take your time or push yourself through quickly.

    How much does the Florida home inspection training cost?
    Professional Home Inspection Institute will teach you how to become a home inspector in Florida for the lowest average tuition rate in the industry. The course comes complete with all required instructional materials including 100% online access, workbook, back-up CDs, DVDs, and other materials you need to become a home inspector in Florida . You can view the current prices by clicking the link on this page or by calling 1-605-427-2908.

    What is home inspection errors and omissions insurance?
    Home inspectors in Florida should consider getting Errors and Omissions (E&O) insurance, which is a professional liability policy covering the policyholder for negligent acts and omissions that occur during an inspection. A good Errors and Omissions liability policy can help limit your out-of-pocket expenses if you are named in a lawsuit in Florida should a problem occur with a home inspection. Our coursework is approved for Florida home inspector errors and omissions insurance by major insurance underwriters.

    Why should I choose PHII for home inspection training?
    PHII gives Florida residents interactive training, experienced support, a lot of value and the most affordable tuition in the industry. Plus we offer a satisfaction guarantee. Over the years we have successfully trained thousands of home inspectors throughout the U.S. and Canada, including many home inspectors in Florida. We have been there to support our students from Florida during and after the training. We have up-to-date Florida home inspection course material, and we provide a turn-key system for setting up your own home inspection business in Florida.

    Questions about home inspection course enrollment?
    Call us toll-free at 605-427-2908

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    Free 1-YEAR AHI Membership for Florida Home Inspector Graduates
    As a gold-level AHI-accredited training provder, PHII can offer all Florida home inspector graduates a free 1-year membership in the North American Association of Home Inspectors (AHI), a national non-profit professional home inspector association.

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