Get Your Florida Home Inspector License!

family-home-475879_960_720CI® Certified Home Inspector Pre-licensure Course $995
120-Hour Pre-licensure Course

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Home Inspector CE Course-Day 1:
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Home Inspector CE Course-Day 2:
ICC Preferred Provider Course #11356 .90 CEUS

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What does it take to get a Home Inspector’s license in the State of Florida?
    • Candidates must demonstrate proof of completion of a Department-approved course of no less than 120 hours that covers the 8 components of a home
    • Candidates must successfully pass a department-approved exam for Home Inspection.
    • Candidates must attest that they have commercial general liability insurance of at least $300,000
    • Candidates must submit fingerprints and have a background check performed (Call 727-845-1970 to make an appointment at Florida Live Scan. Fee NOT included in course tuition)
Where can I take the 120-hour Pre-licensure Course?

The Contractors Institute offers a DBPR-Approved Home Inspectors 120-Hour Pre-licensure Course. The course emphasizes Florida’s unique conditions, codes, techniques, materials and features comprehensive training for Florida home inspectors doing inspections in Florida’s humid climate  (not a course designed for other states). This course specifically preps you for the ACICP exam (see link above).

What does the course include and how much does it cost?

Our 120-Hour course covers the 8 components of a home: the structure, electrical system, HVAC system, roof covering, plumbing system, interior components, exterior components, and site conditions that affect the structure as well as other conditions that impact residential homes in the State of Florida. The course includes ALL TRAINING necessary to complete Florida’s state requirement and pass the state’s approved Home Inspector exam.

$995 Tuition includes:

    • ALL required reference materials for an online portion of course including:
        • John Traister’s Home Inspection Handbook reference book
        • Norman Becker’s The Complete Book of Home Inspections reference book
        • US Housing and Urban Development’s Residential Rehabilitation Inspection Guide(available as an E-book)
        • Robinson & Litchfield, The Complete Guide to Home Inspection
        • Florida Statutes 468, Part XV – Home Inspectors (PDF)
        • Florida Administrative Code, 61-30 – Home Inspectors (available as a PDF) 
    • Our interactive online course is filled with informative videos and recorded learning modules with licensed instructors to give you general industry knowledge (no, you don’t need additional books that are talked about), with online quick quizzes to reinforce learning from reference materials!
    • Unlimited Online practice exams to prepare you for the types of questions being asked and simulate the pressure of taking the actual exam. 
    • Course Completion Exam is open-book and requires successful completion with a 70% in order to receive the Completion Certificate for the online course portion.
    • A final 14-hour Home Inspector course which is offered in Hudson live, or via webinar, will be your last requirement for your 120-Hour Course Certificate (see dates below with links to register)
    • FREE Demo copy of Palm-Tech Home Inspection Software!
    • FREE Inspection Report and Agreement templates, Employee Handbooks, Safety Handbooks, State required forms, and MUCH MORE!!!
    • FREE 2-year membership in the Association of Construction Industry Certified Professionals, a Florida organization of construction professionals – Click HERE for more information on the benefits of membership!!
    • This course will cover reviewing exam procedures, testing providers, inspection tools, methods, Laws & Rules governing Florida Home Inspectors, and review of reporting requirements, inspection agreements, and forms. A discussion of code requirements, inspection methods, and inspector standards of practice will also be included.
  • How do your course schedule and the State’s application process work?
    • Enroll in CI Certified Home Inspector Pre-licensure course.
    • Receive all course materials and access information for Online course.
    • Begin studying reference books, working through online course content, and watching videos and learning modules. You don’t schedule your live classroom/webinar training until after you have completed the online/ home study course material.
    • Take your Course Completion Exam and PASS with 70 % for completion of the online portion of the course.
    • Schedule your Classroom/Webinar Training date –  To schedule, see “CLICK HERE TO REGISTER” above
    • Upon completion of the 2-day classroom/webinar course you will receive a Completion Certificate for the 120-Hour course to include with your application to the state for the license.

Click HERE to enroll or Call 1-877-LICENSE for questions!