Home Inspection Requirements for Florida

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

Is CE Distance Education Allowed

Is Pre-Licensing Required

Pre-licensing Hours Required
120 Hours

Regulating Body

Rules And Regulations

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Florida Department of Business Professional and Regulation

Need a license:

Perform inspections of the structural, roofing, electrical, plumbing, and

mechanical work on a house or building being constructed or renovated,

regardless of compensation

Does not need a License:

Inspect a home for real estate transaction purposes, regardless of compensation. (A license will be required on July 1, 2010.)


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 The Division of Professions, Home Inspectors at –

Phone: (850) 487-1395
Email: call.center@dbpr.state.fl.us
1940 North Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1027

Website: http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/pro/homein/index.html