Building Code Administrators & Inspectors

Building Code Administrators & Inspectors

Robyn Barineau, Executive Director

The Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board is responsible for licensing and regulating building code administrators, building code inspectors, and building code plans examiners. The board meets regularly to consider applications for licensure, to review disciplinary cases, and to conduct informal hearings relating to licensure and discipline. The board engages in rulemaking to implement the provisions set forth in its statutes and conducts other general business, as necessary.

Getting Started in Building Code Administrators & Inspectors

Building Code Administrator

BU – A “building code administrator” or “building official” means any of those employees of municipal or county governments with building construction regulation responsibilities who are charged with the responsibility for direct regulatory administration or supervision of plan review, enforcement, or inspection of building construction, erection, repair, addition, remodeling, demolition, or alteration projects that require permitting indicating compliance with building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, gas, fire prevention, energy, accessibility, and other construction codes as required by state law or municipal or county ordinance. This term is synonymous with “building official” as used in the administrative chapter of the Standard Building Code and the South Florida Building Code. One person employed by each municipal or county government as a building code administrator or building official and who is so certified under this part may be authorized to perform any plan review or inspection for which certification is required by this part.

Building Code Inspector

BN – A “building code inspector” means any of those employees of local governments or state agencies with building construction regulation responsibilities who themselves conduct inspections of building construction, erection, repair, addition, or alteration projects that require permitting indicating compliance with building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, gas, fire prevention, energy, accessibility, and other construction codes as required by state law or municipal or county ordinance.  Categories of building code inspectors include building inspector, plumbing inspector, mechanical inspector, electrical inspector, coastal construction inspector, commercial electrical inspector, residential electrical inspector, electrical inspector, and 1&2 family dwelling inspector.

Plans Examiner

PX – A “plans examiner” means a person who is qualified to determine that plans submitted for purposes of obtaining building and other permits comply with the applicable building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, gas, fire prevention, energy, accessibility, and other applicable construction codes. Categories of plans examiners include building plans examiner, plumbing plans examiner, mechanical plans examiner, and electrical plans examiner.

Residential Pool Inspector

SRP – A “residential pool inspector” means a person who is qualified to inspect a pool on the property of one and two family dwellings. In order to obtain this voluntary certification the Board will require the State certified pool contractor license and in addition, the applicant must hold certification as a building or electrical inspector.

Commercial Pool Inspector

SCP – A “commercial pool inspector” means a person who is qualified to inspect a pool located on any property other than one and two family dwellings. In order to obtain this voluntary certification the Board will require the state certified pool contractor license and in addition, the applicant must hold certification as a building, plumbing, mechanical, or electrical inspector.

Roofing Inspector

SRI – A “roofing inspector” means a person who is qualified to inspect residential and commercial roofs. In order to obtain this voluntary certification the Board will require either: four (4) years of roofing experience with passage of the standardized roofing inspectors’ examination as approved by the board; state certification as a roofing contractor or a state certified general contractor who was certified prior to 1974.

Modular Inspector

SMI – A “modular inspector” means a person who is authorized to inspect any manufactured (modular) building and systems incorporated therein designed and built to comply with the Florida Building Code pursuant to Part I, Chapter 553, F.S. In order to obtain this voluntary certification, the Board will require the applicant to pass the standardized modular inspectors’ examination and the applicant must have three (3) years experience as an inspector with local government and/or state government or three years experience as an inspector with an independent inspection/plans review agency under contract with a state agency or three (3) years experience as a registered or certified state general, building, or residential contractor or job superintendent, project manager or quality control manager, the latter as provided for in Chapter 9B-1, F.A.C., in a supervisory capacity that included operational control and direction of building, mechanical, electrical and plumbing personnel or subcontractors on residential or commercial projects.

Modular Plans Examiner

SMP – A “modular plans examiner” means a person who is authorized to review plans for any manufactured (modular) building and systems incorporated therein designed and built to comply with the Florida Building Code pursuant to Part 1, Chapter 553, F.S. In order to obtain this voluntary certification, the Board will require the applicant to pass the standardized modular plans inspectors’ examination and the applicant must have three (3) years experience as a plans examiner with local and/or state government. As an alternative, the applicant must have three (3) years experience as a plans examiner with an independent inspection/plans review agency under contract with a state department or three (3) years experience as a registered or certified state general, building, or residential contractor or job superintendent, project manager or quality control manager, the latter as provided for in Chapter 9B-1, F.A.C., in a supervisory capacity that included operational control and direction of building, mechanical, electrical and plumbing personnel or subcontractors on residential or commercial projects.

1 & 2 Family Dwelling Plans Examiner

SFP – A “1&2 family dwelling plans examiner” means a person who is qualified to determine that the plans submitted for the purpose of obtaining building and other permits, for one and two family dwellings and accessory structures, comply with the building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, gas, fire prevention, energy, accessibility, and other applicable building codes. In order to obtain this voluntary certification, the applicant must hold standard certification as one and two family dwelling inspector; must have passed the State principles and practices examination; hold a standard certificate as a plans examiner (any category); and hold a Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc. (SBCCI) or International Code Council (ICC) certification as a Coastal Construction Inspector.

Building code administrators, building officials, building inspectors, and plans examiners are generally employed by county and municipal governments. In some cases they are private providers. However, both government employees and private providers must be licensed.

The requirements for becoming licensed in Florida are described in the statutes and rules.  Choose a license type to apply.

Building Code Administrator
  • Building Code Administrator by Examination (BCAIB 2)  Start Now
  • Building Code Administrator by Examination – Retake (BCAIB 8)  Start Now
  • Building Code Administrator (City/County Employee) by Examination (BCAIB 2)  Start Now
  • Building Code Administrator by Endorsement (BCAIB 2)  Start Now
  • Building Code Administrator (City/County Employee) by Endorsement (BCAIB 2)  Start Now
  • Building Code Administrator Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now
Inspector
  • Initial Certification by Examination, Endorsement, or by Completion of an Internship Certification Program – Inspectors and Plans Examiners (BCAIB 1)    Start Now
  • Inspector by Examination – Retake (BCAIB 8)  Start Now
  • Inspector (Non-City/County Employee) by Examination – Retake (BCAIB 8) Start Now
  • Inspector Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now
Plans Examiner
  • Initial Certification by Examination, Endorsement, or by Completion of an Internship Certification Program – Inspectors and Plans Examiners (BCAIB 1)  Start Now
  • Plans Examiner by Examination – Retake (BCAIB 8)  Start Now
  • Plans Examiner (Non-City/County Employee) by Examination – Retake (BCAIB 8)  Start Now
  • Plans Examiner Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses Start Now
Residential Pool Inspector
  • Residential Pool Inspector – Initial Certificate (BCAIB 1)    Start Now
  • Residential Pool Inspector (City/County Employee) – Initial Certificate (BCAIB 1)   Start Now
  • Residential Pool Inspector Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now
Commercial Pool Inspector
  • Commercial Pool Inspector – Initial Certificate (BCAIB 1) Start Now
  • Commercial Pool Inspector (City/County Employee) – Initial Certificate (BCAIB 1)    Start Now
  • Commercial Pool Inspector Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now
Roofing Inspector
  • Roofing Inspector by Examination (BCAIB 1)    Start Now
  • Roofing Inspector (City/County Employee) by Examination (BCAIB 1)    Start Now
  • Roofing Inspector by Examination – Retake (BCAIB 8)    Start Now
  • Roofing Inspector by Endorsement (BCAIB 1)    Start Now
  • Roofing Inspector Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now
Modular Inspector
  • Modular Inspector by Examination (BCAIB 1)    Start Now
  • Modular Inspector (City/County Employee) by Examination (BCAIB 1)    Start Now
  • Modular Inspector (Non-City/County Employee) by Examination – Retake (BCAIB 8)    Start Now
  • Modular Inspector by Endorsement (BCAIB 1)    Start Now
  • Modular Inspector (City/County Employee) by Endorsement (BCAIB 1)    Start Now
  • Modular Inspector Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now
Modular Plans Examiner
  • Modular Plans Examiner by Examination (BCAIB 1)    Start Now
  • Modular Plans Examiner (City/County Employee) by Examination (BCAIB 1)    Start Now
  • Modular Plans Examiner by Examination – Retake (BCAIB 8)    Start Now
  • Modular Plans Examiner by Endorsement (BCAIB 1)    Start Now
  • Modular Plans Examiner (City/County Employee) by Endorsement (BCAIB 1)    Start Now
  • Modular Plans Examiner Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now
One and Two Family Dwelling Plans Examiner
  • One and Two Family Dwelling Plans Examiner – Initial Certificate (BCAIB 1)    Start Now
  • One and Two Family Dwelling Plans Examiner Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now
Provisional Certificates
  • Provisional Certificate – Building Code Administrator (BCAIB 4)  Start Now
  • Provisional Certificate – Building Inspector (BCAIB 3)  Start Now
  • Provisional Certificate – Building Plans Examiner (BCAIB 3)  Start Now
  • Provisional Certificate – Coastal Construction Inspector (BCAIB 3)  Start Now
  • Provisional Certificate – Electrical Inspector (BCAIB 3)  Start Now
  • Provisional Certificate – Electrical Plans Examiner (BCAIB 3)  Start Now
  • Provisional Certificate – One and Two Family Dwelling Inspector (BCAIB 3)  Start Now
  • Provisional Certificate – Mechanical Inspector (BCAIB 3)  Start Now
  • Provisional Certificate – Mechanical Plans Examiner (BCAIB 3)    Start Now
  • Provisional Certificate – Plumbing Inspector (BCAIB 3)    Start Now
  • Provisional Certificate – Plumbing Plans Examiner (BCAIB 3)    Start Now
Authorization to Take the Principles and Practice Examination for Individuals NOT Seeking Licensure through an Internship Certification Program
  • Authorization to Take the Principles and Practice Examination for Individuals
    Seeking Licensure through an Internship Certification Program (BCAIB 11)  Start Now
Continuing Education Providers and Courses, Education Providers/Internship Certification Providers, Cross-Training Programs, Training Programs, and Internship Certification Programs
  • Education Course Approval/Renewal and Provider and Internship Certification Training Program Approval/Renewal and Provider (BCAIB 5)   Start Now
  • Laws, Rules and Ethics Program Course and Provider and 40-Hour Code Training Course and Provider (BCAIB 7)   Start Now
  • Division of State Fire Marshal Education Course and Provider Approval (BCAIB 10)  Start Now

Sample Outline for Courses

Examination Information

Applicants seeking licensure by examination must take and pass a technical examination administered by the International Code Council that is related to their category of licensure, as well as the Florida principles and practices examination. Information regarding technical examinations can be found on the International Code Council website.

DBPR offers the Florida principles and practices examination in a computer-based testing (CBT) format. Candidates who have been approved to sit for an examination may do so by contacting the department’s examination vendor, Pearson VUE. Examinations are available on a daily basis at testing sites throughout the world. For more information, including to schedule an examination, visit the Examination Information page.

Fee Waiver Applications

  • Request for Duplicate License, Name Change, Address Change, or Status Change (BCAIB 6) Start Now
  • Placement of a License to Voluntary Null and Void Status (NV 1) Start Now
  • Inspector – Initial from Null & Void (Hardship) (BCAIB 9) Start Now
  • Plans Examiner – Initial from Null & Void (Hardship) (BCAIB 9)  Start Now
  • Building Code Administrator – Initial from Null & Void (Hardship) (BCAIB 9)  Start Now
  • Commercial Pool Inspector – Initial from Null & Void (Hardship) (BCAIB 9)    Start Now
  • One and Two Family Dwelling Plans Examiner – Initial from Null & Void (Hardship) (BCAIB 9)    Start Now
  • Modular Inspector – Initial from Null & Void (Hardship) (BCAIB 9)    Start Now
  • Modular Plans Examiner – Initial from Null & Void (Hardship) (BCAIB 9)    Start Now
  • Roofing Inspector – Initial from Null & Void (Hardship) (BCAIB 9)    Start Now
  • Residential Pool Inspector – Initial from Null & Void (Hardship) (BCAIB 9)   Start Now

Education Course Lists

You may also use the department’s Find a CE Course tool to locate specific subject areas or course topics.

License TypesContinuing Education RequirementsFeeExpiration Date
Inspector14 hours – a minimum of 2 hours must be in the area of accessibility, a minimum of 2 hours in the area of Florida law and rules and a minimum of 1 hour in the area of ethics.$5.0011/30/every odd year
Plans Examiner14 hours – a minimum of 2 hours must be in the area of accessibility, a minimum of 2 hours in the area of Florida law and rules and a minimum of 1 hour in the area of ethics.$5.0011/30/every odd year
Building Code Administrator14 hours – a minimum of 2 hours must be in the area of accessibility, a minimum of 2 hours in the area of Florida law and rules and a minimum of 1 hour in the area of ethics.$5.0011/30/every odd year
Limited Inspector14 hours – a minimum of 2 hours must be in the area of accessibility, a minimum of 2 hours in the area of Florida law and rules and a minimum of 1 hour in the area of ethics.$5.0011/30/every odd year
Limited Plans Examiner14 hours – a minimum of 2 hours must be in the area of accessibility, a minimum of 2 hours in the area of Florida law and rules and a minimum of 1 hour in the area of ethics.$5.0011/30/every odd year
Provisional Building Code AdministratorN/ANon-renewable1-year from date of issuance
Asbestos BusinessN/A$25511/30 Odd Year
Provisional Building InspectorN/ANon-renewable1-year from date of issuance
Provisional Building Plans ExaminerN/ANon-renewable11/30 Odd Year
Asbestos BusinessN/A$2551-year from date of issuance
Provisional Coastal Construction InspectorN/ANon-renewable1-year from date of issuance
Provisional Electrical InspectorN/ANon-renewable1-year from date of issuance
Provisional Electrical Plans ExaminerN/ANon-renewable1-year from date of issuance
Provisional 1&2 Family Plans ExaminerN/ANon-renewable1-year from date of issuance

Need Help?

All requests for publications, documents, forms, applications for licenses, permits and other similar certifications can be obtained by contacting the Customer Contact Center.

Division of Professions
Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0791

Telephone: 850.487.1395
Facsimile: 850.488.8040

Building Code Administrators & Inspectors

Building Code Administrators & Inspectors

Robyn Barineau, Executive Director

The Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board is responsible for licensing and regulating building code administrators, building code inspectors, and building code plans examiners. The board meets regularly to consider applications for licensure, to review disciplinary cases, and to conduct informal hearings relating to licensure and discipline. The board engages in rulemaking to implement the provisions set forth in its statutes and conducts other general business, as necessary.

Getting Started in Building Code Administrators & Inspectors

Building Code Administrator

BU – A “building code administrator” or “building official” means any of those employees of municipal or county governments with building construction regulation responsibilities who are charged with the responsibility for direct regulatory administration or supervision of plan review, enforcement, or inspection of building construction, erection, repair, addition, remodeling, demolition, or alteration projects that require permitting indicating compliance with building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, gas, fire prevention, energy, accessibility, and other construction codes as required by state law or municipal or county ordinance. This term is synonymous with “building official” as used in the administrative chapter of the Standard Building Code and the South Florida Building Code. One person employed by each municipal or county government as a building code administrator or building official and who is so certified under this part may be authorized to perform any plan review or inspection for which certification is required by this part.

Building Code Inspector

BN – A “building code inspector” means any of those employees of local governments or state agencies with building construction regulation responsibilities who themselves conduct inspections of building construction, erection, repair, addition, or alteration projects that require permitting indicating compliance with building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, gas, fire prevention, energy, accessibility, and other construction codes as required by state law or municipal or county ordinance.  Categories of building code inspectors include building inspector, plumbing inspector, mechanical inspector, electrical inspector, coastal construction inspector, commercial electrical inspector, residential electrical inspector, electrical inspector, and 1&2 family dwelling inspector.

Plans Examiner

PX – A “plans examiner” means a person who is qualified to determine that plans submitted for purposes of obtaining building and other permits comply with the applicable building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, gas, fire prevention, energy, accessibility, and other applicable construction codes. Categories of plans examiners include building plans examiner, plumbing plans examiner, mechanical plans examiner, and electrical plans examiner.

Residential Pool Inspector

SRP – A “residential pool inspector” means a person who is qualified to inspect a pool on the property of one and two family dwellings. In order to obtain this voluntary certification the Board will require the State certified pool contractor license and in addition, the applicant must hold certification as a building or electrical inspector.

Commercial Pool Inspector

SCP – A “commercial pool inspector” means a person who is qualified to inspect a pool located on any property other than one and two family dwellings. In order to obtain this voluntary certification the Board will require the state certified pool contractor license and in addition, the applicant must hold certification as a building, plumbing, mechanical, or electrical inspector.

Roofing Inspector

SRI – A “roofing inspector” means a person who is qualified to inspect residential and commercial roofs. In order to obtain this voluntary certification the Board will require either: four (4) years of roofing experience with passage of the standardized roofing inspectors’ examination as approved by the board; state certification as a roofing contractor or a state certified general contractor who was certified prior to 1974.

Modular Inspector

SMI – A “modular inspector” means a person who is authorized to inspect any manufactured (modular) building and systems incorporated therein designed and built to comply with the Florida Building Code pursuant to Part I, Chapter 553, F.S. In order to obtain this voluntary certification, the Board will require the applicant to pass the standardized modular inspectors’ examination and the applicant must have three (3) years experience as an inspector with local government and/or state government or three years experience as an inspector with an independent inspection/plans review agency under contract with a state agency or three (3) years experience as a registered or certified state general, building, or residential contractor or job superintendent, project manager or quality control manager, the latter as provided for in Chapter 9B-1, F.A.C., in a supervisory capacity that included operational control and direction of building, mechanical, electrical and plumbing personnel or subcontractors on residential or commercial projects.

Modular Plans Examiner

SMP – A “modular plans examiner” means a person who is authorized to review plans for any manufactured (modular) building and systems incorporated therein designed and built to comply with the Florida Building Code pursuant to Part 1, Chapter 553, F.S. In order to obtain this voluntary certification, the Board will require the applicant to pass the standardized modular plans inspectors’ examination and the applicant must have three (3) years experience as a plans examiner with local and/or state government. As an alternative, the applicant must have three (3) years experience as a plans examiner with an independent inspection/plans review agency under contract with a state department or three (3) years experience as a registered or certified state general, building, or residential contractor or job superintendent, project manager or quality control manager, the latter as provided for in Chapter 9B-1, F.A.C., in a supervisory capacity that included operational control and direction of building, mechanical, electrical and plumbing personnel or subcontractors on residential or commercial projects.

1 & 2 Family Dwelling Plans Examiner

SFP – A “1&2 family dwelling plans examiner” means a person who is qualified to determine that the plans submitted for the purpose of obtaining building and other permits, for one and two family dwellings and accessory structures, comply with the building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, gas, fire prevention, energy, accessibility, and other applicable building codes. In order to obtain this voluntary certification, the applicant must hold standard certification as one and two family dwelling inspector; must have passed the State principles and practices examination; hold a standard certificate as a plans examiner (any category); and hold a Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc. (SBCCI) or International Code Council (ICC) certification as a Coastal Construction Inspector.

Building code administrators, building officials, building inspectors, and plans examiners are generally employed by county and municipal governments. In some cases they are private providers. However, both government employees and private providers must be licensed.

The requirements for becoming licensed in Florida are described in the statutes and rules.  Choose a license type to apply.

Building Inspector
  • Inspector by Examination (BCAIB 1)    Start Now
  • Inspector by Examination – Retake (BCAIB 8)  Start Now
  • Inspector (City/County Employee) by Examination (BCAIB 1)  Start Now
  • Inspector (City/County Employee) by Examination – Retake (BCAIB 8) Start Now
  • Inspector by Endorsement (BCAIB 1)  Start Now
  • Inspector (City/County Employee) by Endorsement (BCAIB 1) Start Now
  • Inspector – Initial from Null & Void (Hardship) (BCAIB 9) Start Now
  • Inspector Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now
Plan Examiner
  • Plans Examiner by Examination (BCAIB 1)  Start Now
  • Plans Examiner by Examination – Retake (BCAIB 8)  Start Now
  • Plans Examiner (City/County Employee) by Examination (BCAIB 1)  Start Now
  • Plans Examiner (City/County Employee) by Examination – Retake (BCAIB 8)  Start Now
  • Plans Examiner by Endorsement (BCAIB 1)  Start Now
  • Plans Examiner (City/County Employee) by Endorsement (BCAIB 1)  Start Now
  • Plans Examiner – Initial from Null & Void (Hardship) (BCAIB 9)  Start Now
  • Plans Examiner Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses Start Now
Building Code Administrator
  • Building Code Administrator by Examination (BCAIB 2)  Start Now
  • Building Code Administrator by Examination – Retake (BCAIB 8)  Start Now
  • Building Code Administrator (City/County Employee) by Examination (BCAIB 2)  Start Now
  • Building Code Administrator by Endorsement (BCAIB 2)  Start Now
  • Building Code Administrator (City/County Employee) by Endorsement (BCAIB 2)  Start Now
  • Building Code Administrator – Initial from Null & Void (Hardship) (BCAIB 9)  Start Now
  • Building Code Administrator Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now
  • Request for Duplicate License, Name Change, Address Change, or Status Change (BCAIB 6)  Start Now
Provisional Licenses
  • Provisional Building Code Administrator (BCAIB 4)  Start Now
  • Provisional Building Inspector (BCAIB 3)  Start Now
  • Provisional Building Plans Examiner (BCAIB 3)  Start Now
  • Provisional Coastal Construction Inspector (BCAIB 3)  Start Now
  • Provisional Electrical Inspector (BCAIB 3)  Start Now
  • Provisional Electrical Plans Examiner (BCAIB 3)  Start Now
  • Provisional One and Two Family Dwelling Inspector (BCAIB 3)  Start Now
  • Provisional Mechanical Inspector (BCAIB 3)  Start Now
  • Provisional Mechanical Plans Examiner (BCAIB 3)    Start Now
  • Provisional Plumbing Inspector (BCAIB 3)    Start Now
  • Provisional Plumbing Plans Examiner (BCAIB 3)    Start Now
Commercial Pool Licenses
  • Commercial Pool Inspector – Initial Certificate (BCAIB 1) Start Now
  • Commercial Pool Inspector (City/County Employee) – Initial Certificate (BCAIB 1)    Start Now
  • Commercial Pool Inspector – Initial from Null & Void (Hardship) (BCAIB 9)    Start Now
  • Commercial Pool Inspector Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now
One and Two Family Dwelling Plans Examiner
  • One and Two Family Dwelling Plans Examiner – Initial Certificate (BCAIB 1)    Start Now
  • One and Two Family Dwelling Plans Examiner – Initial from Null & Void (Hardship) (BCAIB 9)    Start Now
  • One and Two Family Dwelling Plans Examiner Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now
Modular Inspector
  • Modular Inspector by Examination (BCAIB 1)    Start Now
  • Modular Inspector (City/County Employee) by Examination (BCAIB 1)    Start Now
  • Modular Inspector (City/County Employee) by Examination – Retake (BCAIB 8)    Start Now
  • Modular Inspector by Endorsement (BCAIB 1)    Start Now
  • Modular Inspector (City/County Employee) by Endorsement (BCAIB 1)    Start Now
  • Modular Inspector – Initial from Null & Void (Hardship) (BCAIB 9)    Start Now
  • Modular Inspector Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now
Modular Plans Examiner
  • Modular Plans Examiner by Examination (BCAIB 1)    Start Now
  • Modular Plans Examiner (City/County Employee) by Examination (BCAIB 1)    Start Now
  • Modular Plans Examiner by Examination – Retake (BCAIB 8)    Start Now
  • Modular Plans Examiner by Endorsement (BCAIB 1)    Start Now
  • Modular Plans Examiner (City/County Employee) by Endorsement (BCAIB 1)    Start Now
  • Modular Plans Examiner – Initial from Null & Void (Hardship) (BCAIB 9)    Start Now
  • Modular Plans Examiner Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now
Roofing Inspector
  • Roofing Inspector by Examination (BCAIB 1)    Start Now
  • Roofing Inspector (City/County Employee) by Examination (BCAIB 1)    Start Now
  • Roofing Inspector by Examination – Retake (BCAIB 8)    Start Now
  • Roofing Inspector by Endorsement (BCAIB 1)    Start Now
  • Roofing Inspector – Initial from Null & Void (Hardship) (BCAIB 9)    Start Now
  • Roofing Inspector Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now
Residential Pool Inspector
  • Residential Pool Inspector – Initial Certificate (BCAIB 1)    Start Now
  • Residential Pool Inspector (City/County Employee) – Initial Certificate (BCAIB 1)   Start Now
  • Residential Pool Inspector – Initial from Null & Void (Hardship) (BCAIB 9)   Start Now
  • Residential Pool Inspector Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now
Continuing Education Providers and Courses
  • Education Provider (BCAIB 5)   Start Now
  • Continuing Education Course, Training Program and Cross-Training Program Approval (BCAIB 5)   Start Now
  • Division of State Fire Marshal Education Course and Provider Approval (BCAIB 10)  Start Now
  • Laws, Rules and Ethics Program Course and Provider (BCAIB 7)   Start Now

Examination Information

Applicants seeking licensure by examination must take and pass a technical examination administered by the International Code Council that is related to their category of licensure, as well as the Florida principles and practices examination. Information regarding technical examinations can be found on the International Code Council website.

DBPR offers the Florida principles and practices examination in a computer-based testing (CBT) format. Candidates who have been approved to sit for an examination may do so by contacting the department’s examination vendor, Pearson VUE. Examinations are available on a daily basis at testing sites throughout the world. For more information, including to schedule an examination, visit the Examination Information page.

Fee Waiver Applications

  • Request for Duplicate License, Name Change, Address Change, or Status Change (BCAIB 6) Start Now
  • Placement of a License to Voluntary Null and Void Status (NV 1) Start Now

Education Course Lists

License TypesContinuing Education RequirementsFeeExpiration Date
Inspector14 hours – a minimum of 2 hours must be in the area of accessibility, a minimum of 2 hours in the area of Florida law and rules and a minimum of 1 hour in the area of ethics.$5.0011/30/every odd year
Plans Examiner14 hours – a minimum of 2 hours must be in the area of accessibility, a minimum of 2 hours in the area of Florida law and rules and a minimum of 1 hour in the area of ethics.$5.0011/30/every odd year
Building Code Administrator14 hours – a minimum of 2 hours must be in the area of accessibility, a minimum of 2 hours in the area of Florida law and rules and a minimum of 1 hour in the area of ethics.$5.0011/30/every odd year
Limited Inspector14 hours – a minimum of 2 hours must be in the area of accessibility, a minimum of 2 hours in the area of Florida law and rules and a minimum of 1 hour in the area of ethics.$5.0011/30/every odd year
Limited Plans Examiner14 hours – a minimum of 2 hours must be in the area of accessibility, a minimum of 2 hours in the area of Florida law and rules and a minimum of 1 hour in the area of ethics.$5.0011/30/every odd year
Provisional Building Code AdministratorN/ANon-renewable1-year from date of issuance
Asbestos BusinessN/A$25511/30 Odd Year
Provisional Building InspectorN/ANon-renewable1-year from date of issuance
Provisional Building Plans ExaminerN/ANon-renewable11/30 Odd Year
Asbestos BusinessN/A$2551-year from date of issuance
Provisional Coastal Construction InspectorN/ANon-renewable1-year from date of issuance
Provisional Electrical InspectorN/ANon-renewable1-year from date of issuance
Provisional Electrical Plans ExaminerN/ANon-renewable1-year from date of issuance
Provisional 1&2 Family Plans ExaminerN/ANon-renewable1-year from date of issuance