Richard “Rick” Morrison, Executive Director
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation is responsible for licensing and regulating home inspectors. The Department’s Bureau of Central Intake and Licensure processes applications for licensure and refers complex applications to the home inspectors licensing office for final review. The Division of Regulation is responsible for complaint analysis and investigations, and the Office of the General Counsel provides prosecutorial services for disciplinary cases. The Department engages in rulemaking to implement the provisions set forth in its statutes and conducts other general business, as necessary.
Federal Lead-Based Paint Abatement Program
The United States Environmental Protection Agency is responsible for administering the lead based paint abatement program. Beginning in April 2010, anyone performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination. You can visit www.epa.gov/opptintr/lead/pubs/traincert.htm for information on certification requirements and training programs.
HI – A “Home Inspector” means any person who provides or offers to provide home inspection services for a fee or other compensation.
The requirements for becoming licensed in Florida are described in the statutes and rules. Choose a license type to apply.
- Home Inspector – Initial Active License by Examination (HI 0401) Start Now
- Home Inspector – Initial Inactive License by Examination (HI 0401) Start Now
- Home Inspector – Initial Active License for Out-of-state Applicants (Endorsement) (HI 0401) Start Now
- Home Inspector – Initial Inactive License for Out-of-state Applicants (Endorsement) (HI 0401) Start Now
- Home Inspector – Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now
- Home Inspector – Continuing Education Provider Approval (HI 0403) Start Now
- Home Inspector – Continuing Education Course Approval (HI 0404) Start Now
- Florida Military Veteran Fee Waiver
- Florida National Guard Fee Waiver
- Military Personnel, Veterans and Military Spouses Licensing Fee Waiver
- Low Income Waiver of Licensing Fee
Note: If you have previously applied for your license, you may check your application status.
- Home Inspector – Change of Status from Inactive to Active (HI 0402) Start Now
- Home Inspector – Change of Status from Active to Inactive (HI 0402) Start Now
- Home Inspector – Request for Name Change or Address Change (HI 0405) Start Now
- Home Inspector – Reinstatement of Null and Void License (HI 0401) Start Now
|License Types||Continuing Education Requirements||Fee||Expiration Date|
|Home Inspector||14 hours of CE – minimum of 2 hours wind mitigation, 12 hours Department approved courses related to home inspection services or the components of a home.||$105.00||7/31/Even Year|
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
Home Inspectors Licensing Program
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0791