Business Tips and Useful Links

To start and operate your professional practice or business there are a number of requirements and concerns, in addition to your licensure, that you will need to address. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation has compiled a general list of these matters to support you in your efforts to become a successful Florida professional. Please contact the entities noted below for detailed information:

Secretary of State, Division of Corporations
Offers assistance with corporate and fictitious name registrations and information

Florida Department of Revenue
Offers assistance with sales tax and collection issues

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Economic development initiatives and resources for businesses and employers

Florida Association of Building Inspectors (FABI)
Provides additional qualifications and certifications for home inspectors and provides a Department-approved examination.

National Home Inspector Examination (NHIE)
Provides information on state regulatory agencies and provides a Department-approved examination.

International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI)
Provides additional qualifications and certifications for home inspectors and provides a Department-approved examination.

American Society of Home Inspectors
Industry association representing home inspector licensees

National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI)
Industry association representing home inspector licensees

National Society of Home Inspectors (NSHI)
Industry association representing home inspector licensees

Please note that the foregoing is a general list of requirements and concerns and there may be additional matters that your profession requires. You may wish to consult an attorney or certified public accountant.