Home Inspector - Initial Active License by Examination (HI 0401)
This application is used by individuals who have taken and passed a department approved exam for home inspection.
EXAMINATION:Individuals seeking licensure as a Home Inspector must first take and pass a department approved exam for home inspection. The applicant must also submit proof of passing the department approved examination for home inspection licensure. See the list of Department Approved Home Inspector Examinations.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: The applicant must demonstrate proof of completing a course of study approved by the department of not less than 120 hours that covers the 8 components of a home. This is not a complete listing of educational and experience requirements. Please see the application instructions page for complete information.
FINGERPRINTS:An applicant must have a background check as part of the licensing process.To learn more about fingerprinting, please visit our fingerprint FAQS.
INSURANCE:Applicants are required to attest that they have obtained commercial general liability insurance in the amount of $300,000.
FEE: Pay the required fee as provided in the application. If applying online, you can pay with a credit card or electronic check. If mailing your application, please include a check payable to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Military veterans, their spouses and Florida National Guard members may be eligible for a fee waiver, fee reimbursement, and/or fee discount. Please visit our DBPR Military Services page for more information.
APPLICATION:Complete the application by clicking on the "Online Services" link or the "Printable Application" link at the bottom of the page.
MORE INFORMATION:Learn more about this profession's application requirements (use the back button or arrow to return to this page).
If you have questions or need assistance in completing this application, please call the Customer Contact Center at 850.487.1395 or use our convenient contact form.
Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact the office by phone or by traditional mail.
If you have any questions, please contact 850.487.1395. *Pursuant to Section 455.275(1), Florida Statutes, effective October 1, 2012, licensees licensed under Chapter 455, F.S. must provide the Department with an email address if they have one.
The emails provided may be used for official communication with the licensee. However email addresses are public record. If you do not wish to supply a personal address, please provide the Department with an email address which can be made available to the public.
Please see our Chapter 455 page to determine if you are affected by this change.