Home Inspection

A dream of being self-employed, no job elimination worries and an unlimited earning potential is no longer just a dream. Today is your opportunity to become a professional licensed home inspector.

About IFRECInspect

Professional home inspectors come from all walks of life including engineers, construction professionals, college students, veterans and people who are entrepreneurial driven and seeking a way to become financially independent. IFRECInspect is part of Gold Coast Schools and is the premier home inspection school in Florida.  Complete the state mandated 120 hours in a live instructor led format, or leverage the convenience and flexibility of our online course option.

Classes are limited to 15 students. Enroll now!

How to Get Started in Home Inspection – Quick Tips

  1. First and Most Important – Select your school and your class date.
  2. Take and pass a DBPR 120 hour approved course.
  3. Pay attention. Ask questions. We are here to help.
  4. Take your end of course exam. PASS IT!
  5. Sit for one of the state approved exams. PASS IT!
  6. Submit licensing application to DBPR.
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Florida Home Inspection License Requirements

Home Inspector – Initial License by Examination (HI 0401)

License Requirements

This application is used by individuals who have taken and passed the National Home Inspector Examination (NHIE) given by the Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors (EBPHI).

Application Requirements:

  • EXAMINATION: Individuals seeking licensure as a Home Inspector must first take and pass the National Home Inspector Examination (NHIE).
    Department Approved Home Inspector Examinations

    1. National Home Inspector Examination (NHIE)
    2. Florida Association of Building Inspectors (FABI)
    3. InterNACHI Florida Home Inspector Licensing Examination (accepted as of 10/21/2013)
  • 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 and has passed the examination required by the department. 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, payable to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
  • APPLICATION: Complete the application by selecting the “Printable Application” link at the bottom of the page.
  • MORE INFORMATION: Learn more about this profession’s application requirements.