Florida Home Inspector Online Pre-license Course

Tuition: $949    Register Now!

This online course is meant to meet the initial licensure education requirement for Florida home inspectors as cited in F.S. 468.8313 and F.A.C 61-30.102.

The Principles of Home Inspection – Initial Training course provides the most thorough distance training for home inspection available. This 120 hour presentation is designed to introduce and/or reinforce a Home Inspection Professional’s understanding of:

  • A building’s components and systems
  • Proper inspection procedures & methods
  • Acceptable component test protocols
  • Life expectancies of components
  • A review of various reporting terminologies and vernaculars
  • Forms to be used for a professional home inspection report.

Principles of Home Inspection is based on years of practical experience in both inspecting homes and training inspectors. The course teaches a step-by-step approach to inspection for each house system:

  1. Surveying problems
  2. Explaining the practical implications of the problems
  3. Providing inspection strategies

Course details and licensing requirements:

  • Complete the 14 learning units contained within the course
    • There are progress checks after each segment to guide your learning and understanding of the material
  • There is NO final exam at the end of the course
  • There are no additional materials needed or required.
    • You have the option to purchase a non-mandatory course book filled with valuable information to go along with the course
  • Upon course completion, you must pass a state approved Home Inspector exam.
  • Upon completing the course and passing the exam, you can then apply for licensure with the DBPR

State Exam Information:  Click Here!
Home Inspector License Application Information: Click Here!

Provider Name: Gold Coast School of Construction Inc.
Name of Course: Principles of Home Inspection- Initial Training
DBPR Provider #:  0000983
Course Approval #:  0000885


West Palm Beach (Lantana)

6216 S. Congress Avenue
Lantana, FL 33462


From I-95:
Take I-95 to Lantana Road. Exit west on Lantana Road to Congress Ave. Turn left on Congress and then left into Atlantis Plaza.

From Turnpike:
(From the North) Take the turnpike to Lake Worth Road. Exit east on Lake Worth Road to Congress Ave. Turn right on Congress and then just past Lantana Road turn left into Atlantis Plaza.

(From the South) Take the turnpike to Boynton Beach Blvd. Exit east on Boynton Beach Blvd to Congress. Turn left (north) on Congress. Turn into Atlantis Plaza, just south of Lantana Road.

Boca Raton

2600 N. Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33431


From I-95: Exit on Palmetto Park Road and go west. Make a RIGHT onto Military Trail and continue for less than 2 miles. The location is in the Fountain Square complex located immediately after Butts Road on the right hand side.

From Turnpike: Exit on Glades Road and go EAST. Make a left on Butts Road. Follow the road around and make a left onto Military Trail. The location in the Fountain Square complex located on the right hand side.

Tamarac (Broward)

5600 Hiatus Road
Tamarac, FL 33321


This Gold Coast building is located on the NE Corner of Hiatus Road and Commercial Blvd., approx. 1/8 mile East of the Sawgrass Expwy off of Commercial Blvd.

Registration for all Insurance and Construction classes are handled by the Gold Coast Professional Schools office at the Broward campus.

North Miami

3577 N.E. 163rd Street
North Miami, FL 33160


Located just minutes East of the Gold Glades Interchange (I-95, 826 and the Turnpike.) Exit on 163rd street and go East. Located in the Intracoastal Mall at N.E. 35th Ave.

South Dade (Doral)

Doral 2016--landscape
11250 N.W. 20th Street
Miami, FL 33172


Because this is a new building, on a new street, you will not be able to find us on map search sites yet. Here are directions:

From the North:
Take the Florida Turnpike Extension south to NW 12th Street (exit # 27). Head east.Turn left on NW 111th Ave (just past the mall). Turn left on NW 20th Street. Building is on the left.

From the South:
Take the Florida Turnpike Extension north to NW 12th Street. Head east Turn left on NW 111th Ave (just past the mall). Turn left on NW 20th Street. Building is on the left.

From the East and Downtown Miami:
Head west on 836 to NW 107 Ave exit. Exit north on NW 107 Ave.Turn left on NW 12 St. Turn right on NW 111 Ave. Turn left on NW 20th St. Building is on left.