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Florida Home Inspector Licensing Course

Become a licensed Florida Home Inspector!

Anyone who is looking to become a licensed home inspector in that state of Florida is required to complete and pass a 120-hour DBPR approved pre-licensing course. Gold Coast offers an industry leading home inspection program.  We even enable students to review for, and take the licensing exam on location without having to go to a 3rd party testing center.

 

If you have any questions, please contact our helpful Career Counselors at 1-800-732-9140. We are happy to assist.

 

Choose from either classroom or online options.

Florida Home Inspector Licensing Course

Become a licensed Florida Home Inspector!

Anyone who is looking to become a licensed home inspector in that state of Florida is required to complete and pass a 120-hour DBPR approved pre-licensing course. Gold Coast offers an industry leading home inspection program.  We even enable students to review for, and take the licensing exam on location without having to go to a 3rd party testing center.

 

If you have any questions, please contact our helpful Career Counselors at 1-800-732-9140. We are happy to assist.

 

Choose from either classroom or online options.

Classroom Home Inspector Course

Navigate the home inspector curriculum with the guidance of our industry experienced instructors who will fully prepare you for success.  Additionally, Gold Coast enables you to complete your education and take the licensing exam at our campus making it easy for you.  Simply ask about our home inspector workshop and exam options by calling our helpful career counselors at 1-800-732-9140.

Classroom Tuition - $1749
OR pay over time with Klarna

Build on your career and become a home inspector!

 

Benefits for Contractors:

  • Add another license to your trade
  • 80% of home inspections turn into repairs or upgrades
  • Expand your realtor network to increase your contractor business

Benefits for Realtors:

  • Add another license to your trade. You can inspect any house that isn’t your transaction
  • Utilize your existing network to increase home inspection transactions
  • Buyers are drawn to skilled realtors that can offer a home inspector’s view on a property

Home Inspection Classroom Schedule


4 Weekends | Friday, Saturday & Sunday 8:00am-6:00pm

OR

10 Week Evenings | Monday, Wednesday & Friday 6:30pm-10:30pm

ENGLISH SCHEDULE:

August 2022
08/15 - 10/21 South Dade (Doral) Mon/Wed/Fri 6:30 - 10:30pm
September 2022
09/09 - 10/02 Tamarac (Broward) Fri, Sat & Sun 8:00am-6:00pm
October 2022
10/10 - 12/16 Tamarac (Broward) Mon/Wed/Fri 6:30 - 10:30pm
10/28 - 11/20 East Orlando Fri, Sat & Sun 8:00am-6:00pm

SPANISH SCHEDULE:

July 2022
07/08 - 07/31 South Dade (Doral) Fri, Sat & Sun 8:00am-6:00pm

Online Home Inspector License Course

Complete your home inspector education at your own pace from anywhere with an internet connection.  The online course will allow flexibility while fully preparing you for the state home inspector licensing exam.

Online Course Tuition - $949

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 expectancy 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:

  • Surveying problems
  • Explaining the practical implications of the problems
  • Providing inspection strategies

License Requirements


Home Inspector – Initial License by Examination (HI 0401)

 

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).

 

Florida Home Inspector License 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.
  • 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 visiting the DBPR application website.
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Jacksonville

GCR-Office-optimized
12276 San Jose Blvd, Ste 208
Jacksonville, FL 32223

1-800-732-9140

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South Dade (Doral)

11250 N.W. 20TH STREET
Miami, FL 33172

1-800-732-9140

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North Miami

3577 N.E. 163RD STREET
North Miami, FL 33160

1-800-732-9140

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Tamarac (Broward)

5600 HIATUS ROAD
Tamarac, FL 33321

1-800-732-9140

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Boca Raton

2600 N. MILITARY TRAIL Suite 150
Boca Raton, FL 33431

1-800-732-9140

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West Palm Beach (Lantana)

6216 S. Congress Avenue
Lantana, FL 33462

1-800-732-9140

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East Orlando

3505 Lake Lynda Dr Building 300
Orlando, FL 32817

1-800-732-9140

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North Orlando

Climer-Campus
5104 N. Orange Blossom Trail Suite 114
Orlando, FL 32810

1-800-732-9140

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Celebration

1170 Celebration Blvd Suite 200
Celebration, FL 34747

1-800-732-9140

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Location is only open when there is a class scheduled. Location cannot provide student services like textbook pickup, grading or fingerprinting.


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