I hope this helps people. I didnt know what to do since my school did not have an Approved state exam and study materials didnt match NHIE ( months of study wasted ).
ADVISE - Take InterNACHI Training - Quizzes , Practice Tests and then Their exam !! Read on folks !!
Florida currently recognizes 4 Exams (Per their website )
National Home Inspector Examination (NHIE)
Florida Association of Building Inspectors (FABI)
InterNACHI Florida Home Inspector Licensing Examination
Association of Construction Industry’s Certified Home & Property Inspector Examination (CI-HPI)
If you take the NHIE and fail you have to wait a month to take it again…This happend to me after studying for about 3 months using several sources. Very pissed. to say the least. ( I didnt wait ) Time is money
The company I took my 120 hrs from gave me free 1 yr membership to InterNACHI… So glad I signed up !!! You can take the exam as many times as you want. I wish I had joined InterNACHI to begin with. Very happy with course materials.
Instead of waiting a month I Joined InterNACHI and went through their course…Taking all the practice quizzes and the Online test… I took the online many times till I was scoring mid 90s every time and felt I was ready for the Proctored Exam taken under a Master Inspector near me!
Passed with 96 - Pretty happy.
Got my insurance and began my Florida License Application. 36 bucks a month for GL…But no E&O yet very expensive !
Finger Prints and background - Check ( told to wait about 5 day for them to be in the system )
Attached my 120 Hr Course copy and info - Check
Attached my InterNACHI Proctored EXAM results -Exam Error - No exam on file ( told this is normal , after calling )
Finished filling out app and submit - Check
Paid my fee - Check
Now have to wait 10 bus days or up to three weeks. For processing…
So now everything is on hold… No business cards , business truck signs…Or tools… till the license is approved… Working on my website deciding on which software to use… Busy as a bee but no income lol !!!
Expect some delay folks… Hope this helps others to see what the process is like.
Member of InterNACHI , ASHI
I have 120 Hrs course ( more like 480 hrs learning while studying exam and 2 schools )
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