Florida Licensing Status Update Please

Get used to it, it is only going to get worse. Here in FL, some *****wipe legislator introduced a bill to require all restaurants to have the calorie count for each menu item.

Man, I didn’t know that the Steak and eggs had more calories than the tofu…:roll::mrgreen:

Come on Gary, if licenses aren’t created for every time you pass gas how do you expect for the government to pay for the entitlements of those than don’t get up in the morning and go to work like you. It is very selfish of you, we need to “redistribute wealth” someone has to pay for it.

Before you respond please note I’m kidding, I am against that kind of socialist BS that’s destroying the fabric of America and what made us the envy of the WORLD.


If health care passes, it is all over. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac already own 50% of all US properties, financed by the government, which holds the deeds. They also own 90% of Nevada, and countless other properties.

Soon, we all may be working for the government, and leading our lives based on their rules and regulations.

They are just getting started.

I have a question about grandfathering clause. being part of nachi and taking the entrance exam along with the courses they require qualify for this clause. Please let me know.

I am with you. Get rid of it all let peoples reputation and service get them work.

What is the final date for these glitch bills to either pass or fail??

Nick, one of the grandfathering rules for Florida licensing requires," be certified by a national home inspection association that requires a proctored exam PLUS compete 14 hours of education on home inspection." What process is being established by interNACHI for its’ inspectors to meet this licensing requirement if necessary?

I’m sure Nick will be back to respond, but in the meantime…

Jose, As I continue reading threads for eds here, let me pause for an ijit question; I can read into and figure MSFH, but what is WCE? wind cert…?

WCE were the comapnies that contracted with the state to perform MSFH inspection. The inspectors worked for the WCEs.

William, we have the proctored exam in place in FL should we need it. See www.FloridaInterNACHI.org

We need to still wait until the Department makes its final decisions though.

Thank you Greg,
I have been contacted by an insurance claims company to potentially perform some of these inspections. However I have not been able to get to the bottom of what the exact designation requirements are. I have heard both ICC certification and general contractor’s license in the state of Florida… I’m also preparing to possibly move to the state of Florida. I will be traveling to Naples Florida next week and would love to take advantage of that opportunity to maybe get some ducks in a row while I’m there.
Can you enlighten me on this?
Thank you Greg

As has been stated before; Zoe fackler has been approved to administer the N.A.C.H.I exam at seven different citys and Nick has got the required approval for this exam . Our first exam date is June 3 in Riverview Florida with other dats to follow as soon as possible. Vcurently the bill has passd and has been presented to te Goveners staff for analysis and action. He must (1) aprove and sign (2) do nothing and allow it to become law and (3) veto. we expect the fisrts since there is no realeason to veto. This must be completed by June 01 2010. For further information contact Zoe (My Wife) at fhi_inc@verizon,net
This is her husband Dennis by the way President of The W. central Flordia N.A.C.H.I. Chapter

RE: Governor Crist’s Bill Actions Today, May 26, 2010
Governor Charlie Crist signed the following bills today, May 26, 2010:
CS/CS/CS HB 713 Department of Business and Professional Regulation

New email, thought may interest some

Doug -

So if i am reading your email correctly, licensed home inspectors can sign wind mitigation inspections? If this is the case, then that is great for those of us who have been fighting this battle all along.

Thank you for keeping us all updated.

Thanks for the heads up Doug, I wonder if Mikey knows yet?:smiley:

Yep, I saw it. Soon there won’t be any money in them at all. Great job Gov. You all will all be able to get a share of the $19.99 wind mitigation inspections. I will bet most everyone will give them away with their home inspection. Congrats to you all. Enjoy it when you can and I am sure there won’t be about 10 times the competition there is now. I am sure it will be very hard to pass the 2 1/2 test that is required to become a Licensed Home Inspector. What is that about a 1/4 of the test Architects, Engineers , and General Contractors have to take. Save your money while you still have some and welcome to the recession.

I believe that HB 663 also states that general contractors cannot work on the homes they inspect for a period of one year.

[FONT=Arial]To: All Interested Parties,[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]The Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Home Inspectors’/Mold Related Services Licensing Programs has received your comments/suggestions from the May 5, 2010 rules workshop. We greatly appreciate your assistance as we develop the guidelines and policies for licensing and regulation of these new professions. [/FONT][FONT=Arial] [/FONT][FONT=Times New Roman][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]On May 26, 2010, the Governor signed House Bill 713 into law making revisions that will affect the definition of the term “home inspection”, exam requirements, criminal history checks, fees, unlicensed activity, [/FONT][FONT=Arial]and [/FONT][FONT=Arial]Grandfathering in addition to other changes. The licensing staff has [/FONT][FONT=Arial]analyzed[/FONT][FONT=Arial] hundreds of emails in response to the workshop and incorporated relevant changes to the rules. We are now ready to move forward with the approval process. After the department has finalized its approval, the language will be made public as part of the rulemaking process. [/FONT][FONT=Arial] [/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]The department staff continues to be impressed with the amount of concern for the public and offers of assistance in dealing with these new areas of licensure. Your participation has greatly helped shape the rules for the professions and will assist in protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public. [/FONT][FONT=Times New Roman] [/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Again, thank you very much for your participation and support.[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Rick Morrison, Executive Director
[/FONT][FONT=Arial]Department of Business and Professional Regulation
[/FONT][FONT=Arial]1940 N. Monroe Street
[/FONT][FONT=Arial]Tallahassee[/FONT][FONT=Arial], Florida 32399
[/FONT][FONT=Arial]850.922.0336 (office)
[/FONT][FONT=Arial]850.922.2918 (fax)

](http://www.myflorida.com/dbpr/os/newsletters/subscribe.html)[/FONT]468.8324 Grandfather clause.-694 (1) A person who performs home inspection services as 695defined in this part may qualify for licensure to be licensed by 696the department as a home inspector if the person submits his or 697her application to the department by March 1, 2011, whether 698postmarked or delivered by that date, and if the person: meets 699the licensure requirements of this part by July 1, 2010.700 (a) Is certified as a home inspector by a state or 701national association that requires, for such certification, 702successful completion of a proctored examination on home 703inspection services and completes at least 14 hours of 704verifiable education on such services; or705 (b) At the time of application, has at least 3 years of 706experience as a home inspector and completes at least 14 hours 707of verifiable education on home inspection services. To 708establish the 3 years of experience, an applicant must submit at 709least 120 home inspection reports prepared by the applicant.710 (2) The department may investigate the validity of a home 711inspection report submitted under paragraph (1)(b) and, if the 712applicant submits a false report, may take disciplinary action 713against the applicant under s. 468.832(1)(e) or (g).714 (3) An applicant may not qualify for licensure under this 715section if he or she has had a home inspector license or a 716license in any related field revoked at any time or suspended 717within the previous 5 years or has been assessed a fine that 718exceeds $500 within the previous 5 years. For purposes of this 719subsection, a license in a related field includes, but is not 720limited to, licensure in real estate, construction, mold-related 721services, or building code administration or inspection.722 (4) An applicant for licensure under this section must 723comply with the criminal history, good moral character, and 724insurance requirements of this part.

What all the hub-bub BUB we have pleanty of time all our questions will be ansewered July 1 2010 apps will be on line.