This is the response I got when I asked the OIR if I could perform Wind Mitigation Inspections with my Fl license:
Your request for information regarding your licensing as a home inspector was forwarded to me for reply.
Rule 69O-170.0155 has been opened back up to further revisions due to legislation recently signed into law by the Governor. A rule workshop has been scheduled for September 22, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. to update Form OIR-B1-1802 to reflect statutory changes and other issues related to the form. Our Management/Legal team is currently reviewing the legislative changes that are in order as well as areas of the form that need clarification or correction, including the signature page to include home inspectors as licensed under Florida Statute 468.8314 . HB663 specified the following criteria for home inspectors:
“Home inspector licensed under Section 468.8314, Florida Statutes who has completed at least 3 hours of hurricane mitigation training and completion of a proficiency exam”
At this time until the form is revised and adopted, it may depend on whether the insurance company can verify training, licensing, etc. but if it is acceptable to them, you would sign under the “other” category. We are in contact with other regulatory agencies and all aspects of the industry regarding suggested changes and we are seeking clarification for technical issues such as this. We will continue to provide updates on our website as well as our Interested Parties List in regards to upcoming workshops, hearings, etc. that will address the revisions.
Government Analyst I
Office of Insurance Regulation
Property & Casualty Product Review
(850) 413-2616 (Phone)
(850) 922-3865 (Fax)