How InterNACHI® Helps Florida Inspectors Obtain CE Credit for License Renewal

Florida home inspectors are required to renew their license in order to comply with state legislation. Regardless of when you obtained your license, everyone is required to renew their license on July 31st of all even-numbered years, such as 2022. To meet state requirements, home inspectors also need 14 hours of continuing education credits, two of which must be related to wind mitigation. Licensees can check how many credits they currently have on file with the Florida Department of Professional Regulation (DBPR) by logging into their online profile. Click HERE for more information.

InterNACHI® offers a free online course titled How to Perform Wind Mitigation Inspections, which will fulfill all the continuing education credit requirements for members, including the two-hour hurricane CE requirement. (See our approvals HERE (bottom of page 56 of pdf link). Members should ensure that their license number is entered in their InterNACHI® Member Profile through their dashboard prior to completing the course. Instructions for adding a license number can be found HERE.

After completing How to Perform Wind Mitigation Inspections, the credits will automatically be sent directly to the DBPR as long as your Florida home inspector license number is entered in your InterNACHI® member profile prior to completing the final exam for the course. It can take five business days for credits to display on the DBPR online portal . If you don’t see your credits, first make sure that you’re looking at the right credit year. There is a drop-down menu at the top of the screen within your account on the DBPR website that says “View requirements for a Different Renewal Period.” When you select that drop-down menu, you can select the current period, which is 8/01/2020 - 7/31/22. That will show you the current renewal period, and your credits should display there. Please confirm via your DBPR online portal that your credits have been received approximately five business days after completing the course. If your credits have not been received after five days, please reach out to InterNACHI’s Education Department at education@internachi.org.

InterNACHI® STRONGLY advises all licensees to be proactive about completing their CE. Courses completed near or on the July 31st deadline may not be delivered in time, and the DBPR may require additional fees and paperwork to renew a license that has lapsed. It is not legal to perform inspections under a lapsed or inactive license in the State of Florida.

If you have general questions regarding your license renewal, please contact the DBPR directly. Multiple ways of reaching the DBPR are listed HERE. If you have questions about InterNACHI’s Florida-approved continuing education courses, please contact InterNACHI’s Education Department at education@internachi.org.Thank you, and happy inspecting!

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