It appears that under HB 489 Florida licensed home inspectors will be able to in the course of their home inspection perform the following:
(4)“Mold assessor” means any person who performs or directly supervises a mold assessment.
“Mold assessment” means a process performed by a mold assessor that includes the physical sampling and detailed evaluation of data obtained from a building history and inspection to formulate an initial hypothesis about the origin, identity, location, and extent of amplification of mold growth of greater than 10 square feet.
Home inspectors will not be able to present themselves or advertise any form of mold assessor without a mold assessor’s license.
What this really does is allow the Home Inspector to say the word** Mold (without having a Mold assessor’s license) and evaluate the source/s of the mold.**