Some help with this Citizens form, please...

a. What type of inspection is Citizens asking you to do here?
b. Can an InterNACHI member perform this inspection for Citizens - or not?
InterNACHI is not listed as a “qualified inspector” on the form.

This is a roof inspection form. I did several last week. Home inspectors are not authorized to fill-out the form.

The following “qualified
inspectors” may complete the form:
• A Florida licensed general, residential, building, or roofing contractor;
• A licensed building inspector;
• A registered architect;
• An engineer in the State of Florida; or
• A building code official (who is duly authorized by the State of Florida or its county’s municipalities
to verify building code compliance).

So Citizens recognizes InterNACHI as “qualified” for WindMits, but not Roof Condition inspections?

Ch. 2010-176 LAWS OF FLORIDA Ch. 2010-176
Section 45. Section 627.711, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:

…An insurer shall accept as valid a uniform mitigation verification form certified by the Department of Financial Services or signed by the following authorized mitigation inspectors:

1.(a) A home inspector licensed under s. 468.8314 who has completed at least 3 hours of hurricane mitigation training which includes hurricane mitigation techniques and compliance with the uniform mitigation verification form and completion of a proficiency exam. Thereafter, home inspectors licensed under s. 468.8314, must complete at least 2 hours of continuing education, as part of the existing licensure renewal requirements each year, related to mitigation inspection and the uniform mitigation form hurricane mitigation inspector certified by the My Safe Florida Home program;

No the state law requires them(and all insurers) to accept wind mits from a State Licensed Home Inspector with proper training. To my knowledge, no home inspector has been able to prove the approved training and get them to accept the home inspector license. This is a work in progress. Things change all the time here.

Well, Ben, you have identified only one of the stupid policies in force in FL and in Citizens in particular. A iNachi inspector can do a Citizens 4 point inspection which includes the roof but he / she can not do the Roof Certification Form. If that makes any sense to you please explain it to the rest of us who have been caught up in the maze of FL insurance laws, rules and regs. Don’t ask Citizens, already done that, and no one there could answer that question and kept referring me to other offices within the bureaucracy known as Florida Citizens Insurance.

Bill york is THE one to talk to aabout wind mit training.

I had a call from a consumer to do one of the roof inspections, with that form, I guess. I told them to call the insurer and make sure they would accept a home inspector to do them. Obviously, I got a call back telling me they would not accept an HI. I tried to refer it but they just hung up - disgusted with the whole thing…

I could not agree more.