So many of you are taking advantage of the home inspection license while the state has ‘re-opened’ the window for grandfathering. This is only for those who currently hold a Division 1 license with the state (Certified General, Building & Residential Contractor License). There is no testing required, and also no education required. It is definitely the easiest it will ever be to get one, but the license expires on 07/31/2012, so what about the renewal?
We wondered the same thing so we went straight to the source and found out that the first 14 CE credits will not be required until 2014 renewal cycle. Home Inspectors should not start taking CE until after July 1, 2012. CE credits taken before then will not be counted towards the 2014 renewal cycle. Moving forward, a minimum of fourteen (14) hours of continuing education will need to be completed every two years in order to keep the Home Inspector License active.
Just because there are no CEUs required this round, you’re not totally free. The license DOES expire on 7/31/12. A renewal notice will be mailed to the address that you have on file with the DBPR office 90 days prior to renewal. Renewal fees are $205 and may be mailed to the department or you may renew your license online at www.MyFloridaLicense.com or with a Customer Contact Center Agent at 850.487.1395.
We will keep you up to date on all requirements as they are made known. Keep an eye on our blog and e newsletter for the most current information available. If you are interested in obtaining this license or have any questions, just give us a call! We are always here to help.