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How can I check to be sure a home inspector is licensed?
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
All home inspectors in Florida have been required to be licensed by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) since 2011. To confirm that an inspector you are considering hiring is licensed, go to the Florida DPBR website at www.myfloridalicense.com and click on “Verify A License.” When you search by name, you will also find any other licenses the inspector has and you can check for any complaints that may have been filed against the inspector.
Home inspection licenses must be renewed every two years and continuing education has to completed in order to renew. The state issues wallet-size license cards at each renewal. Many inspectors (including us) carry them with us in case we are asked for license verification.
Also, see our blog posts Are there any minimum inspection standards that a Florida licensed home inspector must meet? and Can a Florida licensed contractor do home inspections without having a home inspector license?
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