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1) What is a Home Inspector?
2) What are the requirements to become a Home Inspector?
3) How long is the course?
4) Is there a test?
5) What materials are included with the course?
6) What is required to maintain a license?
7) How do I start my own business?
8) Will I be a registered or certified Home Inspector with your course?
9) What is the cost of the course?
10) Can I be a Real Estate Agent, Appraiser and Home Inspector?
   
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1) What is a Home Inspector?
  A registered home inspector performs a very important service. They inspect existing homes using professional standards as a measure to accurately report the condition of the home to those involved in the real estate transaction. They do not evaluate the home for cost or value, which is more the function of an appraiser. They do however, report objectively, in writing, the condition of all resident home systems as they appear and operate at the time of the inspection.
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2) What are the requirements to become a Home Inspector?
  To obtain a Florida home inspection license, you must take a real estate home inspection license course approved in Florida.
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3) How long is the course?
  We offer the course in two formats. There is a Fast Track Curriculum which is 60 hrs and a Master Curriculum which is 120 hrs
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4) Is there a test?
  This course does not require an examination as the State of Florida does not regulate the home inspection business at this time. There are several unit exams on the online course designed to test your knowledge but there is no final exam.
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5) Is the textbook included in the cost of the course?
  Students who enroll in the online course will receive electronic versions of a pre-inspection agreement, field worksheet, and narrative report that can be utilized in their own business, along with additional support material. You will also receive a discounted membership into HIF (Housing Inspection Foundation) and a free year membership into NACHI (National Association of Home Inspectors). In addition, demo copies of HomeGauge and InspectVue, two home inspection reporting programs are available. You also will get a completion certificate mailed to you upon your course completion.
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6) What is required to maintain a license?
  Florida does not currently have a licensing/certification/registration process for Home Inspectors. You will also a business license in the county/city in which you will be establishing your business. Each municipality has different regulations so you should check with your local county office.
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7) How do I start my own business?
  With this course you will review business formation, marketing, and report writing which should assist you with the necessary information for getting your business started.
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8) Will I be a registered or certified Home Inspector with your course?
  FL does not presently regulate home inspection, but graduation of AREA’s course is recognized for free membership in the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI) obtaining full benefits, and discounted membership in the Housing Inspection Foundation (HIF). HIF offers the Registered Home Inspector (RHI) designation; certification requires an exam with NACHI and HIF.
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9) What is the cost of the course?
  Prices vary on the Home Inspection courses. We offer a 120 hour and 60 hour course. As well as several continuing education courses.
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10) Can I be a Real Estate Agent, Appraiser and Home Inspector?
  Definitely, this course will give you a complete understanding of what to look for with regards to the quality of a home to better assist your clients and prepare a higher quality report.
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