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Florida Continuing Education Requirements

The state of Florida requires that 14 hours of commission-approved core/continuing education real estate inspection courses shall be completed during each renewal period between your most recent license expiration date and your next license expiration date.

 

Inspectors shall complete a minimum of 12 hours in:

  • Exterior
  • Site Conditions
  • Roof Systems 
  • Structure
  • Electrical  
  • HVAC  
  • Interior 
  • Plumbing

2 hours of Hurricane Mitigation

State of Florida Home Inspector Approved Courses:

Instructor-Led Online Courses Correspondence Course What's this?

Advanced Electrical – Understanding Arc Faults and New Protection Regulations - 2 hours

This course provides an understanding of GFCI’s, AFCI’s and new protection regulations.

Topics Covered

  • AFCI's
  • GFCI's
  • Testing Procedures
  • Appliance – Nuisance tripping (Electrical requirements, manufacturers)
  • Combination AFCI/GFCI Breakers
  • Tamper resistant receptacles
  • Reporting (SOP requirements, safety issues, recommendatons)

$49

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Atoms, Conductors, Insulators, and Flow - 1 hour

This course provides an overview of the fundamental nature of electricity in terms of atoms, conductors, insulators and flow.

Objectives

  • Introduce basic electrical concepts
  • Describe atoms
  • Describe conductors and insulators
  • Explain the use of semiconductors
  • Describe electron flow theory

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Biomass Energy: An Overview - 1 hour

This course provides an overview of the uses of biomass for energy production.

Objectives

  • Define biomass
  • Describe how biomass is used to create electricity
  • Describe the types of biomass
  • Provide the history of biomass for energy
  • Explain the current role of biomass for electricity production
  • Describe biomass energy technologies
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of biomass

$49

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Circuits and Wires - 1 hour

This course discusses the fundamental nature of electricity by focusing on circuits and wires.

Objectives

  • Describe circuits
  • Discuss series and parallel circuits
  • Describe circuit symbols
  • Discuss wire safety
  • Describe wire ampacity, gauge and insulation

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Commericial Building Energy Conservation - 1.5 hours

Objectives

  • Describe resources available to learn about commercial building energy use
  • Discuss energy saving related to the building envelope
  • Explain energy related lighting, daylighting and lighting controls
  • Explain how to save energy with HVAC systems and design

$49

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Direct and Alternating Current - 1 hour

This course explains the two primary types of current - direct and alternating.

Objectives

  • Describe alternating and direct current
  • Explain the sources of electricity
  • Discuss dynamic and static forms of electricity
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  • Describe the major types of batteries and how they work

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Electricity Distribution - 1 hour

Objectives

  • Describe the systems used to distribute electricity to ultimate consumers
  • Explain primary and secondary circuits
  • Describe the primary types of switches and protective equipment
  • Explain the role of transformers
  • Describe the distribution of electricity to various types of customers

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Expansive Soils and their Effects/Evaluating Structural Conditions of a Home - 4 hours

This course provides an overview on expansive soils, their effects, and evaluating structural conditions of a home.

Topics Covered

  • Expansive Soils (Types, Regions affected, Associated issues)
  • Post tensioned slabs (History, types, advantages, terminology, defects)
  • Reporting (comment phrasing, recommendations)

$49

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Home Energy Use: Helping Lower Electricity Bills - 1.5 hours

This course provides information for electric utility employees who are responsible for helping consumers control electricity costs.

Objectives

  • Discusses sources of home energy use
  • Explains factors that affect home energy use
  • Shows how consumers can assess their energy use to pinpoint potential savings
  • Explains the use of professional energy consultants
  • Describes the most effect way to reduce energy use

$49

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Air Conditioners, Heat Pumps, Furnaces and Air-Handlers - 2 hours

This course provides an overview of differences between air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces, air handlers, and how to inspect them.

Topics Covered

  • Identification (Data tags, components, types)
  • Evaluation (Age, air flow, condition, performance, installation issues)
  • Reporting (proper terminology, proper comments, recommendations)

$49

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Inspecting Solid Fuel Burning Appliances - 2 hours

This course provides an overview of the fundamentals of inspecting solid fuel burning appliances, such as, fireplaces, stoves, furnaces and boilers.

Topics Covered

  • Fuels (Wood, pellets, corn, bio-mass, jumk)
  • Flues (single, double, triple-walled)
  • Safety concerns
  • Cleaning & maintenance issues
  • Performing the inspection (SOP Requirements, identification, comments, recommendations)

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Smart Meters - 1 hour

This course is designed to describe smart meters and explain why they are used. The course also discusses the advantages of smart meters and some concerns related to using them.

Objectives

  • Describe smart meters
  • Describe smart meter systems
  • Discuss the advantages of using smart meters
  • Explain some concerns related to using smart meters

$49

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Solar Energy for Electricity and Heating - 2 hours

This course provides a discussion of the use of solar energy for heating and electricity. It covers both old and new technologies.

Objectives

  • Describe what solar energy is all about
  • Explain photovoltaics
  • Describe the types of solar cell systems
  • Explain solar photovoltaic electricity energy storage
  • Discuss concentrating solar power systems
  • Explain how solar is used for heating air and water
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of solar systems

$49

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Voltage, Current, and Resistance - 1 hour

This basic course in electricity covers voltage, current and resistance. (1 hour)

Objectives

  • Explain voltage
  • Explain resistance
  • Describe volts, ampere and ohm measures
  • Discuss Ohms Law
  • Describe electric power and watts

$49

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Hurricane Mitigation Inspections in Florida

This basic course in electricity covers voltage, current and resistance. (1 hour)

Objectives

  • Explain voltage
  • Explain resistance
  • Describe volts, ampere and ohm measures
  • Discuss Ohms Law
  • Describe electric power and watts

$99

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Inspecting New Construction – 16 hours

This basic course in electricity covers voltage, current and resistance. (1 hour)

Objectives

  • Explain voltage
  • Explain resistance
  • Describe volts, ampere and ohm measures
  • Discuss Ohms Law
  • Describe electric power and watts

$250

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Additional Personal Development Courses:

Instructor-Led Online Courses Correspondence Course What's this?

  • Wood Destroying Organisms New!
    More Course Information | Add To Cart $205
  • Bed Bug Inspections New!
    More Course Information | Add To Cart $89
  • Energy Audit Certification New!
    More Course Information | Add To Cart $695
  • Start Your Home Inspection Career Off Right - 2 hours
    More Course Information| Add To Cart $49
  • Get into the Heads of Successful Realtors - 2 hours
    More Course Information | Add To Cart $49
  • How to be a Top-Performing Home Inspector - 2 hours
    More Course Information | Add To Cart $49
  • Marketing Solutions to help you Grow Your Home Inspection Career - 2 hours
    More Course Information | Add To Cart $49
  • Relationship Selling Helps you Build your Business Fast - 2 hours
    More Course Information | Add To Cart $49
  • Introduction to Green Building
    More Course Information | Add To Cart $89
  • Report Writing for Risk Reduction
    Credit Hours:
    2 hours building systems, 2 hours inspection methods,
    2 hours report writing and 2 hours professional practices
    More Course Information | Add To Cart $149

Correspondence Courses Self Study Online Course What's this?

  • Radon and Radon Decay Product Measurement CourseNew!
    More Course Information | Add To Cart $325
  • Certified Mold Inspector Course
    More Course Information | Add To Cart $299
  • Certified Mold Remediation Contractor
    More Course Information | Add To Cart $339
 
 
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