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2010 Florida Statutes

F.S. 468.8324
468.8324 Grandfather clause.
1(1) A person who performs home inspection services as defined in this part may qualify for licensure by the department as a home inspector if the person submits an application to the department postmarked on or before March 1, 2011, which shows that the applicant:
(a) Is certified as a home inspector by a state or national association that requires, for such certification, successful completion of a proctored examination on home inspection services and completes at least 14 hours of verifiable education on such services; or
(b) Has at least 3 years of experience as a home inspector at the time of application and has completed 14 hours of verifiable education on home inspection services. To establish the 3 years of experience, an applicant must submit at least 120 home inspection reports prepared by the applicant.
(2) The department may investigate the validity of a home inspection report submitted under paragraph (1)(b) and, if the applicant submits a false report, may take disciplinary action against the applicant under s. 468.832(1)(e) or (g).
(3) An applicant may not qualify for licensure under this section if he or she has had a home inspector license or a license in any related field revoked at any time or suspended within the previous 5 years or has been assessed a fine that exceeds $500 within the previous 5 years. For purposes of this subsection, a license in a related field includes, but is not limited to, licensure in real estate, construction, mold-related services, or building code administration or inspection.
(4) An applicant for licensure under this section must comply with the criminal history, good moral character, and insurance requirements of this part.
History.s. 2, ch. 2007-235; s. 22, ch. 2010-106; s. 14, ch. 2010-176.
1Note.As amended by s. 14, ch. 2010-176. For a description of multiple acts in the same session affecting a statutory provision, see preface to the Florida Statutes, “Statutory Construction.” Subsection (1) was also amended by s. 22, ch. 2010-106, and that version reads:

(1) A person who performs home inspection services as defined in this part may qualify for licensure by the department as a home inspector if the person submits his or her application to the department by March 1, 2011, whether postmarked or delivered by that date, and if the person:

(a) Is certified as a home inspector by a state or national association that requires, for such certification, successful completion of a proctored examination on home inspection services and completes at least 14 hours of verifiable education on such services; or

(b) At the time of application, has at least 3 years of experience as a home inspector and completes at least 14 hours of verifiable education on home inspection services. To establish the 3 years of experience, an applicant must submit at least 120 home inspection reports prepared by the applicant.