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ICC Inspector and Plans Examiner Certifications

STEP 1 - Determine what you want to do with the certification and whether you want to take the exam via pen and pencil or computer based. If you are from a state other than Florida and you want the ICC Certification, you may go by the ICC Exam Candidate Bulletin below. If you want to do inspections in FLORIDA, you will need a STANDARD CERTIFICATE. In order to get the Standard Certificates, you need to apply to the Florida DBPR, and use THEIR Candidate Bulletin (Florida has not yet adopted the 2012 International Codes nor the 2011 National Electrical Code so the books are different). Keep in mind that Florida will require EXPERIENCE to qualify you for the Standard Certificates. Select a certification category based on your experience to determine which tests you will need to take.

See ICC's Candidate Information Bulletin for specific information about the exams:

IF YOU ARE TESTING TO GET THE FLORIDA STANDARD CERTIFICATE, please click on the following link for Candidate Information Bulletin:

The State of Florida will also require you to take a Florida Principles & Practices Exam in addition, which covers Florida statutes and rules governing inspectors. YOU HAVE TO BE APPLY TO DBPR to be approved to take this exam.

STEP 2 - Obtain the study references required for your exam as outlined in the appropriate Candidate Information Bulletin above. Call Contractors Library to order books 1-800-571-4777 or visit our website:

STEP 3 - Enroll in Exam Prep Course (you might want to wait until you get approval from the DBPR if you are applying for Florida Standard Certificates) -- our prep course reviews the complete content outline for the exams for commercial and residential inspectors and plans examiner (see class schedule below). You may attend the classroom course, a simultaneous live webinar, or take the course online using a recorded webinar. All include simulated practice exams.

STEP 4 - Pass your Exam!.


To download the application package to apply to DBPR for Standard Certificate, click here: Certification Examination and Endorsement Package

To download the DBPR's Principles and Practices exam candidate booklet, click here: Florida P&P Candidate Information Bulletin

Call the Contractors Institute (1-877-542-3673) and ask for Rhonda or Zada for further information.

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