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Volume 4 Number 12
March 23, 2007


Classes are currently being offered for those interested in becoming home inspectors for the My Safe Florida Home program.

The law creating this program requires the Department of Financial Services to work with Wind Certification Entities (WCEs) that provide a workforce of inspectors who have successfully undergone the required criminal background check protocol, drug screening and completed specialized training and testing in hurricane mitigation survey and residential retrofitting procedures.

In the University of Florida Cooperative Extension Services class,  My Safe Florida Home procedures will be covered and participants who wish to take part in the state qualified "Wind & Hurricane Mitigation Inspectors" program can voluntarily take the certification exam following the class.

The first part of the presentation is intended to provide background information on wind characteristics, wind and building/structural interaction and common terms associated with structural design for wind loads.

The class will introduce the My Safe Florida Home (MSFH) Program that was established by the Legislature to help Floridians identify how they can strengthen their homes against hurricane force winds and to reduce hurricane damage exposure in our state.

The second part of this presentation is to provide a process for assessing the current condition of a residential building and providing an outline for potential cost effective measures to strengthen the home.

If you would like more information on current inspector training classes, please click on the link below. Below is the upcoming class schedule of inspector trainings hosted by the University of Florida’s Cooperative Extension Services. To register, please visit

Program for Resource Efficient Communities
University of Florida
Phone: 352-392-5684
Fax: 352-392-9033

UF Inspector Training Classes

Wind and Hurricane Mitigation Inspector Training Dates: 

All training will start at 8:00 a.m. and finish at 5:00 p.m. 

April 6 – Orlando – Orange County Extension Office 

April 17 – Ft. Pierce – St. Lucie County Windstorm Mitigation Education Center 

April 18 – Cocoa – Brevard County Extension Office  

April 19 – Davie – Broward County Windstorm Mitigation Education Center  

April 23 – St. Augustine – St. Johns Windstorm Mitigation Education Center 

April 27 – Ft. Myers – Lee County Extension Office 

May 1 – West Palm Beach – Palm Beach County Extension Office 

May 2 – Davie – Broward County Windstorm Mitigation Education Center 

May 16 – Pensacola – Escambia County Windstorm Mitigation Education Center 

TBDSt. Petersburg/Largo