2018 FABI Fall Conference

September 14 – 16

Pier Sixty-six Hotel & Marina

Pier Sixty-six has offered all conference participants a discounted room rate of $109 per night (marina or pool view).

The discounted rate is offered three days before and three days after the conference for those wishing to stay longer and enjoy the resort and area.

Reserve your room by clicking here or contact Pier Sixty-six directly at (800) 327-3796 and mention FABI.

The hotel reservation deadline is August 14.  After this date discounted room rate and availability can not be guaranteed.

To learn more about Pier Sixty-six Hotel & Marina, please visit their website.

Sessions have been set up on Friday, September 14, beginning at 8 a.m. for those wishing to complete all 14 credits towards their license renewal, or for those just wanting further education.

These classes include: Advanced Pool Inspection (six HI and CILB credits), Four Points and Roof Certification (four HI credits), Wind Mitigation Certification and Continuing Education (one general and two hurricane mitigation credits), ASHI/FABI Peer Review Live Inspection Field Class (two HI credits), Introduction to Home Inspection Class (no credits offered).

Saturday features presentations on roof shingle inspections, trusses, and solar panel inspections.

Sunday is our general membership meeting followed by a presentation on drowning prevention and pool inspections.

Various registration options are available and are shown below.

Please be sure to read the conference policies thoroughly when registering for this event. 




Click here to download the conference registration packet to register by mail or fax

Click on the appropriate option below to register online (you may add more than one option to your cart before checking out):


Advanced Pool Inspections


Taught by Jon Bolton, The Inspectagator, this six hour course will cover, to the extent that is practical, building code application and/or manufacturer’s installation instructions; common terminology, tools related to documentation and measurement as applicable; the construction process of a pool; real life application of the inspection process; training on multiple different types of pools; filtering and heating systems; common problems and safety issues; and an in-class equipment assembly of a typical pool (pump, filter, chlorinator, heater, valves, and piping for a safe, hands-on experience).

This course is approved for six general HI credits.

This course begins Friday, September 14 at 8:30 a.m. and is NOT included as part of the 14 hour package. Class is limited to the first 30 attendees who register and pay.


Four Points/Roof Certifications and Wind Mitigation Inspections


Four Points/Roof Certifications will start at 8 a.m. on Friday, September 14.  This course will cover the newest Citizens 4 point form and is approved for four HI credits.

Wind Mitigation Training begins at 1 p.m. on Friday and is approved for both HI and CILB credits as initial certification or continuing education.

You can register for either or both classes below.  These classes ARE included in the 14 hour package.

Classes are limited to the first 30 attendees who register and pay.


Introduction to Home Inspection

This three hour (non credit) class is great for inspectors with less than three years experience.

This introduction class will teach inspection techniques and performing inspections to standards.

It will also cover some business and marketing tips

This class is free to attend but is limited to the first 10 attendees who register. If you are ONLY attending the introduction class, you will need to register by sending an email to info@fabi.org.


ASHI/FABI Peer Review Live Inspection Field Class

If you are curious about becoming a home inspector or just want to pick up some new inspection tips & techniques…come on down to our two hour open house inspection!

The Florida Association of Building Inspectors (FABI) and the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) have once again teamed up to conduct a peer review at a home in south Florida, in conjunction with the FABI Fall Conference.

This peer review will have experienced inspectors at various areas of the house to guide you through their methods of inspection. You get the opportunity to see how other inspectors process their information and approach their work. Also, learn how we can miss things or have differing opinions on the same subject matter. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers throughout, which many new inspectors find to be an excellent learning tool.

The best part of this peer review is that it is being held in a real house, complete with real issues that come up on real inspections. This isn’t just a simulation, this is the real thing.

The peer review is a great opportunity for everyone! For those who are interested in becoming a home inspector, this provides a fully immersive experience to get a feel for what an inspection is like. For newer inspectors, you can learn some invaluable tips and techniques from the inspectors leading the peer reviews. And for our veteran inspectors, you can make sure you’re on at the top of your game and discuss your best inspection methods with others.

This class is free to attend and is approved for two HI credits. The location will be determined closer to the event.


Those attending the main portion of the conference – Saturday and Sunday – may register below.



If you wish to attend the House of Horrors field trip on Saturday instead of attending the general session, please be sure to choose either the AM or PM session below.

You must be a registered attendee for the Saturday portion of the conference in order to attend this event.



14 hours includes Four Points/Roof Certifications and Wind Mit on Friday as well as all classes on Saturday and Sunday.  It DOES NOT include the roof inspection course.



Monroe Infrared will offer a two day Certified Residential Thermographer Course beginning Thursday, September 13 at Pier Sixty-six Hotel & Marina.

For details and to register please visit Monroe’s website.



ID Energy will present Home Energy Score Assessor Training on Friday, September 14 at Pier Sixty-six Hotel & Marina.  This fast track training includes ALL aspects of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Training to become a Home Energy Score Certified Assessor.

Use Promo Code – BROTHERHOOD or FABI for $50 Discount now through June 30th!

For details visit their Facebook Event Page. 

To register click here.


For a FABI Professional Inspector in your area, please use the Inspector Locator Function. For questions, please contact the FABI Office at 407-897-5422.