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Become a Licensed Home Inspector With NPI

National Property Inspections is proud to offer comprehensive home inspector training that is approved in most states. State-approved training is included with each NPI franchise for any of the states that require licensing. For inspectors in states that require home inspector licensing, NPI works with the state to help you meet the criteria for licensing. Click your state below for more information about licensing in your state.




Alabama Montana
Alaska Nebraska
Arizona Nevada
Arkansas New Hampshire
California New Jersey
Colorado New Mexico
Connecticut New York
Delaware North Carolina
District of Columbia North Dakota
Florida Ohio
Georgia Oklahoma
Hawaii Oregon
Idaho Pennsylvania
Illinois Rhode Island
Indiana South Carolina
Iowa South Dakota
Kansas Tennessee
Kentucky Texas
Louisiana Utah
Maine Vermont
Maryland Virginia
Massachusetts Washington
Michigan West Virginia
Minnesota Wisconsin
Mississippi Wyoming
Missouri  

Alabama

Alabama requires home inspectors to meet the following requirements:
  • Pass the National Home Inspector Exam
  • Must register with the Alabama Home Inspectors Registration Program
  • Carry $250,000 in errors and omissions insurance
  • Carry general liability insurance in the following amounts:
    • Not less than $20,000 for injury or damage to property
    • $50,000 for injury or damage, including death, to any one person
    • $100,000 for injury or damage, including death, to more than one person
  • Carry liability insurance
  • One of the following:
    • Membership in and adherence to the ethical standards of ASHI, NAHI, InterNACHI or equivalent organization
    • Current approval or certification by the United States Veterans Administration, HUD, the Southern Building Code Congress International or the Council of American Building Officials
    • Current Alabama licensure as a general contractor, architect, structural engine or residential home builder
    • Click to request more information from NPI

Alaska

Alaska requires home inspectors to meet the following requirements:
  • Become licensed with the Department of Community and Economic Development as either an associate home inspector or a home inspector in the areas of new homes, existing home or joint (new and existing) homes
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Pass the National Home Inspector Exam or the NAHI CRI exam
  • For New or Joint: Also pass the four International Code Council (ICC) exams
  • Submit completed registration application within one year of passing exam(s)
  • Obtain a business license
  • Must not have had the authority to perform home inspections revoked in Alaska or another jurisdiction
  • Must not be the subject of an unresolved criminal complaint or disciplinary action in Alaska
  • Carry insurance and a surety bond of more than $5,000
  • Carry liability insurance in the following amounts:
    • $20,000 for property damage
    • $50,000 for injury or death of one person
    • $100,000 for injury or death of more than one person
  • Complete eight hours of continuing education every two years
  • Click to request more information from NPI

Arizona

Arizona requires home inspectors to meet the following requirements:
  • Must be licensed by the Arizona State Board of Technical Registration
  • Complete 80 hours of education
  • Pass the National Home Inspector Exam
  • Provide evidence of the completion of 30 parallel inspections
  • Must possess one of the following:
    • Errors and omissions insurance in the amount of $200,000 in the aggregate and $100,000 per occurrence
    • $25,000 bond or proof of assets in that amount
    • Alternate financial assurance mechanism approved by the Board of Technical Registration with a value of at least $25,00
    • Click to request more information from NPI

Arkansas

Arkansas requires home inspectors to meet the following requirements:
  • Must register with the Arkansas Home Inspector Registration board
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Complete 80 hours of approved classroom training (NPI’s classroom course is approved)
  • Pass the National Home Inspector Exam
  • Pass the ASHI Ethics Exam
  • Carry general liability insurance of at least $100,000
  • Complete 14 hours of continuing education annually (only four hours may be online education)
  • Click to request more information from NPI

California

The State of California currently does not require formal licensing of home inspectors or continuing education for home inspectors. However, the California Real Estate Inspector Association requires 30 hours of continuing education annually. Click to request more information from NPI.

Colorado

The State of Colorado currently does not require formal licensing of home inspectors or continuing education for home inspectors. Click to request more information from NPI.

Connecticut

Connecticut requires home inspectors to meet the following requirements:
  • Must be licensed with the Home Inspector Licensing Board of the Department of Consumer Protection
  • Must have high-school diploma or equivalent
  • Complete 40 hours of approved training (NPI’s training is approved)
  • Apply as a home inspector intern
  • Complete 100 supervised inspections, of which 10 must be directly supervised
  • Pass the Connecticut state home inspection licensing exam
  • Complete 20 hours of continuing education every two years
  • Click to request more information from NPI

Delaware

Delaware requires home inspectors to meet the following requirements:
  • Must be licensed by the Delaware Board of Home Inspectors
  • Must have high-school diploma or equivalent
  • Complete 140 hours of approved training
  • Apply as an inspector trainee
  • Complete 125 supervised inspections
  • Pass the National Home Inspector Exam
  • May not have any outstanding fines or have had another license revoked*
  • May not have any impairment related to alcohol or drugs*
  • May not have been convicted of a crime related to the practice of home inspection*
  • Complete 40 hours of continuing education every two years.
  • * Waivers may be granted on these points. For more information, contact the Delaware Board of Home Inspectors. 
  • Click to request more information from NPI

District of Columbia

Washington, D.C., currently does not require formal licensing of home inspectors or continuing education for home inspectors. Click to request more information from NPI.

Florida

Florida requires home inspectors to meet the following requirements:
  • Must be licensed with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation
  • Complete 120 hours of approved education in core home inspection topics, and all 120 hours must be from a single education provider (NPI’s training is approved)
  • Pass the National Home Inspector Exam, the Florida Association of Building Inspectors exam or the InterNACHI exam
  • Carry general liability insurance of at least $300,000
  • Pass a background check; licensure could be denied if applicant has been convicted of a felony
  • Complete 14 hours of continuing education annually:

Georgia

The State of Georgia currently does not require formal licensing of home inspectors or continuing education for home inspectors. However, Columbia County, Georgia, has the following requirements for home inspectors:
  • Must obtain a business license
  • Carry $100,000 of liability insurance
  • Carry workers compensation insurance if applicable
  • Obtain one letter of recommendation from a bank or financial institution
  • Obtain two letters of recommendation from any of the following: architect, engineer, building contractor or other construction-related industry
  • Click to request more information from NPI

Hawaii

The State of Hawaii currently does not require formal licensing of home inspectors or continuing education for home inspectors. Click to request more information from NPI.

Idaho

The State of Idaho currently does not require formal licensing of home inspectors or continuing education for home inspectors. Click to request more information from NPI.

Illinois

Illinois requires home inspectors to meet the following requirements:
  • Must be licensed with the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must have high-school diploma or equivalent
  • Complete 60 hours of education with a proctored final exam (NPI’s training is approved)
  • Pass the state-issued home inspector exam
  • Complete six hours of continuing education every year
  • Click to request more information from NPI

Indiana

Indiana requires home inspectors to meet the following requirements:
  • Must be licensed by the Home Inspector Licensing Board
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have high-school diploma or equivalent
  • Must not have committed a crime or act that would prohibit obtaining a license
  • Must complete at least 60 hours of education provided by a board-approved education provider (minimum 40 hours of classroom training and 12 hours of practical experience — NPI’s training is approved)
  • Pass the National Home Inspector Exam
  • Provide proof of a minimum of $100,000 in liability insurance, with the state listed as an additional insured
  • Complete the following continuing education requirements
    • Licensed 12 months but less than 24 months: 16 hours of approved continuing education training
    • Licensed 24 months or more: 32 hours of approved continuing education training
    • Click to request more information from NPI

Iowa

The State of Iowa currently does not require formal licensing of home inspectors or continuing education for home inspectors. Click to request more information from NPI.

Kansas

The State of Kansas currently does not require formal licensing of home inspectors or continuing education for home inspectors. Click to request more information from NPI.

Kentucky

Kentucky requires home inspectors to meet the following requirements:
  • Must be licensed by the Board of Home Inspectors
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have high-school diploma or equivalent
  • Pass the National Home Inspectors Exam
  • Carry $25,000 of liability insurance
  • Submit a copy of a background check performed by the Kentucky State Police
  • Perform three unpaid inspections as part of education course final
  • Complete 14 hours of continuing education annually in the following areas:

Louisiana

Louisiana requires home inspectors to meet the following requirements:
  • Must be licensed by the Board of Home Inspectors
  • Must have high-school diploma or equivalent
  • Complete 90 hours of approved education (NPI’s training is approved)
  • Complete at least 30 hours of in-field training with a board-approved provider
  • Complete 10 ride-along inspections with an in-field trainer
  • Pass the National Home Inspector Exam
  • Attend a board-offered mandatory course
  • Carry a minimum of $300,000 in both errors and omissions insurance and general liability insurance
  • Complete 20 hours of continuing education annually
  • Click to request more information from NPI

Maine

The State of Maine currently does not require formal licensing of home inspectors or continuing education for home inspectors. Click to request more information from NPI.

Maryland

Maryland requires home inspectors to meet the following requirements:
  • Must be licensed by the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
  • Must have a high-school diploma
  • Complete 72 hours of classroom training (NPI’s training is approved)
  • Pass the National Home Inspector Exam
  • Carry $150,000 in general liability insurance
  • Complete 30 hours of continuing education annually
  • Click to request more information from NPI

Massachusetts

Massachusetts requires home inspectors to meet the following requirements:
  • Must be licensed by the Board of Registration of Home Inspectors
  • Complete 75 hours of approved classroom training (only six hours of training per day will count — NPI’s training is approved)
  • Pass the National Home Inspector Exam
  • Accompany a licensed home inspector and assist on no fewer than 25 home inspections
  • Carry $250,000 in errors and omissions insurance
  • Complete 12 hours of continuing education every two years in the following areas:

Michigan

The State of Michigan currently does not require formal licensing of home inspectors or continuing education for home inspectors. Click to request more information from NPI.

Minnesota

The State of Minnesota currently does not require formal licensing of home inspectors or continuing education for home inspectors. Click to request more information from NPI.

Mississippi

Mississippi requires home inspectors to meet the following requirements:
  • Must be licensed by the Home Inspector Board
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must have a high-school diploma or equivalent
  • Complete 60 hours of education, which may include field training (NPI’s training is approved)
  • Pass the National Home Inspector Exam
  • Carry general liability insurance of $250,000 per occurrence and errors and omissions insurance of $250,000 per occurrence
  • Complete 20 hours of continuing education every two years
  • Click to request more information from NPI

Missouri

The State of Missouri currently does not require formal licensing of home inspectors or continuing education for home inspectors. Click to request more information from NPI.

Montana

The State of Montana currently does not require formal licensing of home inspectors or continuing education for home inspectors. Click to request more information from NPI.

Nebraska

The State of Nebraska currently does not require formal licensing of home inspectors or continuing education for home inspectors. Click to request more information from NPI.

Nevada

Nevada requires home inspectors to meet the following requirements:
  • Must be licensed by the Nevada Real Estate Division
  • Must have high-school diploma or equivalent
  • Complete 40 hours of approved classroom training (NPI’s training is approved)
  • Submit proof of passing an exam approved by the Nevada Real Estate Division and provided by PSI
  • Submit proof of completion of at least 25 inspections with a certified general inspector, certified master inspector or approved instructor
  • Submit completed application and required fees
  • Carry a minimum of $100,000 in errors and omissions insurance and a minimum of $100,000 in general liability insurance
  • Complete 40 hours of continuing education every two years in the following areas:

New Hampshire

New Hampshire requires home inspectors to meet the following requirements:
  • Must be licensed by the Board of Home Inspectors
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have a high-school diploma or equivalent
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Pass the National Home Inspector Exam
  • Complete 80 hours of approved education (NPI’s training is approved)
  • Show proof of liability insurance
  • Complete 20 hours of continuing education every two years

New Jersey

Contact us at 800.333.9807 or click here for more information about home inspector licensing in New Jersey.

New Mexico

The State of New Mexico currently does not require formal licensing of home inspectors or continuing education for home inspectors. Click to request more information from NPI.

New York

New York requires home inspectors to meet the following requirements:
  • Must be licensed by the New York Department of State Division of Licensing Services
  • Must have high-school diploma or equivalent
  • Must complete at least 140 hours of approved education (NPI’s training is approved):
    • 40 of those hours must be unpaid field-based inspections supervised by an approved individual
  • Perform at least 100 home inspections (paid or unpaid) in the presence of an approved individual
  • Pass the New York State written home inspectors exam
  • Must not have any disqualifying criminal convictions
  • Submit the required application fee
  • Complete 24 hours of continuing education every two years
  • Click to request more information from NPI

North Carolina

North Carolina requires home inspectors to meet the following requirements:
  • Must be licensed by the North Carolina Home Inspector Licensing Board
  • Must have high-school diploma or equivalent
  • Complete 200 hours of approved education, of which 80 hours is field training (NPI’s training is approved)
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Pass the North Carolina State home inspectors exam
  • Complete 16 hours of continuing education annually:

North Dakota

North Dakota requires home inspectors to meet the following requirements:
  • Must be registered with the North Dakota Secretary of State
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Complete the Home Inspector Registration application, SFN 54381
  • Submit proof of satisfactory completion of a home inspection exam offered by one of the following:
    • American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)
    • National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI)
    • International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI)
    • Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors (EBPHI)
    • International Code Council (ICC)
  • Submit proof of errors and omissions insurance of at least $100,000
  • Click to request more information from NPI

Ohio

The State of Ohio currently does not require formal licensing of home inspectors or continuing education for home inspectors. Click to request more information from NPI.

Oklahoma

Oklahoma requires home inspectors to meet the following requirements:
  • Must be licensed by the Oklahoma Construction Industries Board
  • Complete 90 hours of approved training (NPI’s training is approved)
  • Pass the National Home Inspector Exam
  • Carry general liability insurance of at least $50,000
  • Complete eight hours of continuing education annually
  • Click to request more information from NPI

Oregon

Oregon requires home inspectors to meet the following requirements:
  • Must be certified through the Oregon Construction Contractors Board
  • Obtain 20 points of education and experience before taking the exam:
    • 10 points maximum from a home inspection training course
    • Click here to learn how to obtain the remaining 10 points
  • Pass the State exam once qualified
  • Complete CCB licensing:
    • 16 hours of training on Oregon laws and business practices
    • State test on 16 hours of training
    • Surety bond
    • Liability insurance
    • Submit application and fee
    • File as a corporation, LLC or DBA
  • Complete 30 hours of continuing education every two years
  • Click to request more information from NPI

Pennsylvania

The State of Pennsylvania currently does not require formal licensing of home inspectors. However, the state does regulate home inspectors:
  • Must be a full member in good standing of a national, nonprofit home inspection association or must be supervised by someone who is
  • Comply with a code of conduct and attend continuing professional education classes as an ongoing condition of membership
  • Cannot perform repairs on a house you have inspected within the preceding 12 months
  • Provide home sellers with a copy of the inspection report upon request
  • Carry general liability insurance and errors and omissions insurance
  • Meet the following criteria if an inspector in the City of Philadelphia:
    • Carry workers compensation and employers liability insurance of $100,000 per accident per employee, and $500,000 each limit
    • Carry commercial general liability insurance and list the City of Philadelphia as a certificate holder
    • Hold a $100,000 minimum limit with a deductible of no more than $2,500
    • Provide proof of certification with a home inspection association recognized by the Department of Licensures and Inspections
    • Click to request more information from NPI

Rhode Island

Rhode Island requires home inspectors to meet the following requirements:
  • Must be licensed through the Contractors Registration and Licensing Board (board is not currently funded; the law is not currently enforced)
  • Carry a maximum of $250,000 in errors and omissions insurance and general liability insurance
  • Must have high-school diploma or equivalent
  • Must have been an associate home inspector for no less than one year and performed no less than 100 paid inspections OR must have been a registered/licensed contractor in good standing in any state for an aggregate of at least 5 years
  • Pass board-approved or board-administered exam
  • To become an associate home inspector:
    • Must have high-school diploma or equivalent
    • Must have assisted in no less than 50 home inspections with a licensed home inspector
    • Pass board-approved or board-administered exam
    • Click to request more information from NPI

South Carolina

South Carolina requires home inspectors to meet the following requirements:
  • Must be licensed by the South Carolina Residential Builders Commission
  • Submit proof that you are currently certified or licensed as a building or home inspector after written examination by an organization or other entity approved by the commission
  • Must have a minimum of one year of experience as a home inspector under the direction and direct supervision of a licensed home inspector, residential builder, general contractor, engineer or architect OR submit proof of performing a minimum of 50 residential inspections
  • Complete state application and pay required fees
  • Must have a minimum of one year of experience as a home inspector under the direction and direct supervision of a licensed home inspector, residential builder, general contractor, engineer or architect OR must have successfully completed a formal course of training or study in home inspection approved by the commission (NPI’s training is approved)
  • Pass the state home inspectors licensing exam
  • Click to request more information from NPI

South Dakota

South Dakota requires home inspectors to meet the following requirements:
  • Must be either registered or licensed by the South Dakota Real Estate Commission — to become a licensed home inspector, you must first become a registered home inspector
  • To become a registered home inspector:
    • Must be of good moral character
    • Must have high-school diploma or equivalent
    • Complete at least 40 hours of approved home inspector education (NPI’s training is approved)
    • Pass exam administered by Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc.
    • Submit application and application fee to the South Dakota Real Estate Commission
    • Receive the commission’s approval of your application
  • To become a licensed home inspector:
    • Must be of good moral character
    • Must have high-school diploma or equivalent
    • Complete at least 40 hours of approved home inspector education (NPI’s training is approved)
    • Must have been employed as a registered home inspector for at least one year and performed at least 100 paid inspections
    • Pass exam administered by Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc.
    • Submit application, experience log and application fee to the South Dakota Real Estate Commission
    • Receive the commission’s approval of your application
  • Complete 24 hours of continuing education in the prescribed areas every two years
  • Click to request more information from NPI

Tennessee

Tennessee requires home inspectors to meet the following requirements:
  • Must be licensed through the Tennessee Home Inspector Licensing Program
  • Must have a high-school diploma or equivalent
  • Complete 90 hours of approved home inspector education (NPI’s training program is approved)
  • Pass the Tennessee-specific National Home Inspector Exam
  • Carry $500,000 in general liability insurance
  • Carry errors and omissions insurance
  • Complete 32 hours of continuing education every two years
  • Click to request more information from NPI

Texas

Texas requires home inspectors to meet the following requirements:
  • Must be licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or a lawfully admitted alien
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must satisfy the Texas Real Estate Commission’s requirements for honesty, integrity and trustworthiness, determined by a background check
  • Complete NPI's 120 classroom hours in Omaha plus up to 40 hours of ride-a-long training with one of our licensed franchisees
  • Complete the on-line correspondence/classroom course with Champion School. 
    Click to request more information from NPI.

Utah

The State of Utah currently does not require formal licensing of home inspectors or continuing education for home inspectors. Click to request more information from NPI.

Vermont

The State of Utah currently does not require formal licensing of home inspectors or continuing education for home inspectors. Click to request more information from NPI.

Virginia

Virginia requires home inspectors to meet the following requirements:
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have a high-school diploma or equivalent
  • Complete 35 hours of home inspection education and perform 100 inspections or complete 70 hours of education and perform 50 inspections
  • Pass the National Home Inspector Exam
  • Carry $250,000 in general liability insurance
  • Click to request more information from NPI

Washington

Washington requires home inspectors to meet the following requirements:
  • Must be licensed by the Washington State Department of Licensing
  • Complete 120 hours of classroom education
  • Complete 40 hours of in-field training with a licensed home inspector
  • Pass the Washington state exam
  • Complete 24 hours of continuing education every two years
  • Click to request more information from NPI

West Virginia

West Virginia requires home inspectors to meet the following requirements:
  • Must be certified by the West Virginia Fire Marshal
  • Must have high-school diploma or equivalent
  • Complete 80 hours of classroom education
  • Pass the National Home Inspectors Exam
  • Hold a West Virginia business license issued by the West Virginia Department of Tax and Revenue
  • Carry and show proof of $250,000 in general liability insurance
  • Complete 16 hours of continuing education annually
  • Click to request more information from NPI

Wisconsin

Wisconsin requires home inspectors to meet the following requirements:
  • Must be licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
  • Pass the National Home Inspector Exam administered by the Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors (EBPHI)
  • Submit application for and pass the Wisconsin state exam
  • If you have been convicted of, or have charges pending for a misdemeanor, felony or operating while intoxicated in this state or any other, you will need to submit Form 2252 listing the convictions
  • Must be current with any child support payments
  • Complete 20 hours of continuing education courses related to the home inspection process every year
  • Click to request more information from NPI

Wyoming

The State of Wyoming currently does not require formal licensing of home inspectors or continuing education for home inspectors. Click to request more information from NPI.


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