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State Home Inspector Licensing/Certification

We are approved in most states that require education to become a home inspector.
Now is the time to become a home inspector.   

Click on Your State for Information on Licensing and Certification
and How We Can Help You Fulfill Those Requirements

 
  • As a word of caution, be leery of any school that says they will certify you. Certification is left up to the states and you must complete the state requirements. A "certification" from a school is not recognized by the states.
  • These links contain brief summaries of what is required in each state (to the best of our knowledge) as concerning home inspector training/education. Your state may require more than education--consult your state for exact requirements. This list is not intended to be comprehensive--it is only intended as a guide for our students’ benefit.
  • Recent regulatory action in several states has made it much more difficult to become a home inspector. Delaware and South Carolina now require an apprenticeship. Think about it, who would help train their future competition?

    According to John Hood in an article published over 20 years ago "One of the most well-known effects of occupational licensing and regulation is reduced competition...boards are supposed to represent the interests of consumers in various professional fields, but the regulations enforced are more likely to serve the interests of those regulated--by increasing their income, by reducing their potential competition..."

    This is exactly what has happened in the home inspection industry. For example, in Massachusetts (a state requiring apprenticeship) there are approximately 44,000 people per home inspector, while in Illinois (which has more appropriate regulations) there are 8000 people per home inspector.

    If you live in an unregulated state such as California, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio, etc., and have ever considered becoming a home inspector, we recommend that you get into the profession before it is closed to you. Just remember, Delaware was unregulated until about a year ago and now potential inspectors must apprentice with a licensed inspection (who was grandfathered in) if they ever want to get a license.
 

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