REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME A HOME INSPECTOR

The first step is to understand the licensing or certification requirements for your state.

Alabama Home Inspector License Requirements

Requirements to Become an Alabama Home Inspector

  • Alabama home inspection education hours: 120 hours (effective March 15, 2020)
  • Inspections: Participation in 35 home inspections (effective March 15, 2020)
  • Exam Required: ASHI and NHIE
  • Application Fee: $300 (other fees may apply)
  • Other:
    • Draft home inspection reports for 25 home inspections, 10 of which must be reviewed and corrected by a qualified home inspector (effective March 15, 2020)
    • Applicant must meet one of four professional qualifications (see full details)
  • Insurance Requirements: Obtain bodily injury and property damage liability insurance covering the applicant’s home inspection operations in the sum of 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; and $250,000 of E&O coverage.
  • Notarized application is required
  • Background check and fingerprints are not required

Home Inspection License Expiration: 12/31 every year (filed by 10/1)

Alabama Home Inspector Continuing Education Requirements

  • No continuing education required for renewal

Alabama State Licensing Board

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