REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME A HOME INSPECTOR

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Massachusetts Home Inspector License Requirements

Requirements to Become a Massachusetts Home Inspector

Massachusetts’s home inspector registration is two-tiered:  Associate Home Inspector and Home Inspector.  Inspectors must first apply as an Associate Home Inspector prior to completing the requirements to become a Home Inspector.

  • Massachusetts home inspection education hours: 75 hours (associate inspector)
  • Inspections: 25 home inspections in the presence of a licensed home inspector (associate inspector)/100 direct or indirect inspections (inspector)
  • Exam Required: NHIE (associate inspector)
  • Application Fee: $225 (associate inspector)/$338 (inspector)
  • Insurance Requirements: E&O for a minimum of $250,000
  • Other:
    • Passport sized photo taken within one year is required
    • Engaged as an Associate Home Inspector for not less than one year (inspector)
    • Completion of 12 CE hours (inspector)
  • Notarized application and a background check is required. Fingerprints are not required. No minimum age requirement.
  • High School Diploma or GED is required

Home Inspection License Expiration: Every two years

Massachusetts Home Inspector Continuing Education Requirements

  • 12 hours by May 31 biennially, even years

Massachusetts State Licensing Board

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