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North Carolina Home Inspector License Requirements


Requirements to Become a North Carolina Home Inspector

  • North Carolina home inspection education hours: 120 hours
  • Inspections: 80 hours field with 10 site visits
  • Exam Required: NC Exam
  • Application Fee: $35 (other fees may apply)
  • Insurance Requirements: General Liability for a  minimum of $250,000 plus one of the following: a) minimum net assets (somewhere between $5k and $10k);  b) a bond (somewhere between $5k and $10k); or c)  E&O Insurance for $250,000
  • Notarized application and fingerprints are not required
  • Background check is required
  • No minimum age requirement
  • High School Diploma or GED is required

Home Inspection License Expiration: Annually on 9/30

North Carolina Home Inspector Continuing Education Requirements

  • 12 hours annually

North Carolina State Licensing Board

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