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New Mexico Home Inspector License Requirements

Requirements to Become a New Mexico Home Inspector

  • New Mexico home inspection education hours: 80 hours
  • Home inspections required for certification: 80 hours consisting of 30 parallel
  • Exam Required: NHIE
  • Application Fee: $250 plus $1000 for a 3-year license (may be prorated) (other fees
    may apply)
  • Insurance Requirements: E&O insurance of $250,000 in aggregate
  • Notarized application is not required
  • Background check required: state and national
  • Fingerprinting is required

Home Inspection License

  • One – three years for first renewal, every three years thereafter

New Mexico Home Inspector Continuing
Education Requirements

  • 60 hours every three years (six of which must be in ethics); prorated for initial licenses if less
    than a 3-year approval

New Mexico State Licensing Board

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