REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME A HOME INSPECTOR

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

Virginia Home Inspector License Requirements

Requirements to Become a Virginia Home Inspector

  • Virginia home inspection education hours: 35 or 70 hours (no more than half completed online)
  • Inspections: 50 inspections (with 35 hours) OR 25 inspections (with 70 hours) under the direct supervision of a certified Virginia inspector
  • Exam Required: NHIE
  • Application Fee: $80 (other fees may apply)
  • Insurance Requirements: General Liability of $250,000 per occurrence
  • Notarized application and fingerprints are not required
  • Background check not required but need to disclose
  • Minimum age requirement: 18 years old

Home Inspection License Expiration: Every two years

Virginia Home Inspector Continuing Education Requirements

  • 16 hours every two years

Virginia State Licensing Board

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How to Become a Home Inspector

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