How Do You Become a Home Inspector in Connecticut?

We’ve compiled the six steps you’ll need to start your new career as a licensed home inspection professional. Follow the steps below to learn more about home inspection courses (and why they’re necessary), taking your home inspector exams, and where to go from here.

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Prerequisites:

  • You must have a high school diploma or GED.

  1. Complete 40 Hours of Connecticut-Approved Home Inspection Education

    The Connecticut State Department of Consumer Protection mandates that all home inspectors must obtain a license. The first step in obtaining a Connecticut Home Inspector License is completing the required 40-hour Connecticut state-approved home inspection course. Professional home inspection training from a reputable home inspection school is key to understanding common business practices as well as establishing yourself as a trusted expert.

  2. Apply to Be a Home Inspection Intern

    After completing your coursework, the next step is applying to become a home inspection intern.

    Before you apply to become a home inspection intern, you’ll need to:

    • Have a high school diploma or its equivalent
    • Provide proof of completion of a board-approved training program
    • Pay the $220 application fee
    • Submit a notarized application

    Once you’ve applied, you’ll have to find an inspector who is licensed and in good standing with the state of Connecticut to supervise your 100 required inspections.

  3. Conduct 100 Home Inspections

    To get the hands-on experience necessary to learn the trade, the state requires interns who are seeking a Home Inspector License to conduct and log 100 total home inspections, 10 of which must be supervised. These logs will be submitted with your license application.

  4. Provide Proof of General Liability and E&O Insurance Policies

    A license won’t be issued unless you have an insurance policy or policies that meet the state’s minimums for coverage. The insurance requirements for a licensed home inspector in Connecticut are:

    • An errors and omissions (E&O) policy covering at least $50,000
    • A general liability policy that covers at least $250,000

    General liability policies for small businesses are roughly $40 per month, while errors and omissions insurance can set you back approximately $59 per month. To get the best rate and a better idea of what coverage you need, speak with a licensed local insurance agent who has worked with other home inspectors, members of local home inspector trade organizations, or shop for insurers online.

  5. Pay the $290 Application Fee and Submit a Notarized Application to Become a Connecticut Home Inspector

    Your application must be notarized and must include a payment of $290 ($40 application fee + $250 license fee). Along with your application, you must submit proof of insurance and your home inspection logs.

  6. Pass a Written Exam Administered by the Occupational and Professional Licensing Division

    The final hurdle in obtaining your Connecticut Home Inspector License is to pass the written exam administered by the state’s Occupational and Professional Licensing Division. Once your license has been accepted, you’ll receive more information about the exam.

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Quick Facts:

To become a licensed Connecticut home inspector, you must:

  • Complete 40 hours of state-approved coursework
  • Apply to become a home inspection intern
  • Conduct and log 100 home inspections, 10 of which must be supervised
  • Provide proof of errors and omissions and general liability insurance
  • Pay the $290 application fee and submit a notarized application
  • Pass the written Connecticut home inspector exam (details are provided once the application is accepted)

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Connecticut Home Inspector License Requirements

Requirements to Become a Connecticut Home Inspector

Connecticut’s home inspector registration is two-tiered:  Home Inspector Intern Permit and Home Inspector License.  Inspectors must first complete the requirements for the Home Inspector Intern Permit prior to completing the requirements to obtain a Home Inspector License.

  • Connecticut home inspection education hours: 40 hours (intern permit only)
  • Exam Required:  NHIE (license only)
  • Home Inspections: 10 directly supervised inspections followed by 90 indirectly supervised inspections (license only)
  • Application Fee: $220 (intern permit)/$290 (license) (other fees may apply)
  • Insurance Requirements: E&O insurance equal to or greater than $50,000, and liability insurance equal to or greater than $250,000
  • Notarized application is required
  • Background is not required, but need to disclose
  • Fingerprints are not required
  • No minimum age requirement
  • High School Diploma or GED is required

Home Inspection License Expiration: 6/30 every two years (odd)

Connecticut Home Inspector Continuing Education Requirements

  • 20 hours every two years (odd)

Connecticut State Licensing Board