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Home Inspection Requirements for North Carolina

Home Inspection RegulatedYes
License TypeHome Inspector/Associate HI
License Renewal CycleEvery Year
Is Distance Education AllowedNo
Is Field Training And Experience RequiredYes
Experience RequiredSee notes (for Home Inspector License) Need to have completed 100 home inspections for compensation.
Is CE RequiredYes
CE Hours Required12 Hours
Is CE Distance Education AllowedYes
Is Pre-Licensing RequiredYes
Pre-licensing Hours Required120 hours classroom / 80 hours field training
Regulating BodyDepartment of Insurane (Home Inspector Licensing Board )
Rules And Regulations143-151.51 and 143-151.64
ExamNorth Carolina Home Inspector License exam


In order to become an Associate Home Inspector one must pass the NC home inspector license exam. In order to become licensed as a home inspector one must have been engaged as a licensed associate home inspector for at least one year and have completed 100 home inspections.

North Carolina Home Inspection Training

North Carolina Licensure (Chapter 143, Article 9F) enacted in 1993. The North Carolina "Home Inspection Licensure Act" provides for the licensing and regulation of home inspectors through the creation of a Home Inspector Licensure Board within the Department of Insurance. In order to become licensed as a home inspector, an individual must pass the licensing examination prescribed by the Board, have minimum net assets or a bond in an amount determined by the Board (not less than $5,000 nor more than $10,000) and meet certain educational conditions, including: 1) have a high school diploma or its equivalent, have been engaged as a licensed associate home inspector for at least one year, and have completed 100 home inspections for compensation; 2) have education and experience the Board considers to be equivalent to that in subpart 1. Above; or 3) be licensed as a general contractor, architect, or professional engineer. In order to become licensed as an associate home inspector, an individual must pass a licensing examination prescribed by the Board, have a high school diploma or its equivalent, and be affiliated with or intend to be affiliated with a licensed home inspector and submit a sworn statement by the licensed home inspector with whom the applicant is or intends to be affiliated certifying that the licensed home inspector will actively supervise and train the applicant.
The General Statutes and the Administrative Code are meant to be used together.
For more information, contact the Inspector License Board at:

Phone: (919) 662-4480
Fax: (919) 662-4459
Location:
322 Chapanoke Rd. Suite 115
Raleigh, NC 27603
Mailing Address:
1202 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1202
Website: http://www.ncdoi.com/OSFM/Engineering/HILB/NCHILB.asp

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