Seeking Approval

The ASHI School does not have state approval in this state to offer courses for licensing.

  • Kentucky requires 64 hours of education including a segment on manufactured homes. Our 93 and 120 hour courses currently do not meet Kentucky Requirements for pre-licensing education. We are working with the state to try to remedy this situation.

  • Errors and omissions or general liability insurance coverage.

  • Pass the NHIE Exam

Review complete requirements for becoming a Home inspector below.

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Inspector Foundations Course

120 HOURS - $3,395 / 93 HOURS - $2,100

The Inspector Foundation course is an introduction to home inspection, covering everything you will need to start your home inspection career, how to operate business, as well as how-to perform home inspections that adhere to the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Standard of Practice and Code of Ethics.

This 120-hour course runs Monday thru Friday for two weeks. You will go to at least five field events during this class. This class includes report writing, information on marketing your business, and real-life experience from your ASHI Certified instructors.

The 93-hour course runs six days, Monday thru Saturday and includes at least one field event. This course contains information offered in our 120-hour course, but at a faster pace. Our ASHI Certified instructors are experts in the field.

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Complete Kentucky Requirements

  • Home Inspection Regulated:
  • License Type:
    Home Inspector
  • License Renewal Cycle:
    Every Two Years
  • Is Distance Education Allowed:
  • Is Field Training And Experience Required:
  • Experience Required:
    3 (unpaid) home inspections with satisfactory written reports (This is part of the Pre-license course requirements) and should be submitted to the course provider
  • Is CE Required:
  • CE Hours Required:
    **28 hours every renewal period (14 a year)
  • Is CE Distance Education Allowed
  • Is Pre-Licensing Required
  • Pre-licensing Hours Required
    64 hours
  • Regulating Body
    Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet – Office of Occupations and Professions
  • Rules And Regulations
    815 KAR 6:010 Section 2 and 7
  • Exam
    National Home Inspectors Exam (NHIE)

Kentucky Ordinance & Contacts

Kentucky Licensure (KRS 198B.700) enacted in 2004

The Kentucky Home Inspector Licensing Law requires home inspectors to be licensed and defines the requirements of licensure. An inspector must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or GED equivalent, complete a board-approved training program, pass an examination approved by the board, and submit a properly completed application (Form KBHI-1). No person can advertise or claim to be a licensed home inspector or perform a home inspection for compensation after July 1, 2006, unless they have been issued a Kentucky Home Inspector License by the Kentucky Board of Home Inspectors. Conducting business as a home inspector in Kentucky without a license is a criminal offense after July 1, 2006. Inspections must be conducted in accordance with the standards of practice of ASHI, NAHI or NACHI. The law created the Kentucky Board of Home Inspectors, to which the Governor appointed eight members, including one member each from ASHI, NAHI, and the Kentucky Real Estate Inspection Association. The law also establishes license renewal criteria, including completing 28 hours of continuing education approved by the Kentucky Board of Home Inspectors (KBHI) every two years. Licensed inspectors must carry general liability insurance in the amount of $250,000.

For more information contact:

Kentucky Board of Home Inspectors
Mayo-Underwood Building
500 Mero Street 2NE09
Suite B
Frankfort, KY 40601

502-564-7760 (Telephone)
502-564-3969 (Fax)

Website: https://bhi.ky.gov/