ALABAMA LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME A HOME INSPECTOR

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ALABAMA HOME INSPECTOR LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME AN ALABAMA HOME INSPECTOR

  • Alabama home inspection education hours: 120 hours (effective March 15, 2020)
  • Inspections: Participation in 35 home inspections (effective March 15, 2020)
  • Exam Required: ASHI and NHIE
  • Application Fee: $300 (other fees may apply)
  • Other:
    1. Draft home inspection reports for 25 home inspections, 10 of which must be reviewed and corrected by a qualified home inspector (effective March 15, 2020)
    2. Applicant must meet one of four professional qualifications (see full details)
  • Insurance Requirements: Obtain bodily injury and property damage liability insurance covering the applicant’s home inspection operations in the sum of not less than $20,000 for injury or damage to property; $50,000 for injury or damage, including death, to any one person; $100,000 for injury or damage, including death, to more than one person; and $250,000 of E&O coverage.
  • ♦ Notarized application is required.
  • ♦ Background check and fingerprints are not required.

Home Inspection License Expiration: 12/31 every year (filed by 10/1)

ALABAMA HOME INSPECTOR CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  1. ♦ No continuing education required for renewal

ALABAMA STATE LICENSING BOAR

State of Alabama Building Commission establishes the Alabama Home Inspector Licensing Requirements

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