When to Apply by Examination
File the Licensed Home Inspector by Examination application when all of the following apply:
- You do not hold current licensure/certification as a Home Inspector in any jurisdiction (state, U.S. territory or District of Columbia). If you hold current licensure/certification in another jurisdiction, you may apply by endorsement.
- You have registered as a Delaware Home Inspector Trainee.
- You have completed 75 supervised home inspections.
- You have completed the required 140 hours of classroom or online training approved by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), the National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI) or the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI).
- You have passed the National Home Inspector Examination® from the Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors.
Requirements for All Applicants
- Submit completed, signed and notarized Application for Licensed Home Inspector by Examination.
- Enclose non-refundable processing fee by check or money order made payable to “State of Delaware.”
- Submit a copy of your high school diploma or transcript. Or, if you have a GED, submit confirmation of your GED.
- Arrange for the Board office to receive a certificate of Liability, Errors and Omissions Insurance, sent directly from the insurance carrier to the Board office.
- You or your employer must carry at least $50,000 of errors and omissions insurance and at least $250,000 of liability insurance.
- Submit copies of your classroom or online training certificates. Training must total 140 hours and be approved by ASHI, NAHI, or InterNACHI.
- Arrange for the Board office to receive verification that you have passed the National Home Inspector Examination®, sent directly from the exam service to the Board office.
- Submit a photocopy of your Experience Log on the form approved by the Board showing that you have completed at least 75 supervised home inspections.
- If you have been a home inspector trainee or been licensed or certified as a home inspector in any jurisdiction, a rrange for the Board office to receive a letter of good standing directly from each jurisdiction.
- If you have never been issued a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN), submit a Request for Exemption from Social Security Number Requirement.