When to Apply
Apply for Licensed Home Inspector by Endorsement when you hold a current license as a Home Inspector in any jurisdiction (state, U.S. territory or District of Columbia) that has a licensing board for Home Inspectors.
If you do not hold a current license in any jurisdiction, you may qualify based on your experience. See Home Inspector by Experience. However, if you do not qualify based on experience either, you must register as a Home Inspector Trainee.
NOTE:The State of Pennsylvania does not have a licensing board for Home Inspectors and does not issue Home Inspector licenses. Membership in a non-profit home inspection society or in the Pennsylvania Home Inspectors Coalition (PHIC) is not considered licensure for purposes of obtaining a Delaware license by endorsement. If you do not qualify based on experience, you must register as a Home Inspector Trainee.
Information on How to Apply for a License in DELPROS
All applications are submitted our online system DELPROS. We no longer accept paper applications.
PRIOR TO APPLYING
In order to apply for a license or submit a service request, you must first have a DELPROS user account. To LOG IN or CREATE a DELPROS (Delaware Professional Regulation Online Services) user account:
- Go to: https://delpros.delaware.gov/OH_HomePage.
- Click GO on the Apply/Manage a License and Service Requests tile.
- If you do not have a DELPROS user account, click the REGISTER button on the left side of page for NEW USERS.
- If you already have a DELPROS user account, enter your email address and password on the right side for EXISTING USERS and click the LOGIN button.
DELPROS allows you to save your incomplete application and return to it later to finish the process. You only have six (6) months to submit your application once you begin.
- If you do not submit your application within six months of starting it, you will be required to restart the entire online application again.
You may check the status of your application online throughout the entire application process by using the “View Application Status” feature in DELPROS on your e-License dashboard.
KNOW YOUR REQUIREMENTS AND COLLECT YOUR DOCUMENTS
- Know the requirements for the license you are pursuing.
- Request and gather all documents required to upload on the Attachments page. All information and forms are located on your profession’s webpages.
ATTACHING AND ACKNOWLEDGING DOCUMENTS
On the ATTACHMENTS page of your application, you may be instructed to:
- either “attach” or “upload” the required document(s) directly to your application. This means you will find the document(s) saved on your computer or device and upload it to your application.
- click “acknowledge” . This means you will either mail the documents yourself or request the “third-party” to mail the document(s) directly to the Board office.
- Examples of “third-party forms” are transcripts from schools, employment verifications from a supervisor, or license verifications from another state.
- Forms requiring a supervisor signature, seal, or notary may have to be MAILED to the Board office directly UNLESS the document specifically indicates to UPLOAD the document.
In addition to submitting the application and fee in DELPROS, you must submit:
- State/Jurisdiction Licensure Verification sent directly to the Board office from each state or jurisdiction in which you currently hold or have ever held a license.
- A Liability, Errors and Omissions Insurance Certificate, sent directly from the insurance carrier showing you or your employer carry at least $50,000 of errors and omissions insurance and at least $250,000 of liability insurance.
You do not have to submit any additional documentation if:
- You have practiced five or more years in a jurisdiction where you hold current Home Inspector licensure, OR
- You are licensed as a Home Inspector in New Jersey.
If you do not meet the practice or licensure requirements above, then you are required to submit the following additional documents depending on:
- If you are a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) AND are licensed anywhere other than New Jersey, submit proof of your ASHI membership.
- If you do not hold a ASHI membership or only hold an associate membership in these associations, and hold a license in another state other than New Jersey or Maryland, submit copies of or links for the other jurisdictions’ licensing law and rules and regulations for the Board to review.
- If you do not hold a ASHI membership OR only hold an associate membership in these associations, and hold a license in Maryland, you must apply for a Home Inspector Trainee registration.