State Regulations

The National Home Inspector Examination is currently recognized by 29 states for home inspector regulation and is a membership requirement for the American Society of Home Inspectors and the California Real Estate Inspection Association.

The NHIE is accepted by the Florida Association of Building Inspectors and is reimbursed by the US Veterans’ Administration for military personnel re-entering the workforce.

Click on the state to view regulations.

*This is provided as a resource; please confirm any information with the regulating body for your state to ensure you are following the guidelines and requirements to become a Home Inspector in your state.

(Red States are regulated and use the NHIE as a part of the licensing requirements, Blue states are not regulated, Light Gray states are regulated and may or may not use the NHIE as a part of the licensing requirements)

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