Applicants for licensure as a home inspector must complete the INITIAL REGISTRATION information using the link below to receive a userID in the system. Applicants must note their assigned userID and confirm their email address using the website prompt. Following the assignment of a valid userID, applicants must use the USERNAME LOGIN link below to access to application forms, exam registration, and the license issuance payment process. Applicants must provide complete information required by the online application forms and instructions.
The following non-refundable fees apply:
- License application fee is $35.00 – All applications require a recent head and shoulders photograph that may be uploaded through the website. All applications require three (3) character references. Documentation of education and experience necessary to qualify for the exam may vary depending upon other licenses or certifications held (see Reference Materials below). The Board will notify the applicant of approval or denial of the application by email within 30 days of receipt. However, if the application is referred to the Application Evaluation Review Committee for consideration the response may take longer. If the application is approved the applicant will be emailed information regarding registration for the licensing examination.
- License examination fee is $80.00 – Within one year of the approval of an application, the applicant must take the licensing exam. If the applicant does not take the exam within one year of application approval, the applicant must reapply. The exam registration payment must be received by the registration deadline noted. The applicant will be sent a seating notice confirmation by email prior to the exam date. The applicant will receive a notification by email within 30 days that exam results are available. Individual exam results may be viewed through the website link provided. A score of 70% is required to pass the exam. Applicants who do not pass the exam may take the exam after 180 days by registering through the website.
- License issuance fee is $160.00 – Applicants who pass the exam must provide proof of General Liability insurance and other documentation as required by NC General Statute § 143-151.51 prior to issuance of a license number. Applicants who pass the exam have the option of activating their licenses immediately or activating the license for the following annual license period that begins October 1st and ends September 30th. Licenses that are activated immediately expire the first September 30th following the exam date. Applicants must inform the Board if they want to delay the activation of their license until October 1st of the following annual license period. Applicants must pay the license issuance fee by September 30th in any given year. If the license issuance fee is not paid within one (1) year of taking the exam, the applicant must start the application process over and pay all associated fees.