Home Inspection Requirements for Connecticut

Home Inspection Regulated
Yes

License Type
Home Inspector

License Renewal Cycle
Every Two Years

Is Distance Education Allowed
No

Is Field Training And Experience Required
No

Experience Required
200 inspections for compensation, or 100 inspections if taken ASHI School program*

Is CE Required
Yes

CE Hours Required
20 Hours

Is CE Distance Education Allowed
Yes

Is Pre-Licensing Required
Yes

Pre-licensing Hours Required
40 Hours

Regulating Body
Department of Consumer Protection

Rules And Regulations
Chapter 400 F Sec. 20-49-2b

Exam
Yes-See note**



Have either been engaged as a home inspector intern for not less than one year and not performed less than 200 home inspections or taken and completed the board approved training program-earned a home inspector intern permit, and performed not less than100 home inspections. **The board, with the consent of the commissioner, shall prescribe the form and content of examinations to determine the qualifications of persons who apply for licenses to engage in home inspection. The department shall administer such examinations or may contract with a testing service to provide and conduct such examinations at least three times each year.

Connecticut Home Inspection Training

Connecticut Licensure (Public Act No. 99-254 enacted in 2000). Connecticut law requires home inspectors to be licensed under the "Home Inspection Licensing Board." In order to be eligible for a home inspector license, an applicant shall: 1) have successfully completed high school or its equivalent; 2) have either been engaged as a home inspector intern for not less than one year and not performed less than 200 home inspections for compensation or taken and successfully completed a board-approved training program, earned a home inspector intern permit, and performed not less than 100 home inspections under the direct supervision and in the presence of a licensed home inspector; 3) have passed an oral, written, or electronic competency examination; and 4) have paid a $200 fee. In order to receive a permit as a home inspector intern, an applicant shall: 1) have successfully completed high school or its equivalent; 2) have enrolled in and completed a board-approved training program; 3) have an identified supervisor who is licensed as a home inspector, is in good standing, and has agreed to perform the supervisory functions required; and 4) have paid a $100 fee.

For more information, including Regulations, applications, etc. contact The Department of Consumer Protection, Licenses Service Division at –

Phone: (860) 713-6145
Fax: (860) 713-7230
Email: occprotrades@po.state.ct.us