Home Inspection Requirements for Louisiana

Home Inspection Regulated
Yes

License Type
Home Inspector

License Renewal Cycle
Annually

Is Distance Education Allowed
No

Is Field Training And Experience Required
Yes

Experience Required
30 hours must be obtained in the field and supervised by a licensed home inspector

Is CE Required
Yes

CE Hours Required
20 Hours

Is CE Distance Education Allowed
No

Is Pre-Licensing Required
Yes

Pre-licensing Hours Required
120 hours (90 in classroom course/30 in field)

Regulating Body
Department of Economic Development (Board of Home Inspectors)

Rules And Regulations
General Rules-Tile 46-XL-119

Exam
National Home Inspector Examination through PSI





Louisiana Home Inspection Training

Louisiana Licensure (Chapter 17-A of Title 37) enacted in 1999. Louisiana law creates the "Louisiana Home Inspectors Licensing Act." It creates the Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors within the Department of Economic Development and requires the Board to establish minimum qualifications for licensing and allows the Board to charge and collect fees. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and must have successfully completed high school or its equivalent, and passed the National Home Inspector Examination. Applicants must show evidence of successful completion of at least 120 hours of instruction, at least 30 hours but no more than 40 of which must be in course work containing actual practical home inspections. Home inspectors are required to provide a written report of the home inspection, and are prohibited from, at the time of inspection and for a reasonable time thereafter, advertising or soliciting to perform repair services on the home upon which the inspection was performed. As a condition of renewal of a license, a home inspector must show evidence of completion of 20 hours of continuing education. Active licensees are required to carry errors and omission insurance, and the Board must establish a group insurance program.

For more information, including General Rules, Standards of Practice, applications and more, contact the Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors at:

Phone: 225-248-1334
Fax: 225-248-1335
4664 Jamestown Ave. Ste 220
Baton Rouge, LA 70806