Home Inspection Requirements for Vermont

Home Inspection Regulated
Yes

License Type
Home Inspector

License Renewal Cycle
Bi-Annual

Is Distance Education Allowed
Yes

Is Field Training And Experience Required
No

Experience Required
See below

Is CE Required
No

CE Hours Required

Is CE Distance Education Allowed
Yes

Is Pre-Licensing Required
Yes

Pre-licensing Hours Required
80

Regulating Body

Rules And Regulations

Exam



Steps for Applying by Certification:  

1.  Complete the online application and pay the $100 non-refundable application fee.

2.  Provide a certificate that you are certified and have ACI Membership through either the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) or CRI Membership through the National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI)

Steps for Applying by Examination and Education:

1.  Complete the online application and pay the $100 non-refundable application fee.

2.  Provide a score report showing you passed the National Home Inspector Examination.  In Vermont, the exam is adminstered through the Applied Measurement Professionals (AMP). AMP score reportes may be obtained from AMP at www.goamp.com.  If you took the exam through another provider, please obtain your score report directly from the provider.    

3.   Provide a certificate that you have completed 80 hours of education through an approved course provider.  A list of approved providers can be found online.   

Steps for Applying by Work Experience: (Until July 1, 2016 Only): 

1.  Complete the online application and the $100 non-refundable application fee.

2.  Submit proof that you have been actively engaged in the business of property inspection in Vermont as your primary means of livelihood for at least five years prior to May 22, 2014.

3.  Submit evidence that you possess knowledge and experience equivalent to that required of an individual applying by certfication and examination above. 

 Examples of acceptable proof may include but are not limited to:

  • Dated marketing materials or advertisements
  • Dated phone book listings
  • Dated inspection reports
  • Dated sales records
  • Accountant statements
  • Business tax returns
  • Continuing education or conference attendance records or certificates 
  • Insurance records 
  • Corporate registration records 

Statutes & Rules

The Office, in consultation with its property inspector advisors, has drafted proposed Administrative Rules for Property Inspectors.  To learn more about property inspector licensure, please explore:

·       the Property Inspector Statutes, 26 V.S.A. §§ 1051-1095,

·       the Administrative Rules for Property Inspectors, and

·       the transitional provisions by which persons with at least five years of professional property inspection experience in Vermont may qualify for licensure.

For questions, email or call Judith Griffen at 802-828-3228.