Home Inspection Requirements for Alabama

Home Inspection Regulated

License Type
Home Inspector

License Renewal Cycle

Is Distance Education Allowed

Is Field Training And Experience Required

Experience Required
See Notes below

Is CE Required

CE Hours Required

Is CE Distance Education Allowed

Is Pre-Licensing Required

Pre-licensing Hours Required

Regulating Body
Alabama Building Commission

Rules And Regulations

National Home Inspector Examination/ American Society of home inspector Standards of Practice

1) In order to receive a license, a Home Inspector must successfully complete the following actions:

(a) File an accurate, complete, timely, and notarized application for license with the Director, along with the appropriate fee.

(b) Obtain bodily injury and property damage liability insurance covering the applicant’s home inspection operations in the sum of not less than $20,000 for injury or damage to property; $50,000 for injury or damage, including death, to any one person; $100,000 for injury or damage, including death, to more than one person; and $250,000 of errors and omissions coverage.

(c) Provide evidence of one of the following professional qualifications:

1. Membership in and adherence to the ethical standards of one of the following professional bodies at the time of application:

American Society of Home Inspectors, Inc. (ASHI), 932 Lee Street, Suite 101, Des Plaines, IL 60016

                                Pass the National Home Inspectors exam

Alabama Home Inspection Training

Alabama Licensure (Act 2002-517 enacted in 2002): Requires individuals performing home inspections to become licensed by the Alabama Building Commission. The Alabama Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics (see Home Inspectors Rules and Applications) is adopted from the ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. The Alabama Building Commission gratefully acknowledges ASHI's consent. The Building Commission adopted the National Home Inspection Examination to assess minimum competence. The bill also outlines educational and experiential requirements to become licensed, sets license fees and insurance requirements, and defines penalties under which licensure may be suspended or revoked. This law replaces Act 96-574.

For more information or a copy of the statute contact the Alabama Building Commission at:

Phone: (334) 242-4082
Fax: (334) 242-4182
Email: buildcom@bc.state.al.us or Phyllis.thomas@bc.alabama.gov
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 301150
Montgomery, AL 36130-1150
770 Washington Avenue, Suite 444
Montgomery, AL 36104
Website: http://www.bc.state.al.us

Submit Inspector App. to the Secretary of the State
Attn: Home Inspector Registration Section
Office of the Alabama Secretary of State
P.O. Box 5616