Home Inspection Requirements for Arkansas

Home Inspection Regulated

License Type
Home Inspector

License Renewal Cycle

Is Distance Education Allowed

Is Field Training And Experience Required

Experience Required

Is CE Required

CE Hours Required
14 hours annually (after the first 12 months of registration)

Is CE Distance Education Allowed

Is Pre-Licensing Required

Pre-licensing Hours Required
80 Hours

Regulating Body
Arkansas Home Inspector Registration Board

Rules And Regulations
Current rules and Regulations (2005) section 700-800

NHIE & ASHI Standards of Practice

Distance Education: No for Pre-Licensing, yes 4 hours per renewal cycle for CE

Arkansas Home Inspection Training

Arkansas Registration (Act 1328 of 2003) repealed and replaced (Act 791 of 1997). Under the "Arkansas Home Inspector Registration Act," all home inspectors in the state must register with the Secretary of State. Applicants must pass the National Home Inspector Examination. In addition, home inspectors must conduct all inspections in adherence to the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics of ASHI, the Arkansas Association of Real Estate Inspectors, or an equivalent professional home inspection association. The law also prohibits inspectors from performing repairs on a structure that he has inspected within the last 12 months. In order to register under the law, an applicant must procure general liability insurance of at least $100,000. These requirements, along with the duties and responsibilities of the Board, complaint and disciplinary procedures, continuing education requirements and more can be found In the Rules and Procedures of the Arkansas Home Inspector Registration Board.

For more information, contact The Arkansas Home Inspector Registration Board at –

Phone: (501) 683-3710
Fax: (501) 244-2333
Don Loudon, Chairman: (479) 968-4590
P.O. Box 251911
Little Rock, AR 72225

Full registration statute, forms & other contact information on the Board's Internet Website: http://www.ahib.org
Other Approvals:
AAREI (Arkansas Association of Real Estate Inspectors)