Home Inspection Requirements for California

Home Inspection Regulated

License Type
None, Practice Act

License Renewal Cycle

Is Distance Education Allowed

Is Field Training And Experience Required

Experience Required

Is CE Required

CE Hours Required

Is CE Distance Education Allowed

Is Pre-Licensing Required

Pre-licensing Hours Required

Regulating Body
The California Contractors State License Board

Rules And Regulations
B&P Code 4195-4199


Practice act. Defines home inspection, home inspector, references CREIA and ASHI SOP

California Home Inspection Training

California Trade practice act (Chapter 338) enacted in 1996. The law in California prohibits unethical home inspection practices, including repairing properties that home inspectors have inspected in the previous 12 months. The law encourages courts to consider the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics of ASHI and the California Real Estate Inspection Association when determining whether an inspection meets the required standard of care.

For more information, contact The California Contractors State License Board at –

24 Hour Licensing & Consumer Information: 1-800-321-CSLB (2752)
Fax: (916) 255-4535
Contractors State License Board
9821 Business Park Drive
Sacramento, CA 95827

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 26000
Sacramento, CA 95826