Home Inspection Requirements for California
Ordinance and ContactsPractice act. Defines home inspection, home inspector, references CREIA and ASHI SOP
In California home inspectors are currently not required to obtain a home inspector license, however they are regulated by a trade practice act. 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:
Phone: 1-800-321-CSLB (2752)
Fax: (916) 255-4535
Contractors State License Board
9821 Business Park Drive
Sacramento, CA 95827
P.O. Box 26000
Sacramento, CA 95826