Home Inspection Requirements for Indiana

Home Inspection Regulated

License Type
Home Inspector

License Renewal Cycle
Every Two Years

Is Distance Education Allowed

Is Field Training And Experience Required

Experience Required
Minimum of 12 hours of practical experience (part of the 60 hour pre-license requirements.

Is CE Required

CE Hours Required
32 Hours

Is CE Distance Education Allowed

Is Pre-Licensing Required

Pre-licensing Hours Required
60 Hours

Regulating Body
Indiana Professional Licensing Agency-Home Inspectors Licensing Board

Rules And Regulations
IC 25-1-4-0.2, IC 25-20.2-5-11

National Home Inspector Examination

*At least 50% of CE requirements must be allowed by distance learning. **60 total-Minimum of 40 hours of classroom training for Pre-license education

Indiana Home Inspection Training

Indiana Licensure (P.L. 145 enacted in 2004). P.L. 145 established the Home Inspectors Licensing Board to regulate home inspectors and associate home inspectors. The Board shall be responsible for setting the fees for licenses, investigating complaints concerning licensees and establishing continuing education requirements. The Board shall adopt a code of ethics, standards for competent performance of home inspections and standards for inspection reports. Under P.L. 145, licensing requires that a candidate: 1) be at least 18 years of age, 2) graduated from high school or earned a GED diploma, 3) not have been convicted of specific crimes, 4) complete a Board approved training program or course and pass an exam approved by the Board, 5) carry general liability insurance coverage of at least $100,000 and 6) pay a fee. The law also provides that a person who performs home inspections for compensation without a license commits a Class B Infraction. It also provides that any civil complaints based upon the professional services of a licensed home inspector must be filed within two years of the date the alleged Infraction occurred. This law takes effect July 1, 2004.

For more information contact the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency at –

Phone: (317) 234-3009
Fax: (317) 232-2312
Email: pla9@pla.in.gov.
402 West Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Website http://www.in.gov/pla/hi.htm