Home Inspection Requirements for New Mexico
Ordinance and Contacts
The New Mexico Home Inspector Board has not yet been put in place (as of April 17, 2019). The legistlation is to take place January 1, 2020
Unless otherwise provided in the Home Inspector HB 433/a Licensing Act, an applicant for a license shall:
(1) complete an application on forms provided by the board;
(2) provide documentation to establish that the applicant is at least eighteen years of age and a legal resident of the United States;
(3) provide the board with the applicant's fingerprints and all information necessary for a state and national criminal background check;
(4) provide proof of and maintain insurance coverage as provided in Section 12 of the Home Inspector Licensing Act;
(5) have completed at least eighty hours of classroom training, the content of which shall be established by rule of the board;
(6) pass a national home inspector licensing examination and any additional licensing examinations as prescribed by the board; and
(7) have completed at least eighty hours of field training, or its equivalent, as determined by the board.
B. Paragraphs (5) and (7) of Subsection A of this section shall not apply to a person who has:
(1) worked as a home inspector in each of the twenty-four months immediately preceding the effective date of the Home Inspector Licensing Act; and(
2) performed at least one hundred home inspections for compensation in the twenty-four months immediately preceding the effective date of the Home Inspector Licensing Act.
C. After the board's review of all information obtained by the board and submitted by the applicant as required by this section, if all of the requirements
for licensure are met, the board shall issue a license to the applicant.
See https://nmlegis.gov/Sessions/19%20Regular/final/HB0433.pdf for current information regarding licensing.
If you have any questions regarding the Home Inspectors Board, please contact Wayne Ciddio @ (505) 222-9829 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org