Home Inspection Requirements for North Dakota

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

Is CE Distance Education Allowed

Is Pre-Licensing Required

Pre-licensing Hours Required

Regulating Body
North Dakota Secretary of State

Rules And Regulations


North Dakota Home Inspection Training

North Dakota Registration (HB 1507 enacted in 2005) states the requirements for home inspector registration and license renewal procedures. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, have submitted proof of errors and omissions insurance coverage in the amount of $100,000, and have paid a $200 fee. The law exempts applicants that perform home inspections for residential buildings located outside the corporate limits of any city or located in a city with a population under three thousand from being required to carry errors and omissions insurance in the amount of $100,000. The bill provides a penalty for home inspectors that fail to register, making any individual that provides a home inspection without registration guilty of a class B misdemeanor. Also states that an applicant shall submit proof of completion of an examination offered by the American Society of Home Inspectors, the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors, the Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors, the National Association of Home Inspectors, or the International Code Council.
For more information, including registration forms, go to the Home Inspector page at the North Dakota Secretary of State Web site or call 701-328-2900
or e-mail sos@state.nd.us.