Home Inspection Requirements for Pennsylvania

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
not considered a licensed home inspector until they have performed over 100 home inspections (requirements for inspection association) with an inspector certified by a professional association.

Is CE Required

CE Hours Required

Is CE Distance Education Allowed

Is Pre-Licensing Required

Pre-licensing Hours Required

Regulating Body

Rules And Regulations
75A-05 or Act 114 title 68


*Must compete an exam approved and administered by a third party testing organization.-Required to be a full member and in good standing of a national, not for profit home inspection association. Members must comply with code of conduct-which includes attending CE courses.

Pennsylvania Home Inspection Training

Pennsylvania Trade Practice Act (Act 114 of 2000, Title 68 enacted in 2000). The law in Pennsylvania provides a uniform definition for the term "home inspection" and for a national home inspection association. It establishes that a home inspector shall conduct their inspection in accordance with the standards of practice set forth by a professional home inspection trade association such as ASHI or the National Association of Home Inspectors. It further outlines consumer remedies as they relate to a home inspection, and establishes penalties for misrepresentations of fact in an inspection report. Under the law, home inspectors are required to maintain errors and omissions and general liability insurance with coverage of not less than $100,000 per occurrence and $500,000 in the aggregate. The law is scheduled to take effect in December 2001.
For more information, contact the Pennsylvania Bureau of Consumer Protection at –

Phone: (717) 787-9707
Website: www.attorneygeneral.gov/consumers.aspx?id=255