Home Inspection Requirements for Tennessee

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

Is CE Required

CE Hours Required
32 Hours / 2 years

Is CE Distance Education Allowed

Is Pre-Licensing Required

Pre-licensing Hours Required
90 Hours

Regulating Body
Department of Commerce and Insurance

Rules And Regulations

NHIE administered by PSI inc.

Tennessee Home Inspection Training

Tennessee Licensure (2005 Public Act Chapter 65 enacted in 2006). Any person who applies for licensure as a home inspector must submit an application on a form as prescribed by the commissioner. The application shall be accompanied by the fee specified in Section 4. Applicants shall furnish evidence satisfactory to the commissioner that the applicant: 1) is at least 18 years old, 2) has graduated from high school or earned a general education development certificate, 3) has not been convicted of a crime that has a direct bearing on the applicant's ability to perform competently and fully as a licensed inspector, 4) is not the subject of a disciplinary or enforcement action by another state or a local jurisdiction in connection with the performance of home inspections or the licensing or certification of home inspectors, 5) has successfully completed 90 hours of a commissioner-approved training program or course of study involving the performance of home inspections and the preparation of home inspection reports, 6) has passed a commissioner-approved competency examination administered by the state or an entity selected by the state, and 7) has obtained a certificate of insurance in an amount required by the commissioner for general liability as well as errors and omission to cover all activities contemplated under this chapter.
During the first 180 days after the effective date of this act (July 1, 2006), the commissioner may issue a license to an applicant who meets the requirements stipulated in the law if the applicant furnishes evidence satisfactory to the commissioner that the applicant: 1) has been principally engaged in the performance of home inspections in this state for at least two years, and 2) has complete at least 150 home inspections for compensation in the applicant's career.
Continuing Education requirement: 32 hours of CE every two years.
For more information contact the Home Inspector Licensing Program at –

Phone: 615-741-1831
Fax: 615-253-1692
500 James Robertson Pkwy
2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243-1138
Email: Carol.Kennedy@state.tn.us