Home Inspection Requirements for West Virginia

Home Inspection Regulated

License Type
Home Inspector

License Renewal Cycle
Every Year

Is Distance Education Allowed

Is Field Training And Experience Required

Experience Required

Is CE Required

CE Hours Required
16 Hours

Is CE Distance Education Allowed

Is Pre-Licensing Required

Pre-licensing Hours Required
80 Hours

Regulating Body
West Virginia Fire Marshall

Rules And Regulations
Title 87-5-4

National Home Inspector Exam

West Virginia Home Inspection Training

West Virginia Certification (Title 87-05) enacted in 2006. West Virginia law, "Certification of Home Inspectors," establishes procedures to be followed to assure that consumers of home inspection services can rely on the competence of inspectors, as determined by educational and experience requirements and testing. As an initial requirement and qualification for certification as a home inspector, every applicant: 1) shall have passed the National Home Inspector Examination; 2) shall either present proof of having conducted business as an inspector for three years prior to August 1, 2006, or proof of satisfactory completion of at least 80 hours of instruction; 3) must have successfully completed high school or its equivalent; and 4) shall present proof of, and shall maintain, general liability insurance in the amount of not less than $250,000.00.
Continuing Education requirement is 16 hours per year.
For more information, contact the West Virginia Association of Home Inspectors


Phone: (304) 558-2191
1207 Quarrier St., 2nd Floor
Charleston, WV 25301