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Delaware Home Inspector License Requirements

Requirements to Become a Delaware Home Inspector

Delaware’s home inspector registration is two-tiered:  Home Inspector Trainee and Home Inspector.  Inspectors must first apply as a Home Inspector Trainee prior to completing the requirements to become a Home Inspector.

  • Delaware home inspection education hours: 140 hours (license only)
  • Exam required: NHIE (license only)
  • Home Inspections: 75 under “active oversight” (license only)
  • Insurance Requirements: E&O insurance equal to or greater than $50,000, and liability insurance equal to or greater than $250,000 (license only)
  • Application Fee: $160 (trainee registration)/$293 (license) (other fees may apply)
  • Notarized application is required. No background check, but criminal history must be disclosed.
  • Fingerprints are not required
  • No minimum age requirement
  • High School Diploma or GED is required

Home Inspection License Expiration: 8/31 every two years (odd)

Delaware Home Inspector Continuing Education Requirements

  • 40 hours every two years by 8/31

Delaware State Licensing Board

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