Are you ready to lay the foundation of your own home inspection business? We’ve created a comprehensive guide to help you cement your new career as a home inspector in Oklahoma. Follow the steps below to learn more about home inspection courses (and why they’re necessary), taking the National Home Inspector Exam (NHIE), and where to go from here.
Complete the National Home Inspector Exam or Similar Qualifying Exam
After completing your home inspector courses, Oklahoma requires you to pass the National Home Inspector Exam (or a similar qualifying exam). The National Home Inspector Exam consists of 200 multiple choice questions (25 of which are not scored) covering three major domains, or sections, that every home inspector should know. Those domains are:
Property and Building Inspection/Site Review
Analysis of Findings and Reporting
Test takers are given 4 hours to complete the NHIE, and each attempt costs roughly $225 (depending on your location). Due to the unignorable cost of taking this exam, we highly recommend taking an Exam Prep course to greatly increase your chances of passing on the first try. If an individual does not pass, they must wait 30 days before taking the exam again.
Obtain General Liability Insurance of at Least $50,000 Combined Single Limit for Bodily Injury & Property Damage
Making mistakes is a part of human nature, and it happens to the best of us. As such, all home inspectors in Oklahoma must legally purchase a general liability insurance policy with at least $50,000 in coverage before they are certified. General liability policies for small businesses are roughly $40 per month. To get the best rate and a better idea of what coverage you need, speak with a licensed local insurance agent who has worked with other home inspectors, members of local home inspector trade organizations, or shop for insurers online.
Pay the $280 Application Fee & Send in Your Notarized Application
To become a licensed Oklahoma home inspector, you must:
Complete a 90-hr. Oklahoma-approved inspection course
Pass the National Home Inspector Exam or other qualifying exam
Obtain $50,000 general liability insurance policy
ave your application notarized
Pay the $280 application fee
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