Home inspection licensing requirements of the Tennessee Home Inspection program
A licensed professional home inspector is defined as any person who engages in the business of performing home inspections and writing home inspection reports.
To become a licensed home inspector, first complete ninety (90) hours of approved qualifying education. The AAOHI/TREES 90-Hour Prelicense Classroom and Online courses are both approved by the Tennessee Home Inspection Program.
After successfully completing the 90-hour prelicense course, register with PSI (the state testing vendor) to take the National Home Inspector Examination.
Upon passage of the license examination, submit with your application to become a home inspector, the required general liability and errors & omission insurance information.
- A nonrefundable $300.00 application and initial licensure fee.
- A copy of your high school diploma or GED certificate. If you are unable to locate your high school diploma, then we would require a high school transcript showing your graduation date, or a college transcript which shows your high school graduation date.
- A copy of the certificate(s) received upon completion of the 90 hours of required pre-license (qualifying) home inspection education (must be an approved course). AAOHI/TREES Home Inspection 90-Hour Prelicense Classroom and Online courses are both approved by the Tennessee Home Inspection Program
- A copy of the state selected National Home Inspector Examination (NHIE) testing results showing a passing score.
- Valid insurance certificates for General Liability and Errors and Omissions (E&O Insurance).