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Home Inspector


Home Inspection is defined as the process by which a home inspector observes and provides a written report of the systems and components of a residential building including but not limited to:

-Heating System
-Cooling System
-Plumbing System
-Electrical System
-Structural Components - foundation, roof masonry structure, exterior and interior components or any other related residential building component recommended by the Home Inspection Council and implemented by the Department of State through the regulatory process.

Licensing Requirements:

Every licensed home inspector who is engaged in home inspection shall secure, maintain, and file proof of a certificate of liability coverage with the Department of State, which shall be a minimum amount of $150,000 per occurrence and $500,000 aggregate.

The latest information and requirements for licensure are available on the New York State Department of State website at:

Fees: (as of December 4, 2014)

$250 - Initial Application

Licenses Issued and Active:

In 2014, there were 1,173 licenses issued for this occupation.
As of December 31, 2014, there were 2,194 active licenses for this occupation.

Licensing Authority:

New York State Department of State
Division of Licensing Services
One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 22001
Albany, New York 12201-2001
Phone: (518) 474-4429
Fax: (518) 473-6648

Standard Occupational Classification:

47-4011.00 - Construction and Building Inspectors
To learn more about this occupation search to the Occupational Information Network (O*Net).


Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 1/13/15.

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