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Tennessee Home Inspection State Licensing Requirements

Department of Commerce and Insurance

500 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615-741-2241

Requirements to Obtain a Home Inspectors License in Tennessee

A. Be 18 years of age or older
B. Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
C. Complete 90 hours of education
D. Pass National Home Inspection Examination
E. Obtain General LIability Insurance- must include minimum of $500,000 valid policy number (TBA not accepted) effective coverage dates.
F. Obtain Errors and Omissions Insurance
G. Submit application and pay applicable fee

Requirements to Renew a Tennessee Home Inspectors License

A. Renewals are every two years following the date of issuance
B. Complete 32 hours of education
C. Must submit education no later than 30 days before expiration, renewals are done online here

Exam Provider Information

A. Scheduling exams can be done online
B. Website:

a. Select Government/State Licensing Agencies
b. Under Jurisdiction, select A National Home Inspector (EBPHI)
c. Under Account, select National Home Inspector

C. Review Candidate Information Bulletin to ensure fully prepared for exam day