How do I apply for a Home Inspector license?

Olivia Flood -

Applicants must submit an application online at and $300 initial license fee along with proof that the applicant:

1) Is at least eighteen (18) years of age

2) Has graduated from high school or earned a general education development (GED) certificate

3) Has successfully completed ninety (90) hours of a commissioner-approved training program on home inspections and the preparation of home inspection reports

4) Has passed the state-selected National Home Inspector Examination (NHIE)

5) Has General Liability insurance - must include minimum of $500,000 policy coverage, valid policy number (TBA not accepted), effective coverage dates

6) Has Errors and Omissions (E&O) insurance. There are no minimum limits specified in the statute; you may set your own policy limits. Must include valid policy number (TBA not accepted) and effective coverage dates. Also be sure that the insurance provider notes the TN Home Inspector Licensing Program 500 James Robertson Parkway Nashville, TN 37243 as the Certificate Holder.

*Please make sure all insurance proofs submitted to the board are in ACORD format.


Once you have completed the pre-licensing coursework and requirements you can apply for a license. Please click the following link, CORE.

View a video demonstration on how to create an account

View a video demonstration on how to apply for a license online to  (after your account has been created).

Contact an agent. Submit a request