Alabama – Home Inspection State Regulations

Regulating Body:

Alabama Division of Construction Management
Phone: 334-242-4802

Quick Alabama Facts:

  • Home inspection is regulated
  • Annual license renewal cycle
  • Distance education for the home inspector license is not allowed
  • License Type: Home Inspector
  • CE Distance Education is not allowed


  • Field training and experience

Not Required:

  • CE
  • Pre-Licensing

Experience Required:

  • Alabama Licensure (Act 2002-517 enacted in 2002): Requires individuals performing home inspections to become licensed by the Alabama Building Commission. The Alabama Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics (see Home Inspectors Rules and Applications) is adopted from the ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. The Alabama Building Commission gratefully acknowledges ASHI’s consent. The Building Commission adopted the National Home Inspector Examination to assess minimum competence. The bill also outlines educational and experiential requirements to become licensed, sets license fees and insurance requirements, and defines penalties under which licensure may be suspended or revoked. This law replaces Act 96-574.

Exam: National Home Inspector Examination / American Society of Home Inspector Standards of Practice

Application and Licensing: State of Alabama Department of Finance, Real Property Management