Arkansas – Home Inspection State Regulations

Regulating Body:

Arkansas Home Inspector Registration Board
Phone: (501) 683-3710
Fax: (501) 682-3574

Email: [email protected]
Address: P.O. Box 251911
Little Rock, AR 72225
Robert Neal, Chairman – (870) 897-1596

Quick Arkansas Facts:

  • Home inspection is regulated.
  • Annual license renewal cycle
  • Distance education is not allowed
  • CE distance education is allowed.
  • License Type(s): Home Inspector

Required:

  • CE
    • 14 CE hours annually (after the first 12 months of registration)
  • Pre-Licensing
    • 80 Pre-Licensing hours

Not Required:

  • Field training and Experience

Exam:

National Home Inspector Examination & ASHI Standards of Practice

Arkansas Home Inspection Training: Arkansas Registration (Act 1328 of 2003) repealed and replaced (Act 791 of 1997). Under the “Arkansas Home Inspector Registration Act,” all home inspectors in the state must register with the Secretary of State. Applicants must pass the National Home Inspector Examination.  In addition, home inspectors must conduct all inspections in adherence to the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics of ASHI, the Arkansas Association of Real Estate Inspectors, or an equivalent professional home inspection association. The law also prohibits inspectors from performing repairs on a structure that he has inspected within the last 12 months. In order to register under the law, an applicant must procure general liability insurance of at least $100,000. These requirements, along with the duties and responsibilities of the Board, complaint and disciplinary procedures, continuing education requirements and more can be found In the Rules and Procedures of the Arkansas Home Inspector Registration Board.

Application and Licensing: Arkansas Home Inspector Registration Board