Massachusetts Home Inspection State Regulations

Regulating Body

Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation Board of Registration of Home Inspectors
Phone: (617) 701-8709
Fax: (617) 727-1627
Email:; To receive instructions on conducting common board transactions, email
Address: Division of Professional Licensure, 1000 Washington Street, 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02118

Quick Massachusetts Facts

  • Home inspection is regulated
  • Every two years license renewal cycle
  • Distance education is not allowed
  • CE distance education is not allowed
  • License type(s): associate home inspector


  • Field training and experience
    • Associate home inspectors: $25 fee paid home inspections under the direct supervision of a licensed home inspector
  • CE
    • 12 CE hours
  • Pre-licensing
    • In order to become a licensed home inspector, applicants must be engaged as an associate home inspector for no less than one year, and have 100 home inspections documented
    • Associate home inspectors: 75 hours

Statute/Code: Massachusetts General Laws Part I TITLE XVI. Chapter 112. § 222-223
266 CMR 3.01 (2) a &b, 266 CMR-4.05
National Home Inspector Examination
Application and Licensing: Division of Occupational Licensure; Board of Registration of Home Inspectors