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Alabama

Regulating Body

Alabama Division of Construction Management

Phone: 334-242-4802

Email: phyllis.stallworth@realproperty.alabama.gov

Address: 770 Washington Ave., Suite 444 Montgomery, AL 36104

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

Required

  • Field training and experience
    • 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 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.
    • Applicant shall present proof of compliance by show of:
      (1) – Completion a minimum of 120 hours of approved home inspector education and participation in 35 home inspections
      OR completion of a minimum of 35 hours of approved home inspector education and participation in 100 home inspections.

Statute/Code: Alabama Code Title 34. § 34-14B-4.1

Rule/Regulation: Ala. Admin. Code r. 355-17-1-.06 1(c)

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

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

Not Required

  • Pre-Licensing

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