The California Contractors State License Board

Phone: 1 (800) 321-CSLB (2752)

Address: P.O. Box 26000 Sacramento, CA 95826

Quick California Facts

  • Home inspection is not regulated
  • License type(s): none, practice act

Statute/Code: Business and Professions Code Division 3 ch. 9.3. § 7195

Application and Licensing: The California Contractors State License Board Home inspectors in non-regulated states are encouraged to take the National Home Inspector Examination when entering the profession or looking to take the next step in their career. The passage of the NHIE can be a great way to differentiate yourself and your services when marketing your business. To learn more, visit our FAQs.

California Home Inspection Training

California Trade practice act (Chapter 338) enacted in 1996. The law in California prohibits unethical home inspection practices, including repairing properties that home inspectors have inspected in the previous 12 months. The law encourages courts to consider the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics of ASHI and the California Real Estate Inspection Association when determining whether an inspection meets the required standard of care.


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