North Carolina

Regulating Body

North Carolina Home Inspector Licensure Board (HILB)

Phone: (919) 647-0027

Fax: (919) 715-0067

Email: mike.hejduk@ncdoi.gov

Physical Address: 325 N. Salisbury St. Raleigh, NC 27603

Mailing Address: 1202 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-1202

Quick North Carolina Facts

  • Home inspection is regulated
  • License renewal cycle every year
  • Distance education is allowed for the classroom portion of the 120 hour pre-licensing course
    • The 80 required field training hours must be gained in the field
  • CE distance education is allowed
  • License type(s): home inspector


  • Field training and experience
  • Passage of the North Carolina Home Inspector License exam
  • CE
    • 12 CE hours required
  • Pre-licensing
    • Optional depending upon experience or other licenses or certifications held
    • 120 hours classroom and 80 hours field training

Statute/Code: General Statutes Chapter 143. Article 9F § 143-151.51 (a)(2)

Rule/Regulation: Title 11 Ch. 8 Sec. .1007 Exam: North Carolina Home Inspector License exam

Application and Licensing: North Carolina Home Inspector Licensure Board Home inspectors in non-examination 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.

North Carolina Home Inspection Training

North Carolina Licensure (Chapter 143, Article 9F) enacted in 1993.The North Carolina “Home Inspection Licensure Act” provides for the licensing and regulation of home inspectors through the creation of a Home Inspector Licensure Board within the Department of Insurance. In order to become licensed as a home inspector, an individual must pass the licensing examination prescribed by the Board, have minimum net assets or a bond in an amount determined by the Board (not less than $5,000 nor more than $10,000) and meet certain educational conditions, including:

  1. Have a high school diploma or its equivalent.
  2. Have education and experience the Board considers to be equivalent to that in subpart 1. Above; or
  3. Be licensed as a general contractor, architect, or professional engineer.


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