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Illinois Home Inspection License Requirements

home inspection state regulations The home inspection profession is regulated in Illinois. Follow the steps below to become a licensed home inspector in Illinois.

PHII is approved to provide pre-license home inspector education in Illinois. The Illinois home inspector law requires at least 60 Hours of approved pre-license Education, a proctored Final Exam, and 5 Field Inspection Events in order to apply for a license.

Field Inspection Events are an examination and evaluation of the exterior and interior components of a residential property conducted by a candidate for a home inspection license under the supervision of a licensed home inspector with at least 5 years experience. Students must schedule these events with an inspector for a separate fee.

Inspectors must complete 12 hours of continuing education (6 hours per year) for each two-year renewal.

Illinois Div. of Banks and Real Estate Approved
PHII's Approval Expired on 12/31/19
(Re-approval is pending)

Illinois Home Inspector Certification

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Provincial Board:

Office of Banks and Real Estate
310 S. Michigan Ave Suite 2130
Chicago, IL 60604-4278

Approved: Yes

Training Provider:
Professional Home Inspection Institute
1533 NW 2nd St, Madison, SD 57042
Toll Free 605-427-2908

Included in PHII's Illinois Home Inspector Training
Home inspection topics covered in our Illinois home inspector certification program

Each home inspection lesson starts by listing the objectives you will learn, followed by a short practice quiz to check your prior knowledge, the lesson content, a review and a quiz. Below are the subjects you will master as you take the online home inspection training course. All course objectives are aligned with national standards of practice for home inspectors.

  • Introduction to Home Inspection Terminology
  • Limits and Exclusions for Home Inspections
  • Site, Grounds and Grading
  • Exterior and Structure
  • Roof Components
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • Attic Inspection
  • Insulation & Ventilation
  • Interior Components
  • Bathrooms and Kitchens
  • Basement & Crawlspace
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Garage and Carport
  • Conducting a Home Inspection
  • Home Inspection Business Start-Up
  • Mold and Allergens
  • Radon in Air and Water
  • Commercial Inspections

  • After passing PHII's home inspector exam and meeting any other state requirements, you will be well-qualified to perform residential home inspections in Illinois.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Our Illinois Home Inspection Training Program

    How long does your home inspection course for Illinois take?
    PHII's Illinois home inspection course can be completed in 1-2 weeks based on your past level of experience. However, you can take as much time as needed, and there are no limits on re-taking exams. The total course time for training in Illinois is broken up into hours for course instruction, field assignments, report writing and testing. PHII's Illinois course allows you to take your time or push yourself through quickly.

    How much does the Illinois home inspection training cost?
    Professional Home Inspection Institute will teach you how to become a home inspector in Illinois for the lowest average tuition rate in the industry. The course comes complete with all required instructional materials including 100% online access, workbook, back-up CDs, DVDs, and other materials you need to become a home inspector in Illinois . You can view the current prices by clicking the link on this page or by calling 1-605-427-2908.

    What is home inspection errors and omissions insurance?
    Home inspectors in Illinois should consider getting Errors and Omissions (E&O) insurance, which is a professional liability policy covering the policyholder for negligent acts and omissions that occur during an inspection. A good Errors and Omissions liability policy can help limit your out-of-pocket expenses if you are named in a lawsuit in Illinois should a problem occur with a home inspection. Our coursework is approved for Illinois home inspector errors and omissions insurance by major insurance underwriters.

    Why should I choose PHII for home inspection training?
    PHII gives Illinois residents interactive training, experienced support, a lot of value and the most affordable tuition in the industry. Plus we offer a satisfaction guarantee. Over the years we have successfully trained thousands of home inspectors throughout the U.S. and Canada, including many home inspectors in Illinois. We have been there to support our students from Illinois during and after the training. We have up-to-date Illinois home inspection course material, and we provide a turn-key system for setting up your own home inspection business in Illinois.

    Questions about home inspection course enrollment?
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    As a gold-level AHI-accredited training provder, PHII can offer all Illinois home inspector graduates a free 1-year membership in the North American Association of Home Inspectors (AHI), a national non-profit professional home inspector association.

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