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New York Home Inspection License Requirements

The home inspection profession is regulated in New York, and PHII's home inspector certification can help you get started! New York requires new home inspectors to complete several steps before applying for a home inspector license. Follow the path below to become a licensed home inspector in New York.

The law requires New York home inspectors to:

  1. Complete high school or GED
  2. Pass 100 hours of approved pre-licensure classroom instruction (PHII is fully approved by New York)
  3. Complete 40 hours of unpaid inspection experience under the direct supervision of a New York licensed inspector
  4. Pass the New York state exam
  5. Have $150,000 general liability insurance per occurrence with $500,000 aggregate
  6. Renew license every 2 years (24rs of CE)
PHII's pre-license classroom course has been approved by the New York Department of State for the required 100 hours of classroom training and 40 hours of in-field training. You must take the 12-day class in Madison, South Dakota. Call for details.

Additional Steps to Advance Your New York Home Inspection Career

1) Join a Professional Home Inspector Association. PHII pays for your first year of membership in the North American Association of Home Inspectors (AHI). Many states also have their own home inspector associations you can join for networking opportunities.

2) Join a Multi-Inspector Company in New York to gain experience, or start your own business. Established home inspection companies in New York are always looking for new home inspectors to work for them. Businesses provide benefits, professional insurance and home inspection scheduling.

3) Register Your Own Business in New York and obtain general liability insurance and/or errors and omissions (E&O) insurance. Home inspector insurance policies are affordable and will protect you against career-ending lawsuits. Build your own home inspection business in New York and enjoy the success that follows!

Our students have had great success passing state and national exams, and you also receive FREE continuing education credits with your enrollment! Please check the website periodically for updates about current licensing laws or call toll free (800) 983-6322

State Board:
New York State Department of State
Division of Licensing Services,
(518) 474-4429
(518) 473-6648 fax
Approved: Yes

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

Included in PHII's New York Home Inspector Training
Home inspection topics covered in our New York 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 certification 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 certification exam and meeting any other state requirements, you will be well-qualified to perform residential home inspections in New York.

    Frequently Asked Questions About PHII's New York Home Inspection certification Program

    How long does your home inspection course for New York take?
    PHII's New York 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 the certification exam. The total course time for training in New York is broken up into hours for course instruction, field assignments, report writing and testing. PHII's New York course allows you to take your time or push yourself through quickly.

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

    What is home inspection errors and omissions insurance?
    Home inspectors in New York 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 New York should a problem occur with a home inspection. Our coursework is approved for New York home inspector errors and omissions insurance by major insurance underwriters.

    Why should I choose PHII for home inspection training?
    PHII gives New York 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 and certified thousands of home inspectors throughout the U.S. and Canada, including many home inspectors in New York. We have been there to support our students from New York during and after the training. We have up-to-date New York home inspection certification course material, and we provide a turn-key system for setting up your own home inspection business in New York.

    Questions about home inspector certification?
    Call us toll-free at 605-427-2908

    PHII New York Home Inspection School

    Free 1-YEAR AHI Membership for New York Home Inspector Graduates
    Upon achieving home inspector certification, PHII can offer all New York home inspector graduates a free $289 membership in the North American Association of Home Inspectors (AHI), a national non-profit professional home inspector association.

    Looking for Online Home Inspector Training Outside of New York?

    The first step in starting your home inspector career is to understand the path to a home inspector license. The process can be simple or lengthy depending on the state. In some cases you can train entirely online to obtain your home inspector license or certification. In other cases you can train online and complete field training to meet home inspector requirements. Even if your location does not require a home inspector license, you still need to be properly trained and certified in order to stand out from the competition. That is where home inspector certification from PHII gives you the advantage because we go beyond the minimum training a home inspector needs so that you can hit the ground running. PHII is also there to support you along the way as you start inspecting and need help if you run into problems. Start by understanding your state requirements by clicking the links below to states where PHII offers online home inspector certification in the U.S.

    Home Inspector License in the U.S.

    PHII offers home inspector continuing education and numerous certifications to help you learn more, earn more and grow your home inspection business. At PHII our mission is to provide you with the best home inspector training to prepare you for a successful real estate career, along with the support you need down the road. PHII-trained home inspectors are never alone. With PHII, your home inspector training is truly at your pace. You always have access to PHII course material and support. Every online certification course comes with lifetime access.

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