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New York Home Inspection License Requirements

home inspection state regulations The home inspection profession is regulated in New York. Follow the steps 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
  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 Home Inspection instructors are New York-licensed. 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. The total cost for the 12-day class in Madison, South Dakota is $2,995. Call for details.

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
e-mail licensing@dos.state.ny.us.
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 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 New York.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Our New York Home Inspection Training 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 exams. 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, workbook, back-up CDs, DVDs, and other materials you need to become a home inspector in New York . 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 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 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 course material, and we provide a turn-key system for setting up your own home inspection business in New York.

    Questions about home inspection course enrollment?
    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
    As a gold-level AHI-accredited training provder, PHII can offer all New York 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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