• Connecticut Home Inspector License

    $164.99

    Applicants must have completed high school or equivalent and have 40 hours of approved training. You must apply as in Intern Home Inspector and conduct 100 supervised inspections; the first ten must be directly supervised. This course covers Reports, Exteriors, Roofing, Structure, Insulation, Ventilation, Interiors, Electrical, Heating, Plumbing, Business Practices, Confined Spaces, PPE, Energy Efficiency, and Fire Protection/Prevention. The course includes over 600 practice test questions based on the National Electrical Code and International Residential Code…

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Requirements To Complete

About This License

A Home Inspector is a person licensed to conduct an examination and written evaluation of two or more specific components of a residential building, as set forth in Section 20-490, Connecticut General Statutes.

Requirements to Obtaining Your License

  • Have completed high school or equivalent
  • 40 hours of approved training
  • Apply as in Intern Home Inspector
  • Conduct 100 supervised inspections; the first ten must be directly supervised
  • Pass the State Examination

Applying For Your License

The application fee is $290

Apply through Connecticut State Department of Consumer Protection

Exam Details

  • 100 questions
  • 3 hours
  • 70% required to pass
  • $65 for one portion, or $130 for both portions
  • Topics inlcude Laws and Regulations, Foundations, Drainage, Basements and Structural System, Interior Walls, Doors, Stairways, Ceilings, Fixtures and Floors, Exterior Walls, Doors, Windows, and Door Glazing, Fireplace and Chimney, Roof, Roof Structure, Gutters and Attic, Porches, Balconies, Exterior Stairways and Decks, Vapor Barriers and Insulation, Appliances, including Water Heaters, Cooling Systems, Heating systems, Ducts, Vents (including Dryer Vents), and Flues, Plumbing Systems, Service Entrance and Panels, Branch Circuits, Connected Devices, and Fixtures
  • To schedule your exam, contact PSI at 1-800-733-9267.

Books and References for the Exam

The following references are NOT permitted to be taken into the examination. They are available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-952-0910.

Exam Review Education

This course covers Reports, Exteriors, Roofing, Structure, Insulation, Ventilation, Interiors, Electrical, Heating, Plumbing, Business Practices, Confined Spaces, PPE, Energy Efficiency, and Fire Protection/Prevention. The course includes over 600 practice test questions based on the National Electrical Code and International Residential Code. Recommended reading: Principles of Home Inspection: Systems and Standards 3rd Edition. The course also covers the 2015 International Residential Code, Connecticut Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, and Carpentry and Building Construction.

Continuing Education

20 continuing education hours every 24 months including a mandatory, 3 hour course on current home inspection legislation, licensing laws and regulations.

Reciprocity Agreement

There are no reciprocal agreements for this license as of this time.

How It Works

1

Obtain pre-approval from the state (if applicable).

2

Purchase Exam Prep materials.

3

Schedule and pass your state exams.

4

Submit to the state your application, licensing fee, and proof of insurance.