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Kentucky Board of Home Inspectors

Board of Home Inspectors

The purpose of the Kentucky Board of Home Inspectors is to administer and enforce the statutory authority and to monitor the needs of the consuming public. The board examines and certifies all eligible candidates for entry into the profession of home inspection. It recommends appropriate changes in the law to assure fairness and equality. The board conducts formal hearings when necessary and prosecutes by due process any violators of KRS 198B.700 - KRS 198B.738.

All applications must be submitted no later than two weeks prior to the board meeting date.  Applications accepted after this date will be considered for the next regularly scheduled board meeting.

May 18, 2016, Please Read and Print this Notice HERE
With our new online system and database, it has become necessary to 
Assign everyone a new six digit license number.
The old number will be called a Legacy License number.  You can go to your Board’s website or through Occupation & Profession web site and print out a card or certificate after creating a new USER Account and a new password.  Your existing number is stored for reference and searching purposes and will be displayed within the system and on public documents showing your current license status.
Please do not use a “FAVORITE” button or previously stored shortcut as it most likely will take you to the OLD System which is no longer up and viewable for verifications. 
NEW USER ID and PASSWORD Creation is Required: As part of this new system, you will be required to create a new User ID and password that you will keep indefinitely. This will be the only User ID and password required for renewal applications, checking historical data, changing addresses, name, email, and for all business and personal information. Please take a moment to create a new user account and password located under the Online Services - eServices link at the top of this webpage.
Online verification is available as well as printable cards and certficates. Click on Online Services - eServices and print out a new card or certificate. Both Legacy license number and your new license number will be shown.
The change to a new License Number was necessary and unavoidable due to the 25,000 plus license numbers and four major problems:  The first issue was that historically O&P created and maintained manually duplicate numbers within separate boards. This practice carried over into the last two failed systems which is part of the problems and costs licensees and O&P have had within our old system. The second issue is 25,000 license numbers ranging from 4 digits to 14 digits, where some had 2 to 4 prefix letters, some were hyphened and others not, thus creating too many variations to manage, display or run necessary Board reports such as audits. Furthermore, the third problem solved, with this immediate change, is to allow those license holders with payers, requiring a licensee to provide an active license number, the opportunity to make those changes today.  Although the Occupations and Professions system will display both numbers, we cannot guarantee some payers will accept the Legacy Number terminology as the same thing as an Active License Number. The fourth issue is computer systems cannot route a program using two different terms to mean the same thing, therefore the old number will now be a Legacy License Number available for search purposes, letterhead or other uses not involved in medical payer requirements.
Both Legacy License Number and License Number will reflect your status: Active or Expired.
Please begin today to plan a transition to using your new number. As additional information become available, our office will communicate to licensees via emails you have created above.
Thank you,
Larry Brown
Executive Director


Website notice from April 15, 2016 click HERE

The board is a self-supporting agency and receives no General Fund tax appropriation. It is funded entirely through fees assessed for licensing its professionals.

The board does not have the authority to award monetary damages for any acts, omissions or breaches of a licensed home inspector.  If you believe you were damaged by any acts, omissions or breaches, you may want to seek legal advice.​​ ​​​​​​


The amended version of 815 KAR 6:010 went into effect September 4, 2015. This amended regulation requires that all board approved pre-licensing training courses be taught face-to-face. An online pre-licensing training course shall not be accepted by the board unless the applicant was enrolled in an online pre-licensing course on or before September 4, 2015. The applicant must also maintain continuous enrollment in that pre-licensing course and must complete the course no later than 6 months after September 4, 2015.  The amended version of 815 KAR 6:010 also requires that the following continuing education courses be completed face to face:  manufactured housing, KY law, and report writing. All other continuing education courses may be completed online. A link to the amended regulation can be found here:



KBHI  Newsletter Second Quarter 2016.pdf
5/25/2016 11:01 AMNo presence informationLang, Gerald (PPC)
KBHI  Newsletter.pdf
5/25/2016 11:01 AMNo presence informationLang, Gerald (PPC)