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Board of Home Inspectors


Update to all KREA Licensees

Please click here​ for an update regarding the real estate industry in wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.​

All home inspector licensee renewal deadlines have been extended during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. The renewal requirements will be due no later than 60 days after the lifting of the State of Emergency. No licensee will be cancelled for non-renewal during this time. Sixty days after the order is lifted, those who have not turned in completed renewal applications that were originally due will be subject to the regular late renewal requirements.

Currently, home inspections can be completed with compliance of CDC requirements, including social distancing, as well as state requirements ordered by Governor Beshear. 

Government offices are currently closed to in-person services.  For questions about your license, or application, please email Nathan Burton. The Board recommends renewing your license online or through the mail. The Board of Home Inspectors continues to answer questions and provide assistance as needed. 

Actions by Gov. Andy Beshear

Gov. Beshear has continued to take decisive action since the first case was confirmed in Kentucky. To read the full list of actions Gov. Beshear has taken to protect Kentuckians and limit the spread of the coronavirus, visit

What is the Board of Home Inspectors?

The Kentucky Board of Home Inspectors administers and enforces statutory requirements, examines and certifies all eligible candidates for entry into the profession of home inspection. The board conducts formal hearings when necessary and prosecutes by due process any violators of KRS 198B.700 - KRS 198B.738.

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.​

All applications for renewal or initial licensure must be submitted no later than one week prior to the board meeting date.  Applications accepted after this date will be considered for the next regularly scheduled board meeting.

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We have moved!

The Kentucky Board of Home Inspectors is located on the second floor of the newly constructed Mayo-Underwood Building state office building located in downtown Frankfort, Kentucky.

The new mailing address is:

Kentucky Board of Home Inspectors
Mayo-Underwood Building
500 Mero Street, 2 NE 09
Frankfort, KY 40601​​​