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.
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.
**AMENDED REGULATION EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 4, 2015**
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: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/815/006/010reg.htm
The Office of Occupations and Professions anticipates online renewals will not be available after 4:00 PM on April 21, 2016, until further notice. As we transition to a new platform, users may download forms from the “Resources” tab then “Applications and Forms”.
Please avoid phone calls to Occupations and Professions staff during this period to allow processing of paper applications. Priorities will be given to occupations and professions without grace periods or to those with billing issues related to end of month licensure.
It is our hope this will be a brief interruption in our online abilities and the licensing system will be a substantial improvement in user access and expectations.