815 KAR 6:010, Section 2, (a) states that an applicant for licensure as a home inspector shall, "(a) Complete and pass a board-approved, pre-licensing training course administered by a provider who has been approved by the board in accordance with 815 KAR 6:040."
Please be advised that all pre-licensing providers must have prior approval by the board. Any educator not listed on this site does not have such approval.
Clarification on Pre-Licensing Requirement
815 KAR 6:010 Section 1 (8)(a)(9)(b) does not require direct supervision by a Kentucky licensed home inspector; however, it does require that the 3 unpaid home inspection reports completed are to be reviewed by a Kentucky licensed home inspector.
**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
- National Home Inspector Examination
- Effective Aug. 9, 2016, the NAHI State Real Estate Inspector Exam is no longer a board-approved test provider. Applicants that have taken this exam prior to Aug. 9, 2016, still meet the requirement of passing a board-approved exam.
Approved Standards of Practice