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Kentucky Board of Home Inspectors

Board of Home Inspectors
Pre-Licensing Education

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.

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:   


Test Providers 

  • 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 



 Approved Pre-Licensing Providers

BHI Pre-Licensing Provider List.pdf
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