How to Become a Licensed Home Inspector in Louisiana
Free Online 90-Hour Pre-licensing Course
40 Hours of Live Training:
30 hours of in-field training and 10 live home inspections are additionally required by Louisiana to become a licensed home inspector in Louisiana. Presently InterNACHI does not have a training provider in Louisiana to provide the live training. For a list of trainers, visit http://www.lsbhi.state.la.us/licensed.php#field
Details about the 90, 30, and 10 Hours of Training Requirements:
Ninety hours of the required instruction and
training shall consist of classroom hours of home inspection course work
approved by the board. You can fulfill the 90-hour requirement by taking InterNACHI's online courses. See courses.
In addition to completion of the 130 hours of home
inspection instruction and in-field training, the applicant shall also attend
the report writing seminar conducted on behalf of the board and pass the board
approved examination of the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.
Each student needing to complete the pre-licensing training must email firstname.lastname@example.org
with the following documents for Louisiana:
- New Trainee Registration Form-Each student is required to submit this form for the state within 10 days of starting the course. Complete and scan the email to Linus at email@example.com. If you are unable to send the form for whatever reason, email Linus with the necessary information.
- Certificate of Completion Form-Similarly, each student is required to submit the form to InterNACHI 10 days of completing the course. You may also request a final certificate be sent to your email address. Email Linus for assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Insurance for Inspectors
To be a licensed home inspector in Louisiana, individuals must meet certain requirements for adequate insurance coverage. InterNACHI members are eligible for discounts and enhanced coverage. Visit nachi.org/insurance
for information on how to sign up.
Hands-On Training at House of Horrors®
Experience world-class inspection training and InterNACHI® member events at our House of Horrors® locations in Colorado and Florida. The InterNACHI® House of Horrors® is an entire house with 1,000 defects built under our roof. Register for a free event, take training, test-drive inspection tools, attend an inspector chapter meeting, and inspect the House of Horrors®.
Home Inspector Continuing Education (online & free for members):
Each licensed home inspector must complete 20 hours of instruction in courses approved by the board every year to renew their license.
How to Join InterNACHI
Pre-Licensing & CE Courses (online & free for members):
Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors regulates for:
- Pre-Licensing; and
- Continuing Education.
Final Certificate of Completion:
After completing all of the courses (above), go to your members-only account and click on the "Pre-Licensing" tool to download your final certificate of completion.
Radon Tester Certification (online & free for members):
Although there are no Louisiana state regulations for naturally occurring radon, the state refers the public to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines on radon and indoor air quality. Visit the Louisiana website for details.
Home Energy Inspector (online & free for members):
Home Energy Score Assessor (online & free for members):
The Home Energy Score is similar to a vehicle's miles-per-gallon rating, and any qualified inspector in the U.S. can generate a Home Energy Score in less than an hour. The Home Energy Score provides:
- a score on a scale of 1 to 10;
- facts about the home and its energy use; and
- recommendations generated by the U.S. Department of Energy to improve the score and energy efficiency.
- To become a Home Energy Score Assessor, you must:
- be an InterNACHI-Certified Home Energy Inspector (online & free for members);
- complete the 3D-house training (online & free for members);
- agree to participate in a Quality Assurance Plan with other local Home Energy Inspector(free for members); and
- email Jazmin
to participate in the program.
Wood Destroying Organisms (online and free for members):
Per Louisiana "Title 7
AGRICULTURE AND ANIMALS
Part XXV. Structural Pest Control, Chapter 1 Structural Pest Control Commission" §121-
A wood destroying insect report shall be issued by a person who is licensed by the commission in termite control or a certified WDIR technician who is working under the supervision of a person who is licensed by the commission in termite control. InterNACHI's Wood-Destroying Organism Inspection course is currently not approved with the state of Louisiana.
Business & Marketing (online & free for members):
Homeowner Newsletter (online & free for members):
Order handout cards
Keep in touch with all of your clients! The InterNACHI Homeowner Newsletter is:
- free to members;
- customized by you according to condition of each house inspected;
- has 5 years worth of monthly issues;
- includes your photo and logo in each issue.
to sign homeowners up for your Homeowner Newsletter (a customizable, monthly newsletter system that is free to members). Order your homeowner newsletter cards from InspectorOutlet.
Membership Benefits (free for members):
On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 10:27 AM, Morgan Spinosa <email@example.com> wrote:
Good morning Nick,
I wanted to let you know the good news!! You guys were approved by the
LSBHI as a Pre-licensing ONLINE provider!!! Thank you so much for
working with me to get this on the Agenda and I am very happy for you
I will be mailing you an official letter of approval shortly.
Chief Operating Officer
Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors
From: "Morgan Dampier" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: September 9, 2011 1:16:59 PM MDT
I just wanted to let you guy know before I head out for the day……….You
all were APPROVED by the Board for Online CE. I will be sending more
information in the mail next week.
Morgan SpinosaChief Operating Officer
Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors