Home Inspection



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Get Your Home Inspection License at NYREI

Home Inspection Licensing Course is made up of 5 individual modules.

Modules 1-4 feature classroom training sessions with our instructor. Module 5 is a 40-hour hands-on training session supervised by a Licensed Home Inspector. All our sessions are taught only by home inspectors, not just an instructor with no home inspection experience. That is why NYREI is the only school in NYC that is able to offer module 5.

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Individual Modules


Home Inspection Modules

Module 1


Determine the valuation and condition of structural, exterior and roof elements in compliance with state regulations.

Module 2


Determine the valuation of interior, insulation, ventilation and electrical in compliance with state regulations.

Module 3


This module discusses the various regulations in regards to Heating, Cooling and Plumbing systems.

Module 4


Gain an indepth understanding of the Home Inspection industry and the laws and practices related to it.

Module 5


Discover the techniques necessary to process Home Inspection reports under the supervision of one of our highly trained instructors.

Course Information


Home Inspection is defined as the process by which a home inspector observes and provides a written report of the systems and components of a residential building including but not limited to:

  • Heating System
  • Cooling System
  • Plumbing System
  • Electrical System
  • Structural Components – foundation, roof masonry structure, exterior and interior components or any other related residential building component recommended by the Home Inspection Council and implemented by the Department through the regulatory process.

Persons engaged in performing home inspections of residential buildings for compensation.

Anyone holding a license issued by the NYS Department of State (DOS) can perform home inspections of residential buildings for compensation. Exempt from this licensure requirement are architects and professional engineers licensed and currently registered by the NYS Office of Professions who are lawfully practicing within the scope of their profession.

  • Have successfully completed high school or its equivalent;
  • 140-hour course study consisting of 5 Modules;
  • Have successfully passed the NYS written examination;

Yes. Upon submission of an application and fee, the DOS will review application requests from individuals submitting proof of current licensure from another state where requirements are equivalent to NYS. Where found equivalent, education and exam requirements will be waived, and a license issued. The term of licensure is 2 years.

Yes. Home Inspectors are required to complete 24 hours of approved continuing education within their two-year license renewal period prior to the expiration date in order to renew their license.