Home Inspectors: Licensing, Registration, and Renewal
Continuing Education Requirements for Renewal:
All home inspectors are required to complete at least 60 hours of continuing education as a condition of renewal of a 3-year license, for active and inactive status licenses.
Continuing education must be completed after date of license issuance and prior to license expiration. Initial home inspector licenses issued for periods of less than 3 years will submit the following:
- 1 year = 20 hours includes 2 ethics
- 2 year = 40 hours includes 4 ethics
- 3 year = 60 hours includes 6 ethics
Continuing education should be relevant to the practice and can be obtained through multiple sources. Please reach out the email@example.com with specific questions prior to renewal.
Initial applications for a home inspector license are required to complete 80 hours of documented field training and 80 hours of education in the following categories:
- Site characteristics and exterior
- Structural components
- Heating, cooling, and air conditioning
- Insulation and ventilation
- Interiors, appliances, and garages
- Fireplaces and fuel-burning appliances
- NM standards of practice and code of ethics
- Business practices/report writing, inspection agreement, and NM regs
Licensees (inactive and active status) may reactivate an expired license within 90 days of expiration. A reactivation fee based on prior license status and all renewal requirements must be submitted within 90 days of expiration. A licensee who fails to reactivate an expired license within 90 days of expiration must reapply as a new applicant.