Students in the Home Inspection Certificate Program must complete a 140-hour program, including four, 25-hour classroom courses (Modules 1, 2, 3, 4) and a 40-hour supervised field inspection course (Module 5). NYS Licensure also requires a high school diploma or equivalent. To become a NYS licensed home inspector, the following courses must be completed: HIPX 101 (NYS Module 1): Exterior, Roofing & Structure Inspection; HIPX 102 (NYS Module 2): Interior & Electrical Inspection; HIPX 103 (NYS Module 3): Heating, Cooling & Plumbing Inspection; HIPX 104 (NYS Module 4): NYS Licensing, Professional Practice and Report Writing; HIPX 105 (NYS Module 5): 40 Hours of Inspection Field Assignments. Courses are either in class or in the field, and not permitted by NYS to be performed as an online program.
About the New York State Home Inspection Test
You should take the NYS Home Inspection Licensing Test after you finish Module 4. Results from the New York State Exam can take up to six weeks to receive by mail. This allows you to complete the Module 5 Program while waiting for test results from NY State. Module 5 is 40 hours of conducting inspections in the field.
New York State licensing application information: