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Maryland Home Inspector Licensing

Regulating Body:

Maryland Home Inspector Licensing Requirements 

State Department: Department of Labor and Licensing Regulations

Board: Maryland Commission of Real Estate Appraisers, Appraisal Management Companies and Home Inspectors

Phone: 410-230-6165



500 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202


Maryland Facts:

  • Home inspection is regulated
  • License is required to perform home inspection for a fee
  • Bi-annual license renewal cycle

Licensing Requirements:

All original home inspector licenses are valid for two years commencing on the effective date that appears on the license. All renewals are issued on a two year cycle when renewed before their expiration date.

Applying for an Home Inspector License

  • Complete the application and remit photocopies of course certificates reflecting your completion of 72 hours of an on-site classroom-based training course approved by the Commission;
  • Provide evidence of having obtained a high school diploma or its equivalent;
  • Provide an examination score report verifying successful completion of the National Home Inspector Examination; and
  • Remit a non-refundable application review fee in the amount of $50.

Please follow the link to find information on coming changes to the regulations.

Exam: The National Home Inspectors Exam

Application and Licensing: Apply for a Maryland Home Inspector License