Course approval: Home inspectors

We must approve all student courses for clock-hour credit before the course is offered. When it’s approved, we’ll send a certificate to the education provider.

New course approval

Submit your course information well in advance of the course start date. It can take up to 45 days for us to complete our approval process.

Fundamentals of Home Inspection

To get approval of a new Fundamentals of Home Inspection course, send us:

  • 2 copies of the following:
    • A completed, signed Home Inspector Course Approval Application.
    • The course outline, including learning objectives and an hourly breakdown.
    • A list of any texts, handouts, and other instructional materials.
    • The examination and answer key, with a minimum of 200 questions.
  • $75 check payable to Department of Licensing – 2-year fee.

Continuing education courses

To get approval of a new continuing education course, send us:


If there are no changes in course content

To renew a previously-approved course that doesn’t have changes in the content, submit a new Home Inspector Course Approval Application and fee – payable to the WA State Treasurer. You won’t need to submit additional supporting material.

If course content has changed

To renew a previously-approved course that has changes to the content, you must submit the course for approval as if it were a new course. Follow the directions above for approval.

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