Illinois Home Inspector Regulations
Illinois Home Inspector Requirements




Illinois Home Inspector Regulations

Illinois Licensure ( 225 ILSC441 enacted in 2001).

Illinois law creates theIllinois Home Inspector License Act and establishes a Home Inspector Advisory Board within the Office of Banks and Real Estate (OBRE), which is charged with regulating home inspectors.

To obtain a license, an applicant must:

1) be at least 21 years of age
2) obtain a high school diploma or GED
3) as a prerequisite for sitting for the examination, successfully complete 60 hours of pre-license education from an education provider approved and licensed by OBRE
4) take and successfully pass the Home Inspector Examination for Illinois, which consists of the National Home Inspector Examination and a section concerning Illinois statutes and regulations.

Licensed home Inspectors are required to perform Inspections that meet the minimum standards of practice established by rule as adopted bythe OBRE. The law also exempts certain professionals fromlicensure as a home inspector while acting under the scope oftheir licenses. The law became effective January 1, 2003.

For more information, including statute, Rules, applications, contact the Office of Banks and Real Estate at (217) 782-3000 phone and (217)558-4297 fax.

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