Home Inspectors

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A home inspection is a crucial part of any sale, so having a verified, licensed home inspector is non-negotiable. In New Jersey, applicants must satisfy the following two requirements to be licensed:

  1. Complete an approved course of study of not less than 180 hours, which shall include not less than 40 hours of unpaid field-based inspections in the presence of and under the direct supervision of a licensed home inspector who oversees and takes full responsibility for the inspection and any report produced; or
  2. Perform not less than 250 fee-paid home inspections in the presence of and under the direct supervision of a licensed home inspector who oversees and takes full responsibility for the inspection and any report produced.

In support of interests of NJ REALTORS®, the government affairs departments has made amendments to bills that allow property owners to requests a different inspector to perform a rein spection when a construction code violation was found and has opposed legislation that required licensed home inspectors to report an energy rating code, which could stigmatize many older homes and be cost prohibitive for an owner to upgrade.