How to Get Licensed

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Complete initial 90 hours of training

If you are applying for an LSBHI Home Inspection License, you will be required to go through a minimum of 90 hours of classroom education with an LSBHI approved Education Provider.

LSBHI Approved Education Providers:

American Home Inspectors Training Institute,
AHIT (classroom and online approved)
20225 Water Tower Blvd 4th Floor
Brookfield, WI 53045
800-441-9411
(fax) 262-347-0776
www.ahit.com
Burk Baker School of Real Estate,
CLASSROOM ONLY
2834 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
800-222-3295
Carson Dunlop & Associates LTD.,
CLASSROOM & ONLINE APPROVED
120 Carlton Street Suite 407
Toronto, Canada M5A 4K2
800-268-7070
www.carsondunlop.com
Donaldson Educational Services LLC,
ONLINE & CLASSROOM APPROVED
2601 N. Hullen St. Suite 210
Metairie , LA 70002
504-456-1785
(fax) 504-456-1789
info@donaldsoneducation.com
www.donaldsoneducation.com/
Healthy Homes Home Inspection and Educational Services, LLC,
CLASSROOM ONLY
1056 Bonnie Lane
Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
337-258-9411
www.healthyhomesschools.com
House Call ,
ONLINE APPROVED
5612 Jensen St., Ste. H
Harahan, LA 70123
504-888-7378
www.housecallusa.net
Inspection Certification Associates,
ONLINE APPROVED
332 South Michigan Ave. Suite 1032-C286
Chicago, Illinois 60604
888-374-4096
(fax) 888-374-4096
support@icaschool.com
www.icaschool.com
Inspection Time Training Career College,
CLASSROOM AND ONLINE APPROVED
40041 Browns Oak Ln
Ponchatoula, LA 70454
888-308-7779
inspectiontime@shaw.ca
www.inspectiontimetraining.com
InterNACHI,
ONLINE APPROVED
1750 30th St.
Boulder, CO 80301
303-223-0861
fastreply@internachi.org
www.nachi.org
Kaplan ,
Brightwood Career Institute
332 Front Street Suite 555
LaCrosse , WI 54601
608-779-5599
(fax) 608-779-0442
lisa.goyette@kaplan.com
www.kapre.com
Michael Burroughs,
Michael Burroughs
P.O. Box 14915
Monroe, LA 71207-4915
318-376-0482
(fax) 318-388-6959
mike.qedservice@gmail.com
National Institute of Building Inspectors,
92 East Main St. Suite 301
Somerville, NJ 08876
888-281-6424
joe.cummins@nibi.com
National Property Inspections, Inc.,
CLASSROOM ONLY
9375 Burt St. Suite 201
Omaha, NE 68144
800-333-9807
800-333-9807
(fax) 800-933-2508
info@npiweb.com

www.npiweb.com
Pillar To Post,
CLASSROOM & ONLINE APPROVED
5399 Eglinton Ave. W., Suite 110
Totonto, Ontario M9C 5K6
877-604-8584
(fax) 416-620-3961
trevor.welby-solomon@pillartopost.com
Classroom and Online approved
www.pillartopost.com
Precision School of Inspection,
Gordon Atwell
35635 Woodland Ridge Dr.
Denham Springs, LA 70706
225-667-9926
gordonatwell@aol.com
Professional Home Inspection Institute,
ONLINE APPROVED
1533 NW 2nd St.
Madison, South Dakota 57042
800-983-6322
(fax) 605-427-2647
support@professionaltrainingservice.com
The Desktop Training School,
ONLINE APPROVED
8733 Siegen Lane #307
Baton Rouge , LA 70810
225-257-5507
(fax) 270-717-7361
thedesktoptrainer@gmail.com
www.Thedesktoptrainer.com
WIN Home Inspection,
3326 Aspen Grove Dr. Suite 160
Franklin, Tennessee 37067
800-309-6753
pknight@wini.com
www.wini.com

Pass NHIE Exam

You must pass the National Home Inspectors Examination given by the Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors(PSI Exam). The cost for the exam is $225, and the initial application fee to the LSBHI is $200. You are responsible for making arrangements to take the exam. For more information about the National Home Inspector Examination, visit: www.homeinspectionexam.org or emaiL: info@homeinspectionexam.org or call 1.847.298.7750

Complete In-Field Training

The Trainee must complete 30 hours of prelicensing platform training, as well as ten (10) live inspections with an approved in-field trainer.

LSBHI Approved In-Field Trainers:



Baton Rouge:

Advantage Services, Inc.
Kevin W. Dinkel
18028 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
225-753-8114
Frank Messina
Live and Platform Training
10253 Ridgely Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
225-937-2877
(fax) 225-218-6580
inspectionla@cox.net
David Aloisio
Live and Platform Training
P.O. Box 61131
Lafayette , LA 70596
337-988-9976
daloisio@cox.net
Michael Burroughs
Live and Platform Training
P.O. Box 14915
Monroe, LA 71207
318-324-0661
Gordon Atwell
Live and Platform Training
35635 Woodland Ridge
Denham Springs, LA 70706
225-333-1020
225-664-5066
(fax) 225-667-9926
gordonatwell@aol.com
James Yaeger
Live and Platform Training
103 Granite Creek Bend
Lafayette, LA 70508
337-988-9020
jyaegerlsu@gmail.com
Brian Albarez
Live and Platform Training
635 St. Jude Ave.
Opelousas , LA 70570
337-945-7996
337-366-0585
bainspector@yahoo.com
Gary Vallery
Live and Platform Training
2670 Messina Rd
Boyce , LA 71409
318-787-9337
gary@valleryhomeinspections.com
Kiel Harton
Live Training Only
8019 Valencia Ct
Baton Rouge, LA 70820
225-312-2884
kharton@hdmk.net
Ross Bravata
Live and Platform Training
44314 LA-42
Prairieville, LA 70726
225-802-3494
inspecting360@gmail.com
Michael Abadie
Live and Platform Training
940 Woodhaven Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70815
225-505-9992
abadieinspections@gmail.com

New Orleans Area:

Keypoint Home Inspections, LLC
Peter Barilaro
4425 Ligustrum Street
Metairie, LA 70001
504-831-5336
(fax) 504-831-5337
peter@keypointhomeinspections.com
Joe Cook
Live and Platform Training
5612 Jensen St., Ste. H
Harahan, LA 70123
504-388-3869
(fax) 504-733-1471
jcook@housecallusa.net
Douglas L. Frickey
Live and Platform Training
131-A Isle of Cuba
Shriever, LA 70395
985-637-0457
doug@deepsouthhomeinspection.com www.deepsouthhomeinspection.com
Colonial Inspection Services
Ron Hufft
P.O. Box 247
Abita Springs, LA 70420
985-875-7701
colonial@colonialspec.com
Friedrich Gurtler P.E.
Platform Training Only
622 City Park Ave.
New Orleans , LA 70119
504-486-8500
fritzg@gurtlerbros.com
Michael Turner
Live and Platform Training
187 Thoroughbred Ave
LaPlace, LA 70068
504-915-4397
michael@turnerhomeinspection.com
Ashley van der Meulen
Live Training Only
622 City Park Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70119
504-486-8500
ashleyv@gurtlerbros.com
Roy E Burst III
332 Wiegand Dr.
Bridge City, LA 70034
504-342-7900
royburst@bellsouth.net
Tom Axelrad
Live Training Only
4101 Cleveland Place
Metairie, LA 70003
504-799-9401
(fax) 504-889-9620
tom.axelrad@axelradhome.com
Thomas Kelting
Live Training Only
1228 Pine St.
New Orleans, LA 70118
504-248-8798
(fax) 877-851-6780
sunshineinspection@gmail.com
Vic Gustafson
Live and Platform Training
70389 Hwy 21 suite 2-280
Covington, LA 70433
985-718-4786
225-341-1968
vic@a-pro.net
Cary Morrell
Live and Platform Training
230 Carriage Way
Thibodaux, LA 70301
985-856-8008
morrell.cary@gmail.com
William Harris
2224 Chartres St.
New Orleans, LA 70117
504-496-1505
bharris@housecallusa.net
Ed Rowley
137 Rio Vista
Jefferson, LA 70131
504-388-3870
rowley@housecallusa.net
Ted Horridge
4856 Mill Grove Ln
Marrero, LA 70072
508-388-3864
thorridge@housecallusa.net

Other Local Approved Trainers:

Kary Stevens
17134 Lavell Rd.
Pride, , LA 70770
225-405-2038
atinspect@bellsouth.net
Foxe Smothers
159 Ardmore
Shreveport, LA 71105
318-294-1972
foxe@pelicanstate.net foxe@pelicanstate.net

Obtain Insurance

Licensed inspectors must also carry a minimum of $300,000 in both E&O and General Liability Coverage.

All Pro Coverage- Ben Zolofra, 888-858-1777, online application: www.allprocoverage.com/inspectors-contact-form/

GREI- 866-999-5921 www.greia.org

PCIC, RRG Home Inspector Program Fort Baker Insurance Agency- Kevin Healy 415-578-4606 khealy@fortbakerins.com

Inspector Pro Insurance Program- 866-916-9420 www.inspectorproinsurance.com

RISKPRO- 866-900-7475 ext. 120 www.riskpro.us

Organization of Real Estate Professionals (OREP)- Maria McCarthy 888-347-5273 http://www.orep.org/home-inspectors-E&O-insurance.htm

First Indemnity Insurance- John Remark john@homeinspectorliability.com

Report Writing Seminars/Standards Practice Review

As of January 1, 2007, all license applicants MUST attend the Report Writing Seminar and Standards of Practice review before a Home Inspector License will be issued. Please contact the Board office at 225-248-1334 to reserve a spot for the next available class. Seats are limited and there is a $25.00 fee.


Application Fee ($200.00)

This fee is non-refundable, even if you decide not to take the examination. Payable by check or money order only.

Reporting Fees

For each and every home inspection performed, you must remit to the LSBHI a $5 fee and must complete an Inspection Reporting Form at the end of each month with which to remit all fees due. As this $5 fee is a State mandated fee, this cost can be passed on to the client if you so choose, and you should inform the client of this.