How to become a
home inspector in Nevada

Last Updated: August 28, 2023

Have you gotten a little lost on your journey to become a home inspector in Nevada because of all the things you need in order to start? Don’t worry, because we at InspectorPro have your back. We did the research and spent the time finding out what the Nevada Home Inspector requirements are so that you don’t need to. We couldn’t be happier about this new endeavor in your life!

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What are the Nevada home inspector requirements?

The Nevada home inspector licensing requirements are managed by the Department of Business and Industry Nevada Real Estate Division. Here are the primary requirements:

  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • Complete an approved course of either 40, 50, or 60 hours (depending on the level of inspector you choose to be licensed as).
  • Perform and document 25 supervised home inspections.
  • Pass the state exam.
  • Submit fingerprints for state and federal criminal background checks.
  • Provide a certificate of insurance with minimum limits of $100,000 for both errors and omissions and general liability coverage.

Once you have everything ready, submit your application, along with the application fee of $365, and you’ll be ready to go! But first, let’s take an in-depth look at some of the requirements.


There are two components to the education component of the Nevada home inspector requirements: coursework and experiential. Depending on the level of home inspector you wish to become, you can choose to take either 40 hours (Residential home inspector), 50 hours (General home inspector), or 60 hours (Master home inspector) of coursework. You can find the approved list of providers on this form.

The experiential portion of the Nevada home inspector requirements ask that you perform 25 inspections supervised by a licensed General or Master home inspector. Document these inspections in this linked form, which you will submit along with your application.

Fulfilling these two requirements takes time, but it is worth it. To become a home inspector in Nevada who can stand out, you want a solid foundation. As such, take the chance to utilize these hours of courses and inspections to hone your craft. Ask questions, network, and get mentors who can help you for years to come.

Pass the National Home Inspector Examination.

After passing the education component of the Nevada home inspector license requirements, you should be ready to take the state-approved exam, which is offered by Pearson VUE. It will cover various aspects of home inspections. To prepare, we recommend that you take the exam after you have completed the education course or inspections. Further, ask other inspectors about how they prepared (and how they would better prepare with hindsight). We know that you will pass it with flying colors!

Submit fingerprints for criminal background check.

As you get closer to submitting your application to become a home inspector in Nevada, you will need to submit a Fingerprint Certification Form to the Department of Public Safety. This will help you obtain a criminal background check, which you will submit along with your application. For information on how to obtain this, consult the application on this form.

Obtain insurance.

The Nevada home inspector insurance requirements require you to carry both errors and omissions insurance and general liability insurance.

The required insurance limits are:

Professional Liability / Errors and Omissions (E&O)

Limits of $100,000 (per occurrence)/ $100,000 (aggregate) or more.

General Liability / Bodily Injury and Property Damage Liability

Limits of $100,000 (per occurrence)/ $100,000 (aggregate) or more.

Apply for E&O and GL Insurance

Errors and omissions (E&O) insurance, often referred to as professional liability coverage for home inspectors, protects you when your clients accuse you of missing something during their inspection, like signs of water damage—or, at the very least, not mentioning the damage in your report. In other words, you’re protected when clients accuse you of not doing your job right. Obtaining E&O insurance is one of the most important steps on the road to become a home inspector in Nevada, or anywhere for that matter.

General liability covers any property damage or bodily injury to others caused by your inspection. For example, whether you leave a running faucet on and cause water damage, or someone hurts themselves after following you up your ladder (which we do not recommend), you will be covered with general liability.

When you obtain insurance, ask for your “Certificate of Insurance,” and request that your personal name be listed. This is what you will submit along with your application.

Congratulations from InspectorPro

We are excited for your journey into the home inspection business, and we are excited to help however we can. Reach out if you have questions, need help, or want to protect your business with the best coverage available. We at InspectorPro are always grateful to serve you.