STATE OF WASHINGTON
DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING
PO Box 9020*** Ÿ ***Olympia, Washington 98507-9020
There are fewer than two weeks for you to qualify for the grandfather clause as an experienced home inspector.
Below is essential information for experienced and newer home inspector to qualify for the home inspector exam to get licensed.
EXPERIENCED HOME INSPECTORS
** To qualify for the experienced home inspector exam, you must submit:**
100 home inspections
Documentation of two years in the home inspection business before June 12, 2008 which can include
o Master business licenses
o Tax records from the Department of Revenue
o Structural pest inspector licenses
o Bonding or insurance policies
3. Home Inspector Exam Application available at http://www.dol.wa.gov/forms/625004.pdf.
You must submit your pass reports and license application by September 1 to the Department of Licensing (DOL).
NEWER HOME INSPECTORS
To qualify for the newer home inspector exam, you must submit:
120 hours of board approved home inspector fundamentals education
40 hours of field training from an experienced home inspector.
Home Inspector Exam Application available at [http://www.dol.wa.gov/forms/625002.pdf](http://www.dol.wa.gov/forms/625002.pdf).
You can continue to practice as a newer home inspector, but you cannot advertise yourself as a “licensed home inspector.”
As a newer home inspector, you have until July 1, 2010 to submit your exam pass reports and license application.
ALL HOME INSPECTORS
After passing your home inspector exam, submit your exam pass reports obtained at the testing site, your $680 licensing fee and your license application available at http://www.dol.wa.gov/forms/625003.pdf to DOL.
The Department of Licensing has a policy of providing equal access to its services.
If you need special accommodation, please call (360) 902-3600 or TTY (360) 664-8885.
Department of Licensing
Home Inspector Unit
P O Box 9048
Olympia WA 98507