New Jersey Home Inspection License Requirements

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9 Mandatory Hours
31 Elective Hours
40 Total Hours

Learn what's required for your Home Inspection License in New Jersey

This home inspection licensing information summarizes the minimum requirements established by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs. We recommend you contact the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs for more detailed information or changes.

New Jersey Home Inspection: Home Inspector

Total Hours Required: 40
Mandatory Hours: 9
Elective Hours: 31
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
License Expiration Date: 04/30/2023
Education Cycle in Months: 24
Next Education Due Date: 04/30/2023
Home Inspectors are obligated to complete 40 hours of continuing education (CE) credits to renew their license for the upcoming licensure period.  Administrative Order 2020-04 waived the requirement of in-person CE for compliance during the public health emergency with NJAC 13:40-15.14 so you are not currently required to complete the required courses in person. Of the required 40 units, three units must be on report writing, three units must be on ethics, and three units must be on the rules governing the practice of home inspection OR, beginning January 6, 2020, four units on report writing and four units on ethics and the rules governing the practice of home inspection in New Jersey.

Any person receiving initial licensure as a home inspector in the second year of a biennial registration period shall complete a minimum of 20 continuing education credits before the end of the biennial registration period.

For the 2021-2023 renewal period only, a total of 40 credits can be obtained either virtually or in person with any variation of the required nine (9) credits or recently adopted mandatory eight (8) continuing education credits.


Licensees may complete a maximum of twenty (20) units of correspondence, internet or other distance learning courses, approved by the Committee, per biennial registration period.

Governing Agency

Name: New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs
Phone: 9735046200
Fax: 9732738035
Address: 124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor Newark, NJ 07102

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.