How to Get Licensed

If you are applying for an LSBHI Home Inspection License, you must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or GED and you will also be required to:

  1. Apply to the Louisiana State Police for a criminal background check, pay all costs associated therewith and submit the results to the board. 
  2. Complete a minimum of 90 hours of education with an LSBHI approved Education Provider.
  3. Pass NHIE Exam
  4. Complete 30 hours of prelicensing platform training, as well as ten (10) live inspections with an approved in-field trainer
  5. Attend Report Writing Seminar given by LSBHI approved providers
  6. Obtain Insurance
  7. Apply with the LSBHI

1. Complete & Submit Background Check

The applicant must complete both the Right to Review Authorization and Right to Review Disclosure forms. Once the forms are completed the applicant can either:

  • Bring the completed forms to the Louisiana State Police headquarters 
  • Mail the completed forms to the Louisiana State Police Headquarters with fingerprints and fee.

Fingerprinting is mandatory.

The criminal background report will be signed in blue ink and sealed. The SEALED background report must be submitted to the Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors. 

The background check will expire 365 days after the issue date. If the background check is expired, a new one will be requested prior to licensure.

All fees are subject to change and are payable to the Louisiana State Police by money order, cashiers check or business check. ($10.00 fingerprint fee; $26.00 processing fee) No personal checks are accepted!!

Louisiana State Police Headquarters
7919 Independence Blvd
Baton Rouge LA 70806
For questions call the Louisiana State Police Headquarters: 225-925-6095


2. Complete Initial 90 Hours of Training

If you are applying for an LSBHI Home Inspector License, you must go through a minimum of 90 hours of education with an LSBHI approved Education Provider.

LSBHI Approved Education Providers:

American Home Inspectors Training Institute

American Home Inspectors Training Institute

www.ahit.com/

20225 Water Tower Blvd
4th Floor
Brookfield, WI 53045

800-441-9411

262-347-0776

Yes
Yes
N/A
American Inspection Academy

American Inspection Academy

americaninspectionacademy.com/

8733 Siegen Lane #307
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

225-257-5507

270-717-7361

Yes
Yes
ATI – Home Inspector Training

ATI – Home Inspector Training

www.atihomeinspector.com

822 N. A1A Highway
Suite 310
Ponte Vedra, FL 32082

855-735-2021

N/A

Yes
No
Burk Baker School of Real Estate

Burk Baker School of Real Estate

2834 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

800-222-3295

N/A

Yes
No
N/A
Mike Burroughs

Mike Burroughs

P.O. Box 14915
Monroe, LA 71207

318-376-0482

N/A

Yes
No
Carson Dunlop & Associates LTD.

Carson Dunlop & Associates LTD.

www.carsondunlop.com/

120 Carlton Street
Suite 407
Toronto, Canada M5A 4K2

800-268-7070

N/A

Yes
Yes
N/A
Donaldson Educational Services LLC

Donaldson Educational Services LLC

donaldsoneducation.com/

2601 N. Hullen St.
Suite 210
Metairie, LA 70002

504-456-1785

504-456-1789

Yes
Yes
Healthy Homes Home Inspection and Educational Services, LLC

Healthy Homes Home Inspection and Educational Services, LLC

www.healthyhomesschools.com/

115 Saint Jude Street
New Roads, LA 70760

337-258-9411

N/A

Yes
No
N/A
Inspection Certification Associates

Inspection Certification Associates

icaschool.com/

332 South Michigan Ave.
Suite 1032-C286
Chicago, IL 60604

888-374-4096

888-374-4096

No
Yes
InterNACHI

InterNACHI

www.nachi.org/

4635 Nautilus Court S.
Suite C
Boulder, CO 80301

720-735-7125

N/A

Yes
Yes
National Institute of Building Inspectors(NIBI)

National Institute of Building Inspectors(NIBI)

nibi.com/

92 East Main St. Suite 301
Sommerville , NJ 08876

732-733-2021

732-853-8170

Yes
No
National Property Inspections, Inc.

National Property Inspections, Inc.

www.npiweb.com/

9375 Burt St.
Suite 201
Omaha, NE 68144

800-333-9807

800-933-2508

Yes
No
Pillar to Post Inc.

Pillar to Post Inc.

pillartopost.com/

5399 Eglinton Ave West
Suite 110
Toronto, ON, ON, Canada M9C 5K6

416-620-3563

N/A

Yes
Yes
Precision School of Inspection – Gordon Atwell

Precision School of Inspection – Gordon Atwell

35635 Woodland Ridge Dr.
Denham Springs, LA 70706

N/A

Yes
No
Professional Home Inspection Institute

Professional Home Inspection Institute

www.homeinspectioninstitute.com/index.php

103 N. Egan Ave.
Madison, SD 57042

800-983-6322

605-427-2647

No
Yes
World Inspection Network (WIN Home Inspection)

World Inspection Network (WIN Home Inspection)

wini.com/

550 W. Washington Blvd Suite 201
Chicago , Illinois 60661

206-694-8024

N/A

Yes
No

3. Pass NHIE Exam

The applicant 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. You are responsible for making arrangements to take the exam. For instructions on how to register for the exam please click here.

For more information about the National Home Inspector Examination, visit their website or email or call 1.847.298.7750


4. 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:

Brian Albarez

Brian Albarez

635 St. Jude Ave.
Opelousas, LA 70570

N/A

Yes
Yes
Gordon Atwell

Gordon Atwell

35635 Woodland Ridge
Denham Springs, LA 70706

225-667-9926

Yes
Yes
Hayden Bell

Hayden Bell

33964 Kiss Rd
Walker, LA 70785

225-270-3708

N/A

Yes
Yes
Shawn Bernard

Shawn Bernard

106 Caneview Dr.
Broussard, LA 70518

337-654-9423

N/A

Yes
Yes
Emily Beyer

Emily Beyer

4101 Cleveland Pl
Metairie, LA 70003

610-360-4551

N/A

Yes
Yes
Steve Boudoin

Steve Boudoin

214 Portsmouth Dr.
Broussard, LA 70518

337-380-9651

N/A

Yes
No
Jesse Boudoin

Jesse Boudoin

900 S. College Dr. Ste. 100
Lafayette, LA 70503

337-322-4623

N/A

Yes
Yes
Larry Boudreaux

Larry Boudreaux

14180 Braud Rd
Gonzales, LA 70737

225-278-7894

N/A

Yes
Yes
Ross Bravata

Ross Bravata

44314 LA-42
Prairieville, LA 70726

225-802-3494

N/A

Yes
No
Michael Burroughs

Michael Burroughs

P.O. Box 14915
Monroe, LA 71207

318-376-0482

N/A

Yes
Yes
N/A
Roy E Burst III

Roy E Burst III

332 Wiegand Dr.
Bridge City, LA 70034

504-342-7900

N/A

Yes
Yes
Clayton Costanza

Clayton Costanza

39528 Rue De Fleur
Ponchatoula, LA 70454

985-662-4146

N/A

Yes
Yes
Joe Cook

Joe Cook

AmericanInspectionAcademy.com

8733 Siegen Lane #307
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

225-257-5507

270-717-7361

Yes
Yes
Kevin Dinkel

Kevin Dinkel

17715 Crossing Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

225-753-8114

N/A

Yes
Yes
N/A
Paul Fortmayer

Paul Fortmayer

1136 Hardy Dr.
Covington, LA 70433

985-400-0263

N/A

Yes
Yes
William Harris

William Harris

AmericanInspectionAcademy.com

2224 Chartres St.
New Orleans, LA 70117

225-257-5507

270-717-7361

Yes
No
Kiel Harton

Kiel Harton

8019 Valencia Ct
Baton Rouge, LA 70820

225-312-2884

N/A

Yes
No
Jason Hodges

Jason Hodges

38018 LA Hwy 16
Denham Springs, LA 70706

225-936-3890

N/A

Yes
No
Ted Horridge

Ted Horridge

AmericanInspectionAcademy.com

4856 Mill Grove Ln
Marrero, LA 70072

225-257-5507

270-717-7361

Yes
No
Carlton Jones

Carlton Jones

4392 Blecker Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

225-936-0349

N/A

Yes
Yes
Thomas Kelting

Thomas Kelting

1228 Pine St.
New Orleans, LA 70118

504-248-8798

877-851-6780

Yes
No
Kyle Juban

Kyle Juban

16475 Nicholas St.
Prairieville, LA 70769

225-978-4112

N/A

Yes
Yes
Brandon McLain

Brandon McLain

AmericanInspectionAcademy.com

23817 Springhill Dr.
Denham Springs, LA 70726

225-257-5507

270-717-7361

Yes
No
Eddie Miller

Eddie Miller

228 Amelia
Gretna, LA 70053

504-279-5349

N/A

Yes
Yes
Cary Morrell

Cary Morrell

230 Carriage Way
Thibodaux, LA 70301

985-856-8008

N/A

Yes
Yes
Jean Picou Jr.

Jean Picou Jr.

P.O. Box 246
Patterson, LA 70392

985-518-9483

N/A

Yes
Yes
Ed Rowley

Ed Rowley

AmericanInspectionAcademy.com

137 Rio Vista LA
Jefferson, LA 70131

225-257-5507

270-717-7361

Yes
No
James Schiro

James Schiro

967 Ravenhurst
Lake Charles, LA 70611

337-802-4909

N/A

Yes
Yes
Kenny Spinosa

Kenny Spinosa

10800 Brick Rd.
Denham Springs, LA 70726

225-202-7044

N/A

Yes
Yes
Kary Stevens

Kary Stevens

17134 Lavell Rd.
Pride, LA 70770

225-405-2038

N/A

Yes
Yes
Ricky Thibodeaux

Ricky Thibodeaux

204 Tanya Street
Lafayette , LA 70507

337-349-7776

N/A

Yes
Yes
Gary Vallery

Gary Vallery

2670 Messina Rd
Boyce, LA 71409

318-787-9337

N/A

Yes
Yes
Ashley van der Meulen

Ashley van der Meulen

622 City Park
New Orleans, LA 70119

504-486-8500

N/A

Yes
No

5. Report Writing Seminars / Standards Practice Review

As of January 1, 2007, all license applicants MUST attend the Standards of Practice and Report Writing Seminar before a Home Inspector License will be issued. Visit the calendar on the website for a list of scheduled classes. If there are no scheduled classes please check back as the calendar is updated daily. https://lsbhi.state.la.us/calendar/


6. Obtain Insurance

Licensed inspectors must also carry a minimum of $300,000 per year in Errors & Omissions with a maximum deductible of $5,000 and a minimum of $300,000 per year of General Liability Coverage with a maximum deductible of $5,000. The applicant must provide the Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors a copy of the Certificate of Insurance at the time of applying. The LSBHI must be listed as the certificate holder.


7. Apply with LSBHI

$200 Application Fee

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

Reporting Fees

For 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.