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 classroom education with an LSBHI approved Education Provider.
  3. Pass NHIE Exam
  4. Complete 30 hours of pre-licensing 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. 

All fees are subject to change and are payable to the Louisiana State Police. ($10.00 fingerprint fee; $26.00 processing fee) 

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 classroom 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

1533 NW 2nd St.
Madison, SD 57042

800-983-6322

605-427-2647

No
Yes
WIN Home Inspection

WIN Home Inspection

wini.com/

550 W. Washington Blvd
Suite 201
Chicago, Il 60661

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, 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 their website or email or call 1.847.298.7750


4. Complete In-Field Training

The Trainee must complete 30 hours of pre-licensing 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
Jesse Boudoin

Jesse Boudoin

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

337-322-4623

N/A

Yes
Yes
Steve Boudoin

Steve Boudoin

214 Portsmouth Dr.
Broussard, LA 70518

337-380-9651

N/A

Yes
No
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
Yes
Michael Burroughs

Michael Burroughs

P.O. Box 14915
Monroe, LA 71207

318-324-0661

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
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

18028 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70817

225-753-8114

N/A

Yes
Yes
N/A
Paul Fortmayer

Paul Fortmayer

1136 Hardy Dr.
Covington, LA 70433

985-237-8292

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
Thomas Kelting

Thomas Kelting

1228 Pine St.
New Orleans, LA 70118

504-248-8798

877-851-6780

Yes
No
Brandon McLain

Brandon McLain

AmericanInspectionAcademy.com

23817 Springhill Dr.
Denham Springs, LA 70726

225-257-5507

270-717-7361

Yes
No
Cary Morrell

Cary Morrell

230 Carriage Way
Thibodaux, LA 70301

985-856-8008

N/A

Yes
Yes
Kipp Nash

Kipp Nash

110 Valsco Lane
Port Sulphur, LA 70083

504-227-2233

N/A

No
No
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
Kary Stevens

Kary Stevens

17134 Lavell Rd.
Pride, LA 70770

225-405-2038

N/A

No
No
Michael Turner

Michael Turner

187 Thoroughbred Ave
LaPlace, LA 70068

504-382-2410

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 Report Writing Seminar and Standards of Practice Review before a Home Inspector License will be issued. Please contact the Board office at lsbhi@lsbhi.la.gov to reserve a spot for the next available class, or visit the calendar on the website for a list of scheduled classes.


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.

  • All Pro Coverage
  • GREI – 866-999-5921
  • PCIC, RRG Home Inspector Program Fort Baker Insurance Agency
  • Inspector Pro Insurance Program
  • RISKPRO- 866-900-7475 ext. 120 www.riskpro.us
  • Organization of Real Estate Professionals (OREP)
  • First Indemnity Insurance

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.