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  • A licensed home inspector is required to complete 32 hours of continuing education for each renewal cycle that is 24 months or more.
  • A licensed home inspector who has had their license for less that 24 months but more than 12 months is required to complete 16 hours of continuing education.
  • A licensed home inspector who has had their license for less than 12 months is not required to complete any continuing education for this cycle.

 

Rule 5. Continuing Education

878 IAC 1-5-1 Continuing education requirements

Authority: IC 25-20.2-3-8

Affected: IC 25-20.2

Sec. 1. (a) A licensee who renews a license as a home inspector shall

complete not less than thirty-two (32) continuing education hours in each

renewal period.

(b) Continuing education hours shall be obtained within the biennial

renewal period in which the licensee is applying and shall not be carried

over from one (1) biennial renewal period to another.

(c) A holder of a license issued under IC 25-20.2 must retain a record

of the continuing education required by subsection (b) for two (2) years

following the end of the biennial renewal period for which it was obtained.

(d) Continuing education completed to satisfy the continuing education

requirements of another state with which a reciprocal agreement exists,

in which the licensee also holds a license as a home inspector, may be

applied towards the continuing education requirement of this rule for

renewal of a license issued under IC 25-20.2.

(e) A holder of a license issued under IC 25-20.2 who has been

licensed for less than two (2) full years before the first renewal date for

that license shall meet the following continuing education requirements

for the licensee’s first renewal period:

(1) A licensee who has been licensed for at least twelve (12) months,

but less than twenty-four (24) months, shall complete sixteen (16)

hours of continuing education for renewal of that initial license.

(2) A licensee who has been licensed for less than twelve (12)

months shall be exempt from the continuing education hours

required for renewal of that initial license.

(Home Inspectors Licensing Board; 878 IAC 1-5-1; filed Apr 18, 2005,

878 IAC 1-5-2 Continuing education

Authority: IC 25-20.2-3-8

Affected: IC 25-20.2

Sec. 2. (a) As used in IC 25-20.2, “continuing education” means

education provided by board-approved providers that is obtained by a

licensee in order to maintain, improve, or expand the licensee’s skills and

knowledge.

(b) Continuing education shall be comprised of two (2) categories,

Category I and Category II. The licensee shall obtain a minimum of

seventy-five percent (75%) of the required amount of continuing

education hours for renewal from Category I and may obtain a maximum

of twenty-five percent (25%) of the required amount of continuing

education hours for renewal from Category II.

(c) Category I is defined as continuing education that is formal

programming, which includes instruction in one (1) of the following areas:

(1) Heating systems.

(2) Cooling systems.

(3) Electrical systems.

(4) Plumbing systems.

(5) Structural components.

(6) Foundations.

(7) Roof coverings.

(8) Exterior and interior components.

(d) Category II is defined as continuing education that is formal

programming, which includes instruction in:

(1) any other site aspects that affect a residential dwelling; or

(2) business operations, contract writing, ethics courses, report

writing, legal liability instruction, or any other formal programming

that is specifically directed toward the home inspection industry.