Maryland's Department of Labor, Licensing
and Regulation began the licensing process for home inspectors
April 1, 2007, with all Maryland home inspectors required
to be licensed by January 1, 2008. The implementation of
the new requirements governing the licensure and regulation
of home inspectors went into effect on October 1, 2008.
The cost of a home inspector license is $400.00 and is
valid for two-years. In addition, a one-time $50.00 non-refundable
application fee is required. As of January 1, 2008, it will
be illegal to operate in Maryland without a valid Maryland
Home Inspector's license. Violators are subject to criminal
charges, up to a one-year jail sentence and/or a $5,000
On October 1, 2008, new requirements for obtaining a home inspector license went into effect. Each applicant
- complete a 72-hour on-site home inspector training course, that is approved by the Commission;
- provide evidence of having completed a high school diploma or its equivalent;
- provide an examination score report verifying successful completion of the National Home Inspector Examination or its equivalent;
- pay a non-refundable application review fee in the amount of $50.00; and
- provide proof of general liability insurance in an amount of at least $150,000.
On April, 1, 2007, the application will be available online for download on the Forms page.