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Applying for Eligibility

What does it take to become a certified home inspector?
First you must qualify to take the state test by documenting 20 eligibility points.


Eligibility points - How do I qualify?
Points are earned through training from approved providers, education or experience in home inspections and other construction fields.  You can also earn some eligibility points by riding along with an Oregon certified home inspector on an inspection.


Are there schools or professional associations where I can take training courses?
Yes, there are approved schools and professional associations where you can complete training courses.  The list of approved schools and associations are found here.


Submitting the application.

Now that you have accumulated your 20 eligibility points, complete the application and submit your qualifying points documentation.  Complete the Test Application and Qualifying Points and Documentation sheet.  Attach the qualifying documentation and mail the paperwork along with the $50 test application non-refundable fee.


How long before I know if I am eligible to sit for the test?
Within two weeks after your application materials and fee have been received in our office you will either receive a letter stating you are qualified or a letter stating the problem.