1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Real Property
  4. Article 12-B: Home Inspection Professional Licensing


Section 444-D License requirements for home inspectors

Real Property (RPP)

No person shall conduct or represent that he or she has the ability to conduct a home inspection for compensation unless such person is:

  1. licensed as home inspector pursuant to this article; or

  2. a person regulated by the state or a political subdivision thereof as an architect who is acting within the scope of his or her profession; or

  3. a person regulated by the state or a political subdivision thereof as an engineer who is acting within the scope of his or her profession; or

  4. a person who is employed as a code enforcement official by the state or a political subdivision thereof when acting within the scope of that government employment; or

  5. a person making home inspections for the purpose of meeting the requirements of section four hundred forty-four-e of this article to qualify for licensure as a home inspector.