Is your Home Inspector Certified & Insured?

Is your Home Inspector Certified and Insured?

Home Inspectors in California are not regulated therefor licensing is not required. Only certifications are available in California. Being that there is no licensing involved, insurance is not regulated or required as well.

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You should use home inspectors that are certified by a recognized certification organization that requires members to earn continuing education credits. ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) and CREIA (California Real Estate Inspection Association) are 2 highly recognized organizations in California. ASHI requires 20 CEC’s to maintain membership and CREIA requires 30 CEC’s. Both organizations require a proctored exam to establish membership.

Insurance is also not a requirement in California. E & O and general liability insurance is available for home inspectors from a variety of carriers. Limits vary from $300,000 to $1,000,000. The bottom line is, if your home inspector is not covered, neither are you!

Regardless who you use for your home inspector be sure they are certified and insured! Ask for proof!

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