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Oregon Home Inspector License Requirements

The home inspection profession is regulated in Oregon, and PHII's home inspector certification can help you get started! Use code cybersale to save $200! View Program Details. Oregon requires new home inspectors to complete several steps before applying for a home inspector license. Follow the path below to become a licensed home inspector in Oregon.

The law requires Oregon home inspectors to have:
1) Earn 20 points of approved home inspection education (PHII is fully approved)
2) Pass the National Home Inspector Examination (PHII's home inspection training course fully prepares you)
3) Pay the $150 Application Fee

PHII's Online Home Inspection Training Course is approved by the Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) for all 20 points of pre-license education. PHII's Advanced course prepares you to take and pass the National Home Inspector Examination.

Oregon law requires individuals who bid, offer to perform or perform home inspections of two or more components to be certified by the Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB). Home inspectors must complete 30 hours of continuing education courses to renew their home inspector certification every 2 years. Each certified home inspector must also be an owner or an employee of a business licensed with the CCB.

The main purpose of Oregon's home inspector licensing and certification is to provide financial protection for consumers. An individual can verify an Oregon home inspection business license number (CCB) and the home inspector certification number (OCHI) at www.oregon.gov/CCB to determine if the home inspector's license and certification are active and if there are any open complaints filed against the business.

Oregon businesses that perform home inspections get licensed with the CCB as a General or Specialty Contractor. This means you must have a $10,000 or $15,000 bond and either a $300,000 or $500,000 liability insurance policy.

Additional Steps to Advance Your Oregon Home Inspection Career

1) Join a Professional Home Inspector Association. PHII pays for your first year of membership in the North American Association of Home Inspectors (AHI). Many states also have their own home inspector associations you can join for networking opportunities.

2) Join a Multi-Inspector Company in Oregon to gain experience, or start your own business. Established home inspection companies in Oregon are always looking for new home inspectors to work for them. Businesses provide benefits, professional insurance and home inspection scheduling.

3) Register Your Own Business in Oregon and obtain general liability insurance and/or errors and omissions (E&O) insurance. Home inspector insurance policies are affordable and will protect you against career-ending lawsuits. Build your own home inspection business in Oregon and enjoy the success that follows!
home inspection state regulationsPHII's Oregon home inspection certification is approved by real estate and building commissions, and major insurance providers. PHII is also affiliated will major professional associations including ASHI, AHI, CREIA, and FABI. The home inspector certification material for Oregon is aligned with national standards of practice for home inspectors and is updated regularly. We teach Oregon students the key information that they must inspect for and include in the home inspection report.

Every lesson is concise and written in clear language that is easy to understand. Our interactive Oregon home inspection certification course is designed in-house by experienced and qualified home instructors who understand the trade and how to teach it. PHII offers the most complete, self-paced Oregon home inspection training on the market today. You receive instant online access and have an option to receive course materials that are shipped to you. Our course management system is unmatched in features and interactive technology.

You can access the Oregon home inspection training on wi-fi devices including tablets and smart phones, and the course can be completed in as little as 1-2 weeks. Unlike other online courses, there is no time limit, so you can take as much time as you need. Become an Oregon home inspector at whatever pace you set, quickly or over time. Your home inspector certification course never expires!

Oregon Construction Contractors Board Approved
Our course has been evaluated and approved by the State of Oregon Construction Contractors Board as an approved course. PHII is approved for all 20 points necessary to become certified and obtain your CCB business license

Oregon Home Inspector Certification

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State Board:
Oregon Construction Contractors Board
700 Summer Street NE, Suite 300
P.O. Box 14140
Salem, OR 97309-5052
(503) 378-4621
FAX (503) 373-2007

Approved: Yes

Training Provider:
Professional Home Inspection Institute
1533 NW 2nd St, Madison, SD 57042
Toll Free 605-427-2908


Included in PHII's Oregon Home Inspector Training
Home inspection topics covered in our Oregon home inspector certification program

Each home inspection lesson starts by listing the objectives you will learn, followed by a short practice quiz to check your prior knowledge, the lesson content, a review and a quiz. Below are the subjects you will master as you take the online home inspection certification training course. All course objectives are aligned with national standards of practice for home inspectors.

  • Introduction to Home Inspection Terminology
  • Limits and Exclusions for Home Inspections
  • Site, Grounds and Grading
  • Exterior and Structure
  • Roof Components
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • Attic Inspection
  • Insulation & Ventilation
  • Interior Components
  • Bathrooms and Kitchens
  • Basement & Crawlspace
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Garage and Carport
  • Conducting a Home Inspection
  • Home Inspection Business Start-Up
  • Mold and Allergens
  • Radon in Air and Water
  • Commercial Inspections

  • After passing PHII's home inspector certification exam and meeting any other state requirements, you will be well-qualified to perform residential home inspections in Oregon.

    Frequently Asked Questions About PHII's Oregon Home Inspection certification Program

    How long does your home inspection course for Oregon take?
    PHII's Oregon home inspection course can be completed in 1-2 weeks based on your past level of experience. However, you can take as much time as needed, and there are no limits on re-taking the certification exam. The total course time for training in Oregon is broken up into hours for course instruction, field assignments, report writing and testing. PHII's Oregon course allows you to take your time or push yourself through quickly.

    How much does the Oregon home inspection training cost?
    Professional Home Inspection Institute will teach you how to become a home inspector in Oregon for the lowest average tuition rate in the industry. The course comes complete with all required instructional materials including 100% online access and the information you need to become a certified home inspector in Oregon . You can view the current prices by clicking the link on the enroll page or by calling 1-605-427-2908.

    What is home inspection errors and omissions insurance?
    Home inspectors in Oregon should consider getting Errors and Omissions (E&O) insurance, which is a professional liability policy covering the policyholder for negligent acts and omissions that occur during an inspection. A good Errors and Omissions liability policy can help limit your out-of-pocket expenses if you are named in a lawsuit in Oregon should a problem occur with a home inspection. Our coursework is approved for Oregon home inspector errors and omissions insurance by major insurance underwriters.

    Why should I choose PHII for home inspection training?
    PHII gives Oregon residents interactive training, experienced support, a lot of value and the most affordable tuition in the industry. Plus we offer a satisfaction guarantee. Over the years we have successfully trained and certified thousands of home inspectors throughout the U.S. and Canada, including many home inspectors in Oregon. We have been there to support our students from Oregon during and after the training. We have up-to-date Oregon home inspection certification course material, and we provide a turn-key system for setting up your own home inspection business in Oregon.

    Questions about home inspector certification?
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    PHII Oregon Home Inspection School

    Free 1-YEAR AHI Membership for Oregon Home Inspector Graduates
    Upon achieving home inspector certification, PHII can offer all Oregon home inspector graduates a free $289 membership in the North American Association of Home Inspectors (AHI), a national non-profit professional home inspector association.


    Looking for Online Home Inspector Training Outside of Oregon?

    The first step in starting your home inspector career is to understand the path to a home inspector license. The process can be simple or lengthy depending on the state. In some cases you can train entirely online to obtain your home inspector license or certification. In other cases you can train online and complete field training to meet home inspector requirements. Even if your location does not require a home inspector license, you still need to be properly trained and certified in order to stand out from the competition. That is where home inspector certification from PHII gives you the advantage because we go beyond the minimum training a home inspector needs so that you can hit the ground running. PHII is also there to support you along the way as you start inspecting and need help if you run into problems. Start by understanding your state requirements by clicking the links below to states where PHII offers online home inspector certification in the U.S.

    Home Inspector License in the U.S.

    PHII offers home inspector continuing education and numerous certifications to help you learn more, earn more and grow your home inspection business. At PHII our mission is to provide you with the best home inspector training to prepare you for a successful real estate career, along with the support you need down the road. PHII-trained home inspectors are never alone. With PHII, your home inspector training is truly at your pace. You always have access to PHII course material and support. Every online certification course comes with lifetime access.

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