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Home Inspection Advisory Committee



(973) 504-6233
Due to COVID-19, messages by phone may result in a delayed response.
Please email your inquiry to the email listed on this webpage.

Inquiries about the Committee may be forwarded to

Ileana Botelho
Acting ​Executive Director
P.O. Box 45043
Newark, New Jersey 07101


Consistent with the requirements of N.J.S.A. 10:4-9.1, electronic notice is herein provided that the New Jersey Home Inspection Advisory Committee will hold a meeting on March 9, 2021 at 9:30 am. The meeting is being conducted electronically only. A copy of the agenda for the meeting, to the extent presently known, is accessible by clicking the “meetings” tab on the left side of the Board’s homepage and then clicking “view agenda.” Formal action may be taken at the meeting. Any member of the public wishing to attend the public session of this meeting may do so by clicking the link below:

To participate in the public session meeting, please click here.

Public comments will only be accepted in writing. Any public comments submitted by 5:00 pm on Monday, March 8, 2021 by e-mailing The email should contain the name of the submitter. The Board will make its best efforts to read any comments received into the record during the meeting.

Continuing Education

Home Inspectors are obligated to complete 40 hours of continuing education (CE) credits to renew their license for the upcoming licensure period.  Administrative Order 2020-04 waived the requirement of in-person CE for compliance during the public health emergency with NJAC 13:40-15.14 so you are not currently required to complete the required courses in person. Of the required 40 units, three units must be on report writing, three units must be on ethics, and three units must be on the rules governing the practice of home inspection OR, beginning January 6, 2020, four units on report writing and four units on ethics and the rules governing the practice of home inspection in New Jersey. 

Any person receiving initial licensure as a home inspector in the second year of a biennial registration period shall complete a minimum of 20 continuing education credits before the end of the biennial registration period.

For the 2021-2023 renewal period only, a total of 40 credits can be obtained either virtually or in person with any variation of the required nine (9) credits or recently adopted mandatory eight (8) continuing education credits.

Acceptable Photograph and Electronic Evidence Formats

Please be advised that when submitting complaints with accompanying photographs, the submission of clear photographs will greatly assist the Committee in a timely review of your complaint. The following formats will be accepted for photographs or other electronic evidence:

  • PDFs;
  • JPEG or PNG Image Files;
  • MP3 Audio Files; or
  • MP4 Video Files.

We appreciate your patience. 
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The Home Inspection Advisory Committee, which is under the State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, licenses home inspectors and regulates the home inspection profession.

The purpose of the Committee is to:

  • protect the health, safety and welfare of the people of New Jersey;
  • regulate the practice of home inspection; and
  • ensure that home inspections are performed in compliance with State law.

The Committee protects the public by:

  • ensuring that home inspectors meet all educational requirements for licensure;
  • investigating and prosecuting home inspectors who have broken the state's consumer protection laws; and
  • requiring all home inspectors to meet the standards for licensure and renew their licenses every two years.

Last Modified: 3/1/2021 5:04 AM