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C.A.R. Home Inspector Certification Program

C.A.R. now offers a list of Certified Home Inspectors for our REALTORS® members.  Participants of this program have completed certain background and education requirements.  Click Here to see the program details and a directory of Certified Home Inspectors.  

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C.A.R. Home Inspector Certification Program

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For many years there have been legislative attempts to license Property Inspectors.  While they have failed for many reasons, CAR has always been opposed to tying the standards to their own governing body and attempts to limit liability. C.A.R. is taking active steps to implement a statewide private vetting service that will give members a choice of qualified home inspectors of the utmost quality, that have met our standards. This program includes background checks, minimum liability insurance, education, and identified vendors that are using best practices in times of COVID-19.

With the onset of COVID 19, and inspection practice moving towards home inspection when no other individuals are present, identifying inspectors with a clear background and who follow best practices is becoming increasingly relevant. 

In addition, finding home inspectors that maintain liability insurance and are highly educated and trained is necessary to assure the public that they have a qualified home inspector.

The California Association of REALTORS® will soon have a list of Certified Home Inspectors for our REALTOR® members.  Participants in the C.A.R. Certified Home Inspector program will have passed a background check and will have met a minimum E&O and Liability insurance requirement. In addition, participants in this program will have met certain levels of training or education from a State or National trade Association or a home inspection education service such as iGo Academy.  Check back soon to see our directory of C.A.R. Certified Home Inspectors. 

Interested in becoming a C.A.R. Certified Home Inspector?

To participate in this program, a Home Inspector must complete the following requirements  and pay applicable fees  

• Click below on the "Apply Now" link
• Complete your background check (Criminal, Civil, etc.) (Fees Apply)
• Once background check is passed, complete the registration via the link that will be sent to your email
• Complete the registration, upload proof of liability and E&O insurance, and education background (Fees Apply)  
• Once approved, you will be added to our directory and receive the C.A.R. Certified Home Inspector Badge, along with any other educational badges you may receive so you can show the public and REALTORS® that you have been certified by C.A.R.

Get iGo Certified Here 

Multi-inspector firms: Click here to schedule free concierge service with Mike McKay for setup


C.A.R. Home Inspector Certification Application 



After all requirements have been met, Home Inspectors will be awarded a certificate and badge for marketing purposes. These will be sent to the email attached to their profile. Once certified, Home Inspectors may add the certification logo to business cards, websites, email signatures, blogs, promotional materials, and more.



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If you are a REALTOR® and would like to refer a Home Inspector, Click below on the "Refer Now" link.





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Sean Brady Specquest Home Inspection
Mobile: (707) 408-4234
Email: [email protected]
No InterNACHI - #16092709
ASHI - #259854
Mike Hosseini Home Inspection General Co.
Mobile: (949) 413-4499
Email: [email protected]
Newport Beach
Chris Lopez West City Inspections
Mobile: (650) 454-0074
Email: [email protected]
No  ASHI - #252635  Redwood City
Darrell Clegg  Left Coast Inspections
Mobile: (805) 717-9113
Email: [email protected]
No  InterNACHI - #15041907  Lompoc
Dylan Linnenkamp Harper Homes: Home Inspection Services
Mobile: (805) 975-9440
Email: [email protected]
No  InterNACHI - #20102529
San Luis Obispo
Jeff Schwedhelm
360 Professional Home Inspections
Mobile: (916) 470-6666
Email: [email protected]
No No El Dorado
Alex & Mary Kay Keshishian Advanced Group Property Inspections
Mobile: (818) 247-7771
Email: [email protected]
No  CREIA - #155256  Glendale

For more information about our Home Inspector Certification Program, contact Edward Charboneau at [email protected]

To leave a review or comment on one of C.A.R.'s Certified Home Inspectors click here.



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