HILB - Exam Schedule

Your Home Inspector application must be approved before an exam can be scheduled. The deadline for registering for an exam is Friday of the week prior to the exam. 

Exam Accommodations

Prior to registering for an exam date, applicants with disabilities or those who would otherwise have difficulty taking the examination should request for alternative arrangements by contacting Rich Hall at rich.hall@ncdoi.gov.

Requirements for exam accommodation requests

You are required to submit documentation from the medical authority or learning institution that rendered a diagnosis. Verification must be sent to Rich Hall on the letterhead stationery of the authority or specialist and include the following:

  • Description of the disability and limitations related to testing
  • Recommended accommodation/modification
  • Name, title and telephone number of the medical authority or specialist
  • Original signature of the medical authority or specialist

Make sure you are approved for the accommodation prior to registering for the exam.

Exam Information

IMPORTANT: If you are sick, have any flu- or covid-like symptoms, persistent coughs or anything else that might be transmittable, please do not come to the exam. You can reschedule at no additional cost. Email rich.hall@ncdoi.gov or katherine.vincent@ncdoi.gov.

The Home Inspector licensing examination consists of 200 multiple choice items. The examination is closed book and must be completed within four hours. You need not bring any material with you to the exam. You will be notified of your results at the end of the exam.

Before you may register for an exam date, Sarah Barcenas, License Administrator, sarah.barcenas@ncdoi.gov, must determine your eligibility and you must pay the $80 exam fee.

Once the exam fee is paid, applicants are presented exam date options through their online account.

Examinees will receive confirmation of their scheduled exam date via email from Rich Hall, Examination Administrator, rich.hall@ncdoi.gov, 919-647-0084.

The exam room capacity for testing is 50 occupants. Do not come to test unless you have a confirmed registration.

Exams are administered at the NCSU McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman St., Raleigh, NC.

Free visitor parking is located adjacent to the McKimmon Center. 

Please come to the HILB sign-in area in the McKimmon Center. 

Morning Exams start promptly at 8:00 AM. If an additional testing session is required, the second session will begin at 1:00 PM.

Arrive early for registration and security clearance. Bring one form of government issued photo ID.

Note: Individuals who fail the State exam may request an opportunity to review the questions they answered incorrectly. There is no fee for the exam review.

Exam review dates are listed below. Individuals requesting a review must notify Rich Hall by email rich.hall@ncdoi.gov to register. Location of exam reviews will be provided in the confirmation.

HILB Exam Review Instructions

OSFM HILB Exam Overview

2023-2024 HILB Exam & Exam Review Dates

Monthly exams, 3rd Thursday
Exam Dates & Time Exam Review Dates (All begin at 9:00am)
June 20, 2024; 8:00am July 1, 2024
July 18, 2024; 8:00am or 1:00pm August 5, 2024
August 15, 2024; 8:00am September 9, 2024
September 19, 2024; 8:00am or 1:00pm October 7, 2024
October 17, 2024; 8:00am November 4, 2024
November 21, 2024; 8:00am December 2, 2024
December 19, 2024; 8:00am January 6, 2025