Start Your Home Inspection Career with the Experts at DONALDSON!

DONALDSON is the only name you need to know in Home Inspector Licensing Education. We are an approved education provider by the Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors.

In order to become a Home Inspector in Louisiana, a person must obtain a license from the Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors. If you are applying to be a licensed home inspector, you will be required to go through 90 hours of classroom education, 30 hours of in-field training, and pass the National Home Inspection Licensing Exam.

The 90 classroom hours must be completed before the 30 hours of field training can begin. This is where DONALDSON and our friendly Customer Service Representatives will make the process quick and easy, take care of the details, and make sure you get a license as quickly as you desire. DONALDSON offers the best courses available anywhere, period. Our course materials are never outdated and the best in the industry. Our Instructors know what you need to know to pass the exam – and understand how to teach you the information. We are the education experts!

The Home Inspector’s licensing program consists of 90 clock hours to fulfill the educational requirement. Included with your Course are the following textbooks (classroom only):

Principles of Home Inspection: Systems & Standards
Code Check: A Field Guide to Building a Safe House

No matter how long it has been since you have been in the classroom, you can rest assured DONALDSON Courses will be lively, fun, informative – and most important of all – right on target to make sure you achieve your goal – A Home Inspector License!


Select the Course you wish to attend using the Course Schedule page linked on the top right of this page. Or, call one of our friendly customer service representatives Monday – Friday, 8:00am-5pm.

In Greater New Orleans call 504-456-1785 or Toll Free 1-800-257-2741.

Tuition is not due until the end of the first class. You may attend the first class without obligation – and decide whether or not you wish to continue. Payment plans are available. If you are interested in a payment plan, please attend the first class and your Instructor will go over all of the possible options.

We accept cash, checks, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

If you need questions answered, help in scheduling, have special scheduling needs, or if you have any other questions, please call:

Greater New Orleans Area 504-456-1785

Toll Free 1-800-257-2741

Fax Registration:

If you would prefer to register by fax, please pick the Course you wish to attend and Fax the information to (504) 456-1789.

Email Registration:

If you prefer to Email your registration, please pick the Course you wish to attend and Email the information to: info@donaldsoneducation.com


The Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors (EBPHI) administers the Louisiana Home Inspector Examination at their locations in Metairie and Shreveport.

Please see below for registration procedures, fees, and times.

The examination consists of 200 multiple-choice questions and covers structural components, exterior roofing, plumbing, heating, cooling, electrical, insulation and ventilation, interiors, fireplaces and solid fuel burning appliances, and professional practice. All of these sections are covered in detail in our pre-license course.

Your chances of passing the first time are excellent when you attend our school. We use up to date and state of the art textbooks along with instructors who know how to teach you what you need to know to pass the exam. The test is not a “timed” test and virtually all students find they easily have enough time to finish the examination. You are given 4 hours to take the test (they have to stop you sometime!), but most students find the they complete the test easily in approximately 2 hours.


The fee for taking the Home Inspector Examination is $195. You may register by mail, telephone (the fastest and easiest method) or fax. A VISA or MasterCard is required for telephone or fax. We will give you the forms and telephone numbers and addresses you need to know when you attend class.

Exams are given Monday-Saturday on a ongoing basis. While exam appointments may be made as little as one or two days in advance, your chances of getting the date and location of your choice increase the further in advance you register. However, remember, you cannot schedule an exam date until your registration is complete with the Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors, and you cannot register with EBPHI until you have completed the 90 classroom hours.


In order to pass and get your Home Inspector License, you must achieve a 75% (150 out of 200 correct) on the EBPHI Exam.


The exam will be graded when you finish taking it at the exam center usually in less than five minutes. Your official score report is then attached by you to your application and submitted to the Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors.