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Why Licensing Matters: The Requirement for Home Inspectors in Wisconsin

When it comes to buying, selling, or maintaining a home in Wisconsin, ensuring a thorough and professional home inspection is pivotal. Home inspections provide crucial insights into the condition of a property, helping all parties make informed decisions. This is why the state of Wisconsin mandates that all home inspectors be licensed—a requirement that KDG Home Inspections takes seriously in ensuring the 

highest standards of service.


Licensing Requirements for Home Inspectors in Wisconsin

In Wisconsin, the licensing of home inspectors is not just a formality but a rigorous process designed to protect homeowners and ensure high-quality home inspections. To become a licensed home inspector in Wisconsin, individuals must:


  • Complete Educational Courses: Aspiring inspectors must undergo training that covers all critical aspects of home inspections, from structural elements to systems like HVAC and plumbing.

  • Pass a State or National Exam: The examination tests the inspector's knowledge and understanding of inspection standards, and the various systems and components of residential buildings.

  • Conduct Supervised Inspections: Before licensing, inspectors are required to complete a number of inspections under the supervision of a licensed professional to gain practical, hands-on experience.

  • Continuing Education: To maintain your license (in Good Standing) you must maintain 40 hours of Continuing Education every two years or your license will be revoked. 


This comprehensive licensing process ensures that all licensed home inspectors, like Keith Gardner of KDG Home Inspections, possess the knowledge and skills necessary to perform detailed and reliable inspections.


The Importance of Hiring a Licensed Home Inspector


Choosing a licensed home inspector offers several benefits:

  • Expertise and Knowledge: Licensed inspectors are trained to identify issues that unlicensed inspectors might overlook. This includes potential safety hazards, construction issues, and future costly repairs.

  • Ethical Standards: Wisconsin licensed home inspectors are bound by a code of ethics and standard practices that promote honesty, integrity, and fairness in their work.

  • Accountability: A licensed inspector is accountable to regulatory bodies and must adhere to strict standards, providing an additional layer of protection and reassurance for clients.


KDG Home Inspections: Your Licensed Experts in Southeastern Wisconsin

At KDG Home Inspections, we pride ourselves on our commitment to professionalism and quality. Keith Gardner, our lead inspector, is a Licensed Certified Master Inspector® who inspects properties through-out all SE Wisconsin. With extensive experience since 2008 when Keith founded the company and his deep commitment to ethics and ongoing education, Keith brings invaluable expertise to your home inspection process.


If you're in Southeastern Wisconsin and need a trusted, licensed home inspector, contact KDG Home Inspections today at 262.305.0413. Let us help you secure your investment with confidence and expertise.


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