Earlier, we wrote about home inspector qualifications. As of today, there have never been any requirements to become a home inspector in the states of Kansas and Missouri.
This past week, Kansas House Bill 2315 was passed in the Labor and Commerce committee in Topeka. The bill passed unanimously. Pending approval by the legislature, there will be requirements for home inspectors in Kansas.
Also this week, Missouri House Bill 2057 was introduced and will probably be reviewed in committee during this legislative session.
Our beliefs? Licensing or registration for home inspectors really does nothing to further protect consumers. Fact: Home builders aren’t even licensed across the states. Most reputable home inspectors offer more qualifications and protection to the consumer than these bills require.
But licensing and registration, even with strong entrance requirements, may keep some of the unqualified and non-professionals out of the business. We’ll have to wait and see.
In the mean time, stick to the advice we listed below. Do your research and know that all home inspectors are not the same. You get what you pay for.
We’ll add updates if licensing or registration becomes a requirement in Kansas or Missouri.