On April 11, 2023, Governor Sanders signed Senate Bill 354 into law, which is now Act 628. The new law creates the State Board of Appraisers, Abstracters, and Home Inspectors.
The new board will be composed of eleven members, appointed by the Governor, and subject to confirmation by the Arkansas Senate. Members will be chosen based on their expertise and experience in the fields of appraisers, abstracters, and home inspectors. Also, the board will include a financial member and senior/consumer member.
The merger of these boards will streamline the regulatory process and create a more efficient and effective system for overseeing these important careers. The new board, which begins its work on July 1, 2023, will be able to provide a more comprehensive and coordinated approach to regulating the professions of appraisers, abstracters, and home inspectors.
Staff will continue processing the daily responsibilities of all of the new divisions. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office at 501-296-1843.
COMPLETION OF AN APPRENTICESHIP WILL BE REQUIRED FOR HOME INSPECTOR LICENSURE IN ARKANSAS. THIS TRAINING WILL BE IN ADDITION TO THE 80-HR PRE-REGISTRATION COURSE.
LISTED BELOW ARE THE CURRENT BOARD-APPROVED HOME INSPECTOR TRAINERS
|HI#||NAME||PHONE #||EMAIL ADDRESS|
|1003||Lowell Coomer||(479) email@example.com|
|1026||Tom Allen||(501) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|1040||David Linn||(479) email@example.com|
|1265||Wayne Pace||(501) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|1268||Bill Berg||(501) email@example.com|
|1341||Monty Freel||(501) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|1406||Clint Bell||(479) email@example.com|
|1441||Michael Appling||(501) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|1450||Scott Boyle||(870) email@example.com|
|1496||Alton Darty||(870) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|1497||Richard Mobley||(501) email@example.com|
|1536||Terry Thompson||(870) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|1576||Daniel Burkhead||(501) email@example.com|
|1589||Robert Neal||(870) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|1596||Robert Bittle||(479) email@example.com|
|1630||Chris Brophy||(479) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|1730||Dennis Evans||(501) email@example.com|
|1735||Josh Perry||(479) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|1791||Duane Smith||(501) email@example.com|
Click here for more information on recent complaints of interest, particularly concerning Home Inspectors whose spouse/family are real estate agents
Membership in referral groups (such as Business Network International – BNI) is a Code of Ethics violation for Arkansas Home Inspectors. Click here for more information.
Click for instructions for becoming a Licensed Arkansas Home Inspector
For clarification it should be noted that previously licensed Home Inspector Justin Hall HI-1842 (in Cabot) is a separate individual from Justin Hall of Hall Engineering, Ltd. (Little Rock). Justin Hall of Hall Engineering is not licensed to conduct fee paid Home Inspections in the state of Arkansas.
The following Home Inspectors have registration in Suspended status due to lack of current Certificate of Insurance on file with AHIRB. It is currently illegal for these inspectors to perform a fee paid home inspection in the state of Arkansas until their status has been put back in good standing:
HI-1355 James O’Neal – James R. O’Neal
HI-1757 William Francis – Advanced Home Inspection
HI-2046 Jacob Richardson – Boe’s Home Inspections
HI-2061 Greg Hassell – 360 Home Inspectors
HI-2101 Nathaniel Anderson – Anderson’s Heat & Air of NEA, LLC
HI-2107 Steven Ranney – Stellar Home Inspections
HI-2121 Neal Nelson –
HI-2126 Jeremy Childress – Childress Home Inspections
HI-2137 Billy Tucker – Premier Home Services
HI-2143 Brandon Heath – Heath Home Inspections, LLC
HI-2156 Chris Stewart – Heirloom Builders, LLC
HI-2169 Larry Stamps – Larry’s Professional Home Inspections, LLC
900 W Capitol Ave, Suite 400, Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: (501) 683-3710