Department of Labor and Revenue

Title - South Dakota Real Estate Commission

How to Become a Registered or Licensed Home Inspector in South Dakota

Registered Home Inspector

To become a registered home inspector in South Dakota an applicant must:

  • Be of good moral character.
  • Have successfully completed high school or high school equivalency.
  • Have successfully completed an approved home inspector course of not less than 40 hours.
  • Have successfully completed an examination administered by Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc. (AMP). Exam information may be found at www.goamp.com or by calling 913.895.4600.
  • Submit an application and application fee to the South Dakota Real Estate Commission.
  • Receive approval of the application from the South Dakota Real Estate Commission.

Licensed Home Inspector

To become a licensed home inspector in South Dakota an applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • Be of good moral character.
  • Have successfully completed high school or high school equivalency.
  • Have successfully completed an approved home inspector course of not less than 40 hours.
  • Been employed as a registered home inspector for no less than one year and performed at least 100 home inspections for compensation.
  • Have successfully completed an examination administered by AMP. (Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc.). Exam information may be found at www.goamp.com or by calling 913.895.4600.
  • Submit an application, experience log and application fee to the South Dakota Real Estate Commission.
  • Receive approval of the application from the South Dakota Real Estate Commission.

Note: Once licensed, there is no distinction between the duties and responsibilities of a licensed home inspector and those of a registered home inspector.

Contact Us

221 W. Capitol, Suite 101
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: 605.773.3600
Fax: 605.773.4356
email: dlr.realestate@state.sd.us


SD Real Estate Commission
221 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 101
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: 605.773.3600
Fax: 605.773.4356