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C.A.R. Home Inspector Certification Program

C.A.R. now offers a list of Certified Home Inspectors for our REALTORS® members.  Participants of this program have completed certain background and education requirements.  Click Here to see the program details and a directory of Certified Home Inspectors.  

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C.A.R. Home Inspector Certification Program

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For many years there have been legislative attempts to license Property Inspectors.  While they have failed for many reasons, CAR has always been opposed to tying the standards to their own governing body and attempts to limit liability. C.A.R. is taking active steps to implement a statewide private vetting service that will give members a choice of qualified home inspectors of the utmost quality, that have met our standards. This program includes background checks, minimum liability insurance, education, and identified vendors that are using best practices in times of COVID-19.

With the onset of COVID 19, and inspection practice moving towards home inspection when no other individuals are present, identifying inspectors with a clear background and who follow best practices is becoming increasingly relevant. 

In addition, finding home inspectors that maintain liability insurance and are highly educated and trained is necessary to assure the public that they have a qualified home inspector.

The California Association of REALTORS® will soon have a list of Certified Home Inspectors for our REALTOR® members.  Participants in the C.A.R. Certified Home Inspector program will have passed a background check and will have met the minimum E&O and Liability insurance requirement (minimum requirement of $100,000 policy). In addition, participants in this program will have met certain levels of training or education from a State or National trade Association such as CREIA and ASHI or provide proof of 120 hours of completed education from a reputable home inspection education service, for example, iGo Academy.  See our directory of C.A.R. Certified Home Inspectors below. 

Interested in becoming a C.A.R. Certified Home Inspector?

To participate in this program, a Home Inspector must complete the following requirements  and pay applicable fees  

• Click below on the "Apply Now" link
• Complete your background check (Criminal, Civil, etc.) (Fees Apply)
• Once background check is passed, complete the registration via the link that will be sent to your email
• Complete the registration, upload proof of liability and E&O insurance, and education background (Fees Apply)  
• Once approved, you will be added to our directory and receive the C.A.R. Certified Home Inspector Badge, along with any other educational badges you may receive so you can show the public and REALTORS® that you have been certified by C.A.R.

Get iGo Certified Here 

Multi-inspector firms: Click here to schedule free concierge service with Mike McKay for setup


C.A.R. Home Inspector Certification Application 



After all requirements have been met, Home Inspectors will be awarded a certificate and badge for marketing purposes. These will be sent to the email attached to their profile. Once certified, Home Inspectors may add the certification logo to business cards, websites, email signatures, blogs, promotional materials, and more.



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Sean Brady Specquest Home Inspection
Direct: (707) 408-4234
Email: specquest@icloud.com
No InterNACHI - #16092709
ASHI - #259854
Mike Hosseini Home Inspection General Co.
Direct: (949) 413-4499
Email: Homeinspectiongeneral@gmail.com
Newport Beach
Chris Lopez West City Inspections
Direct: (650) 454-0074
Email: chris@westcityinspections.com
No  ASHI - #252635  Redwood City
Darrell Clegg  Left Coast Inspections
Direct: (805) 717-9113
Email: leftcoastinspections@gmail.com
No  InterNACHI - #15041907  Lompoc
Dylan Linnenkamp Harper Homes: Home Inspection Services
Direct: (805) 975-9440
Email: harperhomes15@gmail.com
No  InterNACHI - #20102529
San Luis Obispo
Jeff Schwedhelm
360 Professional Home Inspections
Direct: (916) 470-6666
Email: jeff@360proinspect.com
No No El Dorado
Alex & Mary Kay Keshishian Advanced Group Property Inspections
Direct: (818) 247-7771
Email: info@agpic.com
No  CREIA - #155256  Los Angeles County
Ron Cantor  Cantor Property Inspection
Direct: (619) 840-4663
Email: ron@cantorinspection.com
No  CREIA - #155147  San Diego
Rico Sandoval  Vortex Inspection Group, Inc.
Direct: (951) 202-4492
Email: todayshs@gmail.com
No  American Home Inspection Training (AHIT)  Lake Elsinore
Frank Anarumo  Anarumo Inspection Services
Direct: (310) 925-6664
Email: FAnarumo@gmail.com
No  InterNACHI - #14090311
CRIEA - #166950 
Mark Gresham 818 Inspections LLC
Direct: (916) 307-9775
Email: mark@818inspections.com
No  ASHI - #265182 Sacramento
Mark Cooley M E Cooley Inspections
Direct: (800) 519-0257
Email: mrkcooley@yahoo.com
No  Housing Inspection Foundation CERT #8670
FEMA Housing Inspector CERT #P22945
San Dimas
Paul Adwar  21st Century Home Inspection
Direct: (925) 346-2534
Email: paul@21centuryHomeInspection.com
No  ASHI # 89567543  Brentwood
John Remus Zenith Property Inspections
Direct: (408) 554-5810
Email: JR@ZenithInspect.com
No  InterNACHI - #20062722 Santa Clara
Clark Gerdes Key Property Inspection Group
Direct: (951) 818-8161
Email: clark@keypropertyinspectiongroup.com
No ASHI - #268173
CRIEA - #166834 
Jim Cameron Camco Inspections
Direct: (310) 500-7850
Email: camcojc@yahoo.com
No  International Society of Home Inspectors #1163A Santa Monica
Jon McGuckin Nest Home Inspection Services
Direct: (530) 913-2376
Email: jon.mcguckin@gmail.com
No  InterNACHI - #20100614 Grass Valley
Mike Owdeh  Detail Property Inspection
Direct: (818) 553-8198
Email: detailinspects@gmail.com
No CREIA - #0155312
ASHI - #246963

For more information about our Home Inspector Certification Program, contact Edward Charboneau at edwardc@car.org

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