The Louisiana Board of Home Inspectors regulates competency by use of a Standards of Practice (SOP). It’s what most states that regulate home inspectors do, but how can an SOP list all of the thousands of things that can go wrong on a house? It’s a faulty concept that the bar for HIs can be set with an SOP. It doesn’t work. The way to regulate competency is to require a certain level of education but with only a 90 hour classroom course available, that doesn’t work either.