State of Illinois IDFPR Approves InterNACHI as a Pre-Licensing and CE Provider for Home Inspectors

Licensing (live training):

To become a licensed home inspector in Illinois, you have to successfully complete an IDFPR-approved course from a Pre-License Education Provider. The course shall include a minimum of five (5) field inspection events, requiring on-site training. For details about licensing, visit the Illinois website
To find licensing training courses, please contact the InterNACHI Chicago Chapter:
Jeff Merritt, InterNACHI Instructor & IDFPR Proctor
4440 Frontage Road, Hillside, IL 
(773) 457-4542

Continuing Education (online & free for members): 

A licensee in Illinois is required to fulfill a total of 12 hours of approved Continuing Education, of which a minimum of 6 hours must be approved as mandatory courses for each 2-year renewal cycle. View approval of InterNACHI is a CE Provider.
InterNACHI's IDFPR-approved courses are online and free to members. Not a member? Join now.
After joining as a member, you'll have access to everything you need to be successful, including all of InterNACHI's online training, certifications, Continuing Education, marketing, and business services. InterNACHI has everything you need, all in one place. 

Step #1: Choose an online course (free for members).

Choose any IDFPR-approved course from the list below. Log in and take it. All of InterNACHI's online courses are free to members. Don't forget to enter your state license number at

Step #2: Choose a local proctor and take the online exam.

You must take an online exam with a local proctor of your choice. Choose your proctor from the list below. The proctoring service may be free, or there may be a small fee. 
In front of your proctor, log into the online course and take the online course's exam. You have to pass the online exam with 80% or better. Because it's online, grading is instant. You are permitted to immediately retake the exam, if needed. 

Step #3: Email the exam results.

Email the InterNACHI Proctored Exam Form to Ben Gromicko at This is the critical step. We'll submit your course information to the state upon receiving the form. 
All of InterNACHI's online courses are free to members. Not a member? Join now.

Need assistance?

Have questions? Ben Gromicko

IDFPR-Approved CE Courses (free for members):

The following courses are online and approved by Illinois IDFPR for home inspector Continuing Education. To receive CE credit, you must pass the online course's exam, proctored by a proctor of your choice (See list of proctors below.)
  1. Advanced HVAC Training for Home Inspectors (Mandatory, 12 hours, 454.000592)*
  2. Building Science and Infrared Thermal Imaging (Elective, 6 hours, 454.000593)
  3. Advanced Inspection of Crawlspaces (Mandatory, 3 hours, 454.000594)*
  4. Inspecting HVAC Energy Efficiency (Mandatory 6 hours, 454.000575) *
  5. How to Inspect Manufactured and Mobile Homes (Mandatory 6 hours, 454.000543) *
  6. 25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know (Elective 6 hours, 454.000419)
  7. How to Inspect the Attic, Insulation, Ventilation and Interior (Mandatory 6 hours, 454.000479) *
  8. Commercial Property Inspection Prerequisite (Elective 3 hours, 454.000417)
  9. How to Perform Deck Inspections (Elective 3 hours, 454.000438)
  10. How to Perform Residential Electrical Inspections (Elective 6 hours, 454.000450)
  11. How to Perform Energy Audits (Elective 6 hours, 454.000457)
  12. How to Perform Exterior Inspections (Mandatory 6 hours, 454000510) *
  13. Inspecting Foundation Walls and Piers (Elective 3 hours, 454.000384)
  14. Green Building Inspection (Elective 6 hours, 454.000387)
  15. Inspecting HVAC Systems (Elective 6 hours, 454.000456)
  16. Log Home Inspection (Elective 6 hours, 454.000389)
  17. Inspecting Means of Egress (Elective 3 hours, 454.000386)
  18. How to Inspect for Moisture Intrusion (Elective 6 hours, 454.000418)
  19. How to Perform Mold Inspections (Elective 6 hours, 454.000483)
  20. Advanced Mold Inspection Training (Elective 6 hours, 454.000423)
  21. Residential Plumbing Overview for Inspectors (Elective 6 hours, 454.000381)
  22. How to Inspect Pools and Spas (Elective 6 hours, 454.000472)
  23. Radon Measurement Service Provider (Elective 6 hours, 454.000489)
  24. How to Perform Roof Inspections (Mandatory 6 hours, 454.000273) *
  25. Safe Practices for the Home Inspector (Elective 3 hours, 454.000380)
  26. Structural Issues for Home Inspectors (Elective 6 hours, 454.000378)
  27. Inspecting Water Heater Tanks (Elective 3 hours, 454.000388)
  28. Wood-Destroying Organism Inspection (Elective 6 hours, 454.000420)
  29. How to Inspect Septic Systems (Mandatory 6 hours, 454.000478) *
     * Mandatory course

Online Exam Proctor:

First, choose any IDFPR-approved online course (see above). Second, choose a local proctor and take the online course's exam with that proctor. Third, email the exam results to InterNACHI. It's that easy.
InterNACHI's online courses are free, but there may be a small fee for the proctoring services.
Illinois Public Libraries
Take a proctored exam at an Illinois public library.
Illinois Community Colleges
Take a proctored exam at an Illinois community college.
Northern Illinois - Chicago
        Daniel Cullen, Inspector Proctor
        Domicile Consulting LLC
        2545 West Diversey Avenue, Suite 227, Chicago, IL 60647
Northern Illinois - Chicago
Jeff Merritt, Inspector Proctor
4440 Frontage Road, Hillside, IL 
(773) 457-4542
Northern Illinois - Chicago Library
Margaret Schatz, Librarian Proctor
Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Avenue, Evanston IL 60201
(847) 448-8640
Northern Illinois - Lombard
       Rod Roeske, Inspector Proctor
       Illinois State Chapter, Administrator 
       Providing Continuing Education to home inspectors
       127 West Windsor Avenue, Lombard, IL 60148
       (630) 629-3119
Central Illinois - Peoria
Sherry Winkle, Proctor
(309) 677-2416
Central Illinois - Le Roy
        Fae L. Morris, Librarian Proctor
        JT & EJ Crumbaugh Library, 405 East Center, Le Roy, IL 61752
Southern Illinois - Waterloo
Ken Sitzes, Inspector Proctor
Illinois State Chapter, Administrator & Treasurer 
Providing Continuing Education to home inspectors
Southern Illinois - Marion Carnegie Library
Dena Porter, Librarian Proctor
TO GET CREDIT, you have to pass the online course's exam in front of a proctor. Then, email the InterNACHI Proctored Exam Form to Ben Gromicko at
  • IF YOU PASS, email the InterNACHI Proctored Exam Form to Ben Gromicko at Exam results will then be forwarded by InterNACHI to IDPFR for credit. 
  • IF YOU FAIL, you are permitted to retake the online exam immediately, but there may be an additional fee for another proctoring session. Ask your proctor. 
For further assistance, contact the Director of Education Ben Gromicko at Many thanks to InterNACHI Member Russ Myers for developing several of our Illinois-approved courses. Many thanks to Ken Sitzes for being the state administrator for many years. 

Business & Marketing (free for members):

Free, online "Home Inspection Business Course":
InterNACHI's Marketing Team will design a new logo for your inspection business or re-design your existing logo, and design and customize your business cards, flyers and brochures. It's all for free. Take a look at the free design work we've done for our members (free to members). Contact the Inspector Marketing Department today

Home Energy Report™ Software (free to members):

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Additional Information for Illinois Home Inspectors:

Illinois Home Inspector Forms:
Illinois Home Inspector Information:
Becoming a licensed home inspector in Illinois, visit:

Archived Approval Certificates:

Course approval PDF


Checklist for Successful Home Inspector: