Home Inspector Licensing, Continuing Education, Business & Marketing in Illinois

For details about Illinois home inspector licensing, visit the Illinois website.

Home Inspector Licensing:

OPTION 1: Free & Online

The free, online pre-licensing course includes five (5) required field inspection events. Learn more about the inspection field events.

OPTION 2: Live


Home Inspector Continuing Education (online & free for members): 

An Illinois-licensed home inspector is required to complete hours of Continuing Education, of which a minimum of 6 hours must be approved as mandatory courses for each 2-year renewal cycle. 
Home inspectors can fulfill their Continuing Education requirements by taking InterNACHI's free, online courses and proctored examinations, both of which are approved by Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation, online, and free to members. View approval of InterNACHI as a CE Provider.
For a step-by-step procedure on how to attain free, online Continuing Education credits to renew your Illinois home inspector license.

Home Energy Inspector™ Certification (online & free for members):

Become a Certified Home Energy Inspector™. The online training and certification is free for members. No infrared, no blower door, and no additional training needed. Visit nachi.org/home-energy-inspector

Roof Data Technician (free for members to participate):

The Roof Data Technician Program, developed by InterNACHI and Owens Corning and Lowe's, provides an additional revenue stream for InterNACHI members who are hired by Owens Corning as part of a roof warranty claim resolution process. (This program is operational in the United States only.) To participate in the program, visit nachi.org/roof

Business & Marketing (online & free for members):

Free, online "Home Inspection Business Course":  nachi.org/become-home-inspector-business-course-101
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

Homeowner Newsletter (online & free for members):

Keep in touch with all of your clients! The InterNACHI Homeowner Newsletter is: 
  • free to members;
  • customized by you according to condition of each house inspected;
  • has 5 years worth of monthly issues;
  • includes your photo and logo in each issue.
Your photo or business logo and website link will appear in each newsletter issue, so your clients can keep your contact information handy. Learn more about the newsletter at http://www.nachi.org/home-maintanence-newsletter.htm
Order handout cards to sign homeowners up for your Homeowner Newsletter (a customizable, monthly newsletter system that is free to members). Order your cards at http://www.inspectoroutlet.com/homeowner-newsletter-handout.aspx

Everything You Need, All in One Place:

InterNACHI provides everything you need to be successful. Visit nachi.org/become-home-inspector

Membership Benefits (free for members):

InterNACHI provides over $75,000 worth of benefits to its members at no cost. Visit http://www.nachi.org/benefits.htm

Additional Information for Illinois Home Inspectors:

Illinois Home Inspector Forms: http://www.idfpr.com/dpr/re/Forms/HIFORMS.asp
Illinois Home Inspector Information: http://www.idfpr.com/dpr/re/homeinspect.asp
Becoming a licensed home inspector in Illinois, visit: http://www.idfpr.com/dpr/re/histatelaw.asp

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