How to Become a Certified, Licensed Home Inspector in New Jersey


Licensing Training and State Exam:

To become a licensed home inspector in New Jersey, you must provide proof of:
  • passing the state home inspector exam; 
  • completing an approved 180-hour home inspection training course; or
  • 250 home inspections by submitting a list of 250 supervised home inspections to the NJ Committee. 
For more details, visit the New Jersey website.
To prepare for the state exam, you can take InterNACHI's Online Home Inspector Exam (free), take the InterNACHI State Exam Prep Course (free to members), and take InterNACHI's online courses (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. 

Continuing Education (online & free for members):

The New Jersey Home Inspection Advisory Committee approves InterNACHI's online courses listed below for Continuing Competency for Home Inspectors.
InterNACHI's online courses are free to members. Not a member? Join now.
    1. Commercial Property Inspection Prerequisite (8 PDH)
    2. How to Perform Roof Inspections (4 PDH)
    3. 25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know (5 PDH)
    4. Inspecting Foundation Walls and Piers (3 PDH)
    5. Structural Issues for Home Inspectors (4 PDH)
    6. Safe Practices for the Home Inspector (4 PDH)
    7. How to Inspect for Moisture Intrusion (8 PDH)
    8. Wood-Destroying Organism Inspection (12 PDH)
    9. How to Perform Deck Inspections (3 PDH)
    10. How to Perform Residential Electrical Inspections (4 PDH)
    11. How to Perform Energy Audits (8 PDH)
    12. How to Perform Exterior Inspections (16 PDH)
    13. Green Building Inspection (4 PDH)
    14. Inspecting HVAC Systems (12 PDH)
    15. Residential Plumbing Overview for Inspectors (8 PDH)
    16. How to Inspect Pools and Spas (8 PDH)
    17. How to Inspect the Attic, Insulation, Ventilation and Interior (14 PDH)

    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

    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

    Business & Marketing (online & 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

    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
    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

    Everything You Need, All in One Place:

    InterNACHI provides everything you need to be successful. Visit

    Membership Benefits (free for members):

    InterNACHI provides over $75,000 worth of benefits to its members at no cost. Visit

    NJ Chapter:


    Approval Letters: