Home Inspector Licensing
Option #1: Free & Online
The online pre-licensing course is free to members. Five field inspection events and the state exam are also required. Learn more.
Option #2: At a School in Illinois (for a fee)
List of Instructors and Field Inspection Supervisors:
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 every year, leading to a total of 12 hours of approved continuing education that will be completed for a 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 Home Inspector Education Provider
. Provider #452.000145.
For a step-by-step procedure
on how to attain free, online Continuing Education credits to renew your Illinois home inspector license.
Home Inspector School Partners
For a list of local schools who teach home inspector training classes please click here.
Hands-On Training at House of Horrors®
Experience world-class inspection training and InterNACHI® member events at our House of Horrors® locations in Colorado and Florida. The InterNACHI® House of Horrors® is an entire house with 1,000 defects built under our roof. Register for a free event, take training, test-drive inspection tools, attend an inspector chapter meeting, and inspect the House of Horrors®.
Insurance for Inspectors
Although Illinois doesn’t have requirements regarding insurance for home inspectors, many local real estate boards and home inspector business franchises require their affiliate members to meet certain coverage standards. InterNACHI members are eligible for discounts and enhanced coverage. Visit nachi.org/insurance
for information on how to sign up.
Radon Tester Certification in Illinois (online & free for members):
The Illinois Emergency Management Agency requires a anyone performing radon inspections in Illinois to obtain a Radon Professional License by completing an IEMA approved Qualification Course. Visit the Illinois website for details.
InterNACHI's free, online "Illinois Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course" is approved with Illinois for Initial Qualification and Continuing Education Credit. The course is also AARST-NRPP and NRSB
approved. Upon completing this course, licensees will earn 27 hours of CE credit towards their 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
Home Energy Score Assessor (online & free for members):
The Home Energy Score is similar to a vehicle's miles-per-gallon rating, and any qualified inspector in the U.S. can generate a Home Energy Score in less than an hour. The Home Energy Score provides:
- a score on a scale of 1 to 10;
- facts about the home and its energy use; and
- recommendations generated by the U.S. Department of Energy to improve the score and energy efficiency.
Wood Destroying Organisms (online and free for members):
The Illinois State law requires anyone in Illinois applying general-use and restricted-use pesticides in the course of employment be licensed. Persons applying restricted-use pesticides on property they own or control must have a private applicator license. Persons applying general-use pesticides on their own property are exempt from licensing requirements. Please visit the Illinois Department of Agriculture Department's website
for additional information. InterNACHI's Wood-Destroying Organisms (WDO) Inspection Course
is approved by the Illinois Department of Agriculture Department. View the approval letter here
The Roof Data Technician Program, developed by InterNACHI
and Owens Corning
, 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):
Homeowner Newsletter (online & free for members):
Order handout cards
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.
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:
Membership Benefits (free for members):