Step-by-Step Process to Get Free Continuing Education for Illinois Home Inspectors

 
Here's an easy step-by-step process for InterNACHI® members to attain free Continuing Education credits to renew your Illinois home inspector license. Everything else you need as an IL-licensed home inspector is at nachi.org/illinois.

InterNACHI® is an IDFPR-approved school. #452.000145

State Disclaimer: Course approvals by the IDFPR (Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation) do not constitute an endorsement of views or opinions which are expressed by the course sponsor, instructors, authors, or lecturers. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation does not recommend individual branding, schools, products, memberships or services.


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

  1. Choose any IDFPR-approved course from the list below.
  2. Log in, take a course, and pass its final exam. All of InterNACHI's online courses and exams are free to members. (Don't forget to enter your state license number before taking the exam at nachi.org/state-licenses.)



Step #2: Choose a local proctor and take the course exam in front of the proctor (its the same course exam from Step #1).

Illinois requires that you pass the course exam in front of a proctor. Choose your proctor from InterNACHI's List of Illinois Proctors. You may choose any proctor. The proctor may charge a fee or it may be free.

List of Illinois Proctors

In front of your proctor, use your computer to log into the online course (from Step #1) and take its final 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. But you would need the services of a proctor again. 



Step #3: Email the proctored exam form to InterNACHI®.

Your proctor must email the InterNACHI Proctored Exam Form to education@internachi.org. This is a critical step. We'll submit your course and exam information to the state upon receiving the form. No form, no credit. 

Download the Exam Form




Home Inspector Continuing Education Courses (free & online for members, IDFPR-Approved)

The following courses are free, online, and approved by IDFPR (Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation) for home inspector Continuing Education. View course approvals by scrolling further down this page.


  1. How to Perform Tree Inspections Course. Elective. Course #454.000642.
  2. Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course (Elective, 6 hours, 454.000624)
  3. Calculating Envelope Energy Loss Course (Elective, 3 hours, 454.000623)
  4. Residential Structural Design for Home Inspectors Course (Elective, 6 hours, 454.000621) Pending re-approval.
  5. How to Inspect Fireplaces, Stoves, and Chimneys Course (Elective, 3 hours, 454.000622)
  6. Advanced HVAC Training for Home Inspectors (Mandatory, 12 hours, 454.000592)* Pending re-approval.
  7. Building Science and Infrared Thermal Imaging (Elective, 6 hours, 454.000593)
  8. Advanced Inspection of Crawlspaces (Mandatory, 3 hours, 454.000594)* Pending re-approval.
  9. Inspecting HVAC Energy Efficiency (Mandatory 6 hours, 454.000575)* Pending re-approval.
  10. How to Inspect Manufactured and Mobile Homes (Mandatory 6 hours, 454.000543)* Pending re-approval.
  11. 25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know (Elective 5 hours, 454.000419)
  12. How to Inspect the Attic, Insulation, Ventilation and Interior (Mandatory 6 hours, 454.000479)*
  13. Commercial Property Inspection Prerequisite (Elective 3 hours, 454.000417) Pending re-approval.
  14. How to Perform Deck Inspections (Elective 3 hours, 454.000438)
  15. How to Perform Residential Electrical Inspections (Elective 4 hours, 454.000450)
  16. How to Perform Energy Audits (Elective 6 hours, 454.000457) Pending re-approval.
  17. How to Perform Exterior Inspections (Mandatory 6 hours, 454000510)*
  18. Inspecting Foundation Walls and Piers (Elective 3 hours, 454.000384)
  19. How to Inspect HVAC Systems (Elective 6 hours, 454.000456)
  20. Log Home Inspection (Elective 6 hours, 454.000389)Pending re-approval.
  21. Inspecting Means of Egress (Elective 3 hours, 454.000386)
  22. How to Inspect for Moisture Intrusion (Elective 6 hours, 454.000418)
  23. How to Perform Mold Inspections (Elective 6 hours, 454.000483) Pending re-approval.
  24. Advanced Mold Inspection Training (Elective 6 hours, 454.000423) Pending re-approval.
  25. Residential Plumbing Overview for Inspectors (Elective 6 hours, 454.000381)
  26. How to Inspect Pools and Spas (Elective 6 hours, 454.000472) Pending re-approval.
  27. How to Perform Roof Inspections (Mandatory 6 hours, 454.000273)*
  28. Safe Practices for the Home Inspector (Elective 3 hours, 454.000380)
  29. Structural Issues for Home Inspectors (Elective 6 hours, 454.000378)
  30. Inspecting Water Heater Tanks (Elective 3 hours, 454.000388)
  31. Wood-Destroying Organism Inspection (Elective 6 hours, 454.000420)Pending re-approval.
  32. How to Inspect Septic Systems (Mandatory 6 hours, 454.000478)* Pending re-approval.
  33. Illinois Advanced Radon Measurement (Elective 6 hours, 454.000653)Pending re-approval.
  34. How to Inspect Private Drinking Water Wells (Elective 6 hours, 454.000652)Pending re-approval.
  35. Defect Recognition and Report Writing Course (Elective 3 hours, 454.000654)
  36. Inspecting Slate Roofs Course (Mandatory 3 hours, 454.000655)*Pending re-approval.
  37. Fundamentals of Inspecting the Exterior (Mandatory 3 hours, 454.000656)* Pending re-approval.
  38. Advanced Stucco & EIFS Inspection Training for Home Inspector Course (Mandatory 6 hours, 454.000659)*
  39. Advanced Electrical Inspection Training Course (Mandatory 3 hours, 454.000660)*
  40. Advanced Residential Roof Inspection Course (Mandatory 6 hours, 454.000664)*
     * Mandatory course
 



Live Classes
The following live classes are approved for Continuing Education. All live classes are held at the InterNACHI House of Horrors® in Boulder, Colorado.





Need Help?

Email education@internachi.org.

 


Archived Documents:

 


 

View 2019 approval of How to Perform Roof Inspections Course. Mandatory. Course #454.000273. Expiration 12/31/2019.
 

View 2019 approval of How to Perform Tree Inspections Course. Elective. Course #454.000642. Expiration 12/31/2019.
 

View 2019 approval of How to Perform Wind Mitigation Inspections Course. Elective. Course #454.000627. Expiration 12/31/2019.
 

View 2019 approval of Illinois Advanced Radon Measurement Course. Elective. Course #454.000653. Expiration 12/31/2019.
 

View 2019 approval of Inspecting Foundation Walls and Piers Course. Elective. Course #454.000384. Expiration 12/31/2019.
 

View 2019 approval of Inspecting HVAC Energy Efficiency Course. Mandatory. Course #454.000575. Expiration 12/31/2019.


View 2019 approval of Inspecting Slate Roofs Course. Mandatory. Course #454.000655. Expiration 12/31/2019.
 

View 2019 approval of Inspecting Means of Egress Course. Elective. Course #454.000386. Expiration 12/31/2019.
 

View 2019 approval of InterNACHI Log Home Inspection Course. Elective. Course #454.000389. Expiration 12/31/2019.
 

View 2019 approval of Meth House Hazards and Remediation Course. Elective. Course #454.000639. Expiration 12/31/2019.
 

View 2019 approval of Residential Plumbing Overview Course. Elective. Course #454.000381. Expiration 12/31/2019.
 

View 2019 approval of Residential Structural Design for Home Inspectors Course. Elective. Course #454.000621. Expiration 12/31/2019.
 

View 2019 approval of Safe Practices for the Home Inspector Course. Elective. Course #454.000380. Expiration 12/31/2019.
 

View 2019 approval of Structural Issues for the Home Inspector Course. Elective. Course #454.000378. Expiration 12/31/2019.
 

View 2019 approval of Wood-Destroying Organisms Inspection Course. Elective. Course #454.000420. Expiration 12/31/2019. 
 

View 2019 approval of How to Inspect Septic Systems Course. Mandatory. Course #454.000478. Expiration 12/31/2019.
 

View 2019 approval of Advanced Inspection of Crawlspaces Course. Mandatory. Course #454.000594. Expiration 12/31/2019.
 

View 2019 approval of How to Perform Mold Inspections Course. Elective. Course #454.000483. Expiration 12/31/2019.
 

View 2019 approval of How to Perform Home Energy Audits Course. Elective. Course #454.000457. Expiration 12/31/2019.
 

View 2019 approval of How to Perform Deck Inspections Course. Elective. Course #454.000438. Expiration 12/31/2019.
 

View 2019 approval of How to Perform Exterior Inspections Course. Mandatory. Course #454.000510. Expiration 12/31/2019.
 

View 2019 approval of How to Inspect Water Heater Tanks Course. Elective. Course #454.000388. Expiration 12/31/2019.
 

 

View 2019 approval of How to Inspect Private Drinking Water Wells Course. Elective. Course #454.000652. Expiration 12/31/2019.
 

View 2019 approval of How to Inspect Pools and Spas Course. Elective. Course #454.000472. Expiration 12/31/2019.
 

View 2019 approval of InterNACHI's Fundamentals of Inspecting the Exterior. Mandatory. Course #454.000656. Expiration 12/31/2019.
 

View 2019 approval of InterNACHI Green Building Course. Elective. Course #454.000387. Expiration 12/31/2019.
 

View 2019 approval of Home Energy Blower Door Training Course. Elective. Course #454.000657. Expiration 12/31/2019.
 

View 2019 approval of Home Inspection Business Course. Elective. Course #454.000619. Expiration 12/31/2019.
 

View 2019 approval of Inspect for Moisture Intrusion Course. Elective. Course 454.000418. Expiration 12/31/2019.
 

View 2019 approval of How to Inspect HVAC Systems Course. Elective. Course #454.000456. Expiration 12/31/2019.
 

 

View 2019 approval of How to Inspect Manufactured and Mobile Homes Course. Mandatory. Course #454.000543. Expiration 12/31/2019.
 

View 2019 approval of Defect Recognition and Report Writing Course. Elective. Course #454.000654. Expiration 12/31/2019.
 

 

View 2019 approval of Calculating Envelope Energy Loss Course. Elective. Course #454.000623. Expiration 12/31/2019.
 

 

View 2019 approval of Commercial Inspection Prerequisite Course. Elective. Course #454.000417. Expiration 12/31/2019.
 

View 2019 approval of Building Science and Infared Thermal Imaging Course. Elective. Course #454.000593. Expiration 12/31/2019.
 

View 2019 approval of Appliance Inspection for Home Inspectors Course. Mandatory. Course #454.000658. Expiration 12/31/2019. 
 

View 2019 approval of Advanced HVAC Training for Home Inspectors Course. Mandatory. Course #454.000592. Expiration 12/31/2019.


View 2019 approval of Advanced Electrical Inspection Training Course. Mandatory. Course #454.000660. Expiration 12/31/2019.


View 2019 approval of Advanced Residential Roof Inspection Course. Mandatory. Course #454.000664. Expiration 12/31/2019.
 

View 2019 approval of Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course. Elective. Course #454.000624. Expiration 12/31/2019.
 

View 2019 approval of Advanced Mold Inspection Training Course. Elective. Course #454.000423. Expiration 12/31/2019.
 

View 2019 approval of 25 Standards Every Home Inspector Should Know Course. Elective. Course #454.000419. Expiration 12/31/2019.
 

 

View approval of Appliance Inspection for Home Inspectors Course. Mandatory. Course #454.000658. Expiration 12/31/2017.
 

 
View approval of Home Energy Blower Door Training Course. Elective. Course #454.000657. Expiration 12/31/2017.
 

View approval of Fundamentals of Inspecting the Exterior Course. Mandatory. Course #454.000656. Expiration 12/31/2017.
 

View approval of Inspecting Slate Roofs Course. Mandatory. Course #454.000655. Expiration 12/31/2017.
 

View approval of Defect Recognition and Report Writing Course. Elective. Course #454.000654. Expiration 12/31/2017.
 

View approval of Advanced Electrical Inspection Training Course. Mandatory. Course #454.000660. Expiration 12/31/2017.
 

 
View approval of Advanced Residential Roof Inspection Course. Mandatory. Course #454.000664. Expiration 12/31/2017.
 

View approval of How to Inspect Private Drinking Water Wells Course. Elective. Course #454.000652. Expiration 12/31/2017.
 

View approval of Illinois Advanced Radon Measurement Course. Elective. Course #454.000653. Expiration 12/31/2017.
 

View approval of How to Perform Roof Inspections Class. Mandatory. Class #454.000651. Expiration 12/31/2017.
 
View approval of How to Perform Tree Inspections Course. Elective. Course #454.000642. Expiration 12/31/2017.
 
View approval of Meth House Hazards and Remediation Course. Course #454.000639. Elective. Expiration 12/31/2017.
 

View approval of InterNACHI as a Home Inspector Education Provider. Provider #452.000145. Expiration 21/31/2017.
 
 
View How to Perform Wind Mitigation Inspections Course. 454.000627. Expiration 12/31/2017.
 
 
View Wood-Destroying Organisms Course. 454.000420. Expiration 12/31/2017. 
 
 
View Inspecting Water Heater Tanks Course. 454.000388. Expiration 12/31/2017.
 
 
View Structural Issues for Home Inspectors Course. 454.000378. Expiration 12/31/2017.
 
View Safe Practices for the Home Inspector Course. 454.000380. Expiration 12/31/2017.
 
View InterNACHI Roofing Course. 454.000273. Expiration 12/31/2017. 
 
 
 
View How to Perform Radon Inspections Course. 454.000489. Expiration 12/31/2017.
 
View Residential Plumbing Course. 454.000381. Expiration 12/31/2017.
 
View How to Perform Energy Audits Course. 454.000457. Expiration 12/31/2017. 
 
View How to Perform Electrical Inspection Course. 454.000450. Expiration 12/31/2017. 
 
View Mold Inspection Training Online Course. 454.000423. Expiration 12/31/2017. 
 
View Mold Inspection Course. 454.000483. Expiration 12/31/2017.
 
View Inspecting for Moisture Intrusion Course. 454.000418. Expiration 12/31/2017.
 
View Inspecting Means of Egress Course. 454.000386. Expiration 12/31/2017. 
 
 
 
View Log Home Inspection Course. 454.000389. Expiration 12/31/2017.
 
View How to Inspect Septic Systems Course. 454.000478. Expiration 12/31/2017.
 
View How to Inspect Pools & Spas Course. 454.000472. Expiration 12/31/2017.
 
View How to Inspect HVAC Systems Course. 454.000456. Expiration 12/31/2017.
 
View HVAC Training for Inspectors Course. 454.000431. Expiration 12/31/2017.
 
View Inspecting HVAC Energy Efficiency Course. 454.000575. Expiration 12/31/2017.
 
View Green Building Inspection Course. 454.000387. Expiration 12/31/2017. 
 
 
View Inspecting Foundation Walls & Piers Course. 454.000384. Expiration 12/31/2017.
 

 
View How to Perform Exterior Inspections Course. 454.000510. Expiration 12/31/2017.
 
View Deck Inspections Course. 454.000438. Expiration 12/31/2017.
 
View Customer Service & Communications Course. 454.000626. Expiration 12/31/2017.
 
View Commercial Inspection Prerequisite Course. 454.000417. Expiration 12/31/2017.
 
View Calculating Envelope Energy Loss Course. 454.000623. Expiration 12/31/2017. 
 
 
View Home Inspection Business Course. 454.000619. Expiration 12/31/2017.
 
 

 
 
 
View Advanced HVAC Training for Home Inspectors Course. 454.000592. Expiration 12/31/2017.
 
View Advanced Inspection of Crawlspaces Course. 454.000594. Expiration 12/31/2017. 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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