How to Become a Licensed Home Inspector in Indiana

 

Home Inspector Licensing (online & free for members):

InterNACHI is an Online Pre-Licensing Course Provider #CE21300005 approved by the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (iPLA) and the Indiana Home Inspector Licensing Board. View approval of InterNACHI's online pre-licensing course.
 
To become a licensed home inspector in Indiana, you must:
  • complete an IPLA-approved pre-licensing training course (online & free for members);
  • complete 12 hours of practical in-field training with an approved instructor (for a fee);
  • pass the course's 250-question final exam (online & free for members); and
  • pass the state exam.
For Indiana home inspector licensing details, visit the Indiana website
 
 


Insurance for Inspectors

To be a licensed home inspector in Indiana, individuals must meet certain requirements for adequate insurance coverage. InterNACHI members are eligible for discounts and enhanced coverage. Visit nachi.org/insurance for information on how to sign up.

 

Live Training at the InterNACHI School

The InterNACHI School offers world-class, accredited inspection training by the best instructors in the industry at our facility in Boulder, Colorado.
 
Take a class, enjoy free refreshments, test-drive inspection tools, attend an inspector chapter meeting, and inspect the House of Horrors –- an entire house with 1,000 defects built inside The InterNACHI School. 
 

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

InterNACHI is an iPLA-approved CE Provider #CE21300005.
 
Licensed home inspectors in Indiana are required to complete Continuing Education in each renewal period. For details, visit the Indiana website. All of InterNACHI's online courses are Indiana-approved, online and free for members. Not a member? Join now.

32 hours are required for each renewal cycle that is more than 24 months. For inspectors who have had their license for more than 12 months but less than 24, 16 hours of CE are required. For inspectors who have had their license for less than 12 months, no CE is required. 
 
Category I is defined as continuing education that is formal programming, which includes instruction in one (1) of the following areas (all of which can be covered by the online courses listed at https://www.nachi.org/education.htm):
  1. Heating systems. (for example, https://www.nachi.org/advanced-training-inspecting-hvac-systems-online-video-course.htm)
  2. Cooling systems. (for example, https://www.nachi.org/advanced-training-inspecting-hvac-systems-online-video-course.htm)
  3. Electrical systems. (for example, https://www.nachi.org/electricalcoursereleased2006.htm)
  4. Plumbing systems. (for example, https://www.nachi.org/plumbingcoursereleased2008.htm)
  5. Structural components (for example, https://www.nachi.org/structuralcoursereleased2007.htm)
  6. Foundations (for example, https://www.nachi.org/wallsandpierscoursereleased2008.htm)
  7. Roof coverings (for example, https://www.nachi.org/roof-inspection-online-training-video-course.htm)
  8. Exterior and interior components (for example, https://www.nachi.org/exteriorcourse.htm and https://www.nachi.org/interiorcourse.htm)
Category II is defined as continuing education that is formal programming, which includes instruction in:
(1) any other site aspects that affect a residential dwelling (for example, https://www.nachi.org/deck-inspections-course.htm); or
(2) business operations, contract writing, ethics courses, report writing, legal liability instruction, or any other formal programming that is specifically directed toward the home inspection industry.
All of InterNACHI's free, online courses are available by https://www.nachi.org/education.htm.
 

 

How to Join InterNACHI 

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Real Estate Cards (free for members):

Indiana-licensed real estate agents can attain free Continuing Education credits by following the directions on the real estate cards. Members can hand out these cards to real estate agents, which explain how to log into the free courses.
 
When an agent logs into a course and enters the member's ID number, the member is automatically emailed. The first slide of the course is the member's contact information. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Radon Tester Certification in Indiana (online & free for members):

      
The Indiana State Department of Health requires an individual, prior to obtaining an Indiana Radon Professional license, to take certification training approved by NRPP.  Visit the Indiana website for details.
 
InterNACHI's free, online "Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provide Course" is NRPP-approved for initial certification training. The certification exam will be provided by NRPP.
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 

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. 
  To become a Home Energy Score Assessor, you must:
  1. be an InterNACHI-Certified Home Energy Inspector (online & free for members); 
  2. complete the 3D-house training (online & free for members);
  3. agree to participate in a Quality Assurance Plan with other local Home Energy Inspector (free for members); and
  4. email Michelle to participate in the program.
 
 
 

Wood Destroying Organisms (online and free for members):


 
The Office of Indiana State Chemist Approves InterNACHI's Wood Destroying Organism Inspection Course for 5 Continuing Credit Hours. 
 
 
 

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):

 
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 https://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:

 
 
 

Membership Benefits (free for members):

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

 As of July 1, 2006 the following entities are automatically approved as continuing education providers and are no longer required to notify the Commission for course approval.  Therefore, their actual name may not appear on this website.  However you can use this list as a guide:
  1. A national organization of practitioners whose members practicing in Indiana are subject to regulation by a board or agency regulating a profession or occupation under this title or IC 15.  This includes, but is not limited to: (National, State, regional, local, or county real estate associations, NAR, IAR, CRS, GRI, MIBOR, GNIAR,  SIBOR, FWAAR, NEIAOR, RACI, SIRA.
  2. United States Department of Education.
  3. Council on Post-Secondary Education.
  4. Federal, state, and local government agencies.
  5. A college or other teaching institution accredited by the United States Department of Education or the Council on Post-Secondary Education
  6. A national, state, district, or local organization that operates as an affiliated entity under the approval of an organization.
  7. Any other organization or individual approved by the board.

Please contact the provider for further information about course offerings.


From: Price, Patricia [mailto:pprice@pla.IN.gov]
Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2008 12:16 PM
To: Jason Satterthwaite
Subject: RE: Home Inspector CE follow up 
 
You have an automatic approval for the chapter of the InterNACHI organization. 
 
Patricia A. Price
Assistant Director
Indiana Real Estate Commission
Home Inspector Licensing Board
Real  Estate Appraiser Licensure and Certification Board
317-234-3009   phone
317-233-4236   fax
pprice@pla.in.gov
pla9@pla.in.gov