How to Become a Home Inspector in Alberta

Home Inspector Licensing in Alberta

To get a home inspector license in Alberta, you must provide Alberta:
  1. Proof of Education, and InterNACHI has two options for you (see below).
  2. Satisfactory Completion of a Test Inspection of a dwelling supervised by an approved educational institution or a licensed home inspector holding a Certified Master Inspector (CMI®) designation or a Registered Home Inspector (RHI) designation. 
Proof of Education Option #1:
Provide a degree, diploma, or certificate in home inspection from an approved educational institution. You also have to pass the proctored exam. The InterNACHI free, online "Home Inspector Certificate Program" is listed on the Alberta website. Not a member? Join today

  1. Take the InterNACHI's approved 202-hr pre-licensing course. (free and online for members). Alberta calls this a "certificate program" but please be aware that this is a different program than InterNACHI's Certified Professional Inspector (CPI) program. After completing the Alberta pre-licensing course, you will be able to download a certificate of completion as proof of education from  your dashboard.
  2. Pass InterNACHI's Proctored Online Inspector Examination. This is a requirement in addition to completing the Alberta Pre-Licensing Program. To take a proctored exam:  

Proof of Education Option #2:

Provide an approved home inspection designation from an approved industry association or regulatory body. An approved home inspection designation includes CMI® (Certified Master Inspector) granted by the Master Inspector Certification Board at Becoming a Certified Master Inspector® might be a simpler way to acquire a license for experienced inspectors. 

Satisfactory Completion of a Test Inspection

In addition to providing a degree, diploma or certificate in home inspection from an approved educational institution, Alberta requires that you submit proof of satisfactory completion of a test inspection of a dwelling supervised by an approved educational institution or a licensed home inspector holding a Certified Master Inspector (CMI) designation or a Registered Home Inspector (RHI) designation. 

Join InterNACHI®

InterNACHI® is the world's leading association of residential and commercial property inspectors that provides free training, online examination and certificationbusiness developmentmarketing supportmembership benefits, discounts on everything from home inspection software to E&O insurance to your next truck, and more. We have everything you need, all in one place.

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InterNACHI® School

InterNACHI® School ( is the only home inspector college accredited by the U.S. Department of Education and also a Member College of the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) of Canada, a national association representing more than 500 regulated career colleges across Canada. All training, exams, and Continuing Education are free for members. Join InterNACHI® today.

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Become an InterNACHI® Certified Home Inspector

Just because you're licensed in Alberta doesn't mean you'll be successful. Compete with other home inspectors by becoming an InterNACHI-Certified Professional Inspector CPI®. The nationally-accredited Home Inspector Certificate Program is free and online for members. As an InterNACHI-Certified Home Inspector, you can take advantage of all of the marketing and business resources that InterNACHI® provides for free. Become a Certified Home Inspector in six steps. 

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Home Inspector Insurance

Alberta requires home inspectors to carry home inspector E&O and GL insurance. InterNACHI® members receive exclusive discounts and enhanced coverage. Get a quote from InterNACHI's Home Inspector Insurance Program

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Home Inspector Continuing Education (free & online for members)

Home inspectors can take InterNACHI's free, online Continuing Education courses provided by InterNACHI® School at no additional cost. 

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Hands-On Training at the House of Horrors

The InterNACHI® House of Horrors® is an entire house with a thousand defects built under our roof. Experience world-class inspection training and InterNACHI® member events at our two locations in Colorado and Florida. Register for a free event, take training, test-drive inspection tools, attend chapter meetings, and inspect the House of Horrors®. 

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Become a Member of an Alberta Chapter of Home Inspectors

InterNACHI® Mentors in Alberta

InterNACHI Mentors provide support and guidance for new inspectors. This could be anything from emails to a test inspection. 


Alberta Inspection Community Forum

Join the discussion with other Alberta home inspectors on InterNACHI's Inspection Community Forum. 


Continuing Education (online and free for members)

Alberta licensed home inspectors may take Continuing Education through InterNACHI. All of InterNACHI's online courses are free to members. 

Service Alberta-approved Home Inspection Contract

Use an approved inspection contract for your home inspections in Alberta. 


Radon Tester Certification (online & free for members) 

C-NRPP-certified professionals are certified to work in every province and territory in Canada. To learn more about how to become C-NRPP certified, visit C-NRPP's website.


Wood-Destroying Organisms (WDO)

Alberta requires that pest-control applicators be licensed. For more information, visit here. InterNACHI's Wood-Destroying Organisms (WDO) Inspection Course may be a beneficial educational tool for members. 

Inspection Business Resources  (free & online for members)

InterNACHI provides members business and marketing resources, including:

Inspector Marketing Services

InterNACHI's Member Market Team provides free marketing design, illustration, and consultation services to InterNACHI® 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. Contact the Inspector Marketing Department today. 

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Marketing to Real Estate Professionals 

InterNACHI provides free resources to members who network with real estate professionals, including:

15 Steps to Become a Successful Home Inspector

InterNACHI provides everything you need to be successful. 

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Membership Benefits (free for members)


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

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Alberta Licensing Information: