How to Become a Licensed Home Inspector in Illinois

To become an Illinois-licensed home inspector, InterNACHI® has everything a member needs, including free pre-licensing training, free exam, free certification, free business trainingfree marketing services, free membership benefits, 15 steps to successdiscounts on everything from home inspection software to E&O insurance to your next truck, and more. 


Home Inspector Licensing

Illinois regulates home inspectors. InterNACHI provides members a free online pre-licensing course.

InterNACHI® School (internachi.edu) is the only home inspector college accredited by the national accrediting agency of the U.S. Department of Education to provide InterNACHI® members state-approved courses for licensing and continuing education. 



Become an InterNACHI® Certified Home Inspector

Just because you're licensed doesn't mean you'll be successful. To compete with all other licensed home inspectors, take advantage of all of the marketing and business resources that InterNACHI® provides to InterNACHI® Certified Home Inspectors. InterNACHI® provides an accredited Home Inspector Certificate Program to members to attain the Certified Professional Inspector (CPI)® designation. The training, exam, and certification are all online and free for members.

We recommend following the 15-Step Checklist for Home Inspector Success



Continuing Education (free & online for members)

An Illinois-licensed home inspector is required to complete 12 hours of state-approved Continuing Education that must be completed during each 2-year renewal cycle.  A minimum of 6 hours of Continuing Education must be designated as "mandatory" courses.
 
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. The online courses are free to members. InterNACHI is a state-approved Continuing Education provider. Provider #452.000145.


To renew your Illinois home inspector license, follow the step-by-step process to get free, online Continuing Education

Step-by-Step Procedure for Free CE 


Members may access any online course, at any time, from any device. You may start and stop any course at any time. All online courses are available to members at no additional cost. To update your membership, visit your online account.
 

 

InterNACHI® School Partner

InterNACHI® Chicago Chapter President Jeff Merritt. 
Hillside, IL
(773) 457-4542
 



Radon Tester Certification in Illinois (free & online for members)

        

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency requires 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. 
 
 
 
 

Insurance for Home 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 details and a quote.
 
 
 

Home Energy Inspector Certification (free & online for members)

 
Become a Certified Home Energy Inspector. The training and certification are free and online for members. No infrared, no blower door, and no additional training needed. 
 
 
 

Wood Destroying Organisms (free & online 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 2020 MA WDO Approval.pdf.




Commercial Property Inspections

Become a InterNACHI® Certified Commercial Property Inspector. The online training and certification is free for members.


Visit Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association (CCPIA) for additional commercial inspection training and resources.

 
 
 

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.) Participate in the Owens Corning Roof Program.
 

 

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®. 
 
 
 
 

Business & Marketing (free & online 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 (free & online 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; and
  • 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

InterNACHI provides everything you need to be successful. Visit nachi.org/become-home-inspector
 
 
 

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
 

  

How to Join InterNACHI®  

 
 

Additional Home Inspector Information

Illinois Home Inspector Forms: http://www.idfpr.com/dpr/re/Forms/HIFORMS.asp
Illinois Home Inspector Information: http://www.idfpr.com/dpr/re/homeinspect.asp
Becoming a licensed home inspector in Illinois, visit: http://www.idfpr.com/dpr/re/histatelaw.asp