To become an Illinois-licensed home inspector, InterNACHI® has everything a member needs, including free pre-licensing training, free exam, free certification, free business training, free marketing services, free membership benefits, 15 steps to success, discounts 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. Click here for a step-by-step process to become an IL-licensed home inspector, including supervised inspections. Click here to visit the Illinois website for home inspector licensing information provided by the Illinois IDFPR.
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. InterNACHI® is an IDFPR-approved school. View Illinois IDFPR Approval of InterNACHI®
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.
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.
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, Online 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® Chapters in Illinois
InterNACHI® Training Partners
Chicagoland Home Inspectors
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.
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)
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)
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.
Everything You Need, All in One Place
Membership Benefits (free for members)
How to Join InterNACHI®