Home Inspector Licensing
The InterNACHI® School is the only home inspector school 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.
*Disclaimer: Course approvals by the 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. *
Option #1: Free & Online
The online pre-licensing course is free to members. Five field inspection events and the state exam are also required. Learn more. *pending re-approval*
Option #2: At a School in Illinois (for a fee)
List of Instructors and Field Inspection Supervisors:
Continuing Education (online & free for members)
An Illinois-licensed home inspector is required to complete 12 hours of approved Continuing Education that must be completed during each 2 year renewal cycle. A minimum of 6 hours of continuing education must be approved 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, online, and free to members. View approval of InterNACHI as a Home Inspector Education Provider
. Provider #452.000145.
For a step-by-step procedure
on how to attain free, online Continuing Education credits to renew your Illinois home inspector license.
Students may, at any time, cancel enrollment in any course or program simply by canceling their membership by visiting www.nachi.org/billing. Written notification is not required. Students who cancel their InterNACHI membership, automatically cancel their enrollment in all online courses. Courses are not marked as passed if not successfully completed.
Home Inspector School Partners
Radon Tester Certification in Illinois (online & free 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 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 information on how to sign up.
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. Visit nachi.org/home-energy-inspector
Wood Destroying Organisms (online and free 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 the approval letter here
The Roof Data Technician Program, developed by InterNACHI
and Owens Corning
, 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
How to Join InterNACHI
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 (online & free for members)
Homeowner Newsletter (online & free for members)
Order handout cards
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.
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):