How to Become a Licensed Home Inspector in Indiana

Home Inspector Licensing

InterNACHI® is approved by the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (iPLA) and the Indiana Home Inspector Licensing Board to provide a free, online pre-licensing course for home inspectors to become licensed. The course is online and free for members. Not a member? Join InterNACHI®

To become an Indiana-licensed home inspector, you must:

  • Complete an IPLA-approved pre-licensing training course. Take InterNACHI's state-approved free & online pre-licensing course.
  • Complete 12 hours of practical in-field training experience with a licensed inspector. The state requires 12 hours of hands-on training experience conducting home inspections. 
  • Pass the pre-licensing course's 250-question final exam (free & online for members).
  • Pass the state exam. Scheduled through the state website.

To Renew Your Home Inspector License

Licensed home inspectors in Indiana are required to complete Continuing Education in each renewal period. InterNACHI® is approved by the state to provide free, online Continuing Education (CE) to licensed home inspectors. The CE courses are free and online for members. Not a member? Join InterNACHI®. 

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 of the following areas (all of which can be covered by the online courses listed at

Category II is defined as continuing education that is formal programming, which includes instruction in one of the following areas (all of which can be covered by the online courses listed at

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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. 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 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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Indiana Partner Schools

For a list of Indiana partner schools click here.

Indiana Classes

Home Inspector Insurance

The state 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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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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Contact Other Inspectors in Indiana

Network with hundreds of InterNACHI® certified inspectors in Indiana.

Inspector Mentoring

InterNACHI® provides a free peer-to-peer inspector mentoring program.

Marketing to Real Estate Agents 

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

InterNACHI is approved by the Indiana Real Estate Commission to provide free, online Continuing Education to licensed real estate agents.

InterNACHI® members give free marketing cards to real estate agents. The cards provide simple instructions for real estate agents to complete free, online state-approved Continuing Education to help renew their licenses. Check out InterNACHI's free, online CE courses for licensed real estate agents

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Radon Tester Certification in Indiana (free & online 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 or NRSB.  Visit the Indiana website for details.
InterNACHI's free, online Radon Measurement Professional Initial Training Course  is AARST-NRPP-approved for both initial certification and Continuing Education. To complete all components of the NRPP Radon Certification, please visit their site for more information.  
InterNACHI's free, online Radon Measurement Professional Initial Training Course is NRSB-approved for initial certification. For those looking for NRSB continuing education, members should take the free, online "Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider" course.

Wood Destroying Organisms (free & online for members)

 The Office of Indiana State Chemist requires that inspections for wood-destroying organisms be conducted by a certified professional. For more information on becoming certified as a WDI inspector, visit the State Chemist's website.
InterNACHI's Wood Destroying Organism Inspection Course is approved for 5 Continuing Credit Hours for the WDI inspector license.

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.

Become a Certified Home Energy Inspector (free & online for members)


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

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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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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How to Join InterNACHI 


  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.

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