How to Become a Home Inspector in Kentucky

Home Inspector Licensing

To become a licensed home inspector in Kentucky, you must:
To download the state application, visit the Kentucky website.

Free, Online Continuing Education Courses

Kentucky Board of Home Inspectors requires home inspectors to take Continuing Education Courses to renew their license. The Kentucky Board of Home Inspectors approves InterNACHI® as a provider of free, online education courses for home inspectors in Kentucky. View Kentucky approval of InterNACHI.

Take Kentucky-approved free, online courses


Home Inspector Training Partners

InterNACHI® Training Partners provide live home inspector training classes in Kentucky.  


To Help Prepare for the State Exam

To help prepare for the state exam, you may take advantage of several resources we provide, such as InterNACHI's Online Inspector Exam (free and open to everyone), the InterNACHI® Ultimate Home Inspection Practice Test (free for members), and InterNACHI's online courses (free for members). We do not know what's on the state exams, but the preparation resources may be helpful to you. Not a member? Join now.


Insurance for Home Inspectors

To become a licensed home inspector in Kentucky, individuals must meet certain requirements for adequate insurance coverage. InterNACHI® members are eligible for discounts and enhanced coverage. Visit for information on how to sign up.

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


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. All training, exams, and Continuing Education are free for members. Join InterNACHI® today.

Get Trained

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 three locations in Colorado, Pennsuylvania and Florida. Register for a free event, take training, test-drive inspection tools, attend chapter meetings, and inspect the House of Horrors®. 

Visit the House of Horrors®

Contact Other Members in KY

Network with hundreds of InterNACHI® certified inspectors in Kentucky.

Join a Home Inspector Chapter in KY

InterNACHI® Mentors

Contact an InterNACHI Mentor. InterNACHI® provides peer-to-peer learning experiences for both inspectors who need additional assistance and for experienced inspectors who are interested in helping other inspectors. 


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


Kentucky does not enforce or regulate radon measurement, but the state does recommend professionals who are certified by AARST-NRPP or NRSB.
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 (online and free for members):

According to KRS 217B.515 Structural pest control licenses.
Every person shall secure a license from the department before engaging in structural pest control in Kentucky.
Structural pest control” shall mean: the control of termites or pests, including the identification of infestations or infections; the making of inspections, inspection reports, recommendations; offering advice regarding control methods
Please refer to The Kentucky Department of Agriculture website for more details. InterNACHI's Wood-Destroying Organisms (WDO) Inspection Course may be a useful education tool for those looking to become licensed.

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. 

Get Free Marketing Design Services

Marketing to Real Estate Agents 

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

Get the Benefits

How to Join InterNACHI®


Archived Documents:

View 2021 Approval Letter for the following courses:







View 2020 approval of the following courses:


View 2018 approval of Inspecting the Means of Egress Course. CE-0315-001. Expiration January 10, 2019. 


View approval of Gas Fireplace Inspections Class (live). CE-1016-002. Expiration October 11, 2018. 

View approval of How to Inspect for Moisture Intrusion Class (live). CE-1016-001. Expiration October 11, 2018. 

View approval of Energy Movement for Inspectors Course. CE-0812-010. 2 hours. Expiration July 12, 2018.