How to Become a Home Inspector in Maine

InterNACHI is the world's leading association for home inspectors.  We provide free training, online testing and certification, business development, marketing support, discounts on everything from home inspection software to E&O insurance to your next truck, and more.
 
InterNACHI School is accredited as a postsecondary education institution by the national accrediting agency of the U.S. Department of Education to provide tuition-free online training, examination, certification, and continuing education to InterNACHI® members in Maine. 
 

Scroll down this page for everything you need to get started, make more money, and grow your inspection business.

 
 

Maine Home Inspector Licensing 

As of March 2019, Maine currently does not regulate home inspectors. There is a legislative proposal for home inspector licensing. 



Home Inspector Certification

To become a Certified Home Inspector in Maine, complete InterNACHI's free, online Home Inspector Certificate Program.  There are six steps to become certified, and the certificate program is free and online for members. 
 
 

 

Continuing Education (online & free for members)

To maintain your home inspector certification, you must complete 24 hours of Continuing Education every year.  To see the list of Continuing Education courses, visit nachi.org/education.
 
 
 
 

Insurance for Inspectors​

Although Maine 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.
 
 
 

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®. 
 



Manufactured & Mobile Home Inspector (online & free)

To become a certified manufactured and mobile home inspector, you can take InterNACHI's online How to Inspect Manufactured & Mobile Homes Course.  It's free for members. Not a member? Join now. 
 
 
 
 
 

How to Join InterNACHI 

 



Real Estate Cards (free for members)

Maine-licensed real estate agents can attain free Continuing Education credits to help them keep their licenses current.  InterNACHI has free informational cards that members can hand out to real estate agents that explain how to log into the free courses.
 
When an agent logs into a course and enters the member's ID number, the member is automatically emailed. The first slide of the course includes the member's contact information. 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Radon Tester Certification (online & free)

      

Maine requires that individuals be certified by AARST-NRPP or NRSB in order to perform radon measurement, testing, and mitigation.The Maine Division of Environmental Health's Radon Section accepts all National Environmental Health Association’s National Radon Proficiency Program (NEHA-NRPP)-approved radon courses for both initial training and Continuing Education. Visit the Maine website for details
 
NRPP:
InterNACHI's free, online "Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provide 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.  
 
NRSB:
This course is also NRSB approved for Continuing Education credit. View details about InterNACHI's "Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course
 
 
 
 

Home Energy Inspector Certification (online & free)

 

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

Roof Data Technician (free for members)

  

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 InterNACHI/Owens Corning Roof Data Technician Program.
  
 
 
 

Wood-Destroying Organism Inspection (free & online)

 
 

 

Business & Marketing (online & free)


 


InterNACHI's Member 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. The design work is free. Take a look at the free design work we've done for our members.  We recommend contacting the Member Marketing Team
 


 

Homeowner Newsletter (online & free)

Keep in touch with all of your clients! The InterNACHI Homeowner Newsletter is: 
  • free to members;
  • has 5 years worth of monthly issues; 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 InterNACHI's free, monthly homeowner newsletter system.
      
     
     


     

    Membership Benefits (free for members)

     
     
     
     
     

    Archived Documents

     

     
    View Maine's 2021 Approval for InterNACHI's Real Estate Courses