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

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 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®. 

Home Inspector Partners & Schools

For a list of local partners and schools that provide home inspector training classes, please click here.

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
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.


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.



Wood-Destroying Organism Inspection (free & online)

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.



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



Membership Benefits (free for members)


Archived Documents


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