How to Become a Certified Home Inspector in Montana


InterNACHI® is the world's leading association for home inspectors.  We provide free training, online testing and certification, business development, marketing support, and discounts on everything from home inspection software to E&O insurance to your next truck and more. 

InterNACHI® School is the only home inspector college accredited by a 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 Montana.  

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Home Inspector Certification

Montana Legislation SB-269. InterNACHI is approved for pre-licensing. SB-269 requires Home Inspectors in Montana to register with the Department of Labor and Industry. Visit Montana's website for home inspector licensing.

Each individual working under the registration will be required to meet the following criteria: 

  • successful completion of 40 hours of comprehensive home inspection training approved by the Department OR a passing grade on an approved national home inspection examination;
  • membership in an approved national association;
  • carry liability insurance and a minimum of $100,000 in errors and omissions insurance; and
  • obtain personal workers’ compensation coverage or an independent contractor exemption certificate (ICEC).

Click on the "Montana Registration Form" button below to download and print the PDF, fill it out, and submit it to the state as instructed to keep informed of developments.

Montana Registration Form


Insurance for Inspectors

Montana requires that inspectors carry liability insurance and a minimum of $100,000 in errors and omissions insurance. InterNACHI members are eligible for discounts and enhanced coverage. Visit for information on how to sign up.



Hands-On Training at the 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®.  

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Home Inspector Continuing Education (online & free for members):

InterNACHI-Certified Home Inspectors are required to complete twenty-four (24) hours of Continuing Education every year to renew their certification. View the Continuing Education Policy.

All of InterNACHI's online education courses are free to members. Not a member? Join now

After joining as a member, you'll have access to everything you need to be successful, including all of InterNACHI's online training, certifications, Continuing Education, marketing, and business services. InterNACHI has everything you need, all in one place. 

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry approves InterNACHI as a continuing education provider.

Home Inspector School Partners

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

Home Inspector Schools in Montana


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Radon Tester Certification in Montana 


Montana does not license radon measurement professionals. However, the Montana Department of Environmental Quality provides a list of nationally certified individuals to the public who have received radon measurement training approved by the National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP), passed an exam, and have completed Continuing Education in radon. Visit the Montana 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.



Real Estate Agent Marketing Cards

Montana-licensed real estate agents can attain free Continuing Education credits by following the directions on the real estate cards. Members can hand out these cards to real estate agents, which 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 is the member's contact information. 




Home Energy Inspector Certification


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 


The Montana Department of Agriculture issues licenses to sell or apply pesticides after training and testing to protect producers, consumers and the environment. For more information, please visit InterNACHI® members can become certified by taking the Wood-Destroying Organism Inspection Course, which is approved by the Montana Department of Agriculture.

Commercial Property Inspections

Become an InterNACHI® Certified Commercial Property Inspector. The online training and certification is free for members.

Visit the Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association (CCPIA) for additional commercial inspection training and resources.



Business & Marketing 



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 (free to members). Contact the Inspector Marketing Department today



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