How to Become a Certified Home Inspector in Montana

Home Inspector Certification (online & free for members):

Montana has just passed 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 green "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.

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®. 


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
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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.


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

Montana does not license radon measurement professionals. However, the Montana Department of Environmental Quality provides a list of nationally certified individuals to the public that 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 Cards (free for members):

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 (online & free for members):

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

Home Energy Score Assessor (online & free for members):

The Home Energy Score is similar to a vehicle's miles-per-gallon rating, and any qualified inspector in the U.S. can generate a Home Energy Score in less than an hour. The Home Energy Score provides:
  • a score on a scale of 1 to 10; 
  • facts about the home and its energy use; and 
  • recommendations generated by the U.S. Department of Energy to improve the score and energy efficiency. 
  1.   To become a Home Energy Score Assessor, you must:
    1. be an InterNACHI-Certified Home Energy Inspector (online & free for members); 
    2. complete the 3D-house training (online & free for members);
    3. agree to participate in a Quality Assurance Plan with other local Home Energy Inspector(free for members); and
    4. email Jazmin to participate in the program. 


Wood-Destroying Organism Inspection (online and free for members)

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


Everything You Need, All in One Place:

Follow the step-by-step checklist for running a successful home inspection business.

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