Licensing Training and State Exam:
To become a licensed home inspector, New Jersey requires that “a home inspector has successfully completed an approved course of study (live class) of 180 hours which shall include not less than 40 hours of unpaid field-based inspections in the presence of and under the direct supervision of a licensed home inspector, which inspections shall be provided by the school providing the approved course of study. Unfortunately, the NJ Advisory Committee does not recognize online college courses for home inspector licensing. Visit the New Jersey website
for licensing details.
We highly recommend submitting to the NJ Advisory Committee
a formal request to complete an equivalent Home Inspector Certificate Program provided by a nationally-accredited college (internachi.edu
), because at this time in-person live classes may be closed, restricted, not safe enough, too financially burdensome, or simply not available. Feel free to include firstname.lastname@example.org
in the email so that we may assist with your request. InterNACHI's Home Inspector Certificate Program (free and online for members) is equivalent to the 180-hour pre-licensing education required by NJ. View the college program
Continuing Competency (online & free for members)
The New Jersey Home Inspection Advisory Committee has approved InterNACHI's free, online courses listed below for Continuing Competency for Home Inspectors (Continuing Education). Each licensed home inspector must complete 20 hours of instruction Continuing Competency (Continuing Education or CE) every year to renew their license.
InterNACHI® provides free, online NJ-Approved Continuing Competency courses to members. Not a member? Join InterNACHI now
Already Licensed in a Different State?
"Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:8-71a, upon payment to the Board of a fee and the submission of a written application provided by the Board, the Committee shall issue a home inspector's license to any person who holds a valid license issued by another state or possession of the United States or the District of Columbia, which has standards substantially equivalent to those of this State, as determined by the Committee." -- New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs.
Insurance for Home Inspectors
To be a licensed home inspector in New Jersey, individuals must meet certain requirements for adequate insurance coverage. InterNACHI members are eligible for discounts and enhanced coverage. Visit nachi.org/insurance
for information on how to sign up.
InterNACHI® New Jersey Chapter:
InterNACHI® Training Partners
For a list of New Jersey training partners that teach home inspector training classes please click here
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®.