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.
To prepare for the state exam, you can take InterNACHI's Online Home Inspector Exam
(free), take the InterNACHI State Exam Prep Course
(free to members), and take InterNACHI's online courses
(free to members). We do not know what's on the state exam, but you may find those resource helpful.
Not a member? Join InterNACHI 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.
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. Each licensed home inspector must complete 20 hours of instruction (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.
Home Inspector School Partners
For a list of local schools who teach home inspector training classes please click here.
Hands-On Training at House of Horrors®
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