How to Become a Licensed Home Inspector in New Mexico

Home Inspector Licensing

The New Mexico Home Inspectors Board will be adopting new rules for Home Inspectors to get licensed starting January 15, 2021. Home Inspectors will have three options for licensure: (a) application for licensure by training and examination, (b) application for licensure by experience and examination, and (c) application for licensure by credentials.

For the latest updates on the new rules being drafted and adopted, please refer to the New Mexico website for home inspectors. Please refer to the New Mexico Home Inspectors Board, Notice of Rule Filing, Dec 3, 2020.

According to the rules, the board shall issue a license to an applicant for licensure by training if the applicant completes at least 80 hours of classroom training, which may be completed online, that is approved by the US Department of Education (USDE). InterNACHI's Home Inspector Certificate Program provided by is a nationally-accredited certificate program (accredited by the national accrediting agency of the USDE) Students who wish to become licensed using InterNACHI's Online Inspector Exam must complete a proctored version of the exam before July 15, 2021. For more information on the proctored exam, please email

Take the Home Inspector Certificate Program

Insurance for Home Inspectors

To become a licensed home inspector in New Mexico, individuals must meet certain requirements for adequate insurance coverage. InterNACHI® members are eligible for discounts and enhanced coverage. Visit for information on how to sign up.

Become an InterNACHI® Certified Home Inspector

Just because you're licensed doesn't mean you'll be successful. To compete with all other licensed home inspectors, take advantage of all of the marketing and business resources that InterNACHI® provides to InterNACHI® Certified Home Inspectors. The inspector training, exam, and certification are all online and free for members. 

We recommend following the 15-Step Checklist for Home Inspector Success, and watch "How to Become a Successful Home Inspector" video. 

Continuing Education (online & free for members)

According to the new rule, as a condition of license renewal, a home inspector licensee shall complete at least 60 hours of board-approved Continuing Education (CE) that is related to the practice of home inspection during each three-year license period as outlined in NMAC. InterNACHI's Continuing Education is nationally-accredited, provided by, free, and online for InterNACHI® members. Not a member? Join now.


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InterNACHI® School

InterNACHI® School ( is the only home inspector college accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. All training, exams, and Continuing Education are free for members. Join InterNACHI® today.

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To Help Prepare for the State Exams

To help prepare for the state exam, you may take advantage of several resources we provide, such as InterNACHI's Online Inspector Exam (free and open to everyone), the InterNACHI® Ultimate Home Inspection Practice Test (free for members), and InterNACHI's online courses (free for members). We do not know what's on the state exams, but the preparation resources may be helpful to you. Not a member? Join now.

Contact Other Members in New Mexico

Network with hundreds of InterNACHI® certified inspectors in New Mexico.

Join Home Inspector Chapters in New Mexico

Join the InterNACHI® New Mexico Chapter.

Form your own Chapter for free. 


InterNACHI® Mentors

Contact an InterNACHI Mentor. InterNACHI® provides peer-to-peer learning experiences for both inspectors who need additional assistance and for experienced inspectors who are interested in helping other inspectors.

Hands-On Training at the House of Horrors®

The InterNACHI® House of Horrors® is an entire house with a thousand defects built under our roof. Experience world-class inspection training and InterNACHI® member events at our two locations in Colorado and Florida. Register for a free event, take training, test-drive inspection tools, attend chapter meetings, and inspect the House of Horrors®. 

Visit the House of Horrors®

Wood-Destroying Organism Inspection Course (online & free)

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.


Home Energy Inspector Certification (online & free)

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.

Radon Tester Certification in New Mexico (online & free) 

Although New Mexico does not regulate individuals who perform radon testing, measurement or mitigation, the New Mexico Environment Department recommends hiring a Certified Radon Tester who has completed a radon measurement training certification course approved by AARST-NRPP or NRSB.  Visit the New Mexico website for details. 
InterNACHI's free, online "Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provide 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.   
This course is also NRSB-approved for Continuing Education credit. View details about InterNACHI's "Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course

Become a Roof Data Technician (free for members to participate)


The Roof Data Technician Program, developed by InterNACHI® and Owens Corning®, provides an additional revenue stream for InterNACHI® members who are hired by Owens Corning as part of a roof warranty claim resolution process. (This program is operational in the United States only.)

Become a Roof Data Tech 

Inspection Business Resources  (free & online for members)

InterNACHI provides members business and marketing resources, including:

Inspector Marketing Services

InterNACHI's Member Market Team provides free marketing design, illustration, and consultation services to InterNACHI® 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. Contact the Inspector Marketing Department today. 

Get Free Marketing Design Services

Marketing to Real Estate Agents 

InterNACHI provides free resources to members who network with real estate agents, including:

InterNACHI® members give the free marketing cards to real estate agents. The cards provide simple instructions for real estate agents to complete free, online state-approved Continuing Education to help renew their licenses. Check out InterNACHI's free, online CE courses for licensed real estate agents

Order Free Marketing Cards

Homeowner Newsletter (free & online members)

Keep in touch with all of your clients! The InterNACHI Homeowner Newsletter is free to members and includes your photo and logo in each issue. Check out the newsletter system. 

Keep in Touch

15 Steps to Become a Successful Home Inspector

InterNACHI provides everything you need to be successful. 

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Membership Benefits (free for members)


InterNACHI provides over $75,000 worth of benefits to its members at no cost at

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How to Join InterNACHI®